VFR Wins in the Whistler50 Relay

This past weekend we had two teams participate in the Whistler50 relay race and the results are pretty awesome. Hot2Trot was our Open Men’s team which placed 13th overall and 2nd in their division with a total time of 6:13.54. This smashes our previous record of 6:42.04 which was set last year.

The VFR recreational team placed 34th overall and 1st in their division with a time of 7:00.35.

While everyone did an outstanding job and both teams are to be congratulated, we’d like to make some special mentions:

  • Kevin Hisko posting the past 7km leg show of 32:46
  • Kangsoon Park who posted amazing time of 58:17 on his 13km leg coming back from injury last year
  • Luke Liang surprising himself with 33:22 on his first ever race
  • Neil Johnson for posting his fastest ever pace (5:01/km) in a race 10km or higher
  • Alex Cheung, our poster boy success story from the Learn to Run program nailing 1:07:09 on his 13km segment.

A huge ‘THANK YOU’ go to team captains, Leifka Vissers and Tom Martin, for coordinating team registration and roster running order; making sure everyone showed up at the correct checkpoints and at the right time.

Don Cooper for hosting a post race pre-dinner function at his beautiful home in Whistler.  Thank you Don!  We really had a great time.

Thank you everyone who participated and volunteered at the Whistler 50 race.  Let’s think about Ragnar Relay July 2015.  :-)

Results can be found here.

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Congratulations Marathoners

Several Vancouver Frontrunners headed to Victoria for the long weekend to run the half and full marathons. The weather on Sunday morning was perfect for running with cool temperatures and no rain. We had some great performances and accomplishments including a personal best for Xavier Toledo!! Congratulations to everyone!!!

Half marathon:
Greg Matsunami 1:51:40
Xavier Toledo 2:01:09 (PB)
Kai Scott 1:29:25
Guy McAuliffe 1:43:42

Full marathon:
Leifka Vissers 3:54:46
C.D. Saint 3:34:13

This weekend we also had two other members competing in marathons outside of Victoria. Gar Fisher ran the Chicago marathon in 4.43 and Mark Rozenberg ran the Long Beach, California marathon in 3:41.

Well done, everyone!!!

Cheque Ceremony

Shortly before our regular run/walk on Wednesday September 24th, The Vancouver Frontrunners hosted a cheque ceremony where Pride Run and Walk beneficiaries, Out In Schools and QMUNITY each received a cheque from monies raised. Barb Snelgrove, our official Master of Ceremonies was also at the event and was thanked by the club for her continuing contribution to Pride Run.

Here are some photos from the ceremony:

 

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VFR Raises over $10,000 for Community Partners

The pennies have been counted and the bills have been paid and Vancouver Frontrunners are now pleased to announce that Pride Run & Walk – 2014 will be donating over $10,000 to our beneficiaries, Out on Screen and QMUNIlegacyFundlogoTY.

As some donors contributed additional monies to each organization, Out on Screen will be receiving $5,217.40 and QMUNITY shall receive $4,940.00. This is a tremendous result and we are thrilled to see Pride Run & Walk gain so much traction over the years that allows us to raise money for such deserving organizations.

Out In Schools

Please join Vancouver Frontrunners, QMUNITY and Out on Screen on Wednesday, September 24th at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre as we cut some big cheques for each beneficiary. Ceremony is scheduled to happen right before our regular run/walk, so please arrive by 6.20pm.

See you then!!!

VFR Raises Money for ScotiaBank AIDS Walk for Life

Vancouver Frontrunners have entered a team for this years ScotiaBank AIDS Walk for Life on September 21st at Sunset Beach, Vancouver. This year we’re hoping to raise $1,000 and we’re looking to yScotiaBankou to help us get there! Big or small, anything helps. Our team page can be found by clicking on this link where you can donate by Credit Card or PayPal.

If you wish to go that extra mile and join our team, please feel free to visit the ScotiaBank sign up page by clicking here and when registering, search for the team “Frontrunners” – no password is required.
As a team member, you’re encouraged to join us in raising funds and walking the event with everyone else.

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Learn to Run with HIM and VFR

Are you a gay male looking to gradually build up your fitness and confidence levels to be able to comfortably run 5km’s? Well now is the time to pull out those trainers and join us. Collaborating with Vancouver Frontrunners, Health Initiative for Men (HIM) are offering a FREE 10 week learn to run program open to gay guys of all fitness levels, age and sizes commencing on September the 8th. Get yourself registered by emailing register@checkhimout.ca or calling 604-488-1001.
While this program is for men only, Vancouver Frontrunners welcomes anyone of any gender to join us. Just use the Contact Us page and we’ll be sure to reach out to you.
Click the image below for the full brochure!

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