With a new year comes a new board of directors! On December the 6th, Vancouver Frontrunners hosted their annual general meeting where one of the action items was voting on a new board of directors. We were sad to see that Paul Johnson, Jah Bilkhu, Kai Scott, Christopher Hawn all stepped down from their duties.
With that said, we are excited to announce some new members who took their places and filled a new spot:
Mark Rozenberg – Moves from Treasurer to President
Alex Cheung – replaces Mark as Treasurer.
Ian Wong – replaces Kai as Athletics Director
Clare Haurer – joins as Women’s Coordinator
Leifka Vissers – replaces Jag as Community & Sponsorship Liaison
Laurie Reemeyer – replaces Chris as Social Director
Rohan Hare – continues on as Communications Director
Find more details on our Board of Directors by visiting: http://vancouverfrontrunners.org/about-vfr/boardofdirectors/
With the Roundhouse Community Center closed and both Wednesday’s falling on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, Vancouver Frontrunners will NOT be meeting on either of these nights, and will also be cancelling our regular dinners.
VFR will continue to meet at the Brocton Oval Fieldhouse for our regular Saturday runs followed by brunch at the HUB restaurant on Denman Street. Regular schedules will return commencing on Saturday the 3rd of January for the new year.
The board of Vancouver Frontrunners wishes everyone a happy and joyous holiday season and hope that everyone get to spend time with family and loved ones.
Vancouver Frontrunners is excited to announce that we are now taking membership for 2015. Membership is from January 1st to December 31st and by joining now you get a whole month free. Membership is only $15 for the entire year which is a pretty awesome deal if you ask us.
Membership gets you access to our weekly newsletter, invites to our monthly socials, participation when we have items to give away, our yearly picnic in the park dedicated to all members and much much more.
We’re a welcoming social club who like to dine out, have fun, meet new people and have fun while doing it. Oh yeah, there’s also the running bit.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up now! Visit EventBrite to purchase your membership!
Vancouver Frontrunners were once again thrilled to work with the folks over at Health Initiative for Men (HIM) in hosting their 3rd ‘Learn To Run’ clinic.
Spanning over 10 weeks with 3 clinics per week, the goal is get non-runners from couch to 8km. Upon completing the clinic, participants were able to run the 8km course on Saturday morning – an amazing feat for just 10 weeks of training. Below are some of the photo’s where participants received their certificates and gift vouchers for graduating.
Well done, graduates! Hopefully we will see you back for more?
On the 5th of November some of VFR’s members traded in their Wednesday night run in exchange for an entertaining nutrition workshop hosted by Sarah Cuff from Eat2Run and it was without a doubt one of the most educational and enlightening workshops. We got to sample Sarah’s Cherry Berry post workout shake and some Energy Chocolate bites that were really delicious. There was so much information to take away that we may just have to get Sarah back for another workshop! Check out some of the photo’s below.
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.