Now Taking 2015 Memberships

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!
Visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-frontrunners-membership-application-2014-15-tickets-13502539459

Learn To Run Participants Graduate

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?

Eat 2 Run Nutrition Workshop

On the 5th of November some of VFR’s members traded in their Wednesday night run in exchange for an Eat2Run 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.

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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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