Newsletter September 1998 Part 2'

Barrie Triathlon (650m S / 25 km B / 6.4 km R)


Karl Seger                            1:24:56

David Silcox                          1:33:06

Adrienne Ambrozic            1:45:15

Wilbert Headley  1:57:34


Barrie Triathlon Relay


Michael Brennan (one of the Brennan Boys 1st overall (9-1/4 minutes ahead of 2nd place! 1:18:55


Barrie Duathlon (2 km R / 25 km B / 6.4 km R)


John Petrosoniak                3rd age-group       1:15:13


Orillia Triathlon


Peter King                                            1:46:56

David Silcox                                          1:49:25

Rob Anthony                                         1:51:17

Jennifer Keyes                                    2:04:35

Jennifer Tucker-Adamache              2:14:45


Orillia Duathlon


John Petrosoniak   2nd Age Group     1:30:13



Bruce Trail Survival Run (32 km)


Michael Brennan    1st 40+ (3rd year in a row!)  and                       6th overall           2:23:09

Geoff Linton         10th overall           2:29:36

Nick Roberts        27th overall           2:46:04

Ghislaine Gelican 5th Woman          3:09:51

Deanna Lindsay (just behind Ghislaine) 3:10:42

This was a tough race on a hot, humid day.


Guelph Lake Olympic Triathlon


David Silcox          2:41:34

Diane Hindman    3:00:14


Guelph Lake Sprint Triathlon


Doug Decloux       1:18:10

Ryan Dipede         1:23:41

Jennifer Keyes    1:23:46



Troy Austrins                      10:21:34

Robin Boys                           11:45:14

Ian Jackson (one of original XS members) 11:56

Karl Seger                            12:44:35

Diane Hindman                    13:57:58



For the Record


Keeping up with some more records on the track, Hicham El Guerrouj broke the world record in the 1,500 m. by running 3:26.00. For you non-metric types, there are 1,609.3 metres in a mile.


Records in middle distance running are being broken in a big way. In the 3,000 m., from 1976-1992 the record was  lowered by 6 seconds. In the last six years, the record has been lowered another 8 seconds. In the two-mile run, the record dropped only 1-1/2 seconds in 20 years. In the last 5 years it has been lowered by almost 14 seconds. And, in the 10,000 metres, it took 15 years to knock off 15 seconds. In the last 5 years the record has dropped 45 seconds. All the more recent records have been broken by African runners. They are certainly running like the wind.


Training Tips


The need for long runs when training for marathons is obvious. Here is some advice from Hal Higdon as taken from Runner’s World.


For first time marathoners, run up to 20 miles (32 k) once at your target race pace. Your weekly mileage should be in the 30-40 mile (50-75 k) range and walking breaks on long runs are acceptable.


Experienced runners should run up to 23 miles three to six times at 30-90 seconds slower per mile pace. He doesn’t recommend walking for experienced runners.


You may wish to consider these points but read as much as you can from all sources and ask questions of those who have run numerous marathons. (For those XSNRG members who have not run many marathons, just ask around the club; there is a wealth of experience!)



Dear Club Member,


This memo will fill you in on the Club Rules as passed recently by the club executive.  They have also passed gas, but that is another issue.  Club Rules do dictate certain social and personal parameters for dating other club members.  If you date, or have dated, club members, here is the protocol for both sexes...


1.             You must not disclose that person's shoe size, mileage run in a week or sexual fantasies to anyone.

2.             Hugging is encouraged in any social situation, including members of the same sex (even if not after a big race) and those of a different pace.

3.             Holding hands is limited to shaking hands, reading palms and crossing the finish line together.

4.             Kissing... In the European style on both cheeks, allowed any time. In the North American style, on the other cheeks, only at the workplace with your boss, or if you're looking for a running partner.

5.             If on one-time date, fondling is forbidden unless shopping together for cantaloupes at Loblaws... the fruit is fair game.

6.             If on occasional dates, touching is limited to high-fives and body massages but only if you've given them before and only with your mother present.

7.             If on regular dating forays (with the same person no less), no fooling around unless you've run at least 5 miles together at any one group outing. If you've run over 10 miles together, anything goes but the club executive wants to see the video (for propriety, of course), and, you have to high-five after each close encounter.

8.             Any use of the tongue other than on ice cream cones is forbidden except on public holidays but this is limited to movies and first-time dates that have been given special status by the church or Bill Rodgers).


Enjoy your time with Club members. If you date them, you must both sign statements agreeing to speak to each other if the dating doesn't last. If things really progress and get hot, we know a priest who will be happy to join you both in matrimony at the race of your choice.  No cost for the ceremony, but you have to cover his next four race entry fees.


See, membership does have its privileges.  Practice safe running.



Club Executive







Don’t forget to use your Sporting Life Card for 10% discounts on regularly-priced running shoes and clothing.


Also, no card is required at the Tech Shop (on Yonge Street, just a few blocks north of Eglinton) where XSNRG members are given 15% off regularly-priced running shoes and apparel. The Tech Shop will also match any reasonable price at other running stores on their merchandise. This is a common practice now and you should always ask any retailer if they will match a price. Just remember, price matching will usually only take place on regularly stocked items; and not on things where a store has put a product on sale but there are only two pairs left or only one size of a product.