Cochrane Red Rock Runners

News and upcoming events

Club Runs week beginning 30-Apr  

Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 02 May 2016 05:34:48 GMT

Friday 29-Apr, Clinic night

Saturday 30-Apr, meet 8:30AM at Coffee Traders there is a longer group plus another group doing an easy run/walk 8K. No 7:30 group this week, unless someone decides otherwise.

Sunday 1-May, meet 8:30AM at Coffee Traders Clinic run plus club long trail run, tends to be slower than Saturday. Clinic run leads will be going back out for 10+K distance after the clinic run is finished.

Tuesday 3-May, meet 7:30PM at Tim Hortons off Highway 22, Laura has full details at Let’s RUN Cochrane Note the change to Tuesdays

Tuesday 3-May, meet 6:30PM at Cochrane Health and Fitness Hills, probably Sunterra for a longer, slower hill

Wednesday 4-May, Clinic night – start of Week 6

Thursday 5-May, meet 6:30PM at Cochrane Health and Fitness for Speedwork, 16 x 300m at 5K pace, 1 minute jog recovery in Riverview (jog back recovery is taking too long, so shortening session, but will have to go a bit slower to handle shorter recovery)

Friday 6-May, Clinic night

Saturday 7-May, meet 8:30AM at Coffee Traders there is a longer group plus another group doing an easy run/walk 8K. Smaller group headimg out at 7:30AM, looping back to join the 8:30 group

Sunday 8-May, meet 8:30AM at Coffee Traders Clinic run plus club long trail run, tends to be slower than Saturday. Clinic run leads will be going back out for more distance after the clinic run is finished.

New Club Jacket Colors  

Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:22:52 GMT

Dylan has finally come through with the new club jacket ideas. The jacket style is APEX Windguard Run Jacket

New render

Are you faster than an 85 year old?  

Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:43:15 GMT

Probably Not, Ed Whitlock just ran a 1:50:47 Half Marathon. To help you find out who you could beat, here are the Half Marathon Single Age records – Not yet updated with Ed’s new record.

Boston Result for Sue  

Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:04:58 GMT

Sue's Boston Result

St Pats race results  

Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 13 Mar 2016 19:31:39 GMT

No race reports yet, but the official 5K race and 10k race results are available.

Martin is running on Morley on Saturday at 1:00PM  

Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 08 Mar 2016 23:31:36 GMT

The Mini Thni Walk and Run Club would like to invite members of the Cochrane Red Rock Runners to a walk / run session at 1:00pm on Saturday March 12th. The session will take place at the track at the Morley Nakoda Elementary School and last 30 minutes. Afterwards we will head over for coffee at the new Subway in Morley.

Ashton Eaton demonstrating some core exercises  

Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:24:35 GMT

Video of Ashton Eaton doing weight lifting exercises that also has him demonstrating a neat set of core exercises (though most people will need to tone them down in order to do them)

Marathon Quest 6th Annual end of year run  

Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:11:50 GMT

Martin is doing his 6th end of year run 9AM to 3PM on 31st December 2015. Donation information is at Boma Africa, Martin is raising money to fund a playground. Club has a table at the event and needs volunteers to talk about the club.

Calgary Herald coverage

Global News coverage

Martin's Blog

New Club Sponsor - Green Lotus Yoga  

Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 24 Dec 2015 04:56:55 GMT

Check out the updates to our Sponsors Page, we now have Green Lotus Yoga which recently opened up in the Sunset community.

Thinking of getting into running again?  

Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 24 Dec 2015 02:57:29 GMT

This was prompted by an email to the club, but thought it might be useful for other people…

Getting into running is a slow process, and how fast you can progress depends on your current level of fitness, and how active you are. What I normally suggest is first get to the point where you can comfortably do a 30 minute walk three times/week without feeling stiff, sore or any aches and pains. Always finish each walk feeling that you could have done more, and build up slowly if you are not that active currently

Once you have got to that point, increase the pace of your walk so that it is brisk, and you are having to breathe a bit faster than normal, but without pushing too hard. Again, make sure that you could always have done more when you finish your walk.

Now you are ready to start the Couch to 5K

Please note that although this is a 9 week program, the intention is to repeat any week until the week feels relatively easy. It is not about how fast you can progress, it is more about giving your body time to adapt to the stresses of running for the first time in a long time.

And then at the end of March 2016 you will be ready to join in on our 2016 Run To Footstock clinic