Recent Club News

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Date:  Friday, April 14, 2017 (Good Friday)

Location:  Mill Hill

Duration:  60 Minutes (Short Course) and 90 minutes (Long Course)

Features:  Easter Lillies, views of Esquimalt Harbour, Olympic Mountains and Mount Baker

Participants:  16 (8 two-legged and 8 four-legged)  Bob, Garfield, John, Larry, Doug, Lara, Val, Shannon, Bebe, Owen, Visa, Diggger, Java, Scout, Abby and Guiness

Coffee after the Hike:  The Nest

Next Hounds Hike:  Mount Sugarloaf, Monday May 22, 2017 (Victoria Day) Long Course is 2.5 hours

Thanks to all 195 club members that renewed their 2017 PIH memberships online, by email, regular mail or in person.  Your names are displayed by clicking the Membership List.

Membership Draw Prize Winners:

1. Black Columbia Fleece Jacket - Frank Stebner (Vancouver)

2. Grey Lee HanTon Fleece Lined Jacket - Larry Nylen (Shawnigan Lake)

3. Black Zorell Thetis Crew Jacket - Martha McNeeley (Victoria)

4. Red/Black Striped Coolmax Harriers T-Shirt - Jack Miller (Cache Creek)

5. Black Coal Harbour Fleece Jacket - Kelly Campo (Victoria)

Prizes will be mailed to Frank and Jack while Larry, Martha and Kelly can pick their jackets up on any Saturday morning at 8:00 am or 9:00 am at the main parking lot of Thetis Lake Park.  Join us for a social run or hike with breakfast following.

If you still need to pay your fees for this year, select this Race Roster membership link for renewals  https://raceroster.com/memberships/3733/prairie-inn-harriers-running-club

COMP resizedA Yuletide Tale about a special little tree
by Wendy Davies

2016 Athletics Canada Road Running Survey

Athletics Canada is asking runners across the country to fill out the 2016 Athletics Canada Road Running Survey. These questions allow us to learn more about Canadian runners and to provide a better experience for everyone in 2017. As a thank you, all survey participants can receive a coupon for 15% off at shop.athletics.ca that is good until December 31, 2016. Please share this request, with this link, to your participants, on social media or by other means: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3028417/77ca0c7a0612

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Our weekly Saturday morning runs (8am) will be moving to the Thetis Lake parking lot starting October 1, 2016.

Please join us at on Saturday, October 15 at 7:40am for the annual "Harriers Hounds Race" at the main beach.

Liam Race

Liam Stanley, a member of the Harriers Youth Team, won a silver medal at the Paralympics 1,500 meter track race this morning (Sept 11).

Sandy Auburn was a long time Harrier of 30 years since joining the club in 1986.  She left us on August 26, 2016 at the age of 59 after a one and one half year struggle with pancreatic cancer.  Sandy was a very good runner in the Island Race Series, she was a Thetis Lake regular on Saturday mornings and she was a loyal member of the Hellions women's team in many Haney to Harrison and Vancouver Island Road Relays.

A New Brunswicker has taken the Vancouver Island Race Series by storm.  Edith Price recently moved to Victoria to be closer to her daughter and to enjoy the warmer winters.  She ran 6 of the 7 races in the 2016 Race Series and placed first in each race in her age division of 65-69, with a new course record in the Bazan Bay 5K.

Running 101:

KEEPING MOTIVATED

by Michael Lax, May 28, 2016

Thanks for reading my first-ever blog! So, why running? I'm a chiropractor, so why am I not writing about how to fix back problems and bad posture? Well, first of all, I'm passionate about running, and helping people start to run and get better at it.

MEC #2 - The Pace Setter
by Wendy Davies - March 27, 2016

A year rolls by quickly, too quickly.  Car insurance due for renewal already!  The agent shuffled through the paperwork and scrolled through the info on the computer screen.  The car is registered under my husband's name...

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The club is holding our annual awards celebration on February 24th. All Harriers members are invited to attend the celebration to honour members' 2016 achievements and enjoy social time with fellow runners. Light snacks, coffee and tea will be provided. Draw prizes too! Click for more details.

fbgroupthumbThere is a new Facebook group called called the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Discussion group as a way for all of you to connect with each other. This group aims to serve the function of the chatline on the old website. Please join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PIHChat/

New Year’s Eve "Run Through Time"

by Susan Jones


This last “race” of the year is one of my favourites.  I am not quite sure how many years it has been, but it is a regular feature of my New Year’s Eve celebration and a great way to end the year.  This year was no exception.  

Fat Ass pic 3Kathleen Birney Ass-pires to be the one with the Fat Ass next year.

trinket trail spurThis event is worth the trip, and Kathleen Birney tells us why.

BMO Vancouver Marathon Race Report
by Michael Angrove
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EMM_9.jpgSeven trail runners cover some serious territory in the Sooke Hills

by Lisa Fehr

Roy Running 20 Apr 15 RESIZED
A Harrier's thoughts on his two passions
By Roy Styffe, April 12, 2015

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The 1st Annual Harriers Fundraiser was held at the 6 Mile Pub on Sunday, May 3rd, and was a great success!

Thanks to everyone for coming out to support our athletes!

 

Lifemark Esquimalt 5K Race Report

esquimalt5kChris Callendar recounts his experience as a first-timer battling the winds in Esquimalt

March 29, 2015

 

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