9:30 am Thursday at various locations around Greater Victoria.
The group was started by Maurice Tarrant and initially attracted only about half a dozen runners, mostly retired friends of Maurice. Over the past few years the group has blossomed and now has a consistent core group of about 30 runners and walkers. A small number of TMGers meet at the Oak Bay track 9 am on Mondays for a speed session. Everyone welcome.
April 19-'-Rosie's in Cook St Village
April 12---Denny's in Colwood
April 5---Mary's Bleue Moon Cafe
About 20 TMGers congregated in the overflow parking lot of Mary's Bleue Moon. It was a morning of loss. We lost the sun and put up our umbrellas to ward off showers. Dave, who stood in for this month's leader, John W. away in Vancouver visiting family and Janet, lost his memory and forgot to mention Lil's birthday. Thanks to Pat's reminder the group sang a hearty chorus of Happy Birthday to her. The group lost Dave when he went into the restaurant to notify them of our numbers. So there is no report for the walk and run, but since everyone returned for breakfast, presumably they all enjoyed the damp outing. Next week the group meets at Denny's parking lot for a walk/run through Royal Roads or along the Goose.
On a sad note, Brian C. gave us an update Gilles St Dennis' wife Dorothy who is now in hospice. Our collective hearts go out to Gilles and family.
On another note, Brian and Nelda will be away for the next 3 TMGs, and John Webb has offered to provide the message and donated photos.
Hi Brian, here are some photos from my (Dave's) solo walk.
March 29---Cedar Hill Sport Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road.
My initial sundance and request for favorable weather asked for four weeks of good weather.
Alas, this week's 5thTMG outing did not get the same protection and we got a bit wet.
We took a vote on changing start time to 9AM for the three warmest months of summer.
This change will take place in June, July and August.
Birthday song for Brian Case was performed outside the sport centre.
Our best wishes to absent Ron Noel and John Webb.
Next week Dave Charles ( for John Webb ) will lead us from Mary's Blue Moon Cafe
9535 Canora Road in Sidney.
March 22--The Oaks (Oak Bay Avenue at Monterey)
Oak Bay area was in full spring colours to welcome the TMG gathering this morning.
Despite the confusion of our starting point, we all got good exercise and all is well.
The public parking by the Oak Bay Fire Hall has heated washrooms, luxury.
The service at Oaks was very slow and some of us left without food.
It was nice to see Doug Monds and his wife, who brought their New Zealand's visitors.
Something to ponder on for next week, our last March outing.
We will take a vote on a following change:
Back to 9 AM start for the summer months of June, July and August.
Next TMG, March 29th will start from Cedar Hill Sport Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road.
The main entrance, bottom of the hill.
We have some important birthdays, so bring your best singing voice.
I was unable to secure any reservation. There is a cafeteria in the sport centre and there are many choices for food and coffee in nearby Hillside Shopping Centre.
March 15--Mosi's 5303 W.Saanich Rd.
There were close to 30 of us this morning at Mosi Cafe.
No singing was required, which was a good thing, for it would have been hard to compete with the traffic noise.
Pictures will show that we have enjoyed a beautiful outing.
The cafe was busy, and the originally promised reserved tables could not be held.
Next week we will meet in Oak Bay. There is a public parking area adjacent to the Firehall.
Please assemble at this parking area, address: 1703 Monterey Avenue.
After our exercise we will have our social coffee, etc at Oaks Bistro, at
the corner of Oak Bay Ave and Monterey.