On May 22nd the Yukon Orienteering Association will feature a “Runner’s course” in addition to the regular offerings. Imagine a cross country race where everyone picks their own route. For the runner’s course all checkpoints (controls) will be on – or very near to – trails and will be approximately 7-10 km in length. Come sharpen your navigation skills while doing a trail run! For more details visit www.yukonorienteering.ca.
HUGE congrats to Whitehorse runners this past weekend. Dave Eikelboom was second Canadian in 2:25:25 and Michelle Beaulieu ran a 3:44:25 for a Boston Qualifier at the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Sue Bogle was 2nd women in her age group at the Edmonton First Responders Half Marathon in 1:36:58.
The snow is (almost) gone so that means it is time to start training! We will be meeting at the upper field at FH by the parking lot to get started. Our practices are going to start more formally May1st. These are our practice times:Monday – 6:00 – 7:30pm – Distance Running Tuesday – 4:30 – 6:00pm – Throws, Jumps & Sprints Wednesday – 6:00 – 7:30pm – Distance Running Thursday – 4:30 – 6:00pm – Throws, Jumps & Sprints Friday – 6:00 – 7:30pm – Distance Running
Soon enough we will be starting up our Thursday night trail runs. This is a reminder that these runs are to be run with no earbuds and that everyone needs to sign in at the end of the run by recording their time or “N/A”. Of course you must also follow the flags and call the race director (usually Nancy) if lost! The phone number for the race director can be found on the event page for the run by navigating the calendar of events.
The next Western Canada Summer Games is being held in Swift Current, SK between August 9th to 18th. Athletics Yukon are looking for athletes in all areas of running, jumping and throwing. If you will be 20 or under in 2019 and have a interest in these events please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.