MRA News

Coaching Opportunity for Masters Athletes (over 35)

The following is a message from Alanna Boudreau, Executive Director of Athletics Manitoba: Masters Athletics Meet and Greet! When: 11:30am Saturday November 10th Where: James Daly Field House, Max Bell Centre, University of Manitoba Meet on the 2nd floor mezzanine level, outside the hockey rink by the glass doors. Agenda: 11:30am – 12:00pm Arrivals, introductions Review of training options,…

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Baby Torchia Has Arrived!

Congratulations to Jonathan Torchia, Race Director of the WFPS Half Marathon, and his wife Robyn on the birth of their first child, Giacomo Greyson Torchia! The bouncing baby boy was born on October 24, 2018 and weighed in at 9lbs 6oz. How long before the little man is Co-Race Director and telling his Dad how things should be done?!…

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Ed Klassen 1934-2018

It is with sadness that I announce the passing of Ed Klassen on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 83. He was a long-time member of the Manitoba Runners’ Association and won many age group awards in the Timex Series in both the 70-74 and 75-79 age groups. He was a former World Masters Record Holder and…

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Time is Running Out to Register for Run 4 Your Cause!

Thinking about participating in R4YC on Sunday October 21st? There’s the ever popular 5K Awesome Twosome or you could Tri3.3K. There’s still time register for either event, but this Thursday evening at midnight the entry fee increases, so don’t delay! More information about this unique event is available on our website. Or go directly to our online registration. See…

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Order your new MRA technical jacket now!

Our good-looking and functional technical jackets are now available! These jackets are a steal at $95.00/jacket, taxes included. Below is a sizing chart for both male and female versions of this jacket as well as a link for the full description. They will be in the MRA colours of course-black and acid green. Please let me know by October…

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2018 Abas Auto Stony Mountain Run – Sep 22/18

Don’t Delay, Register Today for the ABAS AUTO STONY MOUNTAIN RUN on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd!!! This run takes participants through the streets, trails and quarry in the scenic village of Stony Mountain which is located 10 minutes north of Winnipeg. Even more new trails have been added in preparation for this year’s run. This is an amazing course…you don’t…

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Crazy for Keto

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When it comes to rapid weight loss, there’s no shortage of fads and trends. Still, when body beautiful celebrities like Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow admit to following the Keto (short for ketogenic) Diet, you have to wonder: What is it? The Keto Diet, or being in ketosis, is essentially where the body metabolizes fat as its primary fuel…

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Race Day Nutrition…it’s more than just a pasta dinner!

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Nutrition for the big race doesn’t start the night before. Just like training takes months, nutrition training should start well in advance to make sure that you are ready for the BIG day. Remember, that everything you do in the days before the race, on race day, and during the race itself, should have been tested-out in training. Here…

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WHY IS EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT CADENCE?

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What is cadence? Cadence is the number of footsteps per minute, also known as stride rate. The ideal cadence is between 170-190 steps per minute. How to monitor it? Similar to checking your heart rate, count the number of steps when running over 15 seconds and multiply by 4. Wearable can be used to assist with checking cadence. Why…

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