MRA News

RACERUNNER VIRTUAL 5K – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 8:30AM

Try something new and take part in a World First 5K VIRTUAL Road Race! Hosted by RaceRunner, this event enables runners to run where ever they want. Simply log onto the RaceRunner app https://racerunner.com/share/59cba5a44e7656173de23388/race-share/, sign up and you’re entered! All rules on how to take part are listed in the app.This race is officially launching the RaceRunner app in…

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FUNDING FOR ROAD ATHLETES

Did you know that road running athletes are eligible for funding? The application deadline is November 30th. Information can be found on the Athletics Manitoba website at http://athleticsmanitoba.com/resources/high-performance-funding/

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TED’S RUN FOR LITERACY-LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!

Please join us on Sunday September 24 for the 7th annual Ted’s Run for Literacy.  Online registration is now closed but paper registrations will be accepted on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Grant/ Kenaston Running Room. We’re the sleep-in race… gun time is 10:00 AM. Check out our web page at tedsrunforliteracy.com or contact…

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ABAS AUTO STONY MOUNTAIN RUN-PRICE INCREASE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

REGULAR PRICING FOR THE ABAS AUTO STONY MOUNTAIN RUN EXPIRES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT….REGISTER TODAY TO SAVE!!!! Online registration will continue to be accepted at the late rate until September 21st and race day entries are also available at the late rate. This run takes participants through the streets, trails and quarry in the scenic village of Stony Mountain which…

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Running exercise strengthens the Intervertebral Disc

Intervertebral Disk

Running exercise strengthens the intervertebral disc By Dr. Geoff Gelley Every day I tell patients that their back injuries will not heal and adapt unless they load (i.e. use resistance training) on these tissues during their daily activities or with the specific exercises that I have prescribed. Exercise protocols have been developed to appropriately load tissues such as bone,…

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Get Good at Being on One Foot

Runners are unipodal athletes. At no time during the execution of our sport do we ever have two feet on the ground at once. A runner spends all his or her time other on one foot or floating through the air. Running is essentially a controlled fall. The muscles and connective tissue decelerate this fall as the foot contacts…

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A Good Stinkin-Hot Run

Well, I was looking forward to a warm run today.  I wanted it to get really hot, so when 3.00 pm rolled around, it thought 300 pm to 500 pm would be the best time to do a training run. (in the heat). Here I go, I park my car in La Broquerie, MB, hitch up all the necessary…

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IN MEMORY OF PATRICK RIDDELL

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Pat Riddell, at the age of 77, on Monday, September 4, 2017. Pat loved to volunteer his time with the running and athletics community in various roles, but was probably best known to road runners as the Race Director of the Puma Race Series for over…

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