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#141 Mike K.

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 08:04 AM

By riding a bike.


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#142 Nparker

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 08:06 AM

By riding a bike.

That's not a foot race.


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#143 LJ

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 07:30 PM

I've won every virtual foot race I entered. Just saying.


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#144 todd

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 07:29 AM

Shouldn’t the TC 10k have it’s own thread? Or does it?

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#145 todd

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 07:30 AM

How does one win a "virtual" foot race?

Treadmill data?

#146 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 April 2022 - 02:35 AM

With participation of elite runners limited, 2022 TC 10K is wide open

The lingering effects of the pandemic have severely limited the number of participants from running hotbed nations such as Kenya and Ethiopia, who have dominated the front of the men’s pack in many previous editions of the Times Colonist 10K.


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The race begins at 8 a.m. in the Legislature precinct and heads north on Government to Wharf to east on Yates to south on Cook to east on Richardson and then south on Moss, east on May, south on Memorial, west on Dallas Road to Erie to Belleville before finishing back in front of the Legislature.

CHEK-TV will broadcast the race live from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

https://www.timescol...de-open-5294461

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#147 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 May 2022 - 07:57 AM

Racers itching to get back on course, register in record numbers for Oak Bay Half

 

More than 1,400 already registered for four different races at Windsor Park

 

 

https://www.vicnews....r-oak-bay-half/



#148 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 October 2022 - 05:07 AM

Runners of all stripes take their mark this weekend as the Royal Victoria Marathon returns to area streets.

 

On Sunday (Oct. 9), more than 8,000 are registered for the marathon early start at 6:30 a.m., the 8 km that starts at 7:15 a.m., the marathon and half marathon main start at 8 a.m. and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run at 11 a.m.

 

Road closures along the routes will impact vehicle travel in Victoria and Oak Bay with roads reopening on a rolling schedule shortly after the last participant passes.

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....- Morning Alert


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 08 October 2022 - 05:07 AM.


#149 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 October 2022 - 03:24 AM

https://www.timescol...n-today-5931738

 

There has been no blueprint, since the Second World War, for the mass restart of sports and entertainment from an almost wholesale stop. Sport is now back in full swing with the first full Royal Victoria Marathon, not run since pre-pandemic in 2019, returning today to the streets of the B.C. capital. The 2020 event was cancelled and only the half marathon and 8K were conducted in 2021.

 

“It was a huge challenge. There was no road map to restarting because we’ve never had to before,” said general manager and race-director Cathy Noel.

 

The demand has been pent up and is ready to burst with participation up five percent from 2019. A total of 7,934 people have registered to run. That includes 1,561 for the marathon, 3,439 for the half-marathon, 2,354 for the 8K and 580 for the kids run.

 

“We’re not looking back to 2019. We’re looking to the future,” said Noel.



#150 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 October 2022 - 05:20 PM

Teferi Kebede Balcha, an immigrant from Ethiopia, is getting used to the streets of his adopted hometown. The 41-year-old again shunted aside age to win the 2022 Royal Victoria Marathon on Sunday in two hours, 25 minutes, 26 seconds to follow up his victory in the Times Colonist 10K last spring.

 

With a heady personal best time of 2:07:38 in his prime, he has been around with career victories from Israel to Shanghai. Balcha is coached in the Prairie Inn Harriers Club by two-time Olympic marathoner Bruce Deacon, who has brought to the surface untapped reserves as Balcha enters his masters running days.

 

 

https://www.timescol...arathon-5933368

 

 

“He is a champion and works very hard,” said Deacon.

 

Balcha led all the way and won by a wide margin.

 

“It was very nice out there today,” said the full-time janitor, who trains after work.

 

“I was happy and surprised. Marathon running is already hard enough, and you need lots of stamina, so I loved getting the support of people cheering along the route.”


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Posted 09 October 2022 - 05:32 PM

Nice one.

#152 spanky123

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Posted 10 October 2022 - 09:42 AM

The demand has been pent up and is ready to burst with participation up five percent from 2019. A total of 7,934 people have registered to run. That includes 1,561 for the marathon, 3,439 for the half-marathon, 2,354 for the 8K and 580 for the kids run.

 

 

Actually it was down 7% but nobody ever fact checks anything so you can say whatever you want these days.

 

More than 8,500 people were at the 40th GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, early Sunday morning in downtown Victoria

 

https://www.vancouve...ntown-victoria/


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#153 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 October 2022 - 09:49 AM

It costs over $150 to enter the marathon. 

 

And no prize money this year.

 

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https://www.runvicto...ictoriamarathon


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#154 Nparker

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Posted 10 October 2022 - 10:13 AM

I can - but choose not to - run for free any other day of the year.



#155 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 January 2023 - 06:00 AM

Two-time Olympian Natasha Wodak, the Canadian women’s marathon record holder, went on to bigger things but she never forgot where it all started. That’s why she never misses a Pioneer 8K race hosted by her home-club Prairie Inn Harriers, the 44th edition of which goes today at 11:30 a.m. in North Saanich, with the start/finish line at the Tourist Information Centre just off the Pat Bay Highway.

 

Wodak is a seven-time women’s winner of the event and has also won the Royal Victoria Half-Marathon.

 

 

https://www.timescol...e-field-6343698



#156 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 April 2023 - 09:05 AM

7,500 sign up to run in Sunday's TC 10K, up from 5,500 last year


https://www.timescol...st-year-6927639

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 April 2023 - 09:05 AM.


#157 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 October 2023 - 01:30 AM

More than 9,000 expected to take part in Royal Victoria Marathon events this weekend

 

Organizers say registrations for the marathon, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, and the half-marathon sold out


 



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