12th annual Fiddlers Run September 9th to 11th. The Fiddlers Run is a Boston qualifying marathon along the shore of the Sydney Harbour. If runners are not feeling up to the full marathon, we host a number of other events including a half marathon, 10K, 5K, and half marathon relay all following a similar shoreline route
Along with Sunday morning’s races, the Fiddlers Run weekend included numerous other events. The weekend kicked off Friday evening with a ceilidh at Breton Brewing, featuring a brand new Fiddlers Run themed beer and live local music.
Events continued on Saturday, starting with our sports expo promoting companies and organizations from different domains surrounding the concept of healthy living.
A complementary pasta dinner was served Saturday afternoon for runners in the same area as the sports expo. Tickets for the diner were handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Their annual Glowing Hearth Kids Run, a race for young runners through the Open Hearth Park took place on Saturday evening. All other races began the following morning
With over 460 registered for the run, they were very excited for what was expected to be the largest Fiddlers Run since its inception in 2005. Runners from our community took part in the highly anticipated event last Fall. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. – Nick Burke, Chair – Cape Breton Fiddlers Run
Fueling for the Long Haul:
Dealing with Overexcitable Bowel When Exercising:
Congrats to everyone who ran in last year’s Cabot Trail Relay 2016. This fabulous event brings runners from all over Canada and abroad, and is a real feather in the cap of the CB running community. Thanks to Dave Parkinson, and all his volunteers, for all the work they do every year making this happen. You rock!
5th Victoria County Canada Day Fitness Challenge 2016 HELD. The three events to complete the challenge were the Englishtown Mussel Fest 5K on June 25th, followed by the VeloCB ride around St. Ann’s Bay afterwards, and the Dan MacDonald 10K in Baddeck on Canada Day. Organizer: Robin Stuart email@example.com or schedule at cbtrisports.com.
Remember to sign up for the CBRR for 2016 to be included in this year’s points series. This year we’re adding a couple of draw prizes to our regular end-of-season age group awards.
Swimmers – Cape Breton Crustacea:
If you’ve made it this far, you’ll be glad to know that not only are the days getting longer but you’ve already made it through the coldest days of the winter and the average temperature is just starting to notch up day by day.
The annual Long John Jaunt half Marathon is coming up Saturday Feb 18th, start/finish at Boularderie School on Ross Ferry Road. This is a great event to seriously launch your 2017 running season. Details and registration link is here: https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11386/long-john-jaunt-2017
This is a great course, and celebrates the winner of the very first Boston Marathon, who was from Boularderie Island (JJ McDermott) This is a CBRR Points Series event!
The Annual Louisbourg Slush Run/walk is Saturday, March 4th at George D. Lewis School in Louisbourg. Register 9AM, walk start 9:30, run start 10AM. This is a CBRR points series event! 10$ registration.
Remember to stay tuned to the CB Barbarians Facebook page for updates and weekly training opportunities. This time of year there is Sunday morning spinning at the YMCA (following Sunday morning swim starting next week), Tuesday Tempo run (before Tuesday evening swim), and Friday Beer Run from Breton Brewing, as well as many other ad-hoc training sessions.
Yours in good health…CM
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