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Brainsport Times Mar. 21, 2018

Welcome to spring everyone! Though we still have some time to wait until those warm late-spring mornings start welcoming us onto the streets and trails, one can dream a little, right? So, this week we're going to allow our minds to slip ahead to late spring to learn more about an opportunity to hit the streets with a bunch of fellow runners on June 10 at the Second Annual SIGA Good Food Run.  This event is held by the SIGA Long Runners to raise funds CHEP Good Food. For those not familiar with CHEP, its mission is to work with children, families and communities to improve access to good food and promote food security. In this week's Q&A we're speaking with Shannon Josdal, the president of SIGA Long Runners, to learn more. So, let's get to it! Q&A with Shannon Josdal Tara: This is the second year the Siga Runners Fitness Group is hosting...Mar21 18 1
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Brainsport Times Mar. 7, 2018

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Brainsport Brainfreeze over the weekend, and to all those who competed and volunteered at the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Track and Field Championship! In this week's Times we're going to be learning about an upcoming Brainsport Running Academy Course that is sure to help you, or perhaps someone you know, get well on their way to reaching their running goals. Kim Galus is coaching the Learn To Run course starting in April. This course will prepare you for the 5K event at the Saskatchewan Marathon on May 27, and also serves as a launching point for your future running goals, whether it be to race, or simply get out to run for fun and fitness. We're excited about what this course has to offer, so let's get right to our Q&A with Kim to learn more!Q&A with Kim Galus Tara: Let's start off by addressing some of the fears people...Mar7 18 1

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Brainsport Times Feb. 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day to every one! As mentioned in last week's Times we're excited about this evening's Brainsport Run and Beer Night. The fun will get underway at the regular 6 p.m. Run Club time, followed by 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company pints, served by our neighbourhood friends over at Leopold's Tavern.  Tyler Richard from Saucony is joining us this evening as well! He's going to bring a bunch of test shoes with him for you all to try out on this evening's run, if you'd like. He's also going to be giving away some brand new pairs of Sauconys! In this week's Q&A we're going to speak with Tyler to learn more about what to expect this evening from Saucony. Q&A with Tyler Richard Tara: We're expecting this evening to be a great night for everyone, and we're very excited to have you joining us. What sparked your interest in...Feb14 18 1
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Brainsport Times Feb. 7, 2018

We're one week away from Valentine's Day, which also means we're one week away from the Brainsport Run and Beer Night, hosted by the Brainsport Run Club! We're expecting this to be a fun night - perfect you and a date. Or if you're flying solo this is a chance to be surrounded by a bunch of runners and beer for the evening - what more could you want on Valentine's Day! In addition to beer, Tyler from Saucony is going to be at the store with test shoes for everyone to try out on your run - plus you'll be entered to win a free pair of Saucony's!  Run Club starts at the regular 6 p.m. time, with 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company pints to be served up afterwards by the good people at Leopold's Tavern.  Alright, now on to this week's Q&A. We're speaking with Rose McEwan, the regional director...Feb7 18 1
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Brainsport Times Jan. 17, 2018

Hopefully you all have been able to keep warm, and get in some solid miles over the past few weeks. Perhaps we can help keep you warm with our Burn the Bill Sale! That's right, it's back for year two!  In this week's Q&A we're going to speak with Brian to learn more about the sale. But before we get to that, a quick note: For those who may not have heard, we're now offering an additional Run Club session every week. Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for a group run - all levels welcome. Alright, now on to our chat with Brian!  Q&A with Brian Michasiw Tara: Where did the idea for the Burn the Bill Sale come from? Brian: It's so cold in January that we wanted to create a promotion that would "warm" the hearts of our customers. The way Burn the Bill works is this Saturday and...Jan17 18 1
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Brainsport Times Dec. 13, 2017

It's hard to believe we're almost halfway through the month of December! In the spirit of this busy season we have a couple of new events for you all to check out in the Upcoming Events section of this week's Times, so be sure to check it out!   For this week's Q&A we're speaking with longtime Brainsport Run Club member, Jan Stirling, about the sock drive she's organized this holiday season. Donating a pair of socks may seem like a small gesture, but as Jan explains, it can make a big difference for many of those living in Saskatoon. Q&A with Jan Stirling Tara: Before we get into more about the sock drive, would you mind sharing some of your background as a runner and your involvement with the Brainsport Run Club? Jan: My husband, Ken, and I started running 12 years ago after being inspired by close friends. Our first coach...Dec13 17 1
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Brainsport Times Dec. 6, 2017

In last week's edition of the Brainsport Times we talked holiday gift-giving, so it's fitting that in this week's edition we bring you some opportunities for charitable-type giving. Be sure to check out the "Upcoming Events" section for a couple of new announcements that provide an opportunity to help out others in our community, along with a unique opportunity to help out a fellow runner.  Now onto our Q&A! This week we're speaking with the creator of the Uksi Winter Skirt, Elizabeth Stack. For those of you not familiar, the Uksi is a staple at Brainsport every winter season; keeping women and children warm and stylish throughout the deepest of freezes. Let's learn more in our conversation with Elizabeth!  Q&A with Elizabeth Stack Tara: As the creator of the Uksi Winter Skirt, what was your inspiration for bringing your idea to life and actually beginning to make, and distribute the skirts? Elizabeth: When I started wearing my...Dec5 17 1
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Brainsport Times Sept. 20, 2017

In this week's Times, we're going to speak with the winner of this year's Queen City Marathon, Jen Kripki!  Many of you may be familiar with Jen as she's coached at the Brainsport Running Academy, and has her own personal training business in the city. This week we're going to get to know Jen a bit better and learn about her big win in Regina. So, let's get right to it!  Q&A with Jen Kripki Tara: Let's start by getting some background for those not familiar with your running career. What have been some of your career highlights? Jen: Some of my career highlights include running the Boston marathon as it was my first big race, a second place finish in Winnipeg in 2014, and hitting my PB of 3:06 in Vancouver 2014. Tara: How does winning the Queen City Marathon stack up to other major accomplishments in your career? Jen: The...Sept20 17 1
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Brainsport Times Sept. 6, 2017

All the best to everyone participating in the Queen City Marathon this weekend! Here's hoping for some beautiful September weather, and ideal running conditions.  In this week's Q&A we're catching up with Kaycee Shroeder. You may recall we had an interview with this talented young triathlete mid-summer. At that time Kaycee had her sights set on competing in the Canada Summer Games, which took place last month in Winnipeg.  Kaycee met her goal of making it to the Games, so now it's time to get the scoop on her experience there! Q&A with Kaycee Schroeder Tara: Since we last spoke, you've gone on to achieve your goal of competing in the Canada Summer Games, which took place just a few weeks ago. We'll talk more about your experience at the Games in Winnipeg in just a minute, but first, tell us about your journey there.Kaycee: Four years ago when it was...Sept6 17 1
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Brainsport Times Aug 16, 2017

Before we know it we're all going to be settling into our fall routines. Some of you may be interested or know someone interested, in adding some more running into this year's routine, and we may just be able to help out with that!The Brainsport Running Academy is offering a Learn to Run course perfect for those looking to challenge themselves, learn a lot, and have fun with other people also new to running. Our upcoming Learn to Run course is being coached by Brainsport's Kim Galus - Kim has a ton to offer, and great energy to bring to newcomers.In this week's Q&A we're speaking with Kim to learn more about her background and what her hopes are for the participants of the Learn to Run course.Kim GalusTara: Let's start by learning more about you, as a runner. What kind of experiences are you bringing to participants of this upcoming Learn to Run course?Kim: Most of...Aug16 17 2
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Brainsport Times Aug 2, 2017

In this week's Times we're "shining a light" on the YWCA. This year the organization is hosting its first annual Shine a Light Run to bring about more awareness of all the YWCA does in the community, as well as to raise funds for their ever-important programs.  The run gets underway at sunset on September 15, and has a few distance options to choose from, which we'll learn about - and much more - in this week's Q&A with event committee member, Ashley Gedir.  Q&A with Ashley Gedir Tara: The YWCA plays an important role in our community in many different ways. Can you expand on this - and why it's important to bring about more awareness of the YWCA? Ashley: The YWCA is a non-profit organization that benefits the community in various ways. At the YWCA, one can access our Fitness Center, Childcare Services, Employment and Learning and the Crisis Shelter and Residence....Aug2 17 1
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