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Monday
Apr142014

Kevin's Pacific Crest Trail trip

I'm heading to San Diego on April 16 and plan to start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on Friday, April 18.  I'll head north from the Mexican border about an hour east of San Diego. Here is a link to my trip journal:

http://Postholer.Com/Kevin%20Taylor

I'm going to miss all my swimming, cycling, running and hiking friends!

For website additions, please email Lori (webmaster2@twc.bc.ca) or Wayne (info@twc.bc.ca).

Cheers, Kevin

Monday
Apr142014

TWC Mother's Day Brunch

Hi everyone,
Team West Coast is holding its annual Mothers’ Day Brunch on Sunday, May 11, 2014 (12:15pm) at Bill Mattick's Restaurant (at the golf course beside the gift shop area). This  buffet brunch is open to TWC  women, their Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, good friends.  The cost is around $30 with taxes and we've always enjoyed it.  I have booked sixteen places but have some time to book a few more if I gets lots of names. So, please RSVP as soon as possible so I can finalized details.

More info will be coming in the TWC newsletter. Please contact Jacqui directly if you would like to attend: info@twc.bc.ca.  Thanks! 

Sunday
Apr132014

Results - Sooke River 10k

Island Series Sooke River 10k, April 13.  Final results are here.  Congratulations to eight TWC finishers and VIRA series award winners!  Award photos (Race and VIRA) are located at http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/sooke-10k-april-13/.

Thursday
Apr102014

Observatory Hill Safe Cycling Reminder

Hello Cyclists,

Spring is here and it’s that time again to put out the annual reminder regarding cycling safety on Observatory Hill.

Thanks again to all of you who adhere to the rules of the road and demonstrate safe cycling practices while cycling on the hill.   There continues to be a few people who ignore the rules and fortunately they are the minority.   Your assistance in policing those individuals is always appreciated.

A few important reminders and rules to abide by when accessing Observatory Hill:

  • Our business and facility are essentially a 24/7 operation.  A closed gate does not mean there will not be vehicular traffic on the road nor does the gate impede the walkers, hikers and wildlife from access.
  • Our busiest commuting period is Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 9:30 am and 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Group cycling activities should be avoided during these periods.
  • Ride according to the posted speed limits at all times but particularly through the building site where there is abundant pedestrian traffic and a blind corner.
  • Helmets are mandatory in accordance with BC Law.
  • Cycling traffic is restricted from proceeding around the 1.8 m Dome, consistent with motor vehicle traffic rules.  Signage has been installed indicating this is for pedestrians only.
  • We are also requesting that cyclists who are training or in groups, use the circle turn-about located between the White House and the smaller telescope dome (near the concrete water tank) as their upper point of return. 
  • Absolutely no off-road cycling is permitted on site whatsoever.
  • If training in groups please try keep your numbers spread out so as not to impede traffic and permit passing.  Do not congest the travelled portions – use the parking lot areas for rest or discussion.
  • Always stay within your lane.
  • Observatory Hill is the property of National Research Council Canada and for all intents and purposes, it is private property.  Safety of all is our utmost priority. 

We look forward to your continued support in encouraging all cyclists to abide by our rules and to exercise caution at all times.  Please help all of us by disseminating this message to your cycling colleagues.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns and please report any unsafe condition or incidents.  Thank you and safe cycling! 

Best Regards, Clyde Donnelly, FMA,  Site Operations Supervisor

Administrative Services and Property Management    /    Direction des services administratifs et gestion de l'immobilier.  National Research Council Canada   /   Conseil national de recherches Canada.  5071 W Saanich Rd, Victoria, V9E 2E7. Government of Canada   /   Gouvernement du Canada  Phone  250 363 0004 \ Cel  250 888 1093 \  Fax  250 363 0077 \ Clyde.Donnelly@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Thursday
Apr102014

SPRING SALE & FINAL VIRA RACE!!

This weekend will be a busy one!

FRONTRUNNERS SPRING SALE - SATURDAY  APRIL 12TH ONLY!

15% OFF ALL SHOES, SOME SHOES CHEAPER! CLOTHING ON SALE!  BRAS, BUY ONE, SECOND ONE HALF OFF! LAST YEAR'S WET SUITS  40% OFF.........

VIRA FINAL RACE & SERIES AWARDS! SUNDAY, APRIL 13TH.

The SOOKE 10K RACE is the final VIRA race. All TWC Runners get team points.  We are in seventh place!

Following the race will be the VIRA series awards. We have 8 to 10 runners who will place in the TOP TEN!  Join us for the fun.

ps WESTSHORE TRIATHLON ON APRIL 20TH

     DARTS ON APRIL 27TH

Wednesday
Apr092014

Merville 15k Results

Final results of the Island Series Merville 15k on April 6 are here.  Congratulations to TWC finishers Graham Fisher and Rob Hare!

Sunday
Apr062014

Upcoming Dart Night!

Dart night is scheduled for Sunday, April 27th at the Tally Ho!

Drinks and nibblies at 5 pm,  Darts at 6 pm.

No experience needed.   Darts available.

More info, contact Val Wooff.

Saturday
Mar292014

Social Run March 30th!

Come help celebrate Kevin's send-off and Fern's 60th!
Enjoy a guided tour of the 7 Hills of Fairfield (about 10K), take in some of the Marathon route or stroll along the Dallas Road oceanfront!  Potluck brunch to follow.
When:  Run or Walk starts at 9 am, Sunday, March 30th
Where:  Meet at Fern's in Fairfield before heading off
What to bring: Gear for the weather, brunch dish to share (Fern will be supplying veggies with dip and mini quiches) AND

If you choose, bring an article that symbolizes what is your most awesome goal/activity/event that is coming up for you this year.  If you need Fern's address, email her at secretary@twc.bc.ca.

 

Saturday
Mar292014

Thursday Hill-O-Rama 2014

Workouts begin at 0900h.
Mar 27/Apr 3.   McDonald's Royal Oak
Apr 10/17.        Matticks Farm parking lot
Apr 24/May 1.   Bottom of Observatory
May 8/15.         Main parking lot Mt Doug by washrooms
May 22/29.       Matticks Farm parking lot
June 5/12.        McDonald's Royal Oak
June 19/26.      Bottom of Observatory

See you there...rain, snow or.......    :)
Audrey

Saturday
Mar292014

Updated Tuesday Run Schedule

The February 11 to April 27 schedule is here.  Please check the Training & Social Calendar for more details.

ps Walkers welcome! Coffee to follow.

Wednesday
Mar262014

Bowling Success (with photos)!

The TWC bowling social was great fun!  Four teams battled for top honours at the Miracle Lanes in Sidney.

Photos are at http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/bowling-at-miracle-lanes/

High score of the day (199) went to Pat Brown!  He took home the much envied dollar store gold medal.

Close behind him were Val Wooff (150) and Gaylene Yeung (142).  Val won the "half perfect" score award.

The coveted plastic gold team trophies went to Bill McMillan's team made up of Wayne and Megan Coulson, Bill, and Jim Herron with a total of 506.

DARTS IN APRIL! Val is working on a Dart Night in April but she needs to know numbers to choose a venue.  If you are interested in an evening of socializing and darts(no experience needed!!) please drop her an email.

Val Wooff

Monday
Mar242014

Comox Half Marathon Results

Results of the Island series Comox Half Marathon are available at http://pih.bc.ca/results/Series.php?race=207.  Congratulations to six TWC finishers, their results are here.

Saturday
Mar152014

MARCH 23rd BOWLING!!

Our social committee has been busy.  Games night was great fun! 

Next on the calendar is a bowling afternoon..... 

SUNDAY, MARCH 23RD, MIRACLE LANES IN SIDNEY AT NOON

TWO GAMES OF FIVE PIN WITH SHOES FOR $10.00 (includes taxes)

FAMILIES WELCOME (limited spaces available)

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOTS CONTACT jacqway@hotmail.com ASAP. Snacks to follow in Sidney.

Saturday
Mar152014

Synergy Bazan Bay 5k Race Video

Athletics illustrated has a great video of the Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5k race: http://athleticsillustrated.com/video/bazan-bay-5k-2014-race-video/.  On the same page there is also an interview with Bruce Deacon.

Tuesday
Mar112014

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!

A big 'Thank You' for everyone who helped with this year's SYNERGY BAZAN BAY 5K RACE. 

We had 633 finishers, the largest field in the VIRA race series.   The winner, Geoff Martinson, set a BC 5K record of 14:12.  

Our charity this year was the Peninsula Emergency "Search and Rescue Team".    They received $500.  

We are also supporting TWC member Stephan Moreau in his "Wounded Warrior" Big Battlefield bike ride in France with a $100 donation.*

Put a BIG X on MARCH 8TH, 2015

Wounded Warriors Canada "Battllefield Ride 2014"  has a raffle entry for a Cervello S5 bike with every individual donation of $20.  (Designate to Stephan Moreau.)  Tax receipt provided.

BOWLING....BOWLING....BOWLING!   MARCH 23RD.  Have you contacted our social committee to book your bowling?   Great fun for everyone!  Family and friends welcome. No experience required.   No equipment required.  Ten dollars($10) gets you two games of five pin and bowling shoes. jacqway@hotmail.com

SOCIAL RUN/ BIRTHDAY/ KEVIN SEND OFF   MARCH 30TH.

Kevin Taylor is heading off on an incredible hiking project in April. 

Fern is starting an exciting journey in a new age group.

Come, run, walk, visit, and find out more.......

Fern is hosting this run and send off.   Put a big X on your calendar.

fern1@shaw.ca

BC ATHLETICS "ROAD RUNNING INSTRUCTORS COURSE". The BC Athletics Run Instructors Coaching Course is coming to Victoria. If you are coaching for TWC or would like to help with the coaching, TWC will help with the costs.  Let Wayne know if you are interested.  

waynecoulson@shaw.ca

YOUTH T-SHIRTS. We have 14 youth t-shirts from the Victoria Youth Triathlon to clear.  Do you have a youth group or charity who can use them?   waynecoulson@shaw.ca

COMING EVENTS!

APRIL - DARTS

MAY - GOLF

MARCH 8, 2015 - BAZAN BAY 5K

Sunday
Mar092014

Bazan Bay 5k Results and Photos.

Congratulations to all 633 finishers!  Preliminary results are here, PIH results are here.  Results for 10 TWC finishers are here.  Awards photos are here.

Wednesday
Mar052014

Bazan Bay this Sunday March 9 - Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday at 2 am - set your clocks one hour ahead!

Race details are located on our website at http://www.twc.bc.ca/bazan-bay/.

If you are a TWC’er and plan to race Bazan Bay on Sunday March 9 please help your team by volunteering.

We need race package pick help on Saturday March 8, 2014 – Frontrunners downtown store.

We need pre-race set up help on race day.

If you are not racing then come out and help your team on race day.

No volunteers = no race. No race = no funds for the club to offset costs of training, socials, equipment or charitable donations. No volunteers = no more Bazan Bay. It takes 85-90 volunteers to make this race happen!!

Contact teamwestcoast@ymail.com

Thanks

Mike and the Team

Monday
Mar032014

Hatley Castle 8k March 2, 2014

Here are the results for the reschedule Hatley Castle 8k on March 2.  Congratulations to 10 TWC finishers!

Thursday
Feb202014

Update on Recent and Upcoming Events

GAME NIGHT SUCCESS!  Many thanks to our social committee(Maggie, Val, and Jacqui) for a fun Games Night!  Ten teams battled for supremacy in games such as Sequence, Yahtzee, and Texas Train.   When the dust settled, Audrey and Pat dominated the evening.  Sportsmanship award winners were Jennifer and Graham.  

FEBRUARY SOCIAL RUN! Bob and Val hosted a great social run.  Choices included walking the Bogg and running through Broadmead.   Great food and great company.  We finished the morning by cheering on the Canadian hockey team against Finland. 

 

SYNERGY BAZAN BAY 5K (MARCH 9TH) is fast approaching!   Have you booked your favourite job with Mike Roth?  We are expecting 800 runners and we need your help!   Family and friends are all welcome to help!   Volunteer draw prizes include gift cards, gift baskets, and Ironman Timex watches... Great food including our famous salmon and cream cheese. teamwestcoast@ymail.com

 

VIRA RACE SERIES UPDATE. The VIRA Race Series continues with the HATLEY CASTLE 8K on Sunday, February 23rd.  Team West Coast is sitting in FIFTH place.  A good local race for a hill workout.  Remember to put down your team name, TWC. 

Tuesday
Feb112014

Cedar 12k Results

Preliminary results for the Cedar 12k February 9th are here.  Congratulations to 12 TWC finishers!