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xx Coupe DIX30 #2 - Wednesday July 2 - 7h30 PM | 01 Jul 14
14:59:11 by pete | Views: 200 | Comments: 7

If anyone is interested, the C...


xx ULTIMATE XC 38k and 60k ultra trail race - Saturday June 28 | 27 Jun 14
10:19:57 by pete | Views: 145 | Comments: 6

Good luck to Guillaume and Ala...


xx MRSQ 2014 - 50k and 100k - June 22 | 15 Jun 14
22:10:48 by pete | Views: 347 | Comments: 7

Hi everyone

The MRS...


xx The Big Five Marathon - South Africa - June 21 | 13 Jun 14
13:15:25 by pete | Views: 247 | Comments: 4

Good luck to Don the Rooster w...


Phoenix Runners - Montreal

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Who are we?
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Our members range from students in their early 20’s to retirees. Some have run 30 marathons; some are working on their first marathon; some are fast and some are not so…all are there for the pure enjoyment of running with a group and having fun…on every run!

Where are we located?
Our training locations vary by season but all are in the West Island area of Montreal:
Monday - Pavillon Vincent-Lecavalier - parc Eugène-Dostie (488, montée de l'Église, L'Île-Bizard); 19h00
Wednesday - Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School/George Springate Sports Center (13800 Pierrefonds Blvd.); 19h00
Saturday – Pavillon Vincent-Lecavalier - parc Eugène-Dostie (488, montée de l'Église, L'Île-Bizard) ;7:30 AM From May to September - 8:30 AM From October to April

Give us a try
If you are looking for a fun group to run with you have found the right place.

Come out to one of our runs and see what Phoenix is all about. Click HERE for a membership form.
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xx Post-workout Brekkie at Omelette & Cie this Saturday | 30 Jul 14
Raeann
07:18:16 by Raeann
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Don't forget our post-workout brekkie at Omelette & Cie this Saturday at 10:30.   It's always good food with good friends.

See you there.
R&B...


xx Rooster finishes FIRST in Canada at US race!!!!!! | 30 Jul 14
pete
05:13:08 by pete
Views: 29 | Comments: 2

Here’s a race I’m sure wasn’t on your agenda…???

I didn’t know I was going to run this until Tuesday afternoon…hours before the race!
I ran it with my friends from Marathon Tours…
After playing in our hockey tournament last weekend in Cape Cod (we didn’t loose any games!)…I headed north of Boston to run in this race…what else do you do after playing in a hockey tournament…run a 10 mile race???

I believe it works out to be a 16 km race…

I arrived back home Wednesday morning @ 2:30am…left after the race to drive home…long day…


The Yankee Homecoming 10 Miler in Newburyport, Mass, USA (north of Boston).

The Rooster!
Bib #: 3728
Age: 54
Town: Dirved…should have been Dorval…???

Total runner: 1227
The Rooster’s place: 422
Gun time: 1:21.12
Chip time: 1:20:45
Pace: 8:05 (pace per MILE)

Placed 312 of 657 males
Placed 39 of 100 - age category (50-54).
Looks like I was the only Canadian…does that  mean I place #1 for Canada…

Enjoy!
Don...


xx Monday night run hardcores! | 28 Jul 14
pete
20:14:03 by pete
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Slackers!

Login to see who made it out on this wet monday......


xx Fist Bump or High Five? | 28 Jul 14
pete
08:39:02 by pete
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Based on the confusion of the Fist Bump vs the High Five at last week's monday run, I propose the club officially adopt the Fist Bump  Grin Grin Grin

Montreal Gazette, July 28th, 2014

It’s a great way to cut spread of germs


LONDON — Bumping fists — the fashionable alternative to the handshake used by everyone from U.S. President Barack Obama to the Dalai Lama — is better than the traditional greeting because it reduces the spread of germs, according to scientists.

Bumping fists, like U.S. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle, is both healthy and fashionable. A study at Aberystwyth University, Wales, found that using a “fist bump” instead of a handshake could reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses by up to 90 per cent. Even swapping a firm handshake for a gentler one could halve the spread of infections such as MRSA (Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus), researchers said. Faster methods of greeting mean less skin surface area is exposed, reducing the chances of bacteria spreading from person to person. In the study, the findings which were published in American Journal of Infection Control, scientists tested different forms of greeting and how they affected the transmission of E.coli. The most bacteria was passed duringa handshake, half asmuch in a “high five” and 90 per cent less when bumping fists. Dr. Dave Whitworth, a senior lecturer, said: “People rarely think about the health implications of shaking hands. But if the general public could be encouraged to fist bump, there is a genuine potential to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.” He added: “When there’s flu going around or coughs and colds, if you want to touch someone as a greeting, a fist bump is much better than a handshake.” He said the extent to which fist-bumping reduces the spread of flu depends on how much of the virus is transmitted via particles in the air. But it is common for people to shake hands before touching their face, he pointed out.
The study could also have wider implications, claimed Whitworth. “In a hospital, the best thing would be to have no body contact,” he said. He accepted, however, that societal norms could prevent the fist bump catching on. “It’s quite rude not to shake an offered hand,” he said.
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