What a day!
The Toronto Waterfront Run marked the finale of our first year running the Fit with Phonak program, and what an event it was. The weather on race morning appeared ominous as grey skies and harsh winds threatened to make the day very, very uncomfortable. Although this is a well organized event the sheer number of participants made the simple act of getting to the start line a bit of an effort. I was happy to have fellow Phonakians Steve Mahon, and
with me on the way to our designated “coral’. A small case of race nerves had been brewing, but were quickly put in check when we passed a small crowed of fans surrounding 100 year old Fauja Singh, pictured below, who was about to embark on his 26.2 mile mission to become the oldest man to ever run a marathon (a feat that he accomplished that day in 8hrs 11mins.) We managed to see quite a few of the over one hundred Phonak/CanHEAR teammates at the start, but with thousands of people in the queue it was near impossible to make contact with anyone. Brad Caves
I'm officially out of excuses.....