Another CanHEAR Uganda rider managed to get his nose out in front of the pack at a the Giro di Bolton (a race supporting SickKids Hospital). Justen Winster (shown in the center) finished the 75km race in 1st place after battling out the sprint with Vancouver's Graham Tutti; Colin Busby of Toronto wasn't far off in 3rd place. Congrats Justen!
A huge effort by teammates Bob Tomsic and Justin Rogers earned Justin a spot on the podium at the Provincial Road Racing Championship yesterday. After 101km of very hilly racing at nearly 40kph Bob managed to launch Justin into the final sprint earning him 3rd place overall. It's great to see the CanHEAR logo on display at such an elite event. Well done!
We're extremely encouraged to learn that folks from all over the country are staying fit and willing to go the distance in support of such a good cause. As mentioned previously we are proud to add the Victoria Good Life Fitness run to our list of official Phonak/CanHEAR Uganda events. Registration is now open so sign up ASAP!
When we sent out the last email blast requesting everyone's formal registration we received quite a few emails inquiring why there wasn't a run out west. In short, the reason is that we had no idea that this idea would be popular enough to encourage participation country-wide. I am in the final stages of confirming that we will be adding the Good Life Half-Marathon in Victoria to our list of events, and will have registration information out shortly.
One of my favourite emails from the West Coast Contingent came in from Naomi Smith who, as it turns out, is a very accomplished runner, triathlete, and all around go-getter! When I learned that Naomi ran the Boston Marathon I assumed that like many endurance immortals she was just born fast, it turns out this wasn't the case. For any of you out there that have found that all of this "fitness stuff" just isn't coming easily to you, I'd like you to take a minute to read the following account of her journey from "last picked" in gym class, to the start of the Boston Marathon.