Monthly Archives: October 2008

Once again with feeling…

So when does breast cancer stop? This is a question to which there is no real answer but it will present itself to anyone who comes into contact with the disease. It occurs to me because the other night I … Continue reading

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The provincials

The provincial cross country (abbreviated XC) championships are this weekend and I am heading up to St. Gabriel de Brandon with eight of my runners making up the twenty-seven member team from the GMAA. The provincials at any level are … Continue reading

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Last circuit race of the season

Today’s 10K race was well attended with 877 runners lining up for the start – 189 of them in my age group. The tale of the tape reveals that I ran 42:34.9 which was not the slowest that I have … Continue reading

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What choice do we have? (It’s not about the election)

Twin studies have long pointed to there being a definite genetic component to how we live our lives. Inconvenient evidence of there being a kind of genetic predetermination to many of our choices in life abound. Determinism is the philosophy … Continue reading

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Le Cross des Couleurs

Held at Base de Plein Air Les Cèdres Le Cross des Couleurs is the only real cross country race on the circuit endurance (Pierrefonds isn’t really cross country). The 11K race through sand pits and trails is the most difficult … Continue reading

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XC Triumph

Pictured above are the XC champs for 2008 – bantam girls division. The little numbers they are holding up are their placements in a field of 104 runners. The girls team posted 55 points in the team competition 42 points … Continue reading

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XC Day

Today is the GMAA cross country race on Mont Royal. This race determines which runners in all the GMAA schools will go to the provincial championships which will be held in Saint Gabriel de Brandon. Our team of 19 has … Continue reading

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