Pix from the 2013 Herring Run
2013 Herring Run Results!
Nat Couture 2:05:29
Shawn McCardle 2:06:01
Matt Tibbits 2:09:34
Alex Coffin 2:15:45
Andrew Titus 2:16:10
Philip Backman 2:50:37
Brad Holmes DNF
1 1 km
Glenn Trites 0:56:10
Tim Barry 0:57:42
Robin Heelis 1:07:05
Jerome Dick 1:09:29
Andrew Roy 1:09:33
Gord Dick 1:11:13
Bruce Bryan 1:13:21
Cush Thompson 1:16:27
Cameron Dick 1:19:57
Colin Curry 1:20:06
James M. 1:20:12
Alexandra Coffin 1:22:38
Anil Adisesh 1:22:39
Graham Chafe 1:22:41
Tara Dick 1:27:49
Sara Ross 1:28:18
Sarah O’Malley 1:28:39
Jennifer Heelis 1:35:40
Kelsey MacDougall 1:36:56
Dawn Marie Glennie 1:39:40
Darlene Thompson 1:43:33
Heidi Thoma 1:45:59
Janet Thompson 1:48:23
Liz Monahon 1:52:35
Christine Taylor 1:53:07
Diana McIsaac DNF
Kids Race (9-12 years old) Half Mile
Maclaren Dick 3:30
Owen Thompson 3:30
Matina Dick 3:47
Claire Thompson 4:35
Jessie Dick 4:43
Gracyn Glennie 4:47
Kids Race (5-8 years old) Half Mile
Louise Bryan 4:23
Noah Barry 4:26
Eben Bryan 4:27
Addison Morris 4:45
L Cloutier 4:54
Delaney Ross 4:57
Luke Thompson 5:04
Naia Barry 5:59
The food that was served came primarily from local Charlotte County businesses.
Beets, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage & kale from Gore Farm
Zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beans & broccoli from Bantry Bay Farm
Salad greens from Mascarene Greens
Bread from Bread Runners Bakery
Scones from the Country Market
Sausages from Terry’s Beef & More
Blueberry products from McKays Blueberries and Granite Town Farms
Salmon from Wolfhead Smokers
Eggs from Kathleen & Roy’s Farm
Dulse from Grand Manan
Coffee (special Race Day Blend) from 44North Coffee
Herring from Connors Brothers
Huge thank yous go out to the following:
The Town of St. George gave us $250 to help support these local businesses.
The Radical Edge gave us some amazing prizes.
Home Hardware & Terry's Beef & More donated prizes
Cox Communications donated the radios for communication out on the trail.
St. Andrews race organizers loaned us signage and timing equipment.
Fundy Bay Volunteer Fire Department was on site in case of emergencies.
Thank you to all 23 amazing volunteers who were here early and helping out continuously to make this day work out. It really does take a community to put on an event. We are so proud to be part of this community and thankful for everyone’s willingness and enthusiasm for creating this event.
Thanks for all 50 runners who decided to come out for a wet, wet wet day of fun and for the hard work (and fun) that they did getting through the course.
Cheers to a successful first year of the Herring Run!
Stay tuned for the 2014 Herring Run date and also for other races that Hackmatack Trail Racing (HTR) will be organizing. Like us on facebook to get any updates we post. and check out HTR’s blog. with local NB trails, performance tidbits and HTR race updates and results.
We welcome any feedback, advice, thoughts, etc on the event. How can we adjust it and improve for next year.
Hey Everyone who helped make the first annual Herring Run a Thumping success! We had 55 trail runners show up for this one, just wait for next year! Thanks to all our sponsors who made it all possible:
The Radical Edge, Fredericton
Connors Bros Sardines, Blacks Harbour
Bread Runners Bakery, St. Andrews
Alex Coffin's Fitness Shop, Saint John
Terry's Beef and More, St. George
The Town of St. George
The Country Market, St. George
Boyd Bros. Home Hardware, St. George
Cox Electronics and Communications, Saint John
44 North Coffee, Deer Isle, ME
Ion Designs, Saint John
McKay's Blueberries, Pennfield
Bantry Bay Farm, Bayside
Gore Farm, St. Stephen
Bryan Gagner Photography, Mascarene
Topsail Canvas, Mascarene
Thanks to all the volunteers who sttod out in the woods in the rain and told sweaty people what to do.
I will get to posting the results here and on Atlantic Chip hopefully tomorrow after we decompress a bit and spend some time with our kids and clean up a bit.
Herring Run videos
Here is a series of videos of the Herring Run course.
The back 40, a video of the section that goes by the beaver pond and Leland's Lake. with lots of Mossy Goodness.
Trail work day
WOW! what a great weekend of trail clearing, running and friends! The weather finally cooperated and Sadie and I had the pleasure of hosting a weekend of local folks and trail runners from Fredericton who came down to hang out, eat great food, play with kids, help clear the trail for The Herring Run and general merriment.
Thanks to Kathrine and Andrew Titus and for the yummy food, great enthusiasm, trail clearing and hints on muscle and joint care. Thanks to Nat and Uli for coming and supplying excellent cheese, trail clearing and good times. Thanks to Bernie Doucet for blasting the trail with the leaf blower. That is the way to do it for sure. Thanks Alex for coming down to help with the trail clearing and sharing the coastal trail with me. It is such a beautiful spot. Thanks to Warren for bringing Eben and Louise to entertain as well as clearing trail. Thanks to Skip Wolf and Dave Nutter for repairing the 4th bridge and raking as well.
Herring Run Course Preview
Hello everyone, Been running in the woods lately? Hope so, Anyway, Our First Official Course Preview day is
June 2nd @ 10am
Here at 352 Mascarene Rd.
Click here for Directions
506 755 2893
Every Sunday in June will be a course preview at 10 am
Herring Run Course Preview
Once the snow leaves the trails, I will offer anyone interested to contact me at 506 755 2893 or email@example.com and come to preview the course with me. I will also be organizing group runs on the course on specific dates later in the spring (most likely Sundays) to be posted and sent out later. Did I say later?
Active Isolated Stretching has helped me out in big ways. I have been running competitively for 30+ years and have never been able to stand, bend over and touch my toes. after 3 days of 2 AIS routines/day, I was able to touch my knuckles to the ground. Big changes. It is a different kind of "stretching" than the typical, static stretch and does so much more.
Here is a link to a Running Times (the best serious runners mag out there) article on Phil Wharton, who has been treating professional athletes for a while now with this method: Phil Wharton, Peace Through Strength.
Here is his Website where you can learn all about his methods and stretching routines: whartonperformance.com
Strengthening is a big part of his program as well and should not be overlooked.
There are videos galore and I highly recommend them.
Super post run smoothie
This smoothie recipie has been developing for a while and I think it's a good one having been gleaned and gathered from many sources. Perfect for replenishing glycogen and getting a protein boost soon after a long or hard run. Drink it up within 30 minutes of finishing a run. I add it all to an empty Hemp Pro 70 bottle, which is perfect for it's threaded rim that prevents splash-out, and use one of those blending wands to do it up. Give it some time to blend as the kale can take some time to chunder up finely. An old style blender would be dandy too.
~1.5 cups of "Eden Organic Unfiltered Apple Juice.
~1/4 cup blueberries
~1/4 cup cranberries
~2 T ground chia seeds, if not ground they clump up
~2 t of tumeric
~1/4 t fresh ground black pepper
~4 T of "Hemp Pro 70 from Manitoba Harvest. 1 serving
~ a smallish handful (have your 4 year old do it if you have one around the house) of red russian kale or broccoli heads for calcium action.
As I say... our bodies have a window in which we can much more readily and efficiently absorb needed nutrients after strenuous activities so drink it up within 30 minutes of finishing a run.
If you are on the go, you can mix it all together before hand except the chia because they get glommy after a short while.
1st place, first master, Ultra Trail Du Mont Albert,
SkyMarathon, QC, June 28th. My first marathon! A beautiful mountain course that is mostly above treeline with 5299 ft (1615m) elev gain and 2.2 miles (3.6k) longer than last year. 5:16:50
2nd place, 2nd master, Brookvale Ultra Trail Race 50k, PEI, Aug 2nd. My first 50k! A hot day with a very slow second lap and GI issues. 5:02:42
9th place, 2nd master (by 9 seconds!) Mont Orford 23k. A very challenging course with 3230' (984m) of elevation gain. Steep hills, fast flats and rugged single track. 2:17:38
Results no longer available,
1st place, 1st master, Fitz Frenzy Trail Run 21 k. Super fun rolly course with some nice hills. Very runable course. First time for 21 k at the Fitz so easy baseline course record to beat. 1:47:11
1st place, 1st master, Brookvale Ultra Trail Races, 25k. Very challenging course despite being on a "flat" island. This course is not so flat, but very runnable. I managed a Course Record with a time of 1:55:20, trail.
2nd place, Brookvale Trail 25k. A very challenging course and very hilly, which was a surprise. a minute off the previous course record but it was beaten that day by 6 minutes. 2:03:56 trail
2nd place, first master, Beat The Tide 5 miler on July 6th, Ministers Island in St. Andrews. A fun and fast course, I went out a little too fast and a 17 year old beat me. He was a strong runner though. 32:00 trail
39th place Asics Xtrail Mont Orford 21k (23 actual) trail run, Mont Orford, QC, Oct 13th 2012. after not having run for 1 month. They say I have plantar fasciitis. Super fun World class race. 2:36:30 trail.
First place Sonofa Gunofa 12.5k trail run at Wentworth Station, NS, August 19 2012, 1:05:56 trail.
5th place Brent Kelly 5 mile at Irving nature park on Saint's Rest Beach, Saint John, NB
April 28, 2012, 30:50 5 mile dirt road. After only running every other day for 2 months after healing from achilles tendonitis.
Out with achilles tendonitis for 13 months. Ohh it was awful but am over it now.
First Place and 45 seconds off the CR for The 3rd Wildlands Seven Mile Trail Run East Orland, ME, October 24, 2010, 51:44 7 mile trail
First place Luc Gallant Half Marathon in Kouchibouguac NP
October 10th, 2010, 1:18:10 for half marathon trail
First Place Team Road Bike
for Fundy H2O Triathlon September 19th, 2010 , 55:21 for 10k trail
Fastest time on the trail running leg and helped our team pull a victory
I have been trail running for about 30 years and am rejuvinated by it. Breathing deeply in the woods and wild places is something everyone should do, what ever their capability.