Brainsport Times

Weekly updates on running news in and around Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.
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Brainsport provides a weekly update of running news from the local running world. They are a leading running supplier in Saskatoon and provide numerous training and educational classes.

Brainsport Times Sept 09, 2015

The hustle and bustle of summer's end is in full swing. There's been plenty of action at the store and we're looking forward to seeing even more at our Street Sale on September 12. We're also looking forward to the start of our Learn To Run Clinics. In this week's Q&A we chat with coach Stacey Mortenson-Spokes. She has a wonderful message to share. For more information on our clinics take a look at the "Upcoming Events." There's still time to sign up! Q&A with Stacey Mortenson-Spokes Tara: Running carries with it inherent challenges, and for you, a big one has been managing Type 1 Diabetes. Would you mind telling us about when, and how, you found out you are diabetic? And how you responded?Stacey: I was a few weeks out from having completed my fourth marathon in Kelowna when I started to feel very sick. I ignored symptoms for quite...sept9 15 1
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Brainsport Times Sept 02, 2015

Tonight is our All Party Marathon! If you want to get to know more about local candidates running in the upcoming federal election be sure to get out to Running and Walking Club this evening — we're getting started at 5:45.In this week's Q&A we speak with longtime Brainsport employee, and ultra-runner, Harvey Mathies. He's heading off to run 100 miles at the Lost Soul Ultramarathon in Lethbridge next weekend. Harvey is also coaching an upcoming daytime Learn To Run Clinic, so there's plenty to talk about.Q&A with Harvey MathiesTara: Let's start with your big race coming up. Would you mind telling us about it and why you chose this race?Harvey: The race is called Lost Souls Ultramarathon and claims to be the toughest ultra on the Prairies. After running it three times I think they might be right. I can assure you that the only thing you won't lose is your soul because every bit...sept2 1
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Brainsport Times Aug 26, 2015

Last week's sale was a great success and such an energizing week! Thanks to everyone who came out to take part. It was very cool to see so many people investing in their health and being active — "Walk, Run, Live!" In this week's Q&A we are talking about a run you may, or may not have, heard of. Either way we think you should know more about the Day of the Dead Fun Run. It's founded and organized by Lisette and her husband, Neil. They are both super passionate about it — check out my conversation with Neil. Q&A with Neil Boone Tara: For readers out there who aren't familiar with the run, what are the basics: location, distance, terrain, etc.? Neil: The run is always in the evening on November 1. The route is about a 5K loop and runners have the option of doing one or two laps. The route changes a...Aug26 15 1
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Brainsport Times Aug 19, 2015

It's hard to believe, but we're already nearing the end of August. The summer months have been flying by. It was just three months ago we were saying goodbye to our friend and colleague Ian Colvine as he and his wife headed off to retire in Cochrane, Alta. closer to their grandchildren. If you are Facebook friends with Ian you have likely been getting a look at what he's been up to — he often posts fun photos. For this week's Q&A we thought it would be nice to go beyond the social media posts and get caught up with Ian for this week's Q&A. Q&A with Ian Colvine Tara: Let's jump right into the running scene -- how is it out there? Have you found a good group of runners?   Ian: It’s been three months since I retired from Brainsport and we’ve been in Cochrane for two and a half months now. Nice community and...aug19 15 1
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Brainsport Times Aug 11, 2015

It's time for that announcement mentioned in last week's Times! You may have already heard on the radio, or by word-of-mouth, about the "greatest sale in Brainsport history" starting on August 14. But what you likely haven't heard is our ever-so-fantastic Brainsport community (that's you!) is getting in on the savings early! This is our way of thanking you for your constant interest and support. Starting tomorrow, August 13, and going through until August 22 you'll receive 20 to 50 percent off all shoes and apparel at both Brainsport and New Balance!! There are so many cool shoes and apparel to choose from — decisions, decisions, decisions — so, to help you out we thought it would a good idea to chat with Lisette, one of our managers. She's got tons of insight on the products that come into the store and is, in general, a really fun and informative person...july11 15 1
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Brainsport Times Aug 5, 2015

Welcome to August everyone! Hopefully you all had a wonderful long weekend filled with short runs, long runs, family runs, and, well, just a whole lot of fun! In this week's Times we're talking to, Milly Gibbons, one of our Team Brainsport members who's been working with coach Jen Kripki. You may recall several editions back we spoke with Jen about this most recent run clinic aimed at getting people prepped for the Queen City Marathon. We thought it would be interesting to check in with a participant and learn a bit about what they've been experiencing so far. This is Milly's second time taking part in one of our Team Brainsport  clinics. Q&A with Milly Gibbons Tara: You're several weeks into the clinic with Team Brainsport. What have you learned so far? Milly: So many things! It's great to run with knowledgeable coaches and other experienced runners, as I¹ve picked...aug5 15
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Brainsport Times July. 15, 2015

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the EY River Run Classic on Sunday! The SRRA put on another fantastic event — and it turned out to be a beautiful Sunday morning in the Bridge City! As we celebrate our successes we also keep in mind the northern wildfires evacuees. Last week Brainsport was approached by Red Cross volunteer and owner of Fitness 2J2, Joel Petersen, asking for running shoe donations for the fitness programs he's running for evacuees. Well, that quickly turned into a full on campaign to help get them geared up. You may have seen our posts on social media asking for ready-to-use-gear donations to be brought to the store. We've received a solid response from the community, so thought it would be nice to learn a bit more from Joel about what's been going on. Q&A with Joel Pedersen Tara: You work very closely with Aboriginal communities across the province with your business Fitness 2J2. At...july 15 2 15
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