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Brainsport Times Apr. 13, 2016

We have an exciting evening coming up this week! On Friday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. you're all invited to the Brainsport Run Club/Academy Appreciation Night. 

To fill us in on all the details we'll be speaking with Brian in this week's Q&A. So, let's get right to it!

Q&A with Brian Michasiw

Tara: What’s was the motivation to present this evening of appreciation?
Brian: We want to give our loyal customers an opportunity to gear up for the Saskatchewan Marathon event. As a token of our appreciation we’ll have an extra special discount on Friday evening.
Tara: The timing of the appreciation night is very intentional. Can you elaborate on why you think it’s important to offer this discount at this time?
Brian: I was in Victoria for the Victoria Marathon a few years ago and I looked at my shoes and noticed the out sole was worn out. I didn’t feel confident going into that race with them worn out. I like to have a fresh pair for racing. This was a good lesson to be more aware about whether or not my shoes are ready to go into a race.
This week I’ll decide which shoes I’ll be wearing in the Saskatchewan Marathon, so I can run in them a few times and not have any surprises. The timing is very good right now to prepare. We’re about six weeks out — in my opinion this is the perfect time to get ready for your race.
Tara: Shoes are definitely very important, but preparation goes beyond footwear. What else will you be preparing?
Brian: This week I’ll also decide which socks, shorts, singlet, and hat I’ll wear. I’ll get a few runs in them and know what to expect on race day. For example, I like a really low sock, but sometimes you can get a pair that doesn’t quite fit right and slips down into your shoes. Another big thing can be chaffing because of the wrong pair of shorts. These are the types of potential surprises you want to try to avoid on race day.
Tara: What kind of discount will loyal customers be getting on Friday evening?

Brian: We’re going to go with 20% off of regular in stock merchandise — not including electronics. I hope to see you all out there. They’ll be lots of staff on to help you out — and refreshments for everyone!


Meewasin River Clean-Up

It's time to give the Meewasin Trail, and area, a nice spring clean up! You can help by coming out on Thursday, April 14. All you need is a pair of work gloves (garbage bags will be provide) and the willingness to help. Everyone will meet at Brainsport at 6 p.m. and walk down to the river together.

Run Club and Brainsport Running Academy Appreciation Night

Some great deals and tasty refreshments will be had at Brainsport on April 15 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.). If you have any items on your wish list, this is your time to go for it. It will also be a perfect time to stock up for the Saskatchewan Marathon, or any other races, or training you may have upcoming. If you're reading this — you're invited!

Hike to Machu Picchu, Peru with Charity Challenge!

Do something truly life changing and start you own inspirational journey to help end blood cancer today! Not only will you be broadening your horizons and experience a different environment; you
will be funding life saving research to beat blood cancers through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. The journey takes place October 15 to 22, 2016. For more information go to:

Make It Happen — Triathlon

Here's your chance to give the triathlon a go — no timing involved — just fun!

Distances for women-only heats are: Swim 200 metres, Bike 6K, Run 2K. Distances for co-ed heats are: Swim 500 metres, Bike 12K, Run 4K. Race day is May 15. For more information visit

NB Run Crew — New Balance running group

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NB Run Crew meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at New Balance Saskatoon. Always free and open to all levels. The group runs every week from April 14 to June 9. This group is led by the girls of Black Dove Healthy Eats(Saija Shearer & Madison Heise) and will finish at the 5K event at the Mogathon on June 12!
For more information check out NB's Facebook page.

19th Annual Zoo Run

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Sunday, April 24 is the 19th Annual Zoo Run. Saskatoon's most unique running course featuring a 5K fun run or 2.5K walk through the  winding roads and trails of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. The event is a fundraiser for the Saskatoon Zoo Society to support their environmental education programs. Participants receive a  souvenir T-shirt (they are tech shirts this year), post run cinnamon buns and refreshments, a chance at some cool draw prizes, and admission to the zoo for the day. Entry forms are available at Brainsport. You  can enter on-line or drop your completed entry form at Brainsport. Early registration deadline is April 15. For more information or online registration visit or call Greg Fenty at 306-975-3042.

Brainsport Spring Run Off in Elbow

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Brainsport is introducing a fun new event for you this spring! Come join us for a beautiful run along the shore of Lake Diefenbacker on May 14. Take part in either the 5K or 10K fun run and enjoy refreshments and entertainment afterward. For more details go to:

Club NB — New Balance walking group

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Club NB is the New Balance Saskatoon walking group where you can enjoy a social walk at a light intensity. The group meets at the New Balance store on Broadway every Wednesday at 11 a.m. from April 13 to June 8. Club NB is suitable for all activity levels.

This group is led by NB Ambassador Carol Keesey and will finish at the 5K event at the Mogathon on June 12! Check out NB's Facebook page for more details.

Triathlon Training Program & Tri Equipment Clinic

Registration for Transition Sport and Fitness' Spring Triathlon Program is now open. The program runs April 5 until June 11. In addition to three coached swim, bike, run, or brick practices a week, they'll be information about what to bring to a triathlon, mental skills for triathlon, and we'll end the spring program in June with a beginner-friendly triathlon and a post-race bbq/potluck to celebrate. Visit: www.transitionsportandfitness.cafor details. Click here to register online.

Transition is also hosting a Triathlon Clinic focused on run form, recovery techniques, core, and equipment ("The Nice to Have vs. Need to Have"). The clinic will take place this Saturday March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m at Lakewood Park/Indoor. Click here to register online.
38th Saskatchewan Marathon

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As you set your training goals for spring, don't forget to register by April 30 2016 for best prices! Don't worry you can always switch your race if you exceed or fall short of your training goals!
The 2016 Saskatchewan Marathon taking place May 29 2016 features 5K, GoodLife Fitness 10K, Half-Marathon and Marathon event distances along a scenic course highlighting the world-renowned Meewasin Valley through the city of Saskatoon. Easily deemed one of the most scenic running events in Canada, the Saskatchewan Marathon is also a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Register today at

Eston River Trek

The 14th annual Eston River Trek will be held on Saturday, May 14. This event has plenty of distance options including a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, full marathon and a 40 mile trek (walking challenge). For more information visit

YIN/Restorative Yoga Workshop

Join BreatheMoveBe for a 2 hour workshop on Wednesday, June 1 from 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. at the  Brainsport Community Room.

A yoga class that is specifically restorative in design uses props to support the body to encourage relaxation as well as enabling the student to receive the benefit of poses without engaging the muscles, the props do the work, we receive the benefit. $35 registration fee. Space is limited. Register today by contacting Leanne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text - 306-251-2964.
Yoga For Runners Spring Tune Up

This class is now full, but there are possible drop-in options. Text the number below.
Come out for some runner specific yoga. Yoga is a great compliment to running and can help
keep you running injury free! Starting Wednesday, April 6 to May 25. From 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Brainsport Community Room.Space is limited and fills up fast. To register contact Leanne via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text - 306-251-2964.

Weekly Triathlon Training for Women

Just Tri-it Saskatoon has classes starting on March 20. Gain confidence and experience to complete your first super sprint triathlon. Program’s focus is on a fun, friendly, and safe atmosphere. Women only. March 20 – May 15. Swim is Sunday mornings - Bike is Monday evenings - Run and Information session is Thursday evenings. Limited  spots so register soon! For more information or to register visit:

Rock Your Run Contest

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Brainsport Running Club we are excited to announce the Rock Your Run contest. Brooks shoes is sending one lucky run club member to run the Las Vegas Marathon this fall.

There are several ways to enter: 1) Every time you lead a group at Run Club you get an entry. 2) All new Run Club members will get an entry. 3) Everyone who comes out to our July 13 anniversary Run Club gets and entry. In order to win you must be present for the draw on July 13. The prize is a trip for two to Las Vegas. Air, hotel and race entry included. Hope to see you at Run Club!

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Saskatoon Police Service Half Marathon

The 2016 Saskatoon Police Service Half Marathon will be held on May 1 at 8 a.m at police headquarters. For more information and to register go to:


New Balance 1500v2

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Looking for your ideal racing shoe to get set for the Saskatchewan Marathon event? The New Balance 1500v2 is a stable, responsive racing flat. It's light corrective support will help those who over pronate get to the finish line in fine form. It's also a popular choice among those who don't over pronate — offering just enough support to keep you feeling stable throughout the miles. This is one of many racing flats we have in stock — come check it all out on Friday night!


Thanks for reading the Times this week . . .gotta run . . . Tara
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