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Brainsport Times Sept 12, 2018

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Queen City Marathon over this past weekend! Hopefully, you're all encouraged to keep lacing up those running shoes as we move into this colder weather. In this week's Q&A we're shifting gears a bit to learn more about the Special Olympics Canada youth programs here in Saskatoon. Jana Bassingthwaite is a local volunteer with the Special Olympics and she's here to tell us all about the youth programs offered in Saskatoon! Q&A with Jana BassingthwaiteTara: Let's start with a little a brief overview of what Special Olympics Canada offers through its youth programs. What can you tell us about the programs? Jana: Special Olympics Canada offers child and youth programs to help young athletes with diverse abilities develop basic motor skills and sport skills through fun and positive movement experiences. Special Olympics youth programs promote opportunities for children, who might require additional supports, to...Sept12 18 1
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Brainsport Times May. 16, 2018

We're less than two weeks away from the Saskatchewan Marathon! On May 27 many of you will be taking to the streets to show your stuff after months of training.  In this week's Q&A we're talking to Brainsport Manager Lisette Schereman to get some advice on everything from nutrition to gear before the big day. So, let's get right to it!   Q&A with Lisette SchermannTara: As the Saskatchewan Marathon fast approaches the store gets busy with runners making final preparations for the big day. One of the primary questions people have is around fueling. With so many different options out there, can you help break some it down?Lisette: It takes training to know how to eat and drink on the run. Hopefully, racers in the full and half marathon events have been incorporating it into their long runs for some time now. But, sometimes runners don’t think about nutrition until they start...SaskMarathon
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Brainsport Times Jan. 17, 2018

Hopefully you all have been able to keep warm, and get in some solid miles over the past few weeks. Perhaps we can help keep you warm with our Burn the Bill Sale! That's right, it's back for year two!  In this week's Q&A we're going to speak with Brian to learn more about the sale. But before we get to that, a quick note: For those who may not have heard, we're now offering an additional Run Club session every week. Join us on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for a group run - all levels welcome. Alright, now on to our chat with Brian!  Q&A with Brian MichasiwTara: Where did the idea for the Burn the Bill Sale come from?Brian: It's so cold in January that we wanted to create a promotion that would "warm" the hearts of our customers. The way Burn the Bill works is this Saturday and Sunday we...Jan17 18 1
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Brainsport Times Dec. 13, 2017

It's hard to believe we're almost halfway through the month of December! In the spirit of this busy season we have a couple of new events for you all to check out in the Upcoming Events section of this week's Times, so be sure to check it out!   For this week's Q&A we're speaking with longtime Brainsport Run Club member, Jan Stirling, about the sock drive she's organized this holiday season. Donating a pair of socks may seem like a small gesture, but as Jan explains, it can make a big difference for many of those living in Saskatoon. Q&A with Jan Stirling Tara: Before we get into more about the sock drive, would you mind sharing some of your background as a runner and your involvement with the Brainsport Run Club? Jan: My husband, Ken, and I started running 12 years ago after being inspired by close friends. Our first coach...Dec13 17 1
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Brainsport Times June 7, 2017

Happy Global Running Day everyone!  This evening we're excited to be helping Brooks launch its Big Endorsement campaign, which we'll learn more about in this week's Q&A. To get in on the action come a little early to Run Club (5:45 p.m.) and stay a little later. Now, let's jump right into our conversation with Brooks Retail Marketing Manager, Lilian Yamasaki to learn more! Q&A with Lilian Tara: The Big Endorsement campaign invites runners of all levels to sign a contract with Brooks. Would you explain more about with this means for runners, and more details of this exciting campaign?Lilian: This is a campaign that is inclusive. We want to send a message that this sport is not just about celebrities and fast runners (even though Hugh Jackman and Nick Simmonds wear our products), it’s about every single runner: fast, slow, 800m, 5K, marathoners, trail, road, male, female, running for a cause, no cause, you name...June7 17 1
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Brainsport Times Apr. 27, 2016

Tomorrow evening marks the start of the 2016 Saskatoon Road Runners Trail Race Series! In this week's Q&A we speak with the SRRA's Peter Goode to learn more about the series. It's exciting to know these races are for all levels of runners — as long as a conservative approach is taken, which Peter will get to. Also, be sure to check out our "Product of the Week" — we're featuring another great trail shoe (last week was the Hoka One One Speedgoat). Q&A with Peter Goode   Tara: For those not familiar, can you tell us more about the SRRA's series of trail races? Peter: The SRRA trail series is about five years old. It began with a fall trail race at Blackstrap Provincial Park, which I had planned as an SRRA end-of -season run and barbeque. It was so popular I decided to plan for three events in the following...






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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...apr13 16 1 1
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