Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cape to Cabot Speaker Series

The Toughest Race in Eastern North America - Cabot Tower on the top of Signal Hill marks the finish line for the eighth running of Newfoundland and Labrador's premier road racing event, the Penney Mazda Cape to Cabot 20 km:

The Annual Cape to Cabot Speaker Series takes place October 18, 2014 from 2 – 4:30 pm in Macdonald Drive Junior High Cafeteria on Macdonald Drive (enter from Toronto Street). The talks are free. Door prize: $100 gift certificate donated by LeGros and Motti’s. You don't have to be a runner to benefit from these inspirational speakers. Here's the lineup.

2:00 pm: Art Meaney: This former Tely 10 champion will speak on proper running form and running while aging.

2:30 pm: Nancy Winchester, who has run 42 marathons will give a talk entitled: How far was that marathon?  Stories of training, motivation, and managing nerves and non-running friends over 1100.4 miles in convenient 26.2 mile increments.

3:00 pm: Derrick Roul, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012, will speak on the importance of family, friends and running buddies in his fight to be cancer free and get back on his running feet.

3:30 pm: Keith Butler and John Grant make a formidable racing team with Keith pushing John in a custom-made racing chair. Their talk will focus on the 2014 Boston marathon, the logistics of getting to the start line, the challenge of pushing a 200-plus-pound chair with virtually no training and the thrill of running alongside Team Hoyt in their final Boston Marathon.

4:00 pm: Panel with Caroline McIlroy, ultra-marathoner who recently ran 190 km of the East Coast Trail in 30 hours; Patrick Dalton has transformed himself from an overweight smoker into a lean mean Iron Man who competes nationally against world-class triathletes; and Florence Barron, 76-year-old two-time Tely 10 record holder.

Hope to see you there.

Susan Flanagan
Communications Consultants