Saturday, April 23, 2022

Love Mud?? Then you must really love Westminster Ponds Trail


Westminster Ponds did not disappoint, there was rain, then sun, plus LOTS of shoe sucking mud.
Terry said it best "There was mud even in places there shouldn't have been mud"

At least there was no mud on the boardwalk section at the end of the run.



I finally found a dry spot.

The Veteran's War Memorial, tucked away behind the hospital, just off the trail.



The sky cleared and the sun popped out, on the final  leg of the run

Taking some mud home as a trophy


 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Movie Time

Saturday April 16th trail location is Kains Woods Trail...BUT.... starting at the Warbler Woods parking lot.



 This is a beautiful YouTube video done by Philip McLeod and is called 'Majestic Medway'.

Its about 16 minutes long so grab a tea and sit back and enjoy

Pictures below from last Saturdays trail run at Meadowlily Trail






Saturday, April 2, 2022

2022 Trail Running Schedule

 

Every Wednesday Evenings 6:01 PM 

@ Kains Woods Trail (Westdell Bourne / Kains Rd Entrance)



Every Sunday Mornings 8:01 AM 

@ Kains Woods Trail (Westdell Bourne / Kains Rd Entrance)


Saturday Mornings 8:01 AM

April 9:       Meadowlilly Trails
April 16:     Kains Woods at Warbler
April 23:     Westminster Ponds
April 30:     Komoka Trails
May 7:       Gibbons Park River Trail
May 14:     Fanshawe Lake Trail
May 21:     Medway Forest Trail
May 28:     Kains Woods Westdell Bourne / Kains Rd Entrance
June 4:      Meadowlilly Trail
June 11:     Kains Woods at Warbler
June 18:     Fanshawe Lake Trail
June 25:     Westminster Ponds
July 2:       Medway Forest Trail
July 9       Gibbons Park River Trail
July 16:     Komoka Trail
July 23:     Meadowlilly Trail
July 30:     Kains Trail Westdell Bourne / Kains Rd Entrance

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Saturday Morning Runs at Medway Forest Trails

It's only cold when you stop.
Turn outs have been great with all caliber of runners.
So get your ass out the door and join us at 8:01 AM every Saturday
Medway Forest Trail starting at the London Archeological Museum parking lot.
1600 Attawandaron Rd, 


January 29th - Temperature -19 with -26 wind chill


February 5th - Temperature -17 with -22 wind chill

 



February 12th - a Balmy -7 




 

Friday, December 31, 2021

Pre - Christmas Trail Run at Kains Woods

Thanks to Erika B. for providing the photo's


Who left Bill alone with the goodies?


 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Saturday at Medway Forest Trail

 

Perfect morning for  a trail run a week before Christmas.

Friday, December 3, 2021

How to make 'Screw Shoes'

 



Thinking of hibernating because you don’t like the idea of running on ice and snow?

Have you purchased Yak Tracks and seem to lose one every year on the trail?

Let me introduce you to Screw Shoes.

For under $10 bucks you will have enough screws to do yours, and numerous friends after you tell them how great it works.

To make a pair of screw shoes, you need to get a package of 1/2″ x # 8 hex head self taping screws.  These will be available at a Home Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes or your local hardware store.

Next get a socket to fit the end of the hex head screw, a cordless drill, and of course a pair of trail running shoes.

Decide where you want the screws, they MUST be inserted to the lugs.

Don’t place them too close to the edges or in the grooves of the shoe. For best traction the lugs on the heel and the ball of the foot areas of the tread should be your prime target area. There is no set number of screws that should be used, so you can do some test runs to see what works best for you.

If you have a reasonable amount of tread left on your shoes, you shouldn’t have to worry about screw penetration, but make sure to check before you go running in them.

Place the screws in sufficient numbers to cover the ball of the foot area and heel, and anywhere else you like.  Note the random pattern in the photo.

The great thing about the screw shoe is if you lose a few screws , you just screw some more back in,  In the spring you simply unscrew them and you are back on the roads and trails again, no worse for wear.

WARNING!!!

Do not wear them in doors, as they will ruin the finish on hard wood floors or other surfaces, and you will think you are wearing ice skates if you wear them on ceramic tile.

You do not  want to wear them while driving, as you may find that the screw heads do not slide off the gas pedal when going for the break, and that tiny bit of delay could be a cause of an accident.

Just saying!!