Thursday, March 21, 2013

30 Weeks of Running Bliss

Soiled Sport's Fat Ass Trail Series 2013

We here at Soiled Sport head office, are pleased to announce the start date of the much anticipated Fat Ass Trail Series 2013.
Due to a colder than expected winter  we can expect to wear our screw shoes at the start this year.
As in past years the season opener will be Meadowlilly Trails in south east London.
Saturday April 6th 
Located off of Commissioners Road, just east of Meadowlilly Road, across from Rona. Drive down to the bottom of the hill and park at the bottom where it dead ends at the river. Or click on the 'Directions' link on the right hand side of this page and you will see all trail locations on Google Maps.
Start time is 8:01 am
Distance is approximately 10Km

All 30 weeks will be posted in the right hand column. (your other right,Danny)

Please remember this is all 'Fat Ass Style' running: No water stations, No volunteers, No sympathy

Fat Ass events started back in the late 70's when a runner was fed up with rising costs of running a race and the rising costs of holding a race.

There are three basic rules to a Fat Ass event:
  1. No fees

  2. No awards

  3. No whining
And you get what you pay for, no shirts, no aid stations and no sympathy.
As in previous years, the rules I just dream up after a drunken stooper, such as:
  • 10 points for completing a Saturday trail run

  • 10 points for completing an Ontario Ultra Series race

  • 10 points for volunteering for a London Pacer hosted event
  • 10 bonus points for wearing Soiled Sport/Vulture Bait/London Pacer shirts, when instructed via this blog before the trail run

  • 25 points for wearing the recalled LuLu Lemon yoga pants that became see through when worn. (sorry Ken, woman only)

  • Extra bonus points for attempting to bribe me with cheesecake, booze and winning lottery tickets

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Get your racing shoes on!

For those who are itching  (hopefully not because of a medical condition) for a spring road race here is one from our friends at MEC London.
Sunday March 23rd the first of the MEC Race Series will take place at their store on Wellington Road South.
The 5 km and 10km course is flat and fast so dust off those racing flats.
Start time is 9:00 am

For more details, visit the store and bug Bill Wheeler while you try on new shoes, or visit the web site for details and online registration.

Did I tell you that it only costs $15.00

Also, as in all races, volunteers are needed, so check in with the vivacious Emily Hinton to see if she could use your expertise.