This is the number of site visits to our blog since we started this up.
Our trail mailing list is also now over 100.
If I take out the ones who don't show up, moved away or have restraining orders against me, I am sure the number would be greatly reduced.
Thanks to all of you for making this not only a top 50 blog, but the best group to run with...period.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Selected by Feed Spot as one of the top 50 Trail Running Blogs.
That and the incredible photography of course.
Maybe .....that it is due to the high caliber and elite trail runners who visit the blog on a regular basis to get peak performance tips on trail running and nutrition.
So, I guess we now have to strive to be in the top 10 next.
I will check the mailbox regularly now to see if the medal has arrived and I am sure a hefty cheque as well.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
In total 30 runners finally showed to do the Canada Day Trail Run
Komoka Trail - Ours to Recover
Wheelers hopes to do 150 'Rookie Hill' repeats may have fallen a bit short of the goal, but some of these crazy bastards gave it their best shot.
Bill was one of the recipients for the best Canada Day running out fit.
He only won because everyone was a little nervous having children or pets around someone dressed like this.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
We will meet at 184 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas.
Here is a Google Map link to where we will meet up, at the trail entrance.
There is a gas station and restaurant (both I believe are still closed) but there is parking here as the trail entrance is just behind these buildings.
It is about 20km from White Oaks Mall to give you an estimated drive time.
We will figure out the logistics when we find out how many are running from St. Thomas to Port Stanley and those of us who are going to Port Stanley to do a hike/run an out and back as we did last year.
Please have a change of clothes as we have also done a brunch afterward, plus the erso who is schutteling you back to your car would really appreciate a clean dry body on their genuine Corinthian leather.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
Taking Back Komoka Trail
I have been asked, ever so politely by some guy with a clip board, to add the Komoka Trail back to our schedule, as it is the trail that we started this crazy addiction called trail running.
BUT.... I do not want to give in to the money grab of parking to access the trail.
After reviewing the options, I am suggesting we park on the south side of Oxford Street just east of Woodhull Road. (please note map above)
There is a wide shoulder and this is were the 'No Parking' signs end.
It will add 200 meters of road till we access the trail at our old starting point of the parking lot that is now closed off to make way for the pay to park lot on Gideon Drive.
Also you will note that the Elgin Trail from St.Thomas to Port Stanley has been added.
This run was a great success last year but did require some logistics and coordination.
If the response to this is not good, it may be changed to a local trail instead. So, your feed back is required.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Week #1 Season Opener @ Meadowlilly Trail
Week #2 @ Fanshawe Lake Trail
Even after days of rain, Fanshawe Trail was pretty good....
till you got to the creek
Most of the group did the entire 20km loop of the lake
Friday, March 17, 2017
This video will tell you that we are not taking Lyme Disease serious enough.
Fellow trail runner, Eric M. sent this video along with the e-mail below.
Outdoor enthusiasts need to be educated. Mary's sister in New York has had Lyme Disease twice, and a friend of ours in London is starting to recover after battling with Lyme Disease for 4 years. She was close to death at one point and has spent a lot of time in a wheelchair.
Most of the problem, an I've heard a number of times, is that testing in Canada is inadequate and Lyme Disease is often not diagnosed early enough.
Thanks. See you out there soon.
Take action and click the link listed below to sign the on-line petition to take action NOW rather than the wait and see attitude now in place by pour health care professionals and government agencies. NOW
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Because I know trail runners love culture, this just in from Kevin G.
Saturday, March 18, 2017: Trail Run + Guided Tour of Museum of Ontario Archaeology.
Join us at the Soiled Sports group run through the Medway Valley Heritage Forest, followed by a coffee and downtime at Farm Boy. We will be heading over to the museum for 10 a.m., where we will enjoy a guided 1.5-hour tour of the building and grounds, at an affordable cost. If you are not able to make the run, join us for coffee and the tour or just the tour itself – R.S.V.P. required since space is limited.
Time: Run at 8 a.m. sharp (Medway Valley Heritage Forest), Breakfast and coffee at Farm Boy at about 9:15 a.m., Museum Tour at 10 a.m.
Trail Head and Museum Location: 1600 Attawandaron Rd, London Ontario. N6G 3M6
Farm Boy Location: 1415 Beaverbook Ave.
Museum Tour Cost: $5.00 per person
R.S.V.P.: Since tour space is limited, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
|NEW - Titan Lite Trail Running Jacket|
With only days left in February, we are being spoiled with very spring like temperatures.
This of course gets us all itching for the Soiled Sport Trail Running Season to start so we can rotate to all the great trails around the city as a group.
For all the newbies to the trail running list, from late March to the end of October we rotate our Saturday runs to various trails around London and the occasional road trip to trails in the St.Thomas area. And from November to March we stick to the Medway Trail as our winter hiatus. (as the parking lot is plowed of snow and we don't spend time pushing stuck cars after our runs)
It is well known that trail runners are very conscious of how good they look while running trails and purchase their running attire accordingly.
(OK, I am just joking, we dress to stay dry & warm and to hell what we look like)
But I thought I would share some new products coming available in the all new 'Columbia-Montrail' brand of clothing and footwear lines.
As you may know Montrail has been a sponsor of the Vulture Bait Trail Races for the last 14 years and when Columbia Sportswear purchased this trail running shoe company, they too came on board to be part of the best trail race.
I have been wearing Montrail shoes for close to 20 years and now they have added trail running clothing to the line up, so I offer you a look some of the just released items.
This endorsement is not only because they are a great sponsor of the Vulture Bait Trail Races, but because I do like the quality of the product and the trail running focus of the brand.
Looking for a new running jacket?
The recently introduced Titan Lite trail running jacket is fantastic.
First off it is so freaking light in weight. And it is so soft and pliable as well, so you don't feel like you are wearing a jacket at all.
But best yet is that it has "Omni-Shield" that makes it resist rain and stains, plus the all new "Omni-Freeze" technology that is sweat activated to create a cooling effect to the body. The way I sweat, I am all in on this one.
It also folds up into its own pocket so it packs extremely small.
This new jacket has a retail price of $149.00 but using your London Pacer invitation to the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store, you steal it for $75.00 .....Start the Car.....Start the Car!!
Also released is trail running shirts in long and short sleeves that also offer up the new Omni-Freeze technology.
Updates to the Montrail trail running shoes, is the re-branding to 'Montrail by Columbia'. The same great aggressive tread in a grippy rubber compound that makes it a true trail running shoe. Some added features of the water proofing and of course new colours this season as well.
Again, with your London Pacer invitation to the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store you save big time.
For those who are not London Pacers, I have a limited amount of Guest Passes that I will make available to Soiled Sport trail runners who wish to add to their trail running attire.
These will be on a first come basis and you have to show up at a Saturday morning or Wednesday evening trail run.
|Trail Running Shirt featuring the new Omni-Freeze technology|
|Montrail Trail Shoe|
Monday, January 30, 2017
And since we love to accept your cash real early (plus we like you) we offer a fifteen (15) day early entry discount.
From the first day of February to the end of the business day of the 15th, we offer you a $15.00 discount off our already ridiculously low price when entering on-line.
On-line entry only.
(But if you want to give me cash after a trail run, there will be handling charge of one chocolate cheese cake per entry.)
Don't forget we have a cap of 300 entries and we sell out early.
Here is the link to our on-line entry that will go live on February 1st.
ON LINE ENTRY