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June 7th Newsletter

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June means something special for our club … the start of our very popular Open Water Swim training at Professor’s Lake. Our triangle course is marked with buoys, with lifeguards on shore and at each leg of the course making sure everyone is safe. We are starting off this summer season with a bang – our first week will be a swim on Thursday AND Sunday!


Tuesday June 7th
Track Speed-work: 6:45-8pm @ David Suzuki SS
Join us for a fun and challenging workout on the track. It might not be 29 degrees right now, but you will still get thirsty. Don’t forget your hydration AND your layers to keep warm.

Thursday June 9th
Open Water Swim: 7-8pm @ Professor’s Lake
This is our FIRST open water swim of the season! Please arrive early to get into your swim gear so you can jump in the lake at 7 sharp.
(If you have not purchased a 10-pass or season-pass, please arrive no later than 6:55pm as we cannot accommodate drop-ins after the swim has started.)

Post-Swim Run: 8:10-8:45pm around Professor’s Lake
Many members will run a loop (or two) around the lake after the swim. No pace is too fast or too slow.

Sunday June 12th
Open Water Swim: 8:30-9:30am @ Professor’s Lake
Please arrive early so you have enough time to get into your swim gear. Last one in is a rotten egg. 🙂

Post-Swim Run: 9:40-10:15am around Professor’s Lake
Finish off your morning workout with a 3km loop (or two) around the Lake. No pace is too fast or too slow.


FMCT on Strava
Holy crow, look at us go!
Last week we had a team of people ‘padding’ our stats with some impressive training up in Muskoka. But even without a weekend dedicated to cycling, running and swimming, we completed 1133.3km of training last week.

We would like to give special ‘kudo’s’ to the following people who completed some impressive training (and logged it to Strava):
Paul B – who braved the open water to swim over a km in Lake Simcoe
Zindine S – who took advantage of our Sim Day event to cycle 114km and then run 26km (yikes! sounds painful)
Mellen G – who showed us that you don’t need to wait for the weekend to go for a ride by cycling 85km on a Wednesday morning
Barb K – who logged many unique workouts on her trip out west, but we specifically want to give kudo’s for climbing over 2800 steps fo complete the Grouse Grind

If you use a device to track your workouts, check out Strava and join the club. Not to try to bribe you – but you will likely get some personal kudo’s from other club members after a workout.

Final Call – Clothing orders

If you are interested in purchasing an article of clothing from our online shop – please place your order by end of day Wednesday. We will be submitting our order to Champion Systems by the end of the week.

Upcoming Events

Tuesdays – Track Speedwork
Thursdays – Open Water Swim + Run
Weekends – Runs and Rides
Some Sundays – Open Water Swim + Run
Tuesdays – Track Speedwork
Thursdays – Open Water Swim + Run
Weekends – Runs and Rides
Some Sundays – Open Water Swim + Run

Sunday July 24th – Simulation Day (Lake Swim + Ride + Run)

Race Results

May 1st – Mississauga Half Marathon
Amanda Charlton: 1:39:27.2
Mellen Gorman: 1:45:06.3
Cary Poole: 1:59:02.3
Rashi Pander: 2:03:21.1
Kathleen Blaik: 2:19:24.3
Paul Blaik: 2:19:24.3 (pacing)
Jay Chahal: 2:21:43.5

May 29th – MEC Toronto 5k
Rebecca Murrant: 26:35.8 (pacing)

May 30th – Vitality London 10000
Doug Foster: 1:01:06.0

Did you finish a race and don’t see your name here? We probably did not know you were racing. Please let us know about all of your upcoming race and we can cheer you on and then celebrate your success by sharing your results


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