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August 30th Weekly Update

Upcoming Workouts

Wednesday August 31st
Track Speed-work: 6:45-8pm @ David Suzuki SS
“… Baby one more time”
Okay – we won’t be belting Britney lyrics, but we will be running around the track for just one more time this season. Don’t forget to bring your hydration (we suggest adding some ice to keep it cool).

Thursday September 1st
Open-Water Swim: 6:30-7:30pm in Professor’s Lake
Can you believe it? This is our last club open-water swim of the season – where did the summer go!? We have just the one hour tonight – so make sure you arrive on time to get in all of your loops.
If you are paying by drop-in, don’t forget to show up early or stay a bit later to complete your payment.

Post-Swim Run: 7:45-8:15pm around Professor’s Lake
Last week we were joined by ironman … who knows what surprises will be in store this week. (Okay. So it might not have been the ironman most people think of, but we were still impressed.)

Saturday September 3rd
Group Ride: 8:30am departure from Fletcher’s Meadow SS
Pace – Nobody left behind
Leader – Irina S
Route – Forks of the Credit! (full map here)
Distance – Full route is 65km
Destination – Spirit Tree (at 50km)
Goal – Have fun! 😀
Please send us an email to let us know if you are going to be joining us. (It lets our ride leader know to look out for you in case you are running a little bit late.)

Sunday September 4th
Non-Club Open-Water Swim: 2-4pm in the C3 Quarry
One of our local tri-club counterparts hold open water swims up in Caledon in an old Quarry (you can view the location here). If you are looking for an opportunity to continue practicing your open water swimming, and you really like hanging out with FMCT people, there will be a few of us there splashing about in the water.
This is NOT an official FMCT workout – you will need to arrange payment of their $10 swim fee with the C3 club. You can obtain more information via their facebook page.


For those who are not as immersed in the cult of long-distance triathlon – the biggest and baddest Ironman race is the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Want more info? You can read about how it all started on the Ironman website.

Each year thousands upon thousands of individuals race in Kona Qualification races across the globe. (For some context – these races are the Ironman distance, so they are definitely no joke.) And from this huge group of people, only the best of the best qualify for a spot to participate in this Championship race. This year our own coach Matthew Poole stamped his ticket with a 3rd place finish in his age group at the Ironman Mont Tremblant race. Not only was he a top finisher in his age group – but he finished 30th OVERALL out of almost 2500 people.

Matthew has been a very supportive coach for our members of all skill and experience levels. And while we are often reaching out to him with our questions and requests for assistance, he is now asking for a little bit of assistance from us. He has set up a GoFundMe page that includes a great story about why he got into the sport, and offers the opportunity for us to support him as he goes out to achieve his lifelong dream.

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