October 11, 2010
TAMSIN ROCKS THE NORTH SHORE HALF!!
In her first local race since overcoming a very serious staph infection in her knee that threatened her running career last year, it is safe to say that Tamsin Anstey is back! With a personal best of 1:19 (that is a 3:45 km pace for almost 22 km) she won the North Shore Half Marathon women's division and finished 6th overall only 5 spots back of the top male who finished in 1:12. It was a great comeback after a year of intense training, perserverance, and her total dedication to overcoming adversity. There could be one more race in store for Tamsin in 2010 though, it's the North Face Endurance Challenge in San Francisco December 4-5. It is a gruelling 50 mile trail race with a top prize of $10,000, 2nd place prize of $4000 and 3rd place prize of $1000. We'll keep you posted.
August 14, 2010
ATTENTION ALL RUNNERS!!
Sunday October.17, 2010 is the date for the 4th annual Strachan Hartley Legacy Run in North Vancouver. Put this run in your calender as it is for an important cause and it is a run that shows a true sense of the community. There is a 5km and 10 km option and in 3 years more than 1000 runners have taken part. Please check out the website to learn more about the run and more importantly about Strachan. He was an outstanding individual who left a powerful legacy behind.
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July 10, 2010
I want to take this time to send out a few big congratulations to some Powerline members. First off to Shelley Hoodspith and Nina Parente for ending their running season in fine form today both finishing the gruelling North Shore Knee Knacker 50km trail race in just over 8 hours. Not to mention the heat they had to run in as well. Great effort guys, a job well done!!! Secondly, to Tamsin Anstey and Nicola Gildersleeve for an amazing job in the Western States 100 mile trail run in California 2 weeks ago. Yes you heard right, 100 miles. For Tamsin this was her first race back since suffering a severe knee infection after having a surgery last year that really had her question runnning competitively again. Amazingly she stayed in the top 10 for 80 miles until finally having to pack it in due to knee pain and blisters. Unbelievable that she did that well in her first race in over a year. Way to go Tamsin, I think it's safe to say that you're back!! For those of you who don't know, Nicola Gildersleeeve has been working with Powerline Athletics over the last few months applying her knowledge and training experience to Powerline members. She is a great addition to the Powerline team and if you haven't had a chance to train with her yet, you should. A big congratulations to Nicola for finishing 11th overall in the women's division. Incredible job!! Nicola also has a great blogsite that details her trials as an ultra runner. Be sure and read her detailed account of this 100 mile race from hell at www.ngildersleeve.blogspot.com. Again, congrats to all of you who trained so hard this year and pushed yourself to the limit. Be proud. You deserve to be.
May 1, 2010
I'm going to take this opportunity to promote a family member as my sister Cielo just launched her new yoga website today. There are a ton of great links and tips not only on yoga but overall health and wellness. I know you'll find it very informative. Be sure and check it out at www.livewellyoga.ca
April 2, 2010
If you're by a newstand or running store, be sure and check out the latest issue of TrailRunner magazine(May 2010 Issue #65). In it, Powerline member Tamsin Anstey discusses her transition from college track star to Ultra running standout and the current mountain she's climbing off the course after a tough knee surgery.
March 10, 2010
The road and trail running season has quickly approached with the Dirty Duo going this weekend March 13 on the North Shore. By signing up for a race it's a good way to keep you focussed on staying fit and it's a great sense of accomplishment no matter what distance. For a list of all the upcoming races you can go to www.bcathletics.org and click on the calender of events tab or you can also check out www.runthenorthshore.com Go on, challenge yourself this year!