Sandy Auburn was a long time Harrier of 30 years since joining the club in 1986. She left us on August 26, 2016 at the age of 59 after a one and one half year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Sandy was a very good runner in the Island Race Series, she was a Thetis Lake regular on Saturday mornings and she was a loyal member of the Hellions women's team in many Haney to Harrison and Vancouver Island Road Relays.
Recent Club News
A New Brunswicker has taken the Vancouver Island Race Series by storm. Edith Price recently moved to Victoria to be closer to her daughter and to enjoy the warmer winters. She ran 6 of the 7 races in the 2016 Race Series and placed first in each race in her age division of 65-69, with a new course record in the Bazan Bay 5K.
by Michael Lax, May 28, 2016
Thanks for reading my first-ever blog! So, why running? I'm a chiropractor, so why am I not writing about how to fix back problems and bad posture? Well, first of all, I'm passionate about running, and helping people start to run and get better at it.
MEC #2 - The Pace Setter
by Wendy Davies - March 27, 2016
A year rolls by quickly, too quickly. Car insurance due for renewal already! The agent shuffled through the paperwork and scrolled through the info on the computer screen. The car is registered under my husband's name...
The club held our Annual Awards Celebration on Friday, March 9 at the Cedar Hill Golf Club and the dinner and reception was an outstanding success with over 80 in attendance. All Harriers members were invited to attend the celebration to honour members' 2017 achievements, performances and contributions and to enjoy social time with fellow runners over dinner. A special thanks to each of the 5 club Executive members, Kathleen Birney, Heather Afford, Sonja Yli-Kahilia, Gary Duncan and Bob Reid, for writing and delivering the script for the evening which is posted below.
There is a new Facebook group called called the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Discussion group as a way for all of you to connect with each other. This group aims to serve the function of the chatline on the old website. Please join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PIHChat/
New Year’s Eve "Run Through Time"
by Susan Jones
This last “race” of the year is one of my favourites. I am not quite sure how many years it has been, but it is a regular feature of my New Year’s Eve celebration and a great way to end the year. This year was no exception.
Kathleen Birney Ass-pires to be the one with the Fat Ass next year.
This event is worth the trip, and Kathleen Birney tells us why.
BMO Vancouver Marathon Race Report
by Michael Angrove
Seven trail runners cover some serious territory in the Sooke Hills
by Lisa Fehr
A Harrier's thoughts on his two passions
By Roy Styffe, April 12, 2015
The 1st Annual Harriers Fundraiser was held at the 6 Mile Pub on Sunday, May 3rd, and was a great success!
Thanks to everyone for coming out to support our athletes!
Lifemark Esquimalt 5K Race Report
Chris Callendar recounts his experience as a first-timer battling the winds in Esquimalt
March 29, 2015
A Harrier adventure through the trails near Shawnigan Lake
By Heather Afford, March 21, 2015
A long-time running friend passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the age of 68. Vlad Pomajzl ran for Bastion Running Club in Nanaimo but also participated on many Prairie Inn Harriers masters' teams that won a number of championships in the late 80's and early 90's.
March 3, 2015
A misty beginning for a shiny new 2015 Island Race Series.
By Wendy Davies, Photo by Joseph Camilleri
Top 10 at the 2014 Run Through Time
Never assume that you know your way, for the road takes many unexpected twists and turns. So don't whine. Just enjoy the journey. And then enjoy some wine.
by Christine Thate
October 26, 2014