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PIH offers several regular training sessions each week. Weekly training sessions occur:

  • Saturday morning at Thetis Lake Park
  • Tuesday after work at various locations
  • Thrusday Mornings at various locations 

The club also offers special non-race events throughout the year, such as Hound Hikes, Wilderness Runs, and Holiday Runs. 

Visitors are welcome to attend a training session. Just drop by and let us know you're new!

 

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The Harriers Youth Team is a year-round training and racing group based in Victoria, focusing on both track and field and cross country running.

The Team has about 25 members ranging from grade 8 to third-year university. This includes youth who are just starting to run to those who are competing at the national and international level. We compete here on the Island, but increasingly we have to look to races on the Mainland, other provinces or the US to get competitive races.

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**NEW** PIH Trail Running Clinic starting March 17, 2018

  • Are you new to trail running or want to experience it for the first time?
  • Want to finish a trail race feeling strong and confident?
  • Seeking to increase your speed, endurance, and efficiency on the trails?
  • Looking for a group to run with on the trails?
  • Want to learn how proper nutrition can optimize your performance?

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Thetis Lake Park Spring/Summer Trail Runs

Starting on Saturday, May 5, our run venue is at Prior Lake for the 5 warmer spring and summer months.  A quick swim in Prior Lake is optional after the run.  We meet at the small parking area on Highland Road and return to the main parking lot of Thetis Lake Park for the cooler, wetter months through the fall, winter and early spring.  We gather every Saturday throughout the year, meeting at 8:00 am for a one hour run with coffee or breakfast following.

This is the classic Prairie Inn Harriers weekly social run with groups ranging from slow to moderate to fast. All runners, dogs and walkers are welcome.  Group leaders are available for all paces.

 

PIH Group Shot 2012 TNW small5:15 pm Tuesdays — Weekly after-work interval workout using various local roads, parks, and trails. Every week is different and everyone is welcome. The faster runners will pick up slower runners on the final lap.

Meet at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre November through April, and at Mount Douglas, Beaver Lake or other locations May through September. Check the schedule for specific workouts.

Schedule |  2015 Details & Reports

 9:30 am Thursday at various locations around Greater Victoria. IMG 0119

The group was started by Maurice Tarrant and initially attracted only about half a dozen runners, mostly retired friends of Maurice. Over the past few years the group has blossomed and now has a consistent core group of about 30 runners and walkers. A small number of TMGers meet at the Oak Bay track 9 am on Mondays for a speed session. Everyone welcome.

Upcoming Runs

 

April 19-'-Rosie's in Cook St Village  

April 12---Denny's in Colwood

Run Reports

April 5---Mary's Bleue Moon Cafe

Lost morning

About 20 TMGers congregated in the overflow parking lot of Mary's Bleue Moon. It was a morning of loss. We lost the sun and put up our umbrellas to ward off showers. Dave, who stood in for this month's leader, John W. away in Vancouver visiting family and Janet, lost his memory and forgot to mention Lil's birthday. Thanks to Pat's reminder the group sang a hearty chorus of Happy Birthday to her. The group lost Dave when he went into the restaurant to notify them of our numbers. So there is no report for the walk and run, but since everyone returned for breakfast, presumably they all enjoyed the damp outing. Next week the group meets at Denny's parking lot for a walk/run through Royal Roads or along the Goose.

On a sad note, Brian C. gave us an update Gilles St Dennis' wife Dorothy who is now in hospice. Our collective hearts go out to Gilles and family. 

On another note, Brian and Nelda will be away for the next 3 TMGs, and John Webb has offered to provide the message and donated photos.

Hi Brian, here are some photos from my (Dave's) solo walk.

March 29---Cedar Hill Sport Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road.

My initial sundance and request for favorable weather asked for four weeks of good weather.
Alas, this week's 5thTMG outing did not get the same protection and we got a bit wet.
We took a vote on changing start time to 9AM for the three warmest months of summer.
This change will take place in June, July and August.
Birthday song for Brian Case was performed outside the sport centre.
Our best wishes to absent Ron Noel and John Webb.
Next week Dave Charles ( for John Webb ) will lead us from Mary's Blue Moon Cafe
9535 Canora Road in Sidney.

Marie Kaplan

March 22--The Oaks (Oak Bay Avenue at Monterey)

Oak Bay area was in full spring colours to welcome the TMG gathering this morning.
Despite the confusion of our starting point, we all got good exercise and all is well.
The public parking by the Oak Bay Fire Hall has heated washrooms, luxury.
The service at Oaks was very slow and some of us left without food.
It was nice to see Doug Monds and his wife,  who brought their New Zealand's visitors.
Something to ponder on for next week, our last March outing.
We will take a vote on a following change:
 Back to 9 AM start for the summer months of June, July  and August.
Next TMG, March 29th will start from Cedar Hill Sport Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road.
The main entrance, bottom of the hill.
We have some important birthdays, so bring your best singing voice.
I was unable to secure any reservation. There is a cafeteria in the sport centre and there are many choices for food and coffee in nearby Hillside Shopping Centre.
Cheers,
Marie Kaplan

March 15--Mosi's 5303 W.Saanich Rd.

There were close to 30 of us this morning at Mosi Cafe.
No singing was required, which was a good thing, for it would have been hard to compete with the traffic noise.
Pictures will show that we have enjoyed a beautiful outing.
The cafe was busy, and the originally promised reserved tables could not be held.
Next week we will meet in Oak Bay. There is a public parking area adjacent to the Firehall.
Please assemble at this parking area, address: 1703 Monterey Avenue.
After our exercise we will have our social coffee, etc at Oaks Bistro, at
the corner of Oak Bay Ave and Monterey.
Marie

Hurricane Ridge 2012Sign up early for these upcoming wilderness runs: Sunday June 26, 2016 - Maple Mountain Trails and Sunday July 24, 2016 - Juan de Fuca Trail.

(For more Harriers events, visit the Meet page)

walkWednesday at 5:30 pm at UVIC year round.

PIH Racewalkers are an enthusiastic group of recreational and competitive walkers.

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