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by freddybeachpete
Fri May 16, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Invitation to Visit
Replies: 0
Views: 756

Invitation to Visit

Greetings all - would love to have some Running Maniacs visit us in Fredericton for the 3rd annual New Brunswick Highland Games Kilted 5k held the evening of Friday, July 25th. Great value and loads of fun - $25 gets you a race tech tee, lots of draw prizes, admission to the opening night concert an...
by freddybeachpete
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Guide Needed for Blind Runner
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Guide Needed for Blind Runner

Not to be a smartass, but I think one would require some measure of experience to run a half marathon.


Point well taken - no experience as a guide necessary. Experience as a runner strongly encouraged! :D
by freddybeachpete
Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Guide Needed for Blind Runner
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Guide Needed for Blind Runner

So, umm, out of curiousity, what time goal is he looking at ???


I asked him and he's not sure but thinks probably in the 2 1/2 hour range
by freddybeachpete
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Guide Needed for Blind Runner
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Guide Needed for Blind Runner

Greetings maniacs, It's been a long time since I posted on the Forum but I am back in search of a guide. Through my friend Myra (about whom I have often posted!), I have been in contact with Tim McIsaac, a blind athlete who is part of the Won With One group ( http://www.wonwithone.com ) . Tim comes ...
by freddybeachpete
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Olympic Torch relay has begun - List the maniacs!
Replies: 50
Views: 1728

Re: Olympic Torch relay has begun - List the maniacs!

Last night the torch made its way through Fredericton. I wasn't lucky enough to be selected as a torchbearer but just being alongside the route was way more of a thrill than I ever imagined it would be. I was close enough to feel the heat from the flame as it passed by!! Also had a chance to get my ...
by freddybeachpete
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: song for NY marathoners
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: song for NY marathoners

Springsteen's Born to Run was playing on the loudspeakers as I crossed the start line at NYC '06. A great omen!! Sinatra's version of NewYork New York is also a must have on the play list prior to running that race. Two other relevant songs: Simon and Garfunkle's 59th St Bridge Song (Feelin' Goovy) ...
by freddybeachpete
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Race Report - Tri By The Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Race Report - Tri By The Bay

The Rockwood Park Triathlon By The Bay took place in Saint John (NB) on the weekend and although a small event (63 entries in the Sprint Tri), it was first rate. Aside from the one that I did last month as Myra's guide, this was only my second Sprint tri - first was last July here in Fredericton, al...
by freddybeachpete
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Joe's Team Triathlon
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Joe's Team Triathlon

WARNING !!!! VERY LONG RACE REPORT AHEAD !!!!! On Saturday I had the opportunity to serve as partner-guide to my friend Myra as she did her first triathlon. Here are two posts from my BeginnerTriathlete.com mentorship group's thread combined into one VERY LONG post for the RM Darksiders: Post #1 The...
by freddybeachpete
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Our beloved rides...
Replies: 111
Views: 4782

While not as fancy as some of the other rides that have been pictured on this thread, I'm proud of "Sebastian" - named for the patron saint of athletes. I even have my RM name (FreddyBeachPete) on him and of course my charity of choice, Team Diabetes. http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k100/freddybea...
by freddybeachpete
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Fire destroys Tommy & Lefebvre
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Sorry to hear. T&L was our "go to" spot for sporting gear when I was a kid. Do they still have the store in the west end on Carling at Woodroffe?
by freddybeachpete
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 2009 Fredericton Marathon Race Weekend
Replies: 38
Views: 1756

I will either be doing the 10k or working as a volunteer - yet to decide. Great to hear that some members of he RM Nation are making a special trip to visit our fair city!!
by freddybeachpete
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Happy St. Paddys' Day - Tuesday workouts & debauchery
Replies: 57
Views: 1312

A 1000m swim workout planned for noonhour today. May the luck of the Irish be with you all !!
by freddybeachpete
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: The Blind Guys Tri Team
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Proud to say that I will be serving as partner-guide for Myra - one of the 30 - the same lady that I guided at two HalfMary's in 2007. She will be 66 years old when we do the Joe's Team Tri!!
by freddybeachpete
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: cycle commuting issue: need advice to write a letter
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Any chance that there is a ward or rooms that have been closed at your healthcare facility that could be turned into a shower/change facility for minimal capital cost?

FBP
by freddybeachpete
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Maritime Darksiders- Equipment?
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Radical Edge on Queen St. in Fredericton sells wetsuits. If they aren't on display in the store, ask for the owner Mike Davis. He either has them at home or can get them in for you. Great bike shop as well. Nowhere here that rents suits that I know of.
by freddybeachpete
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Speaking of trifecta's (Doonst/Dave)...
Replies: 8
Views: 618

A friend of mine did a "Triple Crown" at the NCM one year - 5k, 10k and HalfM.
by freddybeachpete
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Where to start?
Replies: 27
Views: 1051

Hi OfficerJen,

Welcome to RM. You've already received plenty of good advice. I just wanted to commend you on your goals - getting active and becoming an officer. Way back when (1977 to be precise), they were my goals too and they were both well worth the effort!
by freddybeachpete
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: East Coast Darksiders - Help please!
Replies: 5
Views: 592

If you have a look at: http://www.atlanticchip.ca/events/ you'll find some (I suspect most) of the maritime listings. I can attest to the Duncan Hadley triathlon being a well run event. First weekend in July every year. Sprint, Oly, Du and Team events. http://trifred.trinb.ca/
by freddybeachpete
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Forty and fast - Nova Scotia Mother running into history
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Denise is a true inspiration and obviously a great talent. I met her in Boston '07 when she spoke at Manulife's pre-race dinner. Sadly, she had been forced to withdraw from the race due to an injury. She still though was out at 5 in the morning in the middle of a hurricane to wish us well as we load...
by freddybeachpete
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Spinervals
Replies: 54
Views: 2503

Tonight I tried Spinnervals for the first time. It was one of the base ones. I'm also not very practiced on the trainer either so have a lot to learn. Notes to self: 1. Remember to bring water :roll: (if I was cycling o/s I would NEVER leave home without water :!: ) 2. Turn up the sound so I can he...
by freddybeachpete
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: the last daily thread of 2008
Replies: 54
Views: 1651

No running planned for today but looking forward to the Fredericton version of the Resolution Run tomorrow.
by freddybeachpete
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Spinervals
Replies: 54
Views: 2503

I received a Spinervals "Time Trial" DVD to accompany the bike trainer I was given at Christmas but it had a 9.5 rating so I took it back this morning and got the Aero Base Builder 16.0 (difficulty 7.5) instead. I just tried it and it is perfect for me.
by freddybeachpete
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Spin for Diabetes II -- A fitness Revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 772

The "Spin for Diabetes" sounds like a great event. On behalf of everyone who lives with the disease, thanks to all those who decide to take part
by freddybeachpete
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Spin for Diabetes II -- A fitness Revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 772

All right, I am 22 years old. I have done research and I am pretty sure I have type1 diabetes but I am afraid of needles what should I do be honest. I am highly afraid of needles I have told my parent but they said they will only take me if I really feel like I need to go to doctors. Please suggest...
by freddybeachpete
Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Christmas Gift
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Christmas Gift

I was thrilled to receive a bike trainer from my family for Christmas. They even had it all set up for in the basement. Thanks Mrs FBP and FBP kidlets!!

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