Saturday, February 2, 2008

Feb. 2 Next pub night @ The Royal Oak!

Our next guest speaker is Bruce Barteaux, an ultra-marathoner, for Feb 2. Bruce is 53 years old and still representing Canada at the World 100km championship. There’re few sports that you can race competitively at this age! Bruce will share with us and show photos of some of his interesting running and cultural experiences from various parts the world. As well he will give us some tips on how to stay motivated in running, minimize injuries, and balance between family life and a demanding profession. I also want to note that Bruce has raised almost $40,000 for The Terry Fox Cancer Foundation from his running races!

Because of many interests from the club, I will also do a brief talk on the Canadian Death Race and the fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society that I did last summer.

So come out our club social pub night for drinks and listen to Bruce’s presentation (and mine too :-)!

WHAT: pub night and guess speaker Bruce Barteaux
WHERE: Royal Oak at Pretoria Bridge (221 Echo Dr.)
WHEN: Fri 2 Feb, 6pm dinner, 7pm presentation on the second floor. You can join us for dinner or just come later for the presentation. My talk will be around 20min and Bruce’s ~ 1-1.5hrs, so we’ll finish around 9pm.
WHO: everyone (your friends and spouses are also welcome)
COST: $1.00 per person. This will pay for a small gift and the guess speaker's dinner.
RSVP: by email
truong_long at

Bruce Barteaux’s running highlights:

“Bruce Barteaux was born to run – run fast, run long and run hard. His achievements in the sport of distance running are nothing short of legendary. He has competed in some of the most gruelling and demanding races in the world. From the “Hurtin’ Hamstring Hundred” and the “Canadian Death Race” to the “Rum Runners Ultra” and numerous other elite, international races including six consecutive years representing Canada at the World Cup 100 km, this super fit, superstar of distance running has raced more than 67 marathons. He has won seven of them and placed second to fourth overall in another five races. While some runners might consider running an ultra marathon as the capstone of their running careers, Bruce has run 27 of these races, the majority of those being at least 100 km in distance. Of those 27, he won a total of seven and placed second to fourth overall in another seven.”

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