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Plan for CVRRTNW on Tuesday May 24th 2016:

We shall do 4x1500m out and back on Headquarters / Dove Creek Roads. Newbies are invited to turn back after the first 1500m. (ie 2x1500m). If you feel fantastic try this pacing exercise: Do 15k race pace for #1, then 10k race pace for #2, then 8k race pace for #3, then 5k race pace for #4. Do the math, write the numbers on your arm. :) It is very satisfying to do a session like 4x1500m with a cautious start and a strong finish. This kind of exercise really helps you to learn proper pacing and distribution of effort. We have strained, not trained, when we do the opposite: ie Starting at a brisk pace, then getting slower and slower on subsequent runs. Do not hesitate to contact me at 250-331-0044 or eeemail@telus.net if you have any questions about running in general or your running in particular. Happy running.

4th Annual Loop at the Lake Mountain Race Quesnel

4th Annual Loop at the Lake Mountain Race

3 Categories-25 km trail run

10 km trail run & 10 km trail walk

July 17th/2016 7:30 am (25 km run)

8:30 am (10 km walk)

            9:30 am (10 km run)


25 km-Racers start at Hallis Lake X country ski club house, take the trails to the top of Dragon Mountain and return to the finish at Hallis Lake. 

Oceanside Mothers Day 10K and 5K

Attention Racer, Runner, Fitness Enthusiast and Volunteers!

If you have already registered for the Oceanside Mother’s Day 10k run through beautiful Rathtrevor Provincial Park, thanks for your prior support and participation.  We are geared up for another fantastic event on May 8th 2016.

New this year, we have a 5k run/walk. It is a loop including road and trail along the Englishman River estuary, suitable for baby joggers. 

Excellent prize incentives for volunteers!


CVRR is #1 at the 2016 VIRA Island Race Series

Here we are! The number one running club on the Island. Yup, thatʼs right. The Comox Valley Road Runners won the Frontrunners Island Race Series, crushing (in a friendly way) the Prairie Inn Harriers of Victoria (who had not lost to anyone since 2002) by 261 points. We had 34 members lace up their shoes for this very auspicious 10K race in Sooke yesterday; some were running injured, some hadnʼt raced in a year...or more!...a couple of non running spouses walked the course for the points and one of us, our Diane Palmason, came simply to run in her late Ernieʼs shoes.

Bazan Bay 5km Sunday March 6, 2016

Rain or shine? Both! 552 runners showed up for the annual Bazan Bay 5 km road race in Sidney on Sunday March 6th and were welcomed with intervals of rain, wind and sunshine. The race started amidst a torrential downpour, but by the 2.5 km turnaround it was starting to clear, and racers and spectators alike enjoyed sunshine at the finish line. Comox Valley Road Runners had 21 runners participating, running alongside runners from all over the island and some from Vancouver and beyond.

Hatley Castle 8K Results

On Sunday February 21st,  393 Runners took on the steep hills and challenging trails of the beautiful and historic Royal Roads University Campus at the annual Hatley Castle 8K in Colwood.

Despite the forecast calling for rain, it managed to hold off until all runners had finished.


Five Comox Valley Road Runners represented the community well as they joined more than two thousand other racers in the 21.1 km First Half Marathon held on Februrary 14 in Vancouver. It was a cold and wet day for racing along a route that included a frigid loop of the Stanley Park Seawall. 

Run4Fun Volunteers Needed

Well its that time of year that the Youth Run4Fun Planning Committee meets & begins preparation for yet another exciting season of this highly successful program.
In order to ensure its success,we require the assistance of CVRR members who can volunteer their time for 8 Wednesday evenings from 5:45- 7ish starting April 13th..
Any running ability is welcome. No experience required.

New shipment of CVRR Clothing

A new shipment of CVRR Clothing has arrived & is available for purchase by contacting Mary Ann - mar08 @ hotmail.ca. Limited sizes of all items are available, so act fast.

Mother's Day 10K Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

On Sunday May 8th, Oceanside Running Club Association (ORCA) is once again celebrating Mother’s Day with its favourite 10k run (no walkers) through Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (road and trail).
This year there will also be a brand new 5k walk/run looping through the Englishman River Estuary (road and trail).
Competitive and recreational runners are invited to come and run the 10k scenic course as it winds along the beautiful oceanfront and through the trails at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.

Jim Smiley Recognized for Service

At the Annual General Meeting  In November we were pleased to recognize Jim Smiley's many years of contributions to the CVRR. Jim was  presented with the first Distinguished Service Award for over 12 years of volunteering: as club president, half marathon race director, run clinic leader, Run 4 Run volunteer and sponsor, Track n' Trail volunteer and sponsor of the Nautical Days 4 Miler. Congratulations and thanks Jim.

CVRR Member Made Videos

By Kindle:
link to SHAW CVRR high quality professional video!
(preliminary sponsor advertising lasts about 15 seconds)
my low quality youtube promo

Pool Running

Pool Running Returns Thursday, October 1st 2015/16.

UPDATE! We are really pleased that Neil has stepped up to lead the water running program this season.  Neil has extensive experience using the therapeutic benefits of water running to assist in injury prevention and recovery. New poolsters are welcome.  Come Thurs. at 5 to 6 p.m. to the Sports and Aquatic Centres (next to the Vanier track).  Pay your $5.00 at deck side (come earlier to soak in the hot tub).   No previous skill is required!  

The CVRR is pleased to announce that Pool Running returns for another season of fun, frolics, hot tubbing, socialising and of course the ever popular HARD WORK!

Once again this year we have 4, yes FOUR, lanes booked for the entire year, and we have the pool to ourselves.

Winter Pool/Water Running at CV Sports Centre, Thursdays, 5 to 6 pm. 
(We have the pool booked every Thursday until March 17, 2016)