Friday, November 30, 2012

Early Start! Math talk!

Please notice changes -  -1 Full spot left on 21, 1 Full spot left on 22nd -anyone? anyone? testing testing is this thing on??

We only have 2 spots left - 1 on the 21st, 1 on the 22nd - so hurray up y'all!
 Also - I have had some requests for early start - here's the deal!
7:30 am - early start - any event - any day

*come before 7:30 to fill out forms & pay registration fees (PLEASE EXACT CHANGE)(I can do math at that early in the morning but I may not wanna) (of course you can always donate MORE than $15 as a gesture of goodwill....) 
* Bring a headlamp for that 1st lap - it is wooded & may be dark
* So my acme method of accounting for laps was developed by runners who know what it means to do math after a few kms (this is a very math-centric post) SO - when you come to the aid table - make sure you give your patent pending lap tag to myself or one of the volunteers (here's hoping!)- this is particularly important when early start & multi-distance is involved.
* Also please remember this is a low key event so have hydration & nutrition & be prepared.

Warm clothes for after are always a plus!  

If you like to share Xmas baking, then do so!

Bring canned goods - see link to most needed list on last post! 

You know tomorrow is the 1st of December, right??? YOU do the MATH!! (see how I did that??)

Monday, November 26, 2012


It' s true - all events are almost full
My elves are beginning to get busy making the secret things they are making.  I just wanted to take the time to update some stuff
All distances are $15.
If you would like to supplement that $15 with more money or canned goods or baked goods & goodies for the aid station or volunteering at the aid station - please feel free!!
This is a small event which promotes running & community & something to do that is nice other than wear ugly sweaters & suck back rum balls. (although you can run & do that too!)

So do come on out - bring your friends - have fun!!
If you haven't registered - might wanna do so soon!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Yeah - but not really that big - but the MEDIUM DAY! pulls less weight. So..
Believe me when I say I have thought about this a lot.  Here's what I thunk.
I want to keep this a small, homegrown event - SO
Bring your own hydration - there is still only the 1 aid station with some treats & water & first aid.
There will be some people who have 1st aid out on the course but when you are on the other side of the 6.2 km lake, you may be alone.
So again - SMALL EVENT
I have to put a cap on it this year.  Last year the event grew & became a bit overwhelming for my small troop of minions & myself - SO
Each day will have 25 runners total.
10 full marathoners
15 1/2 marathoners
When you are signing up - please specify which distance & which date you will be running.  You can run both dates- but hurry!

 This year I have had to raise the cost of the entry fees to cover supplies & insurance etc.
I do not get paid - I made this event up & I volunteer - so don't get all "rage against the man" about this, coz dude, I ain't no man & I will be there all day, both days, stirring your tasty vegan finish line chili & giving you cheers.
And all the money & canned goods we collect goes to the local food bank!
Dec 21 - 
1/2 marathon - $15
full marathon - $15
Dec 22 - 
1/2 marathon - $15
full marathon - $15
ok ok wait now 1/2ers - before you get all uppity again & like - how come I have to pay the same as those fullers?  Here's why & it isn't just so I don't have to put on my cypherin hat - you may run less but you eat a lot & there's more of you - so it all equals out & if that doesn't cut it - then it's because I say so.  It all goes to the food bank - around the holidays - COME ON - quit whining!!
But if really & truly this represents a hardship for you -please contact me & we can arrange something.  
Or if you are feeling generous - you can kick in a bit more coz really it all goes to a good cause & the world may either end the next day or just be starting all over again - SO 

To register
Please email me- Angela @ 

Include your full name, which distance & date & WESTWOOD LAKE MARATHON in the subject line.
If you think you already registered but don't see your name below or there's a question mark by it, it's because you did not tell me the day you plan to run - or did not give me a full name -  or I made a mistake

Friday, Dec 21- End of the World
1/2 -CLOSED!!
1.Rachel Kimler
2.Darcie Davidson
3.Jessica Krippendorf Kirby
4.Tracy McKeown
5.Susan Miller
6.Breanna Curnow
7.Scott Speakman
8.Sandra Clark
9.Sheron Chrysler
10.Anne Heyes-early start
11.Colleen van der Heide
12.Wendy Williams
13.Gene Wray
14.Susan Marshall
15.Wendy Marshall
1.Peggy Sherwood
2.James Griffin
3.Quentin Proud
4.George Clark
5. Stacy Wallington
6.Sheila Dawe
7.Mylisa Edison
8.Bob Wall
9.Tami Beales
Saturday, Dec 22-Whole New World
1.Katy Wallington
2.Jessica Reed
3.Sheron Chrysler
4.David Vanderlinde
5.Kelly Schellenberg
6.Lisa de Lusignan
7.Catherine Macey
8.Andrea Thomson
9.James Griffin
10.Danna Hadden
11.Susan Marshall
12.John W. Berger
13.Kim Rodger
14.Damian Allen
15.Glenn Goodwin
Full - FULL!
1.Mylisa Edison
2.Peggy Sherwood
3.Rob McWilliam
4. Scott Speakman
5.George Clark
6.Stacy Wallington
7.Sheila Dawe
8.Adam McConnell
9.Julien Menard
10.Janet Green

You pay when you get to Westwood Lake (exact change please)(cash only) - you will out a form - so come earlier than 9am.  If there is demand, I will probably have an early start again this year - let me know.  And the caps MAY be flexible BUT there is no guarantee you will get swag if you are over the limit.
NO T-SHIRTS (I have too many, so no shirt for you, but I will write on your own t-shirt if you want!)

Please let me know if you are interested & see you for the end of the world!
***The CEE VACS are coming! The CEE VACS are coming!***
Update!!  I have added all the registrants I have so far to the list - going like hotcakes!  Please contact me if I made an error (highly likely I did)
Also we are always accepting treats for the aid station - things to share, baked goods, chips, grapes, soda, left over Halloween candy - it's all good!  Also looking for volunteers & prize donations!  If you have a small business that would like to donate a prize or service, please contact me
Angela -
And just to clarify, the full is 2 laps(6.1 km) around Westwood lake, hill 1st, followed by 3 out & backs to a marked 5km tree.  The 1/2 is a 22 km route consisting of the 2 laps around the lake (6.1km, hill 1st) followed by 1 lap to a marked 5km tree & back.  Also it is a public, groomed trail. So dogs & kids & walkers & bikes are all allowed to be there.  There is one pretty decent hill that you will run twice.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sorry for the late updates
Busy - as are we all this time of year (ok ok all the times of year)
So NEXT WEEK I will decide how much the reg fees are going up - no worries - not lots,
not like the big ol fancy schmancy marathons but then we don't have the support teams or merch or aid stations or general costs of the big boys.

If you are planning to sign up remember these things -

It is a multi-lap run around a well groomed trail.
It is open to the public so dogs & kids & their bikes & peeps will be there.
It is up to you to bring a hydration pack & fuel as the meagerly stocked aid station is once every 6 or 10 km (depending on which lap you are on).
There is one washroom - next to the aid staion.
There are people with 1st aid who are running as well, but when you are on the back side of the lake, you might be on your own for a km or 2.
It is a 6.1km loop.

We want you to come & have a good ol time & try some tasty vegan chili & regular ol pancakes after.
There will be medals!
New this year - there will be a cap! (Details next week, but I'm keeping it small folks)
There might be 2 marathons - I'm planning the 2nd but if the world ends, I reserve to right to cancel it.
So - mark your calendars
Dec. 21 9am
Dec 22 - 9am
(1/2 available as well)
Email me
Angela -
Make sure you put Westwood Lake Marathon in title so I don't delete your spammy self.

Thanks & until next week - stock up on your end of the world supplies!