The 6AM Runners: Coast to Coast

November 30, 2009

That’s right… from sea to shining sea. Stephen Wight has leaned and is announcing that the 6AMRunners now span the nation:

“It is official the 6 AM Runners Club has gone coast to coast. Jeff Lapointe and Chris Hornibrook has started the fifth chapter of the club in Vancouver, just in time for the Olympics. Moncton, Fredericton Charlottetown, Whitehead and now Vancouver. ”
Stephen Wight


6AM 2009 -Runner of the Year- Nominations

November 20, 2009

As we near the end of 2009, and look forward to a new decade of running….. we must first look back. As they say if you don’t know where you come from then your bound to repeat it… errr, no wait, if you don’t know your history you won’t know where your going – ummmm… that is to say….. OK – so I’m not great with words!

Let’s just get to the point, without hesitation, or any further delay, of any kind, whatsoever: THE 2009 6AM RUNNER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS are now open. Although we cannot reveal the exact formula that decides the “6AM runner of the year”, I’m sure you can imagine what we’re looking for. Last Year’s co-winners Layton Ford & Joel Lapointe have served the 6AMers well this year, and will no doubt be considered again for 2009.

So, please post your nominations and/or thoughts in the comments section of this post, and soon, we will have a winner.

thank you,
Patrick D
6AM Runners VP Communications

Runners Report (by Steve W – an essay)

November 6, 2009

It is that time of year once again when the cold weather drives the 6 Amers out for a run. After a summer of high temperatures and few participants the boys are ready to train for our spring marathon. Do not forget the 6Am Christmas Runners Party is Sat Dec 5 at 6 pm at Skipper’s House. So if you have gotten up at that ungodly hour of 5 am and hit the trails with the boys, then you are invited.

In saying all that I expect to see some old and familiar faces creeping out of the wood work over the next few weeks. One would Be George F who will no doubt show up one morning before the 5 Dec and provide us with his infinite knowledge of running so he can attend. Yes George if you do not make it out by 5 Dec you can come and receive your gift especially if it means we skip the tips on how to prepare for a marathon.

We are in mourning for a fellow runner, not that he passed away, but he lost his socks and has not been out for a while. Rumour has it he has been working elsewhere, and can not make it out for the run. Like George he will be out just to meet the deadline for the party. Maybe he will walk the walk instead of talking the walk.

Who is this new guy anyway? I heard through the grape vine that he was testing the market to find the best running in Freddy. News flash if you stick with us you bound to crash, and there is no stimulus package here to bail you out. May your nickname could be Joker because any info on the current stock market would be a good laugh…. Or the Green Hornet ( that has nothing to do with your current running pace by the way) because any investment in the market is bound to sting you where it hurts. Welcome to the club.

If you have been out lately you might have noticed a refreshing face on the run. It has been so long since Mr Sherlywood has run. We were lucky he even remembered where we meet. He grand disappearance from the Ottawa trip was noted. It must have been the rigorous training regime for the marathon that those that attended maintained that wore him out.

Speaking of things not to do before you run a half marathon

1. travel to Ottawa with the four amigos
2. eat lemons before the run
3. drink lots of liquids
4. run the fast 10k you have ever run the day before
5. follow directions from Hector
6. Let Sean drive. No worries about backseat drivers, there to busy saying prayers for their safety
7. run more Kms in two days then you have run in a month.


New Runner finds the 6AM Runners

November 5, 2009


Whether David likes it or not he’s been adopted by the 6AM Runners. Out 3 times in his first week David Gorveatte is in! Showing great attitude and a willingness to tolerate the “silliness” of the 6AMers. Dave has already started “gearing up”. In fact an unnamed source tells that he is considering purchasing some spandex. Dave… please don’t go down that road – we’ve lost so many runners already.