September 26, 2012

Don't Be Afraid of A Little Rain

It's alright, in fact it's the best weather to run in, though at this point the forecasts seem to think that if the rain comes it will be clearing out by 7 anyways.  So if you're done with dragon boats or your marathon (congrats to all that finished this past weekend), now's a great time to enjoy the lighter side with a beer run.

If for some reason the weather does not cooperate, we can easily change the destination bar to something closer and more manageable, but what would be the fun in that?

September 18, 2012

Changes Are Happening- Pay Attention!

Ok people, listen up, we've got a lot going on, and with big natural changes we've got to keep up.  Since it's getting dark much earlier now, on top of moving the runs up to 7PM we have to change the meeting spot to somewhere with light.  Luckily, the Tam Tams statue has lights and is close to the gazebo, so that is an easy one.

Secondly, due to some members having an event tomorrow evening, we swapped the destination of the run to Brasserie Cherrier from Typhoon to keep everyone closer to downtown.  We will still get to Typhoon the week after before the weather starts to really get the best of us.

So, to recap:
1. Meeting time is now 7PM at Tam Tams Statue
2. This week is Brasserie Cherrier, map is on the right hand side.

Rain or shine, we'll still be going!

September 10, 2012

Beer Running- The Scientific Side

So as word of the running club has been infiltrating conversation around Montreal, many people have speculated and questioned the validity of drinking beer after a run.  Some turn up their nose at the idea of being at a bar post-exercise and sweaty, some think that you are doing more harm than good for yourself.

Well, since there is no run update to give this week I instead offer a science update.  Below are two articles pertaining to the science of beer running, the first being an example directly from Dr. Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, whose research inspired the original Fishtown Beer Runners club in Philadelphia.  The second is another research study summary written about from the New York Times Health & Science section.  While its science appears solid, I cannot help but question the amount of fun non-alcoholic beer offers compared to the real thing.

September 4, 2012

September Runs Are Up- Other Announcements

Hello Fellow Runners:

We have some big changes going on with the club, and I'm not just talking about the weather outside.

1. Following the Lance Armstrong run where there was definitely some new interest among those who did not know us before, we decided there's no better time for a run to Benelux in a "Choose Your Own Adventure" run, where everyone can choose their own distance to go, seeing as the destination is so close.

2. September 12- There is a significant event that many of the club will attend that is in no way related to Beer Running sadly, so I have not chosen a location, though anyone who still wants to take up the standard and find something is more than welcome.

3. Runs are now officially moved up to 7PM starting this month as the sunlight is fading away quickly on us.  This is however in now way a sign that the club will be closing shop any time soon, we aim to run until the threat of our beer being frozen waiting for us as the bar is a distinct possibility.

4.  If you haven't yet, make sure to join the facebook page for more info, announcements, and silliness related to beer and running.