We've really been enjoying the great energy of the Guelph running community lately, although it seems to have diminished my blogging ability. In a complete reversal of the 'build it and they will come' mentality, the highly successful Speed River Track Club is spearheading an ambitious project to raise funds for a proper 8-lane, international calibre outdoor running track. We plan on helping them in any way we can. See below:
Scott-Thomas’s fundraising puts Guelph on track for successMay 31, 2011
By Rory Gilfillan
Not long ago, a local Guelph reporter wrote that if you wanted to see Canada’s next generation of long distance talent, you needed look no further than Cooks Mill Road on a Sunday morning. Sure enough, the next week people started showing up to practice. Some came to watch; others came to run but the inclusive spirit that has animated every aspect of Dave Scott-Thomas’s formidable resume remained.
Dave Scott-Thomas isn’t just any coach. He’s the force behind the wildly successful Speed River Track Club and the architect who has built University of Guelph’s dominance in every distance over 1500 metres. Now, he wants to build a track that won’t just cater to the elite but to the entire community.Full article here.