The fall season has officially begun! The weather is starting to become more enjoyable for running with those perfect temperatures and soon we’ll have those beautiful tree colours on the trails. It’s also exciting for myself, Jordan Bierema, as I step into a new role as Manager of the Runner’s Den. After a few years working in University Administration, I decided to put that on hold (for forever) and follow my passion, running. For those of you that don’t know me, below is a snippet of my running history.
Started running when I was in Grade 3… just a few years ago.
Gave up running in grade 9 as I thought it wasn’t a “cool enough” sport.
Got back into competitive running in grade 10… realized it was actually kind of cool.
Ran cross country and track with the McMaster Marauders for 4 years.
Started training for road races following University.
Gave that up shortly after and started to run ultramarathons on the trails… I recently completed a 100km race in the Alps.
Looking forward to an exciting racing schedule in 2019!
Make sure you swing by the store and say hi! I’d love to meet you. If you want to contact me, Email Jordan@runnersden.com or Call (905) 490-8038.
Over the past couple of years, it’s become evident that the City of Hamilton has caught the running bug. Whether you’re a runner in the Hamilton Olympic Club, running in secondary school, or running as a student at McMaster University or Mohawk College, the Hamilton running community includes those of all ages and abilities.
Running groups are popping up all over the place, including the Hamilton Running Club. Lowercity Runners, Dundas Valley Track Club, and many more. If you’re wanting to run with a group, there is bound to be one that fits into your schedule!
Not only are there many groups with a whole range of times & places to meet, but runners of all abilities have a space to feel comfortable, encouraged, and accepted. Whether you are just starting to run, not interested in racing and just love to get out on the trails, are very competitive, or looking to be the fastest runner in Hamilton, there is a place for you.
Why would we start this news blog? Well! We want to keep you informed on everything RUNNING in the Hammer. That might include: upcoming races, weekly run schedules, past race results, interviews, new products at “The Den,” exciting things happening in the lives of the runners that call Hamilton home, and much more. If you ever want to share something on the blog, I will always be looking for awesome stories, so feel free to send me an email at Jordan@runnersden.com.
UPCOMING NEWS & INFO
Visit these pages for their upcoming weekly runs:
*Let me know if you want your club page/schedule added!
Saturday, September 29th | Running for Rachael 5k & 10k | Bayfront Park
Check out our event page HERE for more information
Saturday, October 6th | Sticks N’ Stones Trail Race | Christie Lake Conservation Area
Jeff and Heather of Happy Trails Racing have their first of two Fall trail races happening on October 6th. There is a distance for everyone, so check out their race website HERE for more information!
Saturday & Sunday, November 3rd-4th | Hamilton Road2 Hope Marathon Weekend
Check out the the race sight HERE for more information
*Let me know if there are any other races happening in Hamilton!
October 2nd | Learn to Run Clinic | Runner’s Den
Check out our clinic page HERE for more information!
Keep Hammering, Hamilton!