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The K2J Fitness Newsletter was established in January 2012. It is intended to be a monthly / bi-monthly publication featuring running and runners in our community. Newsletter articles cover the latest information on race resuls, past and upcoming events and run clinics. Besides featuring who crossed the finish and when and where they did so, the newsletter offers anecdotes, useful tips from the frontline of running and a snapshot of the K2J Fitness running culture. All articles are unique to this publication.

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Newsletter - May 2014

Another year and another Boston behind us with once again, some amazing results. And the K2J family continues to grow! One of the interesting things to come out of those Boston Marathon times is the placing of some K2Jers in the Marathon

Canada Rankings:
Brian O’Higgins 2:51:55, 43rd overall, 9th 50-59
Judy Andrew-Piel 3:12:59 28th overall, 1st 50-59
Kim Redden 3:04:17, 14th overall, 5th 40-49

JR & Judy would like to congratulate everyone on an outstanding...

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Newsletter - April 2014 - Boston Edition

The results, the pictures and everything Boston - Boston Strong 4-15-13!

--K2J

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Newsletter - April 2014

As you all know, Judy keeps a wealth of statistics on all of us and the various races, etc. that we do over a year, totals them up and shares them with us all.

However, it may come as a surprise to you what modern tools she uses to keep track of all of this information !!

--JIM

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Newsletter - November 2013

Well another year has come and almost gone.  Hope it was a good year for training, running and racing for you. Not a great one here but learning some new techniques, meeting some new training partners and yes thinking there may well be at least one and maybe two more marathons in these knees. Maybe Chicago 2014 (wish I could have been there this year) and then London 2015 – why am I hearing strains of the theme from “Run Fat Boy, Run”.  And really, really looking forward to...

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Newsletter - September 2013

WOW - into September already!! That was one long hot, occasionally nasty stormy, as in that wonderful track night with the horizontal rain and wind, summer. But despite all of that or maybe because of it in some cases we had some amazing results. So have a look and see what we’ve collectively been up to. Oh and by the way we now have our own “official” pace car - well actually it’s Judy’s car with nice large K2J magnetic panels on it -...

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Newsletter - July 2013

Well it may be post Ottawa Race Weekend but the summer is a busy time for racing and of course the start of training for all of those late summer and fall races. Rumor has it that quite a few K2Jers will be heading to Chicago in October, wish I could be with you but Italy calls. I wonder if there is any good wine or food there? Or anywhere that I might take a few photos? So here we go - lots of stats, a few photos and a bit of stuff on K2J training with our new training poster on the last...

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Newsletter - May 2013

Lots happening after race weekend - find more info on K2JFitness.com.
Register on the site or just email Judy.

--K2J

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Newsletter - April 2013

After last year's New York Marathon and encounters with hurricanes and this year's Boston Marathon, I'm beginning to think we're living through the Chinese proverb- "may you live through interesting times".

Rather than try and summarize, make comments on or otherwise try to get a handle on the now past events of the Boston Marathon, lets leave that to the news media, offer thanks in our own ways for our safe return, and extend sympathies to those who did not fare as well as the K2J...

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Newsletter - March 2013

Bushtukah would like to invite the ladies of the National Capital region to join us for our 6th annual SWEET (Sporty Women's Empowering Evening of Tips and Advice) Women's only evening. Sunday April 7th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Bushtukah, 203 Richmond Rd.

The evening will include keynote speakers, a fashion show, an opportunity to meet local experts and plenty of SWEET treats, of course! This year's key note speakers are professional ultra-runner Krissy Moehl and cycling advocate Eleanor...

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Newsletter - January 2013

The start of the 2013 season felt like the continuity of the last 2012 clinic. Lots of familiar faces, mixed with several new runners, will bring again a fun and challenging clinic. It was hard holding runners back on the first night even if most of them were getting ready to run the Richmond Road Race the following Sunday. Lots of nice results in Richmond... Some PBs and several placing in age group; setting the bar high for 2013.

Mother Nature’s frigid weather didn’t slow anyone down...

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Newsletter - November 2012

Well it’s certainly been a very busy fall. With everything from races under a full moon to huge international races being brought to a sudden halt by a rather rude lady called Sandy. Well at least I got to shop at B&H Photo and we got to join close to 20,000 runners Sunday morning in Central Park.

We have results from every race we could find and a great story of the Wineglass Marathon from Guy. And according to Judy we are VERY close to hitting 500 race participations for the year!...

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Newsletter - September 2012

Seems like the Army Run is about to take over as Ottawa’s favorite race, with over 18,000 runners between the 5k and the half. The race wouldn't be the same without the runners from K2J Fitness putting all those nights of hard work into action. The hard work did indeed pay off. Lots of PBs, with several placing in respective Age Groups. Congratulations to all.

Lots of signs that the fall race season is most surely on the way. A couple of our runners made their way to Allentown for the...

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Newsletter - August 2012

After a couple months of nice summer weather, I started listing a few of the races that our runners had participated in, but the list was getting way too long. It's been a busy summer. So instead Jim has prepared a newsletter for us with many the summer race results and a few pictures.

Congratulations to you all. We've seen quite a few PBs, and many happy runners. However, there are two races I would like to mention where some of our runners went far out of their comfort zone: The Lake...

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