It’s not too soon to begin training for the 10th Annual RCAF Run, to be held on May 27, 2018, even if you’re a novice runner, says Antoni Kieloch, a fitness and sport instructor with Personnel Support Programs (PSP) at 17 Wing Winnipeg, Manitoba. Just make sure you have a proper plan for it.
The RCAF Run takes place every spring at 17 Wing. Registration is now open!
The run, which is open to the public, is a day of fun and exercise that raises money for a pair of causes, Support our Troops and Soldier On, which help Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families.
Participants can choose to compete in the half-marathon, 10-kilometre and 5-kilometre timed races. There’s also a 3-kilometre family run and walk. The events are Athletics Canada-sanctioned road races alongside 17 Wing’s runway.
Running is often the first choice of new fitness enthusiasts because of the low start-up costs, the fact that you can do it just about anywhere and there are no long term dues or fees associated with running. Mr. Kieloch describes a beginner runner as someone who has either never run a competitive race or has done only one or two such races in the past, and probably “hasn’t done serious training” for a race before. An intermediate runner is someone who runs on a regular basis and has run multiple races.
“Advanced runners are competitive at running, and have a large training history behind them,” he said. “They are competitive at the local level or higher, or…