Folks can come in to Sporting Intentions, get fitted in the latest New Balance 1223's and they can take them out for a run. Idea being, an extended run gives you a much better impression of the shoe than just trying it on in the store.
Stan Chaisson from PEI In Motion will be there as well and he'll bring along the Foot Disc for anyone who hasn't tried it yet. The Foot Disc is a state of the art thermal foot pad that indicates foot pressure points and foot type. It's a quick and easy way to get a proper running shoe recommendation and gives you confidence and peace of mind in knowing you made the right investment.
Look for the Sporting Intentions, New Balance and PEI In Motion booth this weekend at the PEI Marathon Health & Wellness Expo for lots of great running product and training information.
The PEI RoadRunners will also have a booth at the PEI Marathon Health & Wellness Expo. Jamie is looking for volunteers to help "person" the booth... the schedule is on the PEI RoadRunners Website, as is Jamie's contact info if you can help out.
Alex & I will be working the registration desk Friday night and most of Saturday. If we don't see you then to wish you luck, Best of Luck everyone, have a good run, good fun, and make yourselves some great memories to take away with you.
Alex says that he is running the Half Marathon for the last time and next year will be moving up to PEI's Full Marathon. Training with Stanley and his PEI in Motion group the past few months has not only been good fun with good friends but has had an obvious impact on his performance. After setting personal bests in various distances this year, and especially these past few weeks, he's looking to better his 2004 PEI Half Marathon time of 1:40:50 on Sunday.
He'll also be carrying all the stats of all his friends, the PEI RoadRunners, and past PEI Marathoners & Half-Marathoners in his head and you'll be able to find him after the run at the finish line, cheering on runners and hovering around Atlantic Chip Timing's trailer awaiting each new sheet they post on their wall. He'll know in a glance if you've run a personal best for this race (and for many of you, if it's a career PB) and just how well (or poorly) your run went as well as where you may have had any problems. He'll be looking to make sure Stan repeated as winner of the Half and hoping to see lots of Island runners qualified for Boston.