Get to Know Your Running Clubs - Truro Run Tribe
In this edition of Get To Know Your Running Clubs we spoke with Christine Bulk from the Truro Run Tribe. You'll find Truro Run Tribe running the town of Truro and the County of Colchester meeting in various locations from Valley, Bible Hill, Salmon River, Greenfield, Truro Heights, Old Barns.
Want to learn more about Truro Run Tribe? Read on!
Hi Christine! Thanks for chatting with us. Can you give us your best one-line bio of Truro Run Tribe?
A fun, dynamic, supportive run group of all ages, and abilities, from walkers to marathoners to tri-athletes.
What area(s) of the city does your group usually run in/around?
We run throughout the Town of Truro and the County of Colchester meeting in various locations from Valley, Bible Hill, Salmon River, Greenfield, Truro Heights, Old Barns, Hilden, Onslow and Masstown. In town our favorite is Victoria park with over 20 K of trails (includes some deer trails and bike trails).
Tell us a bit about your club history, how long has the club been around?
We started out around 2013 and became a Non Profit Society in 2014 with contributing members and non contributing members. We have some fun member events through the year.
Tell us a bit about your members! What level of runners do you cater to?
We have walkers and walk runners, and short distance runners and increasing longer distance runners. Runners from 5k up to 42 k. Speeds of 8 minute k's and pushing 4:30 minute k's.
Where/when does your club usually meet/run?
Main location is Victoria Park 9 am Sunday mornings, also a 7:30 am crew at various locations. Thursdays at 6 pm is various locations.
Are your group runs mostly casual or more structured workouts?
Mix of casual runs and structured workouts.
Any cost to be a member/join?
$20 recommended for voting rights and perks, but you can join us for runs for free.
Is your group affiliated with any events?
Ugly Christmas Sweater run, Cobequid Trail run, Maritime Race Weekend, Learn to Run Clinics, GoTruro events, Run for OneSight.
Any cool routes/ favourite areas to run in your city that you would like to recommend to other runners? Why do you like those?
Victoria Park because it has wooded trails, many streams, a reservoir and waterfalls! Coebquid Trail, which has many short gravel trails through woods and open fielda and along the basin where we have the famous Tidal Bore.
Do you have any favourite local races? Outside of anything that you're affiliated with of course :)
Johnny Miles Racing Event Weekend, Amherst Valentines Run, Cabot Trail Relay Race, Not Since Moses, Truro VP Challenge, Valley Harvest Marathon, Blue Nose Marathon. Eastern Lobster Run.
Anything else that we should know?
Don't be shy to join us! We need all levels to make a well rounded club.
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