Welcome to XSNRG Running Club


XSNRG Running Club COVID-19 UPDATE (March 23, 2020)

“The times, they are a changin’”

Although our plan was to try to see if we could continue our regular runs on Tuesday evenings, it is now obvious that the socially responsible thing to do is to postpone our Tuesday runs until this serious issue subsides. Realistically this could be a number of months, not weeks.

Switzerland now has the second highest per capita infection rate next to Italy and they have banned gatherings of more than 5 people. We do not want to have this mandated, but should do our part to help the medical community by not overburdening it; not add to any potential risk of people in compromised circumstances; and keep all of us collectively safer.

As runners, we take in much larger volumes of air when running than other less active people. This virus can spread just by breathing in air around us; not just being sprayed by a cough or sneeze, or touching an infected surface.

Keep working out gently. There are no races to train for. Do not go out for a run with more than a few people at a time. And keep a 2 meter distance from one another as much as possible.

Happy and safe running,

XSNRG Running Club

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The Next Workout

Rykert Cres.

Tuesday Night @ 6:30pm | April 7, 2020

4x5' (2'RI)
easy jog for recovery
535m per loop


The Meeting Place

Leaside High School


The Weather



  • Breezy
  • NNW 24 KM/HR
  • Toronto, ON
X-S-N-R-G = excess energy!

XSNRG is a running club that provides runners of all levels weekly coached interval training to develop strength, stamina, and speed, in a supportive and social environment. From beginners to accomplished competitive runners, no one is too slow or too fast to run with XSNRG – all you need is the desire to train and improve your running!

Structured workouts will help you improve, but they are not always easy to do on your own. Our Tuesday night workouts, led by coaches, make it easy, give you company, and help keep you motivated with your running.

Meeting Locations The club meets in the Leaside area every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and runs to a different workout location each week, focusing either on speed intervals or hill training. A typical workout includes a warm-up, cool-down, coaching tips on technique and the workout, and is usually finished by 8:00 p.m.

  • May through September: Sunnybrook Park in the Sports Pavilion parking lot on the upper fields
  • October through April: Leaside High School

NO ONE is too slow or too fast to run with XSNRG. All that is needed is the desire to run with others and to improve. Join us for our Tuesday Night Workouts … you’ll have fun and improve your running – all because of XSNRG’s workouts!

If you are able to run at least 6 to 8 km, you are ready to come out and increase your endurance, power and speed with XSNRG.

About the Workouts
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Every Tuesday evening @ 6:30 pm sharp the club leaves as a group for a warmup jog to a different weekly workout run.

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Workouts are organized and led by club coaches and consist of running intervals and will vary weekly from hills to speed.

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Stretches, warmups and cool downs start and finish every workout.

Club News

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Membership Night May 28

Join us for the 2019/2020 XS Membership night at the Amsterdam Pub after the May 28th workout. Watch for the Evite being emailed out ...


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Strides for Strokes Race Discount

Mackenzie Health will be running an event on May 4th for Strides for Strokes. It's a 5K walk/run through the streets of Richmond Hill and Vaughan to raise funds for ...

Mackenzie Health.

Strides for Stroke is a fun, healthy way to support enhanced patient care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and the York Region District Stroke Centre Program at Mackenzie Health.

They are offering a promo code to save $15 off registration.
PROMO CODE: Running Club

https://mhf.akaraisin.com/ui/strides2019/pledge/registration/start. Please feel free to contact Laura Lai at laura.lai@mackenziehealth.ca for any questions.

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Water Station Volunteers needed for the Sporting Life 10K

The organizers of the Sporting Life 10k on Sunday May 12th want to know if XSNRG wants to (1) earn the club some money for bringing people to work at the 7k water station ...

downtown (near the Sheraton hotel) and (2) by doing so, assist Camp Oochigeas, the camp for kids with cancer. Organizers know that having RUNNERS such as our club work at the station will mean a higher degree of professionalism and efficiency than that from the high school kids who will round out the numbers at it. Organizers plan on having 100 volunteers at this station.

This race will have 23,000 runners pass the station over two hours (at the Scotiabank race that we work at, a total of 17,000 in the half and full pass by... the 8,000 in the 5k don't).

Allan Williams from the club is in charge of this 7K station which is on York St between Adelaide and Richmond. To prepare drinks for 23,000 runners, volunteers need to start early so the arrival time at the station will be 5:45AM. The race starts at 7:30am for the first corral of about 3000 and corrals go every 25 min. or so until 9am. Staggering the times means less chaos from masses trying to get drinks at once and a steadier flow of runners.

The last runners should pass the station shortly after 10am but by then some tables will already be down and the clean-up started. You should be out of there about 11AM or earlier.

All club members, family, friends can volunteer but must be high school age or older. If anyone has high school kids who need volunteer hours, they are most welcome, AND they’ll be given two extra volunteer hours to cover their travel time.

Yes May 12th is Mother’s Day but there’s a good chance your mother doesn’t want to see you before 11am that day (give her a break, she deserves a sleep-in!... take her to brunch or dinner) so come out and help the club and the race!

Parking: we always urge people to carpool of course but remember that on Sundays it’s free parking in designated street parking spots until 1pm so you’ll be good for the morning. We’ll get some parking suggestions to you later.

The process is easy…. EMAIL Michael Brennan to confirm your attendance, providing names, email addresses and T-shirt sizes of each volunteer who comes with you. He’ll make the initial list of those from the club who can help. Race volunteer coordinator, Melanie Edwards, will send more info as race day approaches so she must have a way of getting that info to each volunteer.

Please contact Michael asap at: michaelbrennan@sympatico.ca

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(Freezing) Rain Date - Hot Chocolate Night Moved To February 19th

Due to the inclement weather and probable low turnout, we'll be postponing tonight's (February 12th) Hot Chocolate Night to next week (February ...


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Guest appearance @ Terry Fox Run in Kelowna B.C.

Darrell Fox, younger brother to Terry Fox and a former member of XSNRG, made an appearance at the 2018 Terry Fox in Kelowna, B.C.
He is joined by Joan and Mary ...

(sisters of Dan L) after the run. Darrell says hi to XSNRG!

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Membership Night: May 29

You're invited to XSNRG's annual membership night, right after the last Tuesday run in May (the 29th @ 8pm).

We're trying out a couple of new things this year. ...

Instead of our usual haunt, we'll be dining at local Leaside eatery, the Amsterdam Barrel House (on Laird Dr., by Longo's). The club will have the upstairs room for the event. And instead of having a pre-ordered meal at a set price for everyone, each club member will order off the menu and pay for their own meal, but the club will contribute $10 toward each member's meal.

You can pay for this coming year's membership of $50 at the same time.

And there's lots of free parking in the plaza.

See you there!

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Coaches Corner

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Seasonal Break

As we head into the depths of fall and on into winter, most of us have done our big races for the season and are in recovery or maintenance mood. A good time of the Year to get over those nagging injuries and do some cross training. Give your body a break. I know if you have been running well over the Year you don't won't to loose the momentum you have built up. However, running is hard on our bodies. If you have been doing three hard workouts a week cut it down to one. For instance on your long run cut your pace time down. You will feel a lot better after the run and your body will recover faster. I did my last "big" race a couple of weeks ago and like the idea of coasting out the rest of the Year and planning races for next Year. In the New Year start building up again. Maybe you are doing Around the Bay, then a Marathon in the Spring. Build it up as best you can January through March. Maybe some tread mill runs or cross training maybe needed because of poor weather conditions. At XSNRG, we run all Year round outside. It feels a lot easier to run with a group at a specified time. Gets you out the door and gets some time in on your feet. Don't feel the need to go crazy at XS during the winter months. Maybe some nights will probably be better than others. On these nights you can push it a little harder. Happy winter running! "Running should be a lifelong activity. Approach it patiently and intelligently, and it will reward you for a long, long time." -Michael Sargent


Contact Us
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General Enquiries

John Petrosoniak

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Socials and Events

Julie Anderson

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Technical Enquiries

Ed Wong