Newsletter October 1999'







From the Pres’ Desk


What an unbelievable year! XSNRG members have been having great results at a variety of races. Perhaps what is most amazing is that some 15 members raced in an Ironman event this summer within a few weeks of each other. That is approximately 10% of the membership. For many of us, running a marathon, 1/2 marathon , triathlon or other event may seem like it pales by comparison to the accomplishments of these Ironman competitors. Actually I am incredibly proud of all members who come out on Tuesday nights throughout the year and put in hard workouts; those who run as best they can at all distances; those who volunteer their time to assist in various races and other events such as the Terry Fox Run; and others who donate blood in addition to everything else they do. You should all give yourselves a pat on the back. Participating, racing and giving all that you’ve got in tough circumstances tells me a lot about what you are all about. Those Ironmen and Ironwomen in our club just show how high we can all reach.


Remember, reach for the sky and it’s yours.


All the workouts, together with other club info can be found at our website hosted by Bill James of Jamesgang. Check us out at:


Happy running,







Club News


Hats are available at $10.00 each for either the white mesh with blue lettering, or the brushed cotton blue hat with fuscia lettering. See Tim Klassen or John Petrosoniak for the hats.




It’s getting dark during our Tuesday night runs so wear your reflective gear or lights. Be seen and be safe.


Remember to sign up for the 1999-2000 year. Please sign the waiver attached to the membership renewal form. The fee remains at $30.00 for returning members and $40.00 for first time members (includes a hat or T-shirt). Tim does not want to get on your case if you haven’t signed up yet, but he will if you don’t.







XSNRG Executive


President              John Petrosoniak

Treasurer             Bill Sloan

Membership         Tim Klassen

Social                     Bruce Graham

Newsletter            Gayle Webber

At-Large               Michael Brennan

Coach                     Joel Bates



Volunteers Needed


XSNRG is run by volunteers. The current executive have been in their positions now for almost three years and are asking whether there are any other club members who would like to pitch in and help or join the executive. You don’t need experience, just energy. Come out and be part of the team!








Grimsby 5 Miler


Nick Roberts                                        29:59

Rob Schatteman                   31:01

Nick Grosdanis                                   32:42

MAO Schattemen                                37:48                      

Lisa Bentley (2nd female overall)



McMaster University 5K



Derek De Ganne                  19:03

Nick Grosdanis                                   19:16



Niagara Marathon


Nick Roberts                                        3:04:32

John Culhane                                       3:17:19

Deanna Lindsay                   3:17:27

Rob Schatteman                   3:26:55

Bruce Graham                                     3:29:55

Jana Marshall                                      3:30:47

Jonathan Atkins                  3:31:36

Shiraz Kapadia                                    3:34:42

Bill Haust                                             3:39:10

Bill Sloan                                              3:39:11

Adrienne Stewart                                3:40:57

Gayle Webber                                      4:00:18

Alana Guinane                                     4:06:36


Chicago Marathon


Ian Henderson                      chip        2:51:16

Ed Wong                non-chip                3:11:41

Tim Hum               non-chip                3:18:28

Andrea Currie     non-chip                3:26:53





Marine Corps Marathon


David Silcox                                          4:05:27


Toronto International Marathon

Anne Sauve                                          

Bruce Graham                                    






Age                         Male                                       Female


18-34                     3:10                                        3:40

35-39                     3:15                                        3:45

40-44                     3:20                                        3:50

45-49                     3:25                                        3:55

50-54                     3:30                                        4:00

55-59                     3:35                                        4:05

60-64                     3:40                                        4:10

65-69                     3:45                                        4:15

70+                         3:50                                        4:20


For Sale


Pair of HED CX 700c race wheels, with top-line Continental tires, rear has Dura-Ace cassette, perfect shape, spare new tires also available, $550.00


For Rent


Trico Ironcase bike box for rent. Don’t let the airlines destroy your bike. $25.00/week.


Call John for both at 416-222-8682




The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from one generation to the next, says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.


However, in modern business and government, because of the heavy investment factors to be taken into consideration, often other strategies have to be tried with dead horses, including, but not limited to, the following:


1.                  Buying a stronger whip.

2.                  Changing riders.

3.                  Threatening the horse with termination.

4.                  Appointing a committee to study the horse.

5.                  Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.

6.                  Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

7.                  Appointing an intervention team to reanimate the dead horse.

8.                  Creating a training session to increase the rider's load share.

9.                  Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.

10.              Change the form so that it reads: "This horse is not dead."

11.              Hire outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

12.              Harness several dead horses together for increased speed.

13.              Donate the dead horse to a recognized charity, thereby deducting its full original cost.

14.              Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.

15.              Do a time management study to see if the lighter riders would improve productivity.

16.              Purchase an after-market product to make dead horses run faster.

17.              Declare that a dead horse has lower overhead and therefore performs better.

18.              Form a quality focus group to find profitable uses for dead horses.

19.              Rewrite the expected performance requirements for horses.

20.              Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.



Thanks to all who participated and assisted at the XSNRG waterstation at this year’s Toronto International Marathon:


John Petrosoniak

Tim Klassen

David Silcox

wife ofDavid

Nick Roberts

Ian Henderson

Dom C

Steven Grannan

David Muirhead

Peter Judd

Pat Murphy

Chris Scammell

Tom Da Silva

Stuart Bennett

Troy Austrins

Doreen Jans

Shiraz Kapadia

friend of Shiraz

Deanna Lindsay

Connie Caddotte-Fearn

Murray Fearn

Diane Hindman

Gayle Webber

friend of Gayle’s (one other woman unidentified)

Ed Wong

David ?? from MDRC

Jeff Cooper

wife of Jeff?

Bruce Graham (after run)




Michael Brennan

Wayne Chee

Joyce Reynolds

Joel Bates



XSNRG WORKOUTS   Dec. 28/99 to March 21800









December 28, 1999






January 4, 2000






January 11, 2000






January 18, 2000






January 25, 2000