It’s all over but the aches and pains! We had 88 runners join us on the most perfect of sunny spring days to run 11.4km. We were “off with a bang” at The Old Third Vineyard, hydrated at Closson Chase Winery, The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery, at the junction of Benway and Greer with the help of our friends from Karlo Estates Winery, and a final H20 stop at Greer Rd and Highway 33 care of the folks from By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery.
Our first runner to the finish -Tommy Ferris – blew through the course in 42 minutes and 20 seconds. Close on his heels were Neil Dowson (53.38) followed by Mike MacKenzie (55.45). The top three ladies to the finish line were Isabelle MacKenzie (56.45), Lea Amaral (58.00) and Glennis Walsh (58.50). All six of them will run as our guests in 2015!
Runners and their companions (an additional 40 people) indulged in delicious food prepared by the team from Slow Food the County and Norman Hardie Winery. We enjoyed spring salads and wood-fired pizzas. We hydrated with PEC wines, beers and cider, not to mention, PEC Lavender iced-tea from Pluck Teas. Children played. Dogs frolicked. Overall – it was a pretty magical day!
The folks from Zest Kitchen Shop gave out prizes to our runners who added #zesttoyourrun. First place (who won an awesome picnic prize from Zest) went to Karin Desveaux (aka Beautiful Bubbles). Way to go K for running 11.4km with 2 champagne glasses strapped to you and your bubble machine going the whole way! Second place (an awesome gift from Green Peach) went to the Cabernet Couple and Third place (4 tickets to the Great Canadian Cheese Festival) went to Yo Gabba Gabba! Thanks for showing great spirit!
We finished off by donating $500 to Slow Food the County to assist them in supporting good, clean and fair awareness and education in the community.
Thanks to all of our supporters, partners and runners. Save May 23rd, 2015 to run with us for our 5th Anniversary run!
On May 24th, one hundred brave souls will embark on a journey. They will encounter fields of vineyards, lavender and freshly planted crops. They will endure paved and gravel roads. They may be forced to dance along the route. Before they reach the finish line they will have to run around an old rusty tractor. It will all be worth it once the reach the new frontier-Norman Hardie Winery. They will be rewarded. The are no medals of honour in this run but rather glasses of wine, cider and beer that will celebrate their achievements! Our small group of Star Wars friends took to the run route today to see what the 2014 Terroir Run runners will face… this is their journey.
Distracted by the statue at The Old Third, the commander had to have a glass of Cider to settle him before heading to battle
Found this guy at Broken Stone Winery – he was trying to refuel on Pinot Noir
Yoda has a zen moment at Closson Chase Vineryards
Over and out from Lacey Estates. Vineyard in good shape? Check. Wine chilled? Check.
This droid decided to make a pit stop and recharge at The Grange Winery water station
The battle at Hinterland was fierce to protect all of their bottles of bubbly!
Our troopers couldn’t get in to explore this new found star – Trail Estate Winery. Word is the runners will!
Karlo Estates is not on the route but they refuel the force at Benway Road and Greer Road
Luke – your father is not here at By Chadsey’s Carins – keep running!
Just when he thought he was done, he came across the tractor at Rosehall Run and new…it was almost over
Can you see the force amongst the sign? Norman Hardie Winery – the finish line!
Forget the finish line – our runners aim is the wine-line! While we may pass 9 County wineries along our 11km route we don’t drink their wares along the way, rather, we enjoy the fruits of their labour (and ours) at the final stop. Each participating winery has been asked to feature one of their wines.
With less than 3 weeks to go to our 3rd annual PEC Terroir Run (there is still time and space available to register HERE) we are excited to announce some delicious new additions to our event! With our run starting an hour earlier this year at 9am, we anticipate some of our runners will be zipping to the finish line within the hour and we want to ensure that everyone is hydrated and well nourished and no, there won’t be any bananas or crappy bagels to greet them there.