Running a great race starts with winter workouts.
Nanaimo’s Bastion Running Club is already out on the track and the trails as part of its year-round racing.
“We always go out, no matter what kind of weather – rain or shine,” said Denise Bonin, the club’s membership secretary.
The Bastion runners are looking for more members to join them in their activities. The club trains at Rotary Bowl stadium on Wednesday mornings and at Westwood Lake Park on Saturday mornings.
The club started 2016 with its annual New Year’s Day Run and Dip at Westwood, and next on the calendar is the Cedar 12K on Feb. 7. The Bastion Mile will return this spring as part of Nanaimo’s Heritage Days.
Bonin said the club is geared toward runners who want to get faster in their road and trail races.
“We like to train to get better at doing that kind of thing…” she said. “Everybody cheers each other on, which is really fun, and you can always find someone to train with, no matter what day of the week.”