How it All Began...
The Running Maniacs started as 3 people in 2003 that were looking for someone to run with. Susan McKenna, Mary Anne Slemon and Heather Pereira met 2x per week at 5:30a.m. in Bowmanville. People started calling them "maniacs" for being so dedicated and running in all weather conditions.
Well the name stuck and hence the RUNNING MANIACS.
The size of the group has grown but the focus remains the same, people running with people in all weather conditions - mainly inspiring and encouraging each other. Challenging each other and supporting everyone every step of the way!
We hold no judgement to speed, shape or size. The way we see it, you are getting out there and becoming a better person. Each and every day is your opportunity to become better. We are there to help you.
Coach Heather will provide for you a training calendar that suits your needs and for what distance you wish to train for. Her expertise and education provides optimal coaching. She is passionate about what she does and it shows. Although humble you would never know that she has taken people to places they never thought possible.
The group has attended both local and international events. From our own local event here in Newcastle, to Toronto, London, Peterborough, Mississauga, Hamilton , Picton, to New York, Boston, Chicago, Disney, Las Vegas, Montreal and many more on the horizon!
Some of our Proud Sponsors who have assisted us along our journey :
Twist Sport Conditioning
Hands In Motion
Tim Hortons - Newcastle
Walking on a Cloud
Come and be a part of something you will enjoy and love! Thanks to everyone for their support and assistance to making our jouney an enjoyable one.