Sunday, October 14, 2012

Turkeycat - Race Report & Results

The food!

On October 7, Victoria grocery stores played dubious hosts for the second year running to an unscrupulous bunch of alleycat racers, hell-bent on collecting charitable food donations from around the city at top speed.

Over 100lbs of non-perishable food items were collected and later donated to the Mustard Seed food bank as children, adults, and grimy teenagers alike made the most of the 20+ degree weather.

Clay at the back for the first and last time.

For the second time in less than a month, Clay utterly demolished the rest of the field and rode away with first place (and a pair of very sore legs for the next day's cross race). Honourable mentions of the day went to the speedy Ben Brant, who was a force to be reckoned with in turning in the second fastest time, and strongman Leif Keithley, winner of the Heaviest Bag award. Rounding out the podium in third place was alleycat regular Bernard Picard.

Well done everyone!

Ashley is a professional hustler.

In keeping with tradition, Brickyard Pizza gladly opened up their back room for post-race merriment (and mass consumption of delicious pizza and beer). The Brickyard has been a supporter of our grassroots urban race series since day one, and they continue to provide a banger after-party venue, year after year after year.

A common sight on Yates St., outside Brickyard Pizza.


We'd also like to thank Christina Chan from Heart & Hands Health Collective, a community health center offering a variety of affordable holistic modalities, for donating several free acupuncture sessions as prizes. Christina and Heart & Hands are putting on some awesome community events in the near future that we are super excited to support.


Huge thanks as well to BelleDawn Lalonde at The Fix for donating a free cut to the winner, to Broad Street Cycles for hosting the race and to Colin, Fraser, and Ashley for being such amazing race directors.