The Tuesday Night Workout (TNW) training sessions start at 5:15 pm every Tuesday night throughout the year. These one hour speed and power sessions are based out of the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre (November through April), Mount Douglas Park (June and July), Beaver Lake (August and September), and various Wildcard Locations (May and October – See TNW Schedule for Wildcard locations). Every week is a different workout using various local roads, parks, and trails.
There are different pace groups for the warm up run prior to the interval-style workouts. All paces are welcome and each session features a bonus lap for regrouping prior to the cool down run. Feel free to join in any time it fits into your schedule. You don't have to be a fast or experienced runner to join in. Simply show up and have fun! – Come for the run or come for the goodies afterwards.
The speed sessions were the brainchild of club members Chris Kelsall and Bob Reid in 2001 and were held at Thetis Lake Park for the first two years. When the sessions moved to the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre in 2003, Bob designed the workouts and led most, with occasional relief from others including Meghan Day, Sylvan Smyth, Claire Morgan and Gary Duncan. Bob and Gary then led the sessions on alternate weeks until Bob retired as a regular run leader in 2016 after 15 years. Gary led solo for a few years, then alternated weekly with Shane Ruljancich for a few more. As of 2021 Jeff Hunt is the primary leader, with Gary & Shane as alternates.