Running to the finish line since 2003
Whether you are looking for your first run group, or your next run group; look no further than the Connor’s Runners. This Group started as a grassroots marathon training playground for those looking to get faster, run longer, earn PB’s & BQ’s and have a whole lot of fun while slogging miles together as a ‘team’.
The running scene in Greater Halton (Oakville, Burlington, Milton) continues to foster the growth of Connor’s Runners, as there are many talented runners in the area and many more who don’t yet know how awesome they are. We have extensive trail systems, proximity to Lake Ontario, fabulous country roads, and even an escarpment to help make our runs both beautiful and technical when needed.Our runners are easily spotted proudly wearing their Orange Connor’s Runners running gear at finish lines all over the world.
Oakville’s Running Group
Just who will get you to that Finish Line?
Meet our Connor’s Runners coaches:
Connor’s Runners Endurance Running Programs: 21K, 30K, 42K, 50K up to 100 Miles.
Dr. Stephen Connor – is an Oakville based Sports Chiropractor with a passion for helping athletes to continue within their chosen sport. With 6 Ironman Triathlons and more than 30 Marathons under his belt, Dr. Steve has some experience to share with his runners, and most of that happens on the roads. This group took shape in 2003, and has been running strong for almost 20 years.
Connor’s Runners Short Distance Running Programs: 5K or 10K
Dr. Kate Irwin is a long time endurance athlete who loves helping runners reach their full potential. Dr. Kate applies her experience as a Chiropractor, Ironman triathlete and distance runner to all of the athletes she coaches. Her main focus is getting runners to run further or faster and help them work towards their individual goals.
Our coaches are always here to help train you to be the best runner that you can be. Also, let’s not forget the power of being on a Team in this solo sport. All of our runners have shared advice, learned from other’s mistakes, pushed and/or pulled another runner, and gained speed, power and confidence from training with this group. Join us!
(Half Marathon and Longer):
There are two training seasons per year. The first season begins in mid-December to get runners ready for Spring Races (March-June). The second season starts in Mid-June to help runners to prepare for the Fall Races (September-November).
Our Endurance Program Runners meet at varied locations in order to take advantage of the local terrain, traverse interesting routes, and sometimes to avoid inclement weather. Long runs are Sunday mornings, while mid-week speed and hill workouts happen in smaller groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Short Distance Program
(5km and 10km distances):
Our shorter distance run programs are 12 week block sessions which typically start in Late-September and Late-January. The 5k and 10k athletes meet in different locations every week, but all within the Oakville borders. Our long runs are Saturday mornings and our mid week workouts are held on Wednesdays.
Mid week you can expect different workouts such as track workouts, hill repeats, speed work and more.
What to expect from your Connor’s Runners coaches:
When you join Connor’s Runners, you become part of the group. From us you will receive schedules that are built specifically for your race including free modifications to your schedule when life throws you a curveball. You can expect weekly emails outlining the routes, meet up locations and tips about your workouts. And lastly and most importantly our ongoing encouragement and support with feedback on ways to avoid injuries during your training season.