West Richmond Community Centre
Clinic Day: Saturday
Clinic Time: 9:30 AM
Meeting Spot: Cypress Room
Registration Link (barcode: 2753188)
Location Address: 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond
Meet your Clinic Coordinator!
Clinic Coordinator: Susan Bernardino
About Susan: I am an avid and dedicated runner. I have just recently retired after 13 years of working for the UBC Finance Department.
How long have you been involved with the InTraining Program? 21 Years
What is your most inspiring InTraining memory? I got involved with the Vancouver Sun Run InTraining because of my daughter. Twenty years ago , I was a couch potato and had never walked nor run a block . My daughter at that time was in Grade 7 and was competing with the Track and Field relay running team. She asked me to practice with her at the Minoru Track to run. This is how I found out about, and signed up for, the Minoru Vancouver Sun Run In Training Clinic in 1997. Once I got to run the Vancouver Sun Run in 1997, the following year I volunteered to be an InTraining Leader, and then following year I volunteered to be a Clinic Coordinator for the West Richmond Community Center. Now I have been doing it for the last 20 years
Favourite place to run/walk? Along the West Dyke
What can participants look forward to this year with the West Richmond group? My enthusiasm and dedication and also my homemade banana Bread that I make for the participants and leaders for our coffee time after the running session every Saturday for the next 13 weeks! I am so excited and looking forward for the 2018 Vancouver Sun Run InTraining program to be a team and hopefully we get better weather for the period January to April 2018 . As I always keep in mind : Live, Love, and Run !
What participants have to say about the West Richmond Group:
"An amazing, caring,and healthy environment to learn running, make life-long friends, and enjoy oneself. Thanks to Susan (and her Banana Bread!) we keep coming back year after year. Just Amazing!" - West Richmond Participant
"Gail (a volunteer Leader) always cheerfully leads the way, and encourages such a friendly group environment each week. She also attends our homework runs with us!" - West Richmond Participant
"Susan is a natural and motivating leader in our LearnToRun10K group. She puts in a lot of effort to coordinate our weekly runs, and makes everyone feel like they are part of a family. She includes new members, and makes sure no runner is left behind (no matter what level they are at). I was inspired by her leadership and warmth. When we have our walking breaks, she would make sure that the leading runners walk back to loop in with the slower runners. I like how she treats everyone with respect. She believes in each one of us to make it to the Sun Run finish line." - West Richmond Participant