Cabot Trail Relay Update: Wanderers
Rarin' to Go!
Cabot Trail Relay
May 25 and 26, 2002
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
|The Wanderers will be traveling the Cabot
Trail in style this year in the spacious Lancruiser Super
Van, with exterior photo and floor layout shown above.
The Wanderers always travel First Class!
The team is set. The preparations have been made. The Wanderers
now just have to do some final fine tuning with conditioning
and await the starting gun to sound at the 187-mile Cabot
Trail Relay. Race director Tad Sperry has once again craftily
grafted together local talent with some of the Wanderers more
experienced runners to produce what certainly will be a winning
With the Cabot Trail Relay still several weeks away, veteran
Wayne Hamilton has already been named the Wanderer's top performer
in the race
.for just getting to the starting line. Beginning
in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wayne accompanied by this fan club consisting
of wife and daughter will fly into Bangor, Maine where they
will drive to the starting line in Baddeck.
"It's an incredible performance," said director
Sperry. "And very inspirational for the rest of the team."
The Cabot Trail Relay will be held on May 25 and 26. The
Wanderers lineup is as follows:
|17k. wake up run for the Wanderers.
|18.8k run to the Nova Scotia
Picnic Park (No snacking, Pieman!!!) Michele Tulino
|12.5k run to Wreck Cove. Sam
|20k Wayne Hamilton has
a go at Mt. Smokey. Look out for Grimace.
|17k through Ingonish. Renee
|18k along the coast. Tony
|13k to the Dingwall Garage.
|12.4k with a gorgeous view of
Sunrise Valley. (No stopping to take pictures!) Duncan
|17.8k up and then down North
Mountain. Wet Hen
|14.7k Rock Steady takes
on the Purple Piper in a special match race up the slopes
of Mt. McKenzie.
| 14k with possible viewing of
Northern Lights. (Also activate headlamps!) Brian Maurer
|15.7k gallop into Cheticamp
(Tim Horton's doughnut shop on the left as you enter town).
|15.9k ramble to Joe's Scarecrow
and Diner. David Moltke-Hansen
|20k run to Margaree Harbour.
|15.5k through the Margaree Valley
as Day Two of running dawns. Michele again!
|16.3k through the Gravel Pits.
|17.7 kilometers up Hunter's
Mountain, sharp left on Swamp Road (Don't get lost!) and
across Baddeck Bridge to the finish. Tad again!
Michele Tulino, Tad Sperry, and Pieman Tom Humphrey will
be doing double duty for the Wanderers in the race. The relay
will also feature a match race up Mt. MacKenzie between Rock
Steady and Jim Bousquet of the Georgetown Runners in an attempt
to settle a dispute between the two clubs (See latest issue
of the Water Stop).
|The Wanderers Public Enemy #1 ... The Purple
"It matters little where we settle this
going to get trounced," Mr. Bousquet (who also runs by
the name Purple Piper) warned Rock Steady in his latest threatening
letter. "Good always triumphs over evil. And dropping
hints about your pathetic workout schedule can do nothing
to change that."
"I have news for the Purple Piper," snapped back
Rock Steady. "I don't think he will be blowing on his
pipes for a while once I get through with him. Mt. McKenzie
is going to be his Waterloo."
If there was one mistake made in the Wanderers' last trip
to Cape Breton, it was not including local talent. (O.K. maybe
not packing rain gear was another mistake, and almost getting
hypothermia was another.) The Wanderers are not making this
mistake again, and have signed on a strong Nova Scotian contingent
consisting of Phil Roach, Patti MacKinnon, Renee Lutwick and
|Tad Sperry will be Race Director for the
Wanderers on Cape Breton
Also making their debut for the Wanderers will be David Moltke-Hansen
and Sam Campbell. Sam will be a major reclamation project
for the Wanderers. A former three-hour marathoner, Sam has
fallen on running hard times. He has been assigned Duncan
MacGuigan and Rock Steady as his mentors for the upcoming
"The first thing Sam has to do is to throw away his
golf clubs," said Rock.
The technovan will not be making the trip to Cape Breton.
Instead, the Wanderers have leased a luxury Lancruiser, complete
with stove, refrigerator and a bathroom.
"It's not the Technovan," said driver Dan Gordon.
"But it is the next best thing."
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