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The Runners Shop offers personalized training programs, group runs, and on-site coaching that will help you reach your goals and your potential. The members of our run club are a friendly group with a wide range of running experience.

All runs for all clinics take place on Thursday nights at 6:30pm and Sundays at 9:30am (June thru October 8:30am), with casual group runs on Tuesday mornings at 7:00am and Saturday mornings at 8:00am.

Are you thinking about running with a group? Anyone is welcome on our casual group runs and the best part? It's free!

All runs meet and leave from The Runners Shop (180 Bloor St W).

Fees for 2018 will remain consistent with 2017, with a few minor adjustments.

Coaching will be specified in 6 month blocks and not specific to any particular race goal. You may set your goal races directly with coach Timo!

Goal races will be discussed individually and directly with the coach.

Annual Membership

$300 +HST (includes TRS singlet)

Winter/Spring Session

$200 +HST (includes TRS singlet)

Summer/Fall Session

$200 +HST (includes TRS singlet)

Additional Half-Year Session

$150 +HST (if you already purchased the previous half-year session)

Non-coached Year Long Club Membership

$125 +HST (no coaching, no singlet)

All coached members for the 2018 will receive a new singlet with your membership!
Meet Coach Timo

Coach Timo Uuksulainen has been an active runner since 1969 when he took up running to get fit after recovering from tuberculosis. He has competed in over 700 races with personal best times of: 5K 14:58, 8K 25:02, 10K 31:15, half marathon 1:11:40, 30km 1:46, and marathon 2:32:28.

Timo began coaching in 1978 and was a co-founder of Longboat Road Runners.  He served as the club’s first head coach from 1981 and has continued coaching at the club since that time.  He is a NCCP level 3 certified Distance Coach and has coached at the high school and University levels with Ryerson and Nipissing as well as with several clubs (Toronto Olympic, Oshawa Legion, North Bay Legion). 

Many of Timo’s athletes have been medal winners at OFSAA, the Canada Games, and the Ontario University Cross Country Championships, while others have represented Canada internationally at the World Cross Country Championships the Eikiden Relay, and International marathons. Several of his athletes have won the Around the Bay 30km and marathons in Toronto, Grandmas, PEI, Massey, and Niagara Falls. Many others continue to regularly win or place in their age groups at local and provincial championships races.

Even though Timo has been coaching for a long time, he continues to be dedicated to coaching athletes at all fitness levels. He recognizes that each runner has their own aspirations and goals as well as daily challenges with juggling work, school, and family lives. The fun and challenging part for him is to try and help to realize an individual’s potential over time. To Timo, it’s always very satisfying when athletes reach or exceed their goals.

Timo has contributed articles to several running magazines over the years including Runners World, Canadian Running, Ontario Roadrunner, and Athletics Magazine.

He looks forward to working with each of the Runner’s Shop Team members in 2018.

To sign up for our clinics and for more information, please click here or visit the "Training Programs" page.