If you've been reading the blog for a while, or if you follow Canadian running, you know that the University of Guelph and the Speed River Track and Field Club (aka Guelph Running), coached by Dave Scott-Thomas, is home to some of Canada's best runners. I've borrowed the following video from the Guelph Running site, explaining DST's teamwork approach to training and racing:
We aim for the same approach in our training days, training camps, and our daily programming at the PTC. We should continually work to bring together our best talent and develop a sense of team in order to get the best out of our athletes.
It's a philosophy that works. Follow this link to watch Taylor Milne (Guelph, ON) achieve the A+ Olympic Standard in the 1500m over the weekend. Note the silence with 250m to go - you can almost imagine the announcer rifling through the heat sheets, trying the find the name of the guy who just shattered the field. Wow.
Congrats to Guelph Running on their performances.