Meet “Le Cirque du Sore Legs”! [MTL]

So there’s this RunAround125 race happening like… Tomorrow! Organized by our good friend Gophrette Power, this 125km relay race around the entire Island of Montréal is going to be a lot of fun! Some of our members saw The Speed Project happen from far away this year and so were excited to try this mini-version right here in our backyard!
And so,
Le Cirque du Sore Legs was born! How was this team picked? Well, they were the first ones to put their hand up when they heard “… run 125 kilometers… blablabla … relay … blablabla … a ton of fun … blablabla … it will be really hot!”. And so now, for the next act of the NP Montréal circus, I present to you the team!
– Laurent

Jo “Pocket Rocket” Wedlock

1. What is your astrological sign?
Orange squirrel

2. For what time is your alarm set to on Wednesday mornings?
5:20am

3. What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
Termimator (1984)

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?
Pooping my pants during a solo run and having to make it home to clean up the mess…

5. What secret conspiracy would you like to start?
Any kind of conspiracy that would lead to me eating more delicious vegan ice cream this summer!

6. What is your favourite thing to eat before/during/after you run? How much will you bring with you during for the RunAround?
Homemade granola bars, I’ll bring at least 5 with me for RunAround

Mathieu “The Jangly Man” Tremblay-Gravel

1. What is your astrological sign?
Lightsaber bleu puddle

2. For what time is your alarm set to on Wednesday mornings?
5:45am

3. What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
Termimator (1984) … FYI, they didn’t know each other’s responses, so get on it Broadway! There is a demand!

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?
Proud/embarrassed of that time I ran around my school dressed as cupid and wearing only a blonde curly haired wig and an adult diaper…

5. What secret conspiracy would you like to start?
Don’t look at Justin Trudeau socks or he’ll come out like that girl from “The Ring”.

6. What is your favourite thing to eat before/during/after you run? How much will you bring with you during for the RunAround?
Socks/human jerky/bricks. I’m low on socks lately so I probably won’t eat too many of those on race day.

Fauve “The Crazy One” Strachan

1. What is your astrological sign?
Pink red panda 

2. For what time is your alarm set to on Wednesday mornings?
5:45am

3. What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
The Blair Witch Project (1999)

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?
Before my first half-marathon, I bought all new clothes. Not only did I get serious chafing but I also lost both my heels and ended the race with two blood-filled shoes… Note to all the runners out there: don’t do that!

5. What secret conspiracy would you like to start?
Climate change is actually real. But, seriously.

6. What is your favourite thing to eat before/during/after you run? How much will you bring with you during for the RunAround?
Smoothies (but essentially anything sweet, cold and wet)

Flo “The Gracious Stone” Thiebaut

1. What is your astrological sign?
Blue “chubby unicorn” (a.k.a., a rhinoceros) 

2. For what time is your alarm set to on Wednesday mornings?
5:45am

3. What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?
I once sprained my ankle on my way to a run… Walking down the stairs…

5. What secret conspiracy would you like to start?
I strongly believe that, with enough persuasion, and approximate physics, people could believe that the earth is a globe.

6. What is your favourite thing to eat before/during/after you run? How much will you bring with you during for the RunAround?
Xact Fruit (Orange) and baked potatoes with salt. I will bring enough for 2 or 3 stomachs (and won’t share anything, of course).

Jacobane “Jacobeast” Bergdoll

1. What is your astrological sign?
Sort of light pink crazy old cat lady… Few people were born when that constellation was “whatever-whatever”… Makes our Jacobane really unique!

2. For what time is your alarm set to on Wednesday mornings?
5:45am

3. What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
The Princess Bride (1987)

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?
I think that lots of runners have a shared embarrassing topic: #2. My most recent one is from a solo run. After becoming stronger and stronger, at around kilometer 10, the “urge” stroke, but luckily enough, near a public bathroom! I never sit on public toilets so I put a lot of toilet paper as a barrier, which made the toilet overflow so I ran away as fast as I could! As I was escaping, I heard the construction workers nearby saying that water was coming out of the toilet… – fastest kilometer of my life! 

5. What secret conspiracy would you like to start?
Cider is the best replacement for electrolytes

6. What is your favourite thing to eat before/during/after you run? How much will you bring with you during for the RunAround?
Changes a lot but recently it’s been a big bowl of Muesli + Special K with blueberries and bananas. And a burger post-marathon but that’s obvious. Post-RunAround I’m bringing an asparagus and artichoke heart pasta salad + chocolate obviously!

Jemal “Gazelle” Yesuf

1. What is your astrological sign?
Blue Gazelle… Coincidence? I think not!!

2. For what time is your alarm set to on Wednesday mornings?
5:20am

3. What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
Mad Max Fury Road (2015) … The lyrics will be quite simple to remember too!

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?
Being chased by a dog and tragically falling into a ditch…

5. What secret conspiracy would you like to start?
Canada is about to divert Niagara falls back to the U.S.

6. What is your favourite thing to eat before/during/after you run? How much will you bring with you during for the RunAround?
Before a run: 2 slices of bread dipped in honey + coffee.
After a run: lots of water/juice + any food + more coffee. 
Food to bring to the RunAround: haven’t planned it yet, any tips? 

Dora “Rocket” Hsiao

1. What is your astrological sign?
Green cat

2. For what time is your alarm set to on Wednesday mornings?
5:50am

3. What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
Toy Story (1995)

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?
Having to run into a centre for creative arts mid-way through a long run for a much-needed bathroom break. Looked only sliiightly out of place in my sweaty running clothes, amidst the musicians who were there for their recitals/competitions.

5. What secret conspiracy would you like to start?
To disseminate the idea that everyone will see a brown light halo on your head if you did not wash your hands after the washroom. And a red halo if you did not recycle.

6. What is your favourite thing to eat before/during/after you run? How much will you bring with you during for the RunAround?
Pancakes the night before (not a fan of pasta). On race day, I keep it simple: Clif bar + coffee (black). I am planning to bring a few bars and some homemade bread with dried fruits + nuts. And more pancakes post run…

Tom “Lazy Lao” Mendakiewicz

1. What is your astrological sign?
Green lemur

2. For what time is your alarm set to on Wednesday mornings?
5:30am

3. What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?
Memento (2000)

4. What is your most embarrassing running moment?
That time during a marathon my nipple protector came off and I was clutching my left boob for the last 20km to reduce the chafing…

5. What secret conspiracy would you like to start?
<REDACTED>

6. What is your favourite thing to eat before/during/after you run? How much will you bring with you during for the RunAround?
Pre-race meal is always a peanut butter bagel, a banana and a cup of matcha tea. Favourite post-run activity is diving into a pool of artichoke and mushroom pizza.

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