Sunday, August 3, 2014

The People of Ted's Run for Literacy; Meet Caitlyn and Winston Yip

The People of Ted's Run for Literacy is a 'behind the scenes' look at the many individuals that make up Ted's Run for Literacy; from committee members, to runners, to volunteers, to sponsors.  Every week leading up to race day we will interview an individual whose contribution to TRL helps to define the heart and soul of this fine event. The People of TRL is the brainchild of our Social Media chair, Carly Walsh.
Caitlyn and Winston Yip entering the finisher's chute.
A family that runs together has fun together. Two members of the Yip family, Winston (dad), and Caitlyn (age 10) chat about their reasons for running, and what their running inspired TV shows would be called.

TRL thanks the Yip family for the support, and we hope to see the whole family out on the course in October.

Ted’s Run for Literacy - How long have you both been running, and why did you start?

Caitlyn Yip – I started running two or three years ago at Whyteridge School. Run Club in the mornings and then Cross Country and Track & Field. First family run we ever did was Run at the Ridge.

Winston Yip – I used to run a lot when I was younger but then stopped in my late teens and 20s. I only started running again when I turned 30. I did the MB ½ marathon for two reasons: In tribute of my dad who passed away a year earlier and for my 30 bucket list. I have ran the half marathon every year since and one full marathon for my 40 bucket list.

TRL - What is your running relationship like? Do you have any friendly rivalries?

CY - We do not run together as a family and no one likes to run with me/dad when there is an invite.

WY - However, we have done two events in the past as a family and everyone has enjoyed these events. Run at the Ridge and Ted’s Run. We have been involved in Run at the Ridge three times and Ted’s Run twice. Caitlyn and I will run together since we are faster than mom and younger sister.

TRL - If each of you had a TV show named after your running style what would it be called? But answer for the other person.

CY - “The Butt Kick Winners”
WY - “Small Wonder”

TRL - If you needed a little boost of energy during a race, and you saw a big sign, what would it say to give you the energy you needed?

CY - “10 Free Trips to Anywhere in the World if you come 1st!
WY - COLD BEER & CRISPY BACON at the Finish Line!

TRL - What does Ted's Run mean to you guys?

CY & WY - For our family, it gives us an opportunity to spend the morning together and run as a family. The money raised is also for a good cause. And it also recognizes Ted’s passion for running, reading and physical activity.

It's a good day to be alive.

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