Sports Briefs: Almost 300 runners brave Whistler Spirit Run 

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"Luke (Onesti) and I jumped right onto his wheel and into his slipstream, which was a real thrill and a short mental respite from the conditions — particularly the wall of water being sprayed in our faces."

Saints still undefeated

The Whistler Saints flag football team is now on top of the North Shore Football League rankings after winning its last game against the North Vancouver Hawks.

Josh McKenzie opened the scoring after a 40-yard punt return, with Beynon McKeen scoring twice in the second half and Logan Anderson adding two points on the conversions to put the Saints up 20-6.The team is now 4-0 on the season.

Free Turkey to Turkey promotion at Meadow Park

The Meadow Park Sports Centre is offering Whistler residents a chance to get into shape this winter at no extra cost.

The "Turkey to Turkey" promotion runs 11 weeks, Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, allowing participants to take part in free fitness and cardio classes, and earn points for themselves. Participants get one point for participating in any fitness class, completing weekly fitness challenges in the weight room, doing 30 minutes of cardio or more in the cardio room, doing 45 minutes of strength or flexibility training, doing a 30 minute HIT (High Intensity Training) session on their own time, swimming for 30 minutes, or playing drop-in hockey or squash.

Two points are awarded for taking in a "new to you" fitness class for the first time, or doing a one hour personal training session.

Every 10 points earns an athlete one star and an entry in the prize draw.

Serwa back on snow

Canada's ski cross team has lost a lot of key athletes in recent years, including Olympic champion Ashleigh McIvor and Julia Murray to knee injuries. The good news for this year is that Kelsey Serwa, battling a recurring knee injury of her own, should be ready to compete by the time the Olympics roll around.

The team brought Serwa, the 2011 world champion and a 15-time World Cup podium finisher, to SnowWorld in Landgraaf, Netherlands, the largest indoor ski facility in the world, to give her a chance to try her knee on the snow.

"My knee felt normal," she reported. "I was probably a little rusty, just in terms of balance, but it only takes a few runs to get it back."

Despite the tentative nature of her first on-snow session, Serwa's goals are to get back into form, and back on the podium, as quickly as possible.

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