With the lack of stock in our official H+P team singlet, the time has come for another limited edition garment that our athletes can wear with pride! As always, this will be a one-time order, so don’t miss your chance!Before we reveal the new “Johnny Miles” design, first let’s take a trip down memory lane with our other limited edition singlets. The T-Shirt (Late 2011)
Everything started off singlet-less for H+P! We used to race in black H+P t-shirts only, starting in the fall of 2011! The Classic (Spring 2013)
After racing the sweltering Waterloo Classic in 2012, we figured enough was enough with the black t-shirts. We almost went with an identical black singlet, but figured something a little lighter would be more suitable for warm-weather races. In the fall of 2012, we made a one time order of these classic H+P Blue singlets. The singlet itself is no longer in production, so those who own them are true original (or close to original) members of H+P! They are very similar to our official NB team singlet, but can be distinguished by the white panels on the side, the lighter material and the slightly longer cut. The Official NB Blue Team Singlet (Fall 2014)When it comes to being an H+P member, the official H+P blue is a must! These singlets were first ordered in the fall of 2014 to replace the discontinued Classic singlet above. We were also lucky enough to have just started a partnership with NB Canada, so the timing to make the switch to a new official team singlet was right! These singlets have been ordered countless times, and will remain the staple in team attire for years to come! H+P NB Team Canada Singlet (Fall 2015)Over the years, while we all love our official team singlets, there always seemed to be something lacking: a white option for extremely hot days, and a way to represent Canada with pride during international races. With the growth of the club, and the number of athletes pursuing races outside of our country, it only made sense to come up with a design that allowed members to show they are from Canada and a proud H+Per! Thus, the design featuring a maple leaf, sitting on top of two H+P blue stripes came to fruition. Nothing feels better than running in a race like the Boston Marathon and hearing, “Go H+P! GO CANADA!” This singlet was a one-time order, and has become the singlet of choice during hot races; even on the local scene. H+P NB Team Canada Black Singlet (Fall 2016) With the growth of the club after the Fall of 2015, there were many athletes who were sad to miss out on the opportunity to sport the H+P Canada Singlet. These athletes wanted a way to show their Canadian and H+P pride, but we also wanted to stay true to the idea of having limited edition singlets that represent a membership time capsule. Separate from this, we also always wanted a sleek, black option that was inline with our original H+P t-shirt/singlet designs. To accomplish both goals, we made our most simplified singlet to-date: no words, no stripes, no circles- just a black background with H+P in white surrounded by an outline of a maple leaf. The Johnny Miles H+P Singlet (Summer 2017)The inspiration for this next limited edition singlet came from a few places. First of all, there are still athletes requesting that original H+P Team Canada singlet, but that original one-time order stock has long been depleted. Secondly, this year is Canada’s 150th anniversary. Being humble, polite, gritty and hard working is what it means to be apart of H+P, and also what it means to be Canadian. This country is a huge part of our identity, and we thought it was only appropriate to find a way to celebrate this milestone.That’s where Johnny Miles comes in.If you don’t know his story, Johnny Miles was a Canadian marathoner in the 1920’s and 1930’s. At the age of 21, Miles’ neighbours raised enough money to send him to Boston from Halifax by train to make his marathon debut. Despite being up against many other favourites (including the ’24 Olympic champion) and never having run a marathon in his life, Miles was able to walk away with the win in 2:25:50. He returned to win Boston again in 2:33:08 in 1929!It was said that Miles developed his physical strength from a young age by working in coal mines. He later trained by delivering groceries by horse and wagon- only he would run his routes beside the wagon in his work boots! These humble, unassuming, and gritty roots leading to such high levels of performance perfectly mirror what we value most at H+P.Also, his name was “Johnny Miles,” how much more of a runner’s name could he have?Miles’ singlet was homemade, with NS (for Nova Scotia) sewn onto a maple leaf on his chest. There is no doubt that he was proud of where he was from, and so are we!So, in honour of Canada’s 150th, and inspired by Jonny Miles…we are excited to reveal the Jonny Miles H+P Singlet!
As with all other limited edition singlets, this will be a one-time order. Let us know if you want yours today!