and may you trainharder in 2008!
By Chris Bush – Nanaimo News Bulletin – December 27, 2007
Nanaimo’s Steve Osaduik is Canada’s second-fastest marathoner, but he may not get to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
To get there he needs to shave minutes off his time and get funding from Sport Canada.
For funding from Sport Canada, the organization that sponsors Canada’s national [...]
Digital Tourism has created and published three Google Maps showing hiking trails within a day’s drive of Vancouver (not including Vancouver Island). The maps include over 300 hikes and are divided into three categories: easy, moderate and challenging. To view the maps click on this link: http://maps.google.com/maps/user?uid=110369344982764886613&hl=en&ptab=2.
By STEPHEN REGENOLD, published in the New York Times last winter
HE mass perforation of Brownie Lake began at noon, when eight rolling tires, thousands of shiny screw tips and the fast-pumping legs of four bike riders were set in motion on a dizzying figure-eight track of ice.
“Round and round we go,” said Jay Henderson, known [...]
From the Georgia Straight, published December 27, 2007.
Quite likely, it will be a while before a new year begins in such dramatic fashion as 2007 did downtown. With a sound described by workers as “just like thunder” and “elephants coming through your living room”, the roof on B.C. Place collapsed last January 5.
The buzz of [...]
The deaths on Christmas Eve of two snowmobilers caught in an avalanche have prompted the Canadian Avalanche Centre in B.C. to warn anyone thinking of heading into the mountains this week of potentially dangerous conditions.
There’s a high avalanche risk in the Kootenay-boundary region, Whistler and Glacier National Park, Allan McMordie, a spokesman for the [...]
[ February 16, 2008 12:00 pm to February 17, 2008 12:00 pm. ] See http://healthshows.com/kelowna/ for more information.
[ January 19, 2008 12:00 pm to January 20, 2008 12:00 pm. ] See http://healthshows.com/victoria/ for more information.
And the bad: From fatty restaurant meals to failing school cafeterias and poor Western diets, 2007 made us think about how we eat
Written by LESLIE BECK, published in the Globe and Mail, December 26, 2007
The past 12 months brought a mix of nutrition stories to the forefront. It’s fair to say it was a bad [...]
Written by Mark Sutcliffe nd published in The Ottawa Citizen, Sunday, December 23, 2007
A runner looks for inspiration wherever it’s available. Here’s where I found it in 2007.
Paula Radcliffe: The women’s world-record holder in the marathon, Radcliffe led the New York City Marathon for more than 41 kilometres, then was passed by Gete Wami with [...]
Written by Andre Picard and published in Friday’s ( December 21, 2007) Globe and Mail
The closing of roads for distance races reduces motor vehicle fatalities, research suggests. While the death of a runner during a marathon attracts widespread media attention, in reality fatalities fall in a community hosting a mass-participation distance race, according to provocative [...]
Simon Whitfield – He’s funny, smart, stupid fast, and plays a mean game of floor hockey…
Check out the interview here: Slowtwitch interviews Simon Whitfield
From the editor:
The publishers of Gripped, the Canadian climbing magazine, and Triathlon Magazine Canada decided to launch Canadian Running Magazine after spotting a gaping void in the market for this type of publication. There’s a huge running community in Canada and so many good stories were being left untold.
For the competitive runner, Canadian Running will [...]
The Beer Mile world record was broken yesterday with a time of 5:09 by Jim Finlayson. The Beer Mile was held Tuesday night on the Oak Bay track in Victoria, B.C. His beer choice was Granville Island Winter Ale, from a bottle.
For those that aren’t aware of the rules, the basic idea is this: Each [...]
The following is a great article with Darcy Turenne, a 23 year old professional mountain biker phenom from Vancouver Island. Written by Baxter Redfern and published in nsmb.com.
If you passed Darcy Turenne on the side of your favourite trail you’d likely take notice. The beautiful 23 year-old brunette stands nearly six feet tall and wears [...]
Jim Brynes & Matt Anderson are performing at the Whislter’s Maurice Young Millennium Place on January 9th – Take a few days to forget any overindulgence from the end of 2007 and the winter 2008 already starts in music. Be prepared for music with soul, Jim and Matt will use their talents to bring [...]
Grouse Mountain offers drop-in snowshoeing Wednesday nights for all fitness levels.
Wednesday at 7pm
December 5, 2007 - March 26, 2008
It is a fun, 90-minute outing in a social atmosphere or a fitness session through the Munday Alpine Park – a fantastic workout and a great winter alternative to the Grouse Grind.
Special $5 rental rate available to all session [...]
The Canadian Trail and Mountain Running Association (CTMRA) is looking for six runners (three senior men and three senior women) to make up our team for the 2008 North American Central American & Caribbean mountain-running championships on June 15th, 2008, in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico.The 13-kilometer uphill race will feature top mountain runners from Mexico, [...]
From the New York Times, December 5, 2007
Researchers in New York believe they have solved one of the great mysteries of the flu: Why does the infection spread primarily in the winter months? The answer, they say, has to do with the virus itself. It is more stable and stays in the air longer when [...]