Kit Laughlin, one of the world’s authorities on the subject of stretching, will be offering a Stretch Therapy (ST) workshop this May in Vancouver. Kit is the author of the best-selling books Overcome Neck & Back Pain, Stretching & Flexibility, and Stretching & Pregnancy. The five day workshop is designed for people who want to use the latest rehabilitative stretching [...]
Donald Peterson’s second stage report from last month’s Costa Rica Challenge is now posted on his blog. The first section is included below:
On morning two and for the rest of the race the organizers wanted to get us going as soon as it was light enough to run. On this morning, with us being in [...]
The latest 5 peaks newsletter is now available to read online here. Following is a summary of what is included:
2009 Trail Running Season… Registration Open!
Early Bird Registration – Best Race Value of the Season!
New Charity Partner
New Awards & Prizing
New 5 Peaks Contests!!
NOW HIRING… two positions in Vancouver, four in Edmonton!!!
Call for Volunteers
For those unaware, [...]
Check out Donald Peterson’s first stage write-up from the Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica…
It was an early morning on day one the buses were scheduled to leave at 4:30am and it was a 4 hour trip to the start line. I tried to get some more sleep during the bus ride and was mostly successful.
In Christopher Kelsall’s most recent interview he chats with 79 year old Victoria runner Maurice Tarrant. Maurice has won his age group hundreds of times and is widely considered the best Canadian runner in his age group.
Note: this article was originally published on Flotrack and has been reproduced here with permission.
(C) Copyright – 2009 – Christopher Kelsall
The Dirty Duo is fast approaching and they still need volunteers! See below:
We need about 20 more volunteers to help with Dirty Duo race Sat March 7. In addition to racers thanking you and having hot lasagne at Jaycee House, I provide all volunteers with a free entry to The Phantom Run in November. [...]
Results from yesterday’s 4th Island Race Series event at Victoria’s Hatley Castle are now posted. Over 440 runners participated in the 8K, with Scott Simpson finishing first (25:19) on the men’s side and Cheryl Murphy (29:55) finishing first among the women.
The full results are posted here.
Write-ups from the race will be posted here shortly.
This morning close to 500 stair climbers from around the lower mainland took part in the eighth annual stair climb to the top of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. The Sheraton is one of downtown Vancouver’s tallest buildings, standing 491 feet and 48 stories above the ground. The avaerage time to climb this heigth is [...]
Scott Dunlap of A Trail Runner’s Blog has recently posted an interesting article on the allure of the Western States 100 Mile Endurace Run, arguably the most well known ultra in the world. A lot of non-ultra folks wonder what motivates these athletes and Scott does a good job explaining just why this particular event [...]
[ June 20, 2009; ]
It’s an uphill battle! On Saturday June 20th, 2009, an expected 5000 people will run, walk or parade one mile uphill up 10th Avenue between Alma Street and Blanca Street with a noble goal in mind – to raise critical funds for BC Children’s Hospital.
For every dollar in proceeds of registration or sponsorship, Chip Wilson, [...]
The following is via British Columbia Magazine:
Show your support—and a lot more—at this weekend’s naked bungee jump for schizophrenia, taking place at WildPlay Element Parks of Nanaimo.
Participants can let it all hang out for a reduced jumping fee of $40, or opt to wear clothes for the regular rate of $99. Spectators are welcome for [...]
Results from last Saturday’s third Yeti snowshoe race of the season on North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain are now posted here.
The Training Blogs section of this site has recently been cleaned up. The biggest change is the removal of each sub-sport page, now every single blog is listed on the main page. This should now allow for easier browsing.
Also, the following blogs have also been added:
AdamO – The Green Rebel - a triathlete from Victoria who [...]
This year brings the 1st Annual Snowshoe Race at Dakota Ridge to BC’s Sunshine Coast on February 28th. The event will feature two distances, a 5K and a 10K. Racers can expect a mix of challenging terrain that includes single track, double track, cat track, up and down ski runs and open fields of fresh powder. Dakota [...]
Results from Vancouver’s First Half “Half Marathon” are now posted on the Winning Time website:
OVERALL Race Results:
AGE GROUP Race Results:
AGE GRADED Race Results:
Results from the Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon, 5K and 10K are now posted on the RaceHeadquarters website here:
Half Marathon - Overall | Age Groups
10K - Overall | Age Groups
5K - Overall | Age Groups
The City of Vancouver has just released its 2008 / 2009 Cycling Statistics Update. The report contains a lot of details but Frances Bula on the State of Vancouver blog has summarized the important points nicely:
- just over 40 per cent of people who live in the Downtown or West End walk or cycle to work. [...]
Christopher Kelsall’s latest interview is will Kiwi athlete, coach and author Keith Livingstone. Keith is a Lydiard method enthusist, and has just published a book on the famous training method titled: Healthy Intelligent Training (H.I.T). This is a long interview, but if you are a fan of the Lydiard method then it is well worth [...]
The recent peanut scare has left few consumers unaffected, including athletes. A list of recalled food products containing peanuts include a number of ‘energy bars’ favored by endurance athletes. Some of these include:
For a complete list click here.
[ February 28, 2009; ] Date: Saturday February 28th, 2008
10:00 to 11:30 am sign in
12:00 pm 5 km/10 km
3:00 pm Wrap up and awards
$25.00 (+ $10.00 for snowshoe rental if required)
5 km course
All participants must use 4WD and chains to get to Dakota Ridge. Please check the SCRD website for current road conditions. http://www.scrd.ca/index.php?page_id=359 Carpooling on race day [...]