Results from the World Snowshoe Invitational are posted here. Reports to follow shortly.
Written by Mihira Lakshman and published in Canadian Running:
Ultrarunner Ray Zahab will embark on a unique journey through the frozen lands of Siberia, followed by another run in Tunisia, covering almost 700K with all his supplies on his back, starting on March 1.
For those of you in the midst of heavy training sometimes its easy to overlook the symptoms of over training. For some guidance on this Mark Sisson of the Mark’s Daily Apple blog has just posted an excellent article explaining these symptoms which range from losing leanness despite increased exercise to suddenly falling ill a lot more [...]
Courtesy of Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple:
By now you know I have a biased point of view that rigorous endurance training is antithetical to health. Yes, I competed and loved it for 20 years, so I get the appeal it has for so many, but these days my personal focus is on maintaining the highest [...]
A new website for The Qʼs Victoria Track Series has been officially launched. The race series website domain names are www.victoriatrackseries.ca and www.victoriatrackseries.com. The new website provides information on the race series, as well as registration, where runners can sign up for races. Site users can also follow the Series on Twitter or join the series Facebook group.
The Series starts [...]
The 2010 World Snowshoe Invitational, also recognized as the second race in the Yeti Snowshoe Race Series, takes place tomorrow morning on Grouse Mountain at 10am for the 5k and at 12pm for the 10k.
In addition to the usual crowd of ultra-fit local athletes expected to participate, over 30 elite international athletes from 9 different [...]
The new issue of Canada’s popular Get Out There magazine is now available both in paper format and online. Highlights of the March/April edition include a section on free training plans, an article on BC athlete Jen Segger, and a spring shoe guide.
To view the online edition click here.
Thanks to the Victoria Kayaker blog for this update…
Vancouver Island Kayaker Haley Shephard has resumed her attempt to circumnavigate South Georgia after a series of mishaps delayed her original attempt last month.
You can follow Haley through her blog: hayleyshephard.blogspot.com/
Results from last weekend’s Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon, 10k & 5K are now posted here. We will add race reports to this posting as they become available.
Update: Alison has posted a report from the race on her blog Tri’n Fool, and here’s another one by Jeff Symonds.
The GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run has just announced a new event for its 2010 lineup – the RUN3, a three-day stage race for solo runners which will take place August 22 to 24 in Colorado.
The RUN3 will run the first three stages of its big brother, the 7 stage GORE-TEX® TransRockies Run. RUN3 will cover a total distance [...]
Kenyans Nixon Kiprotich and Willy Langat, currently training in Victoria, came in 1st and 2nd at the Hatley Castle 8k in Victoria. Eric Findlay of Victoria finished in third place.
On the women’s side Victoria’s Melanie McQuaid continued her dominance of the 2010 Frontrunners Island Race Series, winning her second race with a time of 30:54. [...]
The 2010 TransRockies mountain bike events have recently been granted S2 status by the International Cycling Union (UCI). This makes the TR and TR3 only the second mountain bike stage race in North America to gain this status.
S2 status means that elite riders who race in the events can gain world ranking points that count [...]
The 2010 edition of the Hatley Castle 8k takes place this Sunday at Royal Roads University. The 4th event of the Frontrunners Island Race Series begins Sunday at 11am is widely considered the hilliest race of the Series with the course winding throughout the grounds of the campus.
For more information on the event and to [...]
Originally published on Flotrack and reproduced here with permission, here is Christopher Kelsall’s latest interview, this one with Ian Torrence, an experienced ultra-runner (150 ultras to date) who has joined McMillan Running in Flagstaff, AZ as an Ultra Coach.
© Copyright – Christopher Kelsall – 2010
McMillanRunning.com, has hired veteran ultra-runner Ian Torrence to head its new ultramarathon [...]
[ July 24, 2010; ] Would you do a paddle race if
The entry fee was by donation, benefitting the local Lions Club
Random prize draws included a $4,000 composite kayak donated by Atlantis, and a $2,500 native mask
There was $3,500 in prize money for the top three [...]
A Canadian Forces public affairs officer who is writing a book about the best Canadian races and running adventures is seeking input from BC runners. Captain Noel Paine is looking for nominations and suggestions on the oldest, the historic, the fastest, funnest and craziest races in the province.
To contact Captain Noel Paine you can send an email to email@example.com.
Results from today’s Cedar 12K are now posted here. Stay tuned for race reports…
The 2010 Winter Olympics have official begun and to help celebrate this momentous occasion Club Fat Ass is organizing a challenge to share your run with someone who is in town for the Olympics.
The basic idea behind this challenge is simply to go for a run with someone who is not from Vancouver. And in [...]
Do you have the urge to follow along with our Canadian athletes during the Olympics?
The Georgia Straight has recently published a directory of known Twitter accounts for all Canadian athletes participating in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Some notable Twitterers include Sidney Crosby, Chandra Crawford, Cindy Klassen and Patrick Chan.
You can follow everyone here, or each [...]
Thanks to Victoria Kayaker for this:
Last week we reported on Alert Bay kayaker Hayley Shephard who was just about to embark on a solo kayak circumnavigation around South Georgia Island. Storms and a severed finger have now put the expedition in jeopardy.
According to the Victoria Kayaker blog, the skipper of the vessel they are on [...]