Our very own beloved blogger Marilyn Arsenault has made the cover of the latest issue of Canadian Running Magazine. This comes after a stellar year in which she competed and excelled in a variety of events. We think big things are in store for Marilyn as she attempts her first marathon this fall. What’s next? [...]
North Vancouver trail runner Gary Robbins is on a bit of a hot streak of late – including a win at the H.U.R.T 100 miler in January in Hawaii, a 6th place overall at the prestigious Western States 100 mile Endurance run, and speed records for two of Canada’s most popular and rugged trails, including our very [...]
Here’s an update of the 2010 Gutbuster Trail Running Series from organizers Mark Nelson and Nick Walker -
This year wrapped up a decade of GutBuster Trail Runs on Vancouver Island. What started as a single race at Mt Tzouhalem in 2001 with 40 participants has grown into a 5 race series with nearly 750 participants this [...]
This article originally appeared in last Saturday’s Globe and Mail and follow’s this year’s Yukon River Quest, the longest paddle race in the world. This is a great read.
Written by Hayley Mick from Saturday’s Globe and Mail
WHITE RIVER. HOUR 52.
Ingrid Wilcox peers past the nose of her yellow kayak at a miraculous sight: someone waving [...]
Victor Zyemtsev of the Ukraine and Meredith Kessler of the USA were winners of the 28th Annual Subaru Ironman Canada. This victory was the seventh for Zyemtsev and the first for Kessler. Zyemtsev finished ahead of Christian Brader and Stephan Vuckovic of Germany. Zyemtsev’s winning time was 8:32:28.
Kiwi Kieran Doe and Canadian Tom Evans were [...]
By Christopher Kelsall
The Q’s Victoria Track Series wrapped-up its final meet Saturday with an exciting main event finish, which featured two of Canada’s top runners, two-time Canadian Marathon Champion and two time IAAF World Cross-Country Championships representative for Canada, Jim Finlayson of Victoria and 2:18 marathon runner and training partner, James Landon.
Final Meet – Saturday, [...]
From the Canadian Press -
Canada’s Catharine Pendrel capped her Mountain Bike World Cup campaign in stunning fashion Saturday in Windham, N.Y., racing to victory in the final round to capture the overall title.
The cyclist from Kamloops, B.C., became the third Canadian woman to achieve the lofty feat, following in the footsteps of Marie-Helene Premont, who [...]
New Westminster, BC – August 17, 2010. Planning is well underway for the return of the Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race (MOMAR) to Cumberland, BC, scheduled for September 25, 2010. With over a month to go before the race, local representation is strong and growing.
“MOMAR Cumberland is always a great race, and it’s so [...]
Twenty-three year-old Sebastian Salas ofVancouver knew when he reached the ¾ mark of the Grouse Grind trail in just over 18 minutes that he stood a real chance of setting a new course record today.
To say the previous record of 24:22 – set by New Zealand champion mountain runner Jonathan Wyatt - was “beaten” is an understatement. Shaving 32 seconds [...]
From CBC News – Admist threats of banning all back-country travel in British Columbia due to wildfires, smoke is now threatening events outside the province including the Edmonton Derby marathon and half-marathon scheduled for Sunday. The ban would put a damper on the plans of many outdoor enthusiasts enjoying their summer vacation in the provincial wilderness.
Smoke from [...]
© Copyright – 2010 – Christopher Kelsall – Originally published on Flotrack -
Note: I wrote this interview with Bruce Deacon during March of 2010, for the May issue of Canadian Running Magazine. As the print business goes, the Canadian Running Magazine version was truncated down to 794 words. That is plenty of truncating! But a thank [...]
In September 2010, a group of dedicated White Rock Fire Fighters from Local 2407 will be cycling from Halifax, Nova Scotia to White Rock, BC to raise funds for Variety! They will ride in a relay format and plan to complete the tour in less than two weeks.
From now until their ride, the fire fighters [...]
Written by Regan Lauscher and published August 15th in the Globe and Mail -
Mud clinging to their teeth and dirt splayed across their limbs, the tough-as-nails competitors of the TransRockies Mounatin Bike race crossed the finish line Saturday and dismounted with a sense of exhaustion and pride.
The seven-day, 399-kilometre expedition through perilous wilderness and extreme [...]
Great post by Ian Jackson of clubfatass.com.
Interesting checklist which inludes four cans of Guiness and an update of his will.
St.Louis Ultra-Runner Jason Eads’ race report from the Squamish Stormy 100:
“What are you, a meteorologist????” It began with rain…
It’s amazing what I’ll let friends talk me in to. That’s how I think of STORMY 100 miler many months after I signed up earlier this year. My friend, Ean “Action” Jackson, exudes the [...]
Rumon from Team Tinhorn Creek / North Shore Athletics provided this pre-report for the trans-rockies 7-day mountain bike stage race:
I’m writing from Fernie, BC, on the night before the start of the TransRockies Challenge 7-day mountain bike stage race between here and Canmore, AB. [Update: I couldn't get a 'net signal lasts night so [...]
North Vancouver’s Gary Robbins has run the 80km West Coast Trail in a record breaking time of 10 hours and 8 minutes, beating the previous record by 5 minutes. Gary will be posting a full account of his run on his blog shortly, in the meantime check out the video above which was taken as [...]
The following report and photos come courtesy of TR’s Okanagan interior reporter Dirk Handke. Thanks as always Dirk!
WHO WAS WILLIS GREENAWAY?
Willis lost his three-year battle with Alzheimer’s three days after his 86th birthday in 2008. Willis’ running achievements include age category Canadian records in the 1500m, 5000m, 10mile and 50km distances. His 1992, 3:29:00 Portland Marathon clocking [...]
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The Canadian Death Race was this past weekend and we wanted to bring attention to two excellent race reports by racers Ellie Greenwood and Phil Villeneuve. Both are elite athletes but only one managed to finish the 125km race . We highly recommend checking out both…
Ellie Greenwood – A Date with Death. 125kms of Mountain [...]