In August, Hassan Lotfi-pour, an Information Technology Professional from North Vancouver, sets out to beat his own winning time of 28 hours in the Fat Dog 100 ultra-run, which takes place on the weekend of August 18 and 19. This gruelling race spans three parks and a recreation area between Keremeos at Cathedral Provincial Park [...]
8 days and 350km of paddling.
That’s how long and how far Norm Hann paddled his standup paddleboard earlier this month along the east coast of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. The expedition was documented from a 40 ft sailboat as part of the upcoming film STAND.
The primary purpose of this trip was to help raise awareness of the [...]
Photo credit: Reid Coolsael – www.reidcoolsaet.com
VANCOUVER, June 24th – Both Olympic-bound Reid Coolsaet of Speed River TFC and Brantford’s Krista DuChene notched impressive wins with strong performances at this morning’s Scotiabank Vancouver Half-marathon. Coolsaet’s 63:16 was only 6 seconds shy of the course record as he came down from 230 kilometre weeks of training for [...]
Photo credit: The Globe and Mail
The inaugural Tough Mudder event took place this past weekend in the Callaghan Valley near Whistler, BC. The 10 mile course is designed by British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie, and is just one of several latest obstacle-style events to make an appearance in BC over the past [...]
June 28 Update: Ellie has just posted a race report on iRunFar which can be read here. She has also added some photos from here race on her blog here.
The Western States Endurance Run is the granddaddy of 100 milers and a runner from Vancouver not only claimed its top spot yesterday for the second year [...]
The 2011 Tour de Victoria
Victoria, B.C. – The Tour de Victoria (TDV) powered by GoodLife Fitness is just two days away and riders are gearing up and getting ready to take on the challenge of a 140k, 100k or 50k ride.
“Once again we have Olympians and World champion athletes at the helm of the different [...]
VANCOUVER, BC (15/06/2012) – Two members of Canada’s 2012 Olympic marathon team will line up at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon in their final race before the London Olympics. On June 24, 2012 Olympic-bound athletes Eric Gillis and Reid Coolsaet will join an expected 7,000 runners and walkers in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K event. In [...]
Sunday, June 17th 2012 – Victoria, BC – The Q’s Victoria Track Series, held meet number four at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium, Saturday, under cloudy skies with light winds. The University of Victoria Vikes women’s and men’s teams competed in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m distances. There was also a 5000m race. Each [...]
From the Squamish Chief – In a race deemed by onlookers and competitors as the wettest and muddiest on record, it was only fitting that a local rider take home the top prize at the 2012 Test of Metal.
Squamish’s Neal Kindree was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 2:34:24, beating [...]
Victoria’s Simon Whitfield
From Triathlon Canada —Triathlon Canada’s fab five combine veterans and youth poised to shock the world in London— A group of five Canadian athletes are determined to deliver a knockout punch when they step into the Olympic triathlon ring for the 2012 Games in London, July 27-August 12.
Led by wily two-time Olympic medallist Simon [...]
From iaaf.org - Smith’s 800m breakout among the highlights as Canadian series begins in Burnaby - Just two weeks before both the Canadian and U.S. Olympic trials, Sunday’s (10) Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic featured several breakout performances from young athletes striving to reach the top of the world.
Veteran competitors also proved their staying power with [...]
The Q’s Victoria Track Series raises money for the Mustard Seed Food Bank as well as provide runners of all abilities the opportunity to run and compete on the track – a rare experience.
However a camera has gone missing.
The donations are in jeopardy after one of the cameras that is used to capture the races on [...]
From the Globe and Mail -
The mathematics of the Canadian men’s triathlon situation may have been baffling to everyone except Brent McMahon.
The 31-year-old athlete from Victoria upped the total of Canadian Olympic entries into the men’s race at the London Games to a maximum three at Madrid Sunday.
How he did it was plain to him, [...]