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Where Athletic Frontiers Begin

Think, for a moment, about something in your life that gives you a rush. Something that exhilarates you. Now imagine being able to amplify that rush and exhilaration for a once in a lifetime opportunity. A simple pleasure of mine that delivers that rush consistently is standing at the peak after a long hike. A [...]

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Frogger!!

The Vancouver Sun Run has become the world’s single largest 10km race and has raised over $1.1 million for various charities since 1985. In 1997, $1 from each Sun Run registration has been donated to Raise-a-Reader - a national literacy campaign in Canada. The current Sun Run route starts in downtown Vancouver on Georgia Street, briefly cuts into Stanley Park and [...]

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BMO Vancouver 1/2 Marathon

          I’ve always wanted to run a local area race with lots of friends on course both as runners and in support of the thousands of people participating in the race. Leading up to the BMO Vancouver Marathon & Half Marathon I started to seriously consider registering, however, I was very hesitant as [...]

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I AM SPARTAN!!

5km. 13 obstacles. 1 incredibly good time. The Spartan Race is a growing phenomenon of a new one day mixed-sport adventure race that will be held in over 30 cities and 3 countries in 2011. The idea is present athletes from mixed backgrounds and disciplines with their most difficult challenge. The inaugural Vancouver event was held this [...]

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Run Safely – Road ID

Most of us leave the house for a run, cycle, hike or any other activity and remember to bring our sunglasses, mp3 players, watches, heart rate monitors, GPS watches, pace calculators, etcetera. Unfortunately countless people go outside without any form of identification. The majority of us don’t expect to encounter health problems or an accident [...]

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First With the Head, Then With the Heart.

2011 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Race Report – 2.4km swim, 1km run, 29km cycle, 13km run “Alcatraz was never no good for nobody.” – Frank Weatherman, last prisoner to leave Alcatraz Spontaneously in mid-October 2010 I entered the lottery for the 2011 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. January 28th, 2011 I received the confirmation e-mail that I [...]

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WTF is a TFL?

Lately, whether it be in yoga class, casual conversation or brunch with my running group, I’ve been hearing a number of people using the acronym TFL in relation to an injury or some part of their body. I figured that since it was coming up so often I should take some time to find out [...]

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It Takes A Village

Thirty days from now I will be departing for Racing the Planet Nepal - 250km in six back to back stages and 99% self-supported. I will be participating on behalf of Mencap - a UK based charity to benefit those with learning disabilities. Racing the Planet Nepal is my first ever multi-day event and true to form I didn’t exactly [...]

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Stage 1: Make No Small Plans For They Have No Power To Stir The Soul

Intro: In November 2011 I participated in Racing the Planet Nepal on behalf of Mencap. Each day I was able to send one e-mail recapping that day’s stage. These are them.  If I’d written this message within an hour of finishing today it would be much different. I thought I’d be telling you that I had to withdraw. [...]

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Stage 2: It’s Easy To Be Weak

A quick head’s up. First paragraph is a little graphic – you may want to skip… Warning! Explicit Content So as it turns out the sure fire way to distract from IT Band pain is the sudden onset of projectile vomiting and chronic diarhea. Yeah, you’re all welcome. And be glad I am sparing you [...]

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