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Redemption Song

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Let me start off by saying that I wanted this one. Rarely do I go into a race with as focused a time / performance goal as I [...]

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Survival of the Fittest

Coast Mountain Trail Series organizers Gary Robbins and Geoff Langford you have out done yourselves. I have not had that much fun trail running in a long time and that is quite a statement. For nearly the entire Survival of the Fittest race all I could think about was that I was going to have to move [...]

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Seek the Peak 2013

Seek the Peak is one of my favourite races and 2013 was no exception. A record 804 participants ran 16km from Ambleside Park in West Vancouver up 1225 meters to the peak of Grouse Mountain. The weather was much kinder this year than the past two. Bright, sunny and not too warm.   Leg 1 [...]

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Big Five Marathon

About one month ago I ran the 2010 Big Five Marathon. It was an absolutely incredible experience and I highly recommend this adventure race to anyone whether they are a runner with many races under their belt or someone just beginning to get into running.       The race is run on the Entabeni Game Reserve in [...]

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First 5km Race

When one of my friends suggested that we run a 5km race as fast as we possibly could (I believe the actual words were “so fast that we are on the verge of vomiting for the entire race”) I thought that sounds like a great idea!! I’ve run four marathons (Nike x2, Nashville Country Music Marathon, and [...]

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Amazing Races

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying to put together my race schedule for 2011. Since participating in the Big Five Marathon in June 2010 I’ve found myself seeking other adventure style races that bring a different element to running or triathlon. One of the things that I loved so much about the [...]

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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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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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