Son of famous drummer shows talent for steeplechase

February 10th, 2016 by Noel Paine | Posted in A Runner's View, Blogs | No Comments »

Meet Aric Van Halen. This son of  Van Halen drummer, Alex Van Halen, didn’t inherit his dad’s talent for music. Instead, he shines on the track. Aric Van Halen is 26, from Los Angeles…


What I tried this week: Finding a run coach

February 10th, 2016 by Jessica Kuepfer | Posted in MissAdventures | No Comments »

Jessica Kuepfer was an injury-prone runner who felt she wasn’t reaching her true potential as an athlete. She hired a run coach last January and has just celebrated her first 12-month cycle without a single…


Running flights of stairs, reaching the top of my game for race day

February 9th, 2016 by Tara Campbell | Posted in Blogs, Gotta Run! | No Comments »

The view from the top of eleven flights of stairs reaches far. Landmark buildings near sight’s end appear miniature, yet still significant. I had just run up the 220 stairs to the top floor of…


Learning to run with my furry friend running alongside me

February 5th, 2016 by Susan Farrelly | Posted in 12 races in 12 months, Blogs | No Comments »

With a goal to get fit in 2016, our blogger Susan has been regularly heading out for runs. In doing that, she’s seeing how her fuzzy little training partner is also gaining from her…


Post-run muffins to tide you over until dinner

February 5th, 2016 by Kimberley Doerksen | Posted in Blogs, Feed the Run | No Comments »

Lunch already happened but it’s too soon for dinner. Since runners burn a lot of fuel, they need lots of snacks to keep them going.  When I decide to cook something new, other people…


I carved up my running shoes with a knife. Here’s what happened:

February 4th, 2016 by Graydon Snider | Posted in Blogs, Crunching the numbers | No Comments »

Our blogger Graydon is always getting to the bottom of his curiosity. This week, that meant taking a box cutter to his brand new shoes and carving them up to see if they would…


The voice behind the microphone: What it’s like to host a race

February 2nd, 2016 by Noel Paine | Posted in A Runner's View, Blogs | No Comments »

This week, our blogger Noel Paine is telling the story of a runner from the east coast of Canada who he’s had the privilege of knowing for many years.  Mark Stein Mark Stein, with a voice familiar…