Nothing beats high school cross-country

November 26th, 2014 by Tony Skuce | Posted in Running Downhill | No Comments »

A couple weeks back, I drove past a local park where a cross-country race was in progress. The sun shone down as maybe sixty girls worked their way up a long incline. That looks […]


Personal Worst

October 15th, 2014 by Tony Skuce | Posted in Running Downhill | No Comments »

The leaves are flying, and once again Kenyans are dominating big-city marathons with their ‘we’re-just-better-than-you’ speed. Most people, of course, ignore the marathon in favour of big league sports. But unlike big league sports […]


Terry Fox is still inspiring Canadian kids

October 1st, 2014 by Tony Skuce | Posted in Blogs, Running Downhill | 2 Comments »

It was a close call out here on the West Coast for the annual Terry Fox National School Day run, with the teachers out on strike until just before before the traditional run date. […]


Running Downhill: Season of the 5K Itch, Part 2 – This Might Be Harder Than I Thought

September 5th, 2014 by Tony Skuce | Posted in Blogs, Running Downhill | No Comments »

Tell people you trained for five months for a 5K and you’ll get some raised eyebrows. Training? For a 5K? Don’t only shlubs run 5Ks? Despite this sentiment, I devoted the first half of the […]


Running Downhill: Season of the 5K Itch – Part 1

August 20th, 2014 by Tony Skuce | Posted in Running Downhill | 1 Comment »

You’ve got to pick up every stitch The rabbits running in the ditch Beatniks are out to make it rich Oh no, must be the season of the 5K Itch* I think the spirit […]