I developed a severe eating disorder. When I started running, I gained my power back

August 10th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | No Comments »

During fittings for her white gown, Jennifer’s deep-seeded body images issues came to a head. In the months that followed, she developed a severe eating disorder. During her recovery, she found running and gained back her power.


New Balance Canadian runner of the week: Penney Simms

November 16th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week, Runs & Races | No Comments »

Penney Simms always wanted to be a runner but was scared she’d never become one. When she committed to training in spring, she kept it a secret from her friends, her kids, her fitness […]


New Balance Canadian runner of the week: Richard Kuchinsky

November 7th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | No Comments »

Richard Kuchinsky designed shoes before he ran in them. Now, he’s adding up the mileage on runs that have spanned from the initial 800m to 42.2K. Toronto’s Casa Loma is a pretty picture in […]


New Balance Canadian runner of the week: Krystol Bell

August 22nd, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | No Comments »

Krystol Bell loves exploring trail paths around her home in rural Nova Scotia. When she leaves her house for a run, she’s running anywhere from five to 18 kilometres on peaceful, quiet dirt paths. […]


New Balance Canadian Runner of the Week: Amy Grady

August 18th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | No Comments »

“Fitness and smoking are polar opposites so while I smoked, I didn’t feel like I could include fitness in my life,” says Amy Grady. The 40-year-old mother of two is approaching her one year […]


New Balance Canadian runner of the week: Francoise Gilbert

July 27th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | No Comments »

When Francoise Gilbert’s daughter, Julie, was assigned a project in her gym class, the two started running together. Five years later, they have raced six half-marathons and continue to run on vacation. Five years […]


New Balance Canadian Runner of the week: Amanda Shotton

June 28th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | No Comments »

On December 11, 2012, Amanda Shotton was crossing at a crosswalk in Mississauga, Ont. when she was hit by a car. The accident left her severely injured: a concussion, heavy bruising, a leg and back […]


New Balance Canadian Runner of the Week: Ron Lariviere

June 21st, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | 1 Comment »

On the Friday night before any summer long weekend in Ontario, a pack of runners gathers in the parking lot of Dundas Conservation Area near Hamilton, Ont. to adjust their headlamps before heading into […]


New Balance Canadian runner of the week: Dina McLeod

May 10th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | No Comments »

Exiting her home in Kamloops, B.C., 47-year-old Dina McLeod escapes for a run in a setting that, for many runners, exists only in daydreams or magazine pages. When she puts her feet on the trail she […]


New Balance Canadian runner of the week: Sheila MacDonald

April 25th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | No Comments »

Last March when Sheila MacDonald first started running, she couldn’t hold a pace for more than 30 seconds. She was overweight and went to the gym to lose weight for the summer. Reducing her […]


New Balance Canadian runner of the week: Ron Noseworthy

April 10th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | 1 Comment »

It has been a three-decade long hiatus from marathon training but this year Ron Noseworthy, 59, is finally back at it. He’s had quite the welcome back. The Dartmouth, N.S. runner has been braving brutally […]


New Balance Canadian runner of the week: Alex Loewen

March 29th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in New Balance Runner of the Week | No Comments »

Like many, Alex Loewen wasn’t really interested in running through her childhood and teen years. It just wasn’t appealing. She’s 23 now and starting her profession as a high school teacher in Abbotsford, B.C. […]