Episodes


Shakeout Podcast: Alex Hutchinson, Dayna Pidhoresky and Dave Reid Unpack Toronto’s Spring Run Off

April 5th, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

The Spring Run Off (SRO) is Toronto’s oldest continuously-held road race. 42 years ago, the Etobicoke Huskies track club started the SRO as a fundraiser. Now organized by the Canada Running Series, the 5km […]


The Shakeout Podcast: ‘Older Than Boston’: Around the Bay Turns 125

April 1st, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest and most prestigious road races in the world. But there’s another race, in Hamilton Ontario, that proudly proclaims its status as the oldest race in North […]


The Shakeout Podcast: Rachel Cliff is the Marathon Queen; Sasha Gollish and Jess O’Connell inspire with Fast and Female

March 23rd, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

This episode is all about girl power! We start by chatting with the new Canadian marathon record holder Rachel Cliff, who ran 2:26:56 in the Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2 weeks ago. Cliff talks about […]


The Rundown: Canadian records, world records, race results, oh my!

March 12th, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

We didn’t release an episode of The Shakeout Podcast last week, but a lot has happened recently in the world of running. So we decided that we would bring you an extended version of The […]


Rob Watson’s advice on the Boston Marathon

March 1st, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

We are officially inside 50 days until the 2019 Boston Marathon. In this episode we talk with one of Canada’s fastest marathoners and coaches about how to make the most of your spring race […]



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The Shakeout Podcast: Running towards mental health

February 22nd, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

January 30th was Bell Let’s Talk Day. This week on the show we connect with sports psychology consultant Dr. Penny Werthner to explore the link between running and mental health. We talk about stigma, […]


The Shakeout Podcast: All’s fair in love and running

February 15th, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

This week we dive into the relationships of some of Canada’s top runners


The Shakeout Podcast: Inside Russia’s State-Sponsored Doping Scandal

February 6th, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

This week on the Shakeout we dive into the dark world of doping. We bring you the story of the Russian drug scandal that rocked the global athletic community. And we discuss the response, or lack […]


Olympian Gabriela Stafford: Making moves and smashing records

January 27th, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

Middle distance phenom Gabriela Stafford set 2 indoor Canadian records in the last 3 weeks. The University of Toronto student and Olympian ran 14:57.45 in the 5000m on January 4th, and 4:24.80 in the […]


The Shakeout Podcast: 12 Ultra’s, 12 countries, 5 continents: One woman’s goal to run the world

January 8th, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

Three years ago Rachel Sklar decided to run her first marathon. The ghostwriter from Thornhill had a background in the combat sport of Muay Thai but was far from an experienced runner. That all changed […]



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The Shakeout Podcast: Goal Setting and Year In Review

December 31st, 2018 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

Today we’re bringing you a year-end Shakeout Special. We revisit an episode from last year in which former Canadian Running web editor Sinead Mulhern chats with sports psychologist Kim Dawson about realistic goal setting. […]


The Shakeout Podcast: The Streakin’ Speedsters and the Santa Speedo Run

December 21st, 2018 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

This is the time of year for family, fun, and festivities. But it is also an opportunity to give to those in need. Charities use a variety of fund-raising methods around the holidays, but […]