Some races still use gun time as “official” time. Here’s why

September 13th, 2018 by Canadian Running | Posted in Racing | No Comments »

The “gun time v. chip time” debate has mostly been settled, but for marathoners it can be disconcerting to see your gun time listed as your “official time”


Making a mantra that works

September 12th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Expert Tips, Racing, Training | No Comments »

A mantra, formulated in advance of a long race, can be just the thing that keeps you going


10K runners should pre-hydrate with salt in hot weather, new study finds

August 5th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Racing | No Comments »

Runners who took a little sodium with their water pre-race did not run faster, but needed less water during the race, and finished less dehydrated than when they drank only water


Wind speed on the track: how it can affect times at outdoor races

July 16th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Racing | No Comments »

Ever wondered what the “wind” column means in track results? Here’s a primer


What’s a race plan, and do I need one?

May 23rd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Racing | No Comments »

You may have heard the expression “failing to plan is planning to fail.” It may seem a bit extreme, but there’s no doubt of the value of having a race plan. Whether you’re a […]


MEC trail video series: Mastering proper trail running technique

May 9th, 2018 by Dan Way | Posted in Running videos, Trail Running | 1 Comment »

Trail running requires a unique combination of skills and technique. We chat with MEC ambassador Jim Willet who helps break down the basics


Kawauchi competes in half-marathon six days after winning Boston Marathon

April 24th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Racing | No Comments »

International travel and little recovery time no problem for Boston’s newest champion


Canadian university track runner suspended for doping violation

March 29th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Racing | No Comments »

Laurier University student given a one-year suspension for positive test


This clip of centenarians throwing down never gets old

March 19th, 2018 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Running videos | No Comments »

Orville Rogers and Julia Hawkins, both more than 100 years of age, broke world records on the weekend


Watch this disastrous 40-team relay exchange because why not

March 15th, 2018 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Racing | No Comments »

Nailing the baton hand off is one thing. But first, runners had to find their teammates in the chaos that was this 4x400m relay


VIDEO: Sasha Gollish’s pre-2018 U Sports Championships workout

March 8th, 2018 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Watch the University of Toronto middle- and long-distance runner prepare for the Canadian university championships with this pre-race workout


Shalane Flanagan featured in Carrie Underwood’s new music video

March 5th, 2018 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Running videos | No Comments »

The finishing sequence of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon included in Carrie Underwood’s latest music video for the single ‘The Champion’