Mike Wardian runs 63 laps for 422K to win the Quarantine Backyard Ultra

April 7th, 2020 by Ben Snider-McGrath | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

After over 50 hours and 300 kilometres of racing, the American ultrarunner won the virtual race


Quarantine Backyard Ultra: mid-race update

April 5th, 2020 by Ben Snider-McGrath | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

After almost 30 hours of racing, there are still plenty of runners competing in the Quarantine Backyard Ultra


Run a virtual ultramarathon with Dave Proctor

March 23rd, 2020 by Ben Snider-McGrath | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The Quarantine Backyard Ultra is a chance to race for free this spring


Read about Big’s Backyard Ultra from the guy who lost to Maggie Guterl

October 29th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Will Hayward’s post about his experience at Big’s reads like a thriller


Dave Proctor announces a second cross-Canada speed record attempt

September 15th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The world and Canadian record-holder and Outrun Rare founder plans to try again on May 18, 2020, this time starting in Newfoundland


Canadian ultrarunner Al Howie’s story to be revealed in new book

July 4th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Jared Beasley’s book is the first to examine not just Howie’s incredible feats of running, but who he really was


Inaugural Outrun Backyard Ultra a mudfest

June 23rd, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Torrential rain meant the course had to be changed mid-race not once, but twice


Laz Lake arrives in Calgary for Dave Proctor’s Backyard Ultra

June 21st, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The Barkley Marathons race director may bestow the winner with a golden coin to this year’s Big’s Backyard Ultra. Photo: BOSS DIgital Media


Dave Proctor breaks two treadmill records at Calgary Marathon expo

May 25th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The Calgary-area ultrarunner celebrated his triumphant return after last summer’s unsuccessful cross-Canada attempt by breaking two treadmill world records. Photo: BOSS Digital Media


New advancements in gait analysis can take your running to the next level

April 24th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Thanks to advancements in technology, gait analysis is no longer confined to the treadmill, and can now be done during real outdoor workouts


Laz Lake to attend Dave Proctor’s Backyard Ultra in Calgary

April 17th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The famous Barkley Marathons race director may also bestow the golden coin on the winner, which grants entry into his own backyard ultra in Tennessee


Dave Proctor to challenge world 100-mile treadmill record in 2019

January 16th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The Canadian 24-, 48- and 72-hour record-holder will attempt to run 100 miles on a treadmill in less than 12 hours at the Calgary Marathon expo on May 25