Running your first race? Tips to make the most of the experience

April 19th, 2018 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Canadian Race Guide, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, RaceGuide, Runs & Races | No Comments »

Whether your first race or your fiftieth, there are plenty of things you should and shouldn’t do on race day. These are some of them.


Ditching the data: can you really train for a marathon goal without a watch?

April 19th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Few serious runners head out the door without a GPS, but is it really necessary?


Race day recommendations for a successful experience

May 2nd, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in RaceGuide, Training | No Comments »

The most important and accurate piece of advice for race day success is one we’ve all heard before: “Nothing new on race day.” Now is not the time to try a new piece of […]


With race day only weeks away, it’s time to demystify the taper

April 24th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

Don’t waste all the time and energy spent training for your goal race. Make sure you plan and execute a proper taper to get the most out of yourself on race day.


Perfect pacing: Making the case for ‘running by feel’

January 12th, 2017 by Dan Way | Posted in Blogs, Research for the Run, Runs & Races, Training, Training Tips | No Comments »

The body (really the brain!) has a unique and highly effective way of choosing the best pace that can be sustained for the particular race distance… if only we would let it.


Destination Race – Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope

November 3rd, 2016 by Canadian Running | Posted in Canadian Race Guide, Destination Race, RaceGuide, Runs & Races | 2 Comments »

It’s hard to ignore a moniker like “Canada’s fastest Boston Qualifier.” But that’s exactly what the Hamilton Marathon is!


Is the Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon Canada’s fastest?

November 1st, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Canadian Race Guide, Destination Race, RaceGuide, Runs & Races | No Comments »

Not only is this speedy marathon course the fastest in Canada, it routinely ranks among the top in North America for highest percentage of Boston Qualifiers.


MEC Running video series: Episode 6 – Race Day

September 17th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Inspiration, Racing, Running Training Plans, Running videos, Runs & Races, Trail Races, Trail Running, Training, Training Video | No Comments »

Mountain Equipment Co-op in partnership with Canadian Running magazine present a six-part video series outlining basic training principles and running advice.


Twenty one (point one) tips to run your best half-marathon

September 13th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Personal Bests, RaceGuide, Runs & Races, Training | No Comments »

Whether your goal is to run your fastest race yet or simply finish with a smile, these tips will help you run your best race. 1. Train for it. This should go without saying but […]


Halifax becomes first Canadian city to start ‘Finisher shirt Friday’

June 22nd, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Canadian Race Guide, RaceGuide, Runs & Races, The Scene | No Comments »

Halifax has become the first city to make an official “Finisher shirt Friday.” What’s your favourite race shirt you’ve earned?


New study: Why a fast start can cause a slow finish

March 5th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Runs & Races, Science | No Comments »

It’s hard to not get caught up in the excitement of a race start, but going out too fast can lead to a slow finish over long distances.


Fast fall races to set a new PB

September 6th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Canadian Race Guide, RaceGuide, Runs & Races | No Comments »

Running a fall race? If you managed to train through the intensely hot weather from this summer, you want it to be worth it. One of the most satisfying feelings during a race is […]