Ultrarunner plans record-breaking fundraising run across Canada

June 24th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

“I will run to the end of the earth for my son,” says Dave Proctor, whose cross-Canada speed record challenge starts Wednesday in Victoria


Nine early-season Canadian trail races for 2018

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

These events kick off the trail running season, from Quebec’s Eastern Townships to B.C.’s Okanagan Valley


Can’t get into the Barkley? Consider another Laz Lake ultra

March 27th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | 1 Comment »

Eccentric race director’s next race a 500-kilometre killer in Tennessee–in July


Jessie Thomson-Gladish: Queen of ice and ultras

March 8th, 2017 by Canadian Running | Posted in Runs & Races, Trail Races, Trail Running | No Comments »

Jessie Thomson-Gladish is the only woman to complete the 692 kilometres on foot this year. She’s the second woman ever to finish the distance on foot, and the first to do it twice.


Photos: Ultrarunners raise over $100K in 386-kilometre trek from New York to Women’s March on Washington

January 23rd, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

After a busy week, Alison Desir has managed to raise over 100K in her charity run from NYC to Washington D.C.


Western States 100 course gets 360-degree video footage of route

May 10th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Trail Races, Trail Running | No Comments »

Runners don’t just sign up for Western States. They must qualify by running an approved 100k or 100-mile race and throw their hat in the lottery with thousands of athletes vying for a slot. […]


Training for the Barkley Marathons: A Grouse Mountain trail adventure

March 29th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Canadian Trails, Runs & Races, Trail Runner Profiles, Trail Running | No Comments »

The Barkley Marathons is one of the toughest endurance events there is. This secretive race takes place in forested hilly Tennessee terrain ever year. No Canadian has ever finished which is why one Canadian trail runner, Gary Robbins has taken to running the grueling paths on North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain this winter. Photos courtesy of Gary Robbins.


Once I hit the trails in winter, I never went back

March 1st, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Canadian Trails, Runs & Races, Trail Runner Profiles, Trail Running | No Comments »

When he first hit the trails, the conditions were tough. Now though, when the work week ends on a Friday, Adam Blacklock is layering up and driving to the trail head close to work. […]


Study says running ultramarathons can cause brain shrinkage

December 11th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Those who want to find another reason to hate upon long distance running may have found one: a recent study found that running ultramarathons could temporarily shrink the brain. This finding was recently reported by […]


Nicole Studer breaks 100-mile North American record

February 7th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

  Nicole Studer, a not so well-known ultrarunner set a new North American 100-mile trail record. The Dallas runner competed at Rocky Raccoon in Huntsville, Texas last Saturday and ran 14:22:18. She was more […]


Canada’s Newest Winter Ultra – Actif Epica

February 23rd, 2013 by Canadian Running | Posted in Blogs | 1 Comment »

Last weekend I had the opportunity to take part in a winter ultra called Actif Epica in Southern Manitoba and it lived up to its name, as it was truly epic. The race is defined on […]