Ontario and Quebec were hit with upwards of 60 cm of snow on Jan. 17, creating headaches for many commuters across the provinces, with major highways temporarily closed in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Although the police warned people to avoid unnecessary travel, it did not stop many runners from heading out to experience the unusual and fun conditions.
The snow did not stop professional trail runner Mathieu Blanchard and his friend from getting in some hills and cross-training around Montreal’s Parc de Mont-Royal.
— StormWatchQC (@Westmountstorm1) January 17, 2022
This Toronto runner tried to leave for his run through his back gate (see the fourth slide). He was welcomed by over two feet of snow, which prevented him from getting into the front yard.
Most coaches say there is no such thing as bad weather, but with Monday’s snowfall, runners who were hoping to do a speed workout could beg to differ.
— Dave Ramer (@DaveRamer) January 17, 2022
Everything is a matter of perspective. Cold, miserable, snowy? Nope. Brisk, beautiful sunset, with a chance to play in the snow. It helps when you have a bonkers run buddy that turns a wipeout into a snow angel.
.#running #runningrarebits #runnersof… https://t.co/1sMaB9fUgC pic.twitter.com/5yij9WhXDa
— Cory George (@mistercgg) January 18, 2022
What a beauty of a morning for a run! Fresh snow, beautiful ice along the canal and a lovely sunrise. ☀️ 🏃♀️ #TeamNuun #RunningMom #MotherRunner #GetOutside #RunOttawa #RunSolo pic.twitter.com/3tOCKBRpOL
— Emily MacLean (@MacLeanEmily) January 18, 2022
Every time a large amount of snow falls, this classic YouTube clip from a Portland, Ore. news station makes its rounds.