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B.C. runner creates Strava art with local routes

These were no ordinary runs

Strava Art
Strava Art
Photo: Sean Sherstone/Strava.

Strava art has hit Vancouver Island.

Ladysmith, B.C. runner Sean Sherstone mapped out two designs – one of a minion and the other spelling out New Balance – and put his navigation skills to the test. The minion run, in part inspired by the 2010 film Despicable Me, involved 10.7K of running in 1:07:29 and the New Balance run took Sherstone 55:22 while covering 8.9K. Both runs were done in central Ladysmith, a town located on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Strava Art
Photo: Sean Sherstone/Strava.

Sherstone told the Nanaimo Bulletin that “it’s interesting, if you have something that’s creative like that to distract you from the run it goes way quicker.” He added that the runs were done for a challenge put on by the local New Balance store’s Strava group.

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Sherstone mapped out the route on his phone and got turn-by-turn directions. Once finished, he uploaded the GPS data to Strava.

He plans to run the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Half-Marathon with his daughter in October.