Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Sunday..er, Monday, Read: Yetis, South Pole Marathon and more

It’s late, it’s unreliable, but it’s here! The Return of The Sunday Read. Or maybe this edition could be Son of The Sunday Read. Or how about Revenge of The Sunday Read? Perhaps sometime soon we could even have A … Continue reading

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Beat to a Snot: North America’s toughest 52 km trail race

Now here’s encouragement for you: a new trail race for 2013 is enticing you to come and run a PW. What’s a PW? Why, a “personal worst.” And just why would you do that? Because you like trail running, because … Continue reading

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Read it, run it: Lucky 7 Relay

The race: Lucky 7 Relay The location: Halifax Common When: Mid-November Distance: Seven kilometres times three Why do it: Because you want to set a PB in a totally odd distance Swag: Running sleeves, gigantic finisher’s medal Website: http://bit.ly/QROVQ0 Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, … Continue reading

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In which I run with an Olympian

When I heard the Halifax Running Club was hosting a run with Eric Gillis, a two-time Canadian Olympian, I knew I had to be there. It was time to test months of training. Gillis is a two-time gold medalist in … Continue reading

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Review: Shoes of fire

A couple of months ago I received a pair of shoes that easily could have been mistaken for ballet slippers – except for the black on red stylized flame design adorning them. The shoes in question, Mizuno’s Universe Wave 4, … Continue reading

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In Which I Run in the Wind

As a child, I loved Wind in the Willows. Like many children’s books it featured a cast of anthropmorphic animals: Ratty, Mole, Badger and, best of all, Toad! Reckless and irresponsible, Toad was a natural trouble-maker. For the life of … Continue reading

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NYC Marathon: everyone loses

What a mess – and I’m only peripherally talking about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I am, of course, referring to the decision to cancel the ING New York City Marathon a day-and-a-half before the race. Calling the marathon a … Continue reading

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