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Plantar, Where to Run in Moncton, and trail runners: my most recent articles in the latest issue of Canadian Running

Most of you know me as the ubiquitous blogger or that “damn guy is clogging up my news feed with his egotistic crap again.” But wait: I write other egotistic stuff elsewhere! Aren’t you lucky. Since the first issue of … Continue reading

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The coyote didn’t eat my face and gnaw my bones…this time

As a runner, I once believed cars were my biggest predator. After tonight I’m not so sure. The trail-head for tonight’s run is a scant three kilometres from my front door in Westwood Hills, a peaceful wooded subdivision on Halifax’s … Continue reading

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In which I run one loop of an ultra trail course

It was at the top of the first hill, not even one kilometre into our 13-kilometre run, that I learned the truth. About 10 of us had gathered in Wentworth to run a single loop of the Beat to 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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In which I run in the dark

Have you ever noticed that this time of year people talk about the days getting shorter? Well, I’ve got news: they’re actually not getting any shorter; they’re still 24 hours, believe it or not! Hel-lo! But it does get dark … Continue reading

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On Motivation

What makes us run? What drives us out the door – for some times it really is a drive. It’s easy to run when you feel like it or when the sun shines under clear blue skies. But how about … Continue reading

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In which certain runners get lost

Like many runs, it began innocently enough – and ended with bears ravishing members of our party. I’d heard of the Bluff Trail, but had never been there, so when I received an invitation to run a portion of the … Continue reading

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