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Mind Over Mileage: Pentiction Challenge

The question I think I have been asked the most since I started running and cycling is: Will you ever do an Ironman? My reaction was always no. It was a major fear for me to be in open water with so many people fighting to the finish line. It wasn’t until Penticton challenge came that I found myself constantly …

Expedition Africa

When I first found out I was joining a South African team, the Park Rangers for Expedition Africa, a 500+km adventure race, I freaked out a little. The effort it takes to even get to the start line of an expedition race, especially as an international racer is daunting. My team and I stayed in contact (despite the 9 hour …

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The Rim 2 Rim!

The Rim to Rim trail is about 40 kms in distance with a elevation gain of 8250 ft (2500m) and spans the Grand Canyon from it’s North to South end. It had been Dayna’s dream for a long time to run the Rim to Rim, (instead of the Rim to Rim to Rim which is also an option!) She came up with …

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Fight Like A Kid

 When Dayna shared with us the story of her friend’s son, Caleb, sadly lost his battle with a form of childhood brain cancer, we knew we wanted to try and give back. Caleb’s parents have started a foundation in Caleb’s name (A cure for Caleb) and have raised money for awarness of brain cancer, research and treatment for childern currently …

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Fight Like A Kid; Virtual and Local 5, 12 and 21km run.

One of our biggest dreams with this community is to be able to reach out and help others through running. Already this community has raised over 10,000$ for the Boston One Fund that helped victims of the Bostom Marathon bombings, and over 3,000$ for the Breast Cancer Foundation through our “Fight Like A Girl” virtual and local run. This time, …

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A Finish with Support from my Friends! – Squamish 50km

I met Hailey and Courtney about a year ago. After our first run together, I had both of them talked in to doing there first 50 km trail race, and it wasn’t just any race. We were set to run the Squamish50 which boasts 2500m of climbing, and 90% of epic single track trail running in squamish. I have already previously done 50k, …

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A Finish No Matter What! – Squamish 50km

Squamish 50km Ultra Trail Race August 10, 2013… where do I start… how can I describe this race, my first ultra experience. The day was brutal… to say the least. All of those gruelling months training in the trails, the dedication, the hard work, lead up to this race, the biggest race of my life. I was more excited then …

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The Unforgettable Squamish50

Looking back to August 10th 2013, I see it as one of my biggest accomplishments in life. I will never forget the day my friend Dayna convinced me it was somehow a good idea to sign up to run a 50km race. I only had one marathon under my belt, and had only been really trail running for about six months. …