Fort Langley Half Marathon

When I first ran this race several years ago, I found out that Fort Langley was the founding place of British Columbia, and it also served as the former fur trade post of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The Fort has been preserved as much as possible, so inside there are many artifacts including an old […]

The Innocence of Running

Before I continue with my other race recaps, I thought it would be a nice break to talk about a different topic altogether. When I first picked up running, I was naïve and running back then was totally innocent. I remember walking into a general sports store (a SportsChek or something) and grabbing a pair […]

The Chilly Toe – MEC Half

This race was the second part of my back to back half weekend, following the Birch Bay Mega-Half that I ran on Saturday. It took place on Sunday, December 3 in Richmond BC, with the start and finish at Garry Point Park in Steveston. The day was chilly, but not just where your toes are chilly…it […]

Fall Classic Half

November 13th, 2016 marked the 27th anniversary of the Vancouver Fall Classic Half Marathon. This race is a must do for all Vancouver runners. As the name suggests, it is a classic. It is one of the bigger races in the city for the fall running season and each year it attracts a big number […]

Vancouver Historic Half – my 40th of 2016

It was about 5 or 6 years ago that I ran the inaugural Historic Half Marathon in Vancouver, B.C. Then, it started from the HMCS Discovery in Stanley Park. HMCS is a “Royal Canadian Navy Reserve division and shore facility” based in Vancouver, B.C. Since then, the start of the race has moved to the Stanley […]

Boundary Bay Half

The Boundary Bay Half Marathon is part of a running series put on by Try Events running company in Vancouver, B.C. This year the race was on November 6th. I have done most of their races before, including their 5k and halfs, and I’ve liked the location of each one I have partaken in. Earlier […]

MEC Campbell Valley Trail Half

For those unfamiliar with MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op), it is a lifestyle store that sells outdoor apparel and equipment, and hosts clinics for bikers, hikers and runners. Recently, MEC decided to branch into a running series across Canada. It is usually a low-key no frills running event which costs on average about $20 for a […]