Seawheeze Half Marathon, Vancouver

Rob Watson 1:09:471st place!
Chany Groenewoud 1:23:41 
Alanna Goobie 1:47:47 
Fergus Kung 1:23:41 
Linda Wong 1:43:00 
Melissa Raven 1:35:54 
Sarah Morris 1:59:52 
Jess Lam 1:41:37 
Kailey Buchanan 1:49:23 
Dayna Gerson 2:15:26 
Shae-lynn Pearson 2:00:12 
Natalie Ivanova 1:52;32PB as first half marathon
David Lau 1:33:25 
Conner Galaway 1:44:15PB!
Taylor Maxwell 1:32:20 
Nadine Robinson 1:30:05 
Alex Denysiuk 1:44:58 
Gary Franco 1:46:41 
Pam Campbell 1:36:39 
Tommy Cheng 1:55:46 
    
Brendon Lp 1:38:55PB
Todd Nickel 1:31:43PB
Anne Desplanches 1:48:53PB!
Mark Dawson 1:26:02 
Kara Naish 2:00:07 

Edmonton Half Marathon

Lissa Zimmer 1:23:32 
Carla Kramer 1:33:13PB
Raymond Chhun 1:36:22PB
Jen Elliot 1:25:57PB
Jody Bailey 1:27:27PB
Dania Spillet 1:29:55PB

Edmonton 10k

Allie Peterson 41:20:00PB
Marc Dowdell 51:02:00 
Lindsey Graham 0:49:18PB

 

M2M Elite – August Results

Pan-Am Games, Lima Peru

Rachel Clif – 10,000m – 32:12, Bronze Medal!

Justin KentClassique de Quebec1500m3:45.36Season Best
Luc BruchetClassique de Quebec1500m3:45.00Season Best
Kirsten LeeClassique de Quebec1500m4:26.61No
Luc BruchetCork City Sports3000m7:49.84SB!
     
Evan EsselinkEdmonton Half 1:05:071st OA
Kevin CoffeyEdmonton Half 1:05:56PB!
     
Luc BruchetMorton Games5000m13:30.36SB
Justin KentMorton Games5000m14:18.31 
     
Luc BruchetPalio della Quercia5000m13:33.21 
     
Luc BruchetVFAC SeriesMile  

 

August 3-4 Results

Isaac MurchieNYRR 7 Miler1:04:36 
    
Lisa HoffartGimli 10 Miler1:10:003rd Female!
    
Nathalie GauthierFarm 5k, Ottawa24:33 

 

August 10-11 Results

Emelyn TicongLake Union 10k Aug 11th53:29:00PB!

 

Other August 17-18 Results

Syd Guloien-OlmstedShakespeare Runs the Night 30k2:16:01 
Esther LeeShakespeare Runs the Night 30k  
Jon MinkariousShakespeare Runs the Night 30k1:54:451st OA
Kyla WilkinsonShakespeare Runs the Night 30k2:39:54 
Ben GustafsonShakespeare Runs the Night 15k0:50:561st OA! WOOHOO!

Jan DuzinkiewiczSquamish 5011:05:37 
Richard AllenSquamish 507:02:2528th, 9th ag
Jusin YanSquamish 508:25:27 
Aaron CarvethSquamish 502:32:35 

Jill EmeryRevel Chilliwack Half Marathon1:37:409th Female!
Russ EsauRevel Chilliwack Half Marathon1:16:061st OA!!
Tod PellyRevel Chilliwack Marathon3:16:08 
Jim NovotnyRevel Chilliwack Marathon3:34:55 
    
Mark KerrWooly Bully 10k0:44:23 

 

August 24-25 Results

Ali CrandallToronto Women’s 10km0:47:14PB! 14th! Wahoo!
Kerri AndreasToronto Women’s 5km0:20:43 
    
Joel Clarke-AmesCRIM 10miler1:03:55 
    
Kat CochraneCornwall Sprint Tri1:09:003rd Female/6th OA
Nat ViceCornwall Olympic Tri2:10:006th OA
Emily AlexanderIronman 70.3 Maine4:56:00PB, 3rd AG, 12th OA

 

Garret de JongGlen Tay Block Race0:51:593rd OA!

There are hundreds of resources with advice on pregnancy, exercising while pregnant, postpartum comebacks. It’s a lot. As a team committed to coaching many women who are also parents with full lives outside fo their running shoes, we set out a couple of months ago to hear from our own community.

Vancouver athlete and physiotherapist, Steph, was kind enough to share her story of running through pregnancy. More than 30 weeks in, she reflects on what she believes has allowed her to continue to run, feel good, and what she’ll consider when thinking about her postpartum comeback.

It’s been over 30 weeks running while pregnant and I have to say so far so good! I may have slowed down, dropped my miles and the faces in my pace group have changed, but I’m still out here, and couldn’t be happier. Since the day I found out I was pregnant I’ve treated every day I get to run as a gift, not a given (which is a really good lesson, pregnant or not) and my M.O has been to listen to my body.

At first, running really helped with my nausea, and since I’ve run almost my entire life, the guidance from my healthcare providers I could continue as I had been as long as I could still talk during my runs and that I didn’t feel dizzy. I’ve gradually slowed down, taken out a lot of my speed workouts, dropped my weekly mileage from 50-60km to now 30-35, in addition to dropping my paces 1min/km. Every week and every day is different in this whole human growing journey, and it’s been really important to let go of training plans, pace goals, and expectations and to listen to what my body needs.

Early on I added in an extra day of cross-training in the form of weights, pilates or boxing. I’ve always strength and cross-trained at least 1-2 days per week, which I believe is SO important to running strong and staying injury-free… sorry runners, but you can’t just run. I definitely think it’s a huge part of why I’ve avoided some of the common back, hip and joint pain of pregnancy.

Now that I’m into the third trimester and the finish line is in sight (obviously that’s what I’m visualizing), I’ve started to think of what my postpartum journey will look like and plotting my comeback. As much as I’m looking forward to setting some running goals again, my number one goal is to do it safely! I’m not in a hurry. My goal is to run forever and to enjoy it forever which means taking it slow and listening to my body and the experts.

I believe a huge misconception out there is that you can return to running after 6 weeks when your doctor or midwife clears you. However, most OB’s and midwives are looking at the healing of your pelvic floor or cesarean surgery not function which in my opinion, is WAY more important! It’s why I’ve been seeing a pelvic floor physiotherapist and why they will be the opinion I’ll follow when it comes to returning to exercise and running.

Recently return to running guidelines have been released (a 40 page doc from PT’s in the UK, US and AUS), and the recommendations from this study, looking at LOTS of expert studies, state that “running is not advised prior to 3 months postnatal or beyond this if any symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction are identified.” Having this information has helped me set expectations on my own return.

As for the rest of my journey, I’m hoping to continue running for as long as possible, but I’m trusting my body (and my physio) to tell me if and when I need to stop. I know running will always be there for me, it’s not going anywhere and neither am I! It may be tedious and involve a lot of patience when it comes to my comeback, but I’ll get there and I know I’ll be back chasing my M2M teammates around the track when my body says it’s ready to go!

Calgary Stampede 5km
Kim Bennett – 0:19:25, 2nd female OA

Limestone Mile
Tammy Pigeon – 0:07:06
Mark Kerr – 0:05:41

Edmonton lululemon 10km
Breanna Cotton – 0:47:58
Melissa Raven – 0:43:13
Lee Kennett – 0:36:54
Carla Kramer – 0:43:16
Kim Doerksen – 0:39:28
Rose Cass – 0:49:20
Meaghan Murray – 0:51:49
Laurel Richardson – 0:39:01
Dania Spillet – 0:41:40, PB
Allison Peterson – 0:43:17, PB

Wolfe Island Classic 5km
Mark Kerr – 0:20:59
Annie Riel – 0:22:21

Tynehead Race – 8 Hour Ultra
Chen Li – 73.7km

KneeKnacker
Craig Fowler – 2nd OA
Miriam Trotscha – 6th female

5 Peaks Cypress
Justin Yan – 1:24:10
Harrison Glotman – 1:04:46, 8th OA
Hope Moir – 1:32:05
Fainne Martin – 1:20:54

Farm 5km, Ottawa
Stephen Andersen – 0:18:36, PB

Summerfast 10km
Jan Duzinkiewicz – 0:38:49, PB
Richard Kirk – 0:35:58
Ross Cass – 0:49:06
Thom Green – 0:42:58
Fainne Martin – 0:43:44
Chris Atkinson – 0:46:10, PB
Lawrence Buchan – 0:38:21
Sean Del Ben – 0:49:38, PB
Mark Nelson – 0:42:38
Fiona Jackson – 0:46:42
Katie Gordon – 0:47:55
Kyle Bryce – 0:51:53
Kim Nguyen – 0:56:33
Matt Murdoch – 0:37:38
Liam Baird – 0:40:17
Andrea Chambers – 0:46:53
Melissa Rave – 0:44:03
Felix Yu – 0:42:28, PB
Fergus Kung – 0:38:25
Lissa Zimmer – 0:37:04
Ellis Gray – 0:39:50, PB
Kathryn Williamson – 0:43:52
Patrick Swadden – 0:38:18
Nadine Robinson – 0:41:29
Nic Huang – 0:36:54, PB
Andrew Geiger – 0:34:01, PB
Ryan Hobson – 0:39:49, PB
Aaron Carveth – 0:39:39, PB
Matt Deiderichs – 0:42:30, PB
Shirley Wood – 0:46:11, PB
Gary Franco – 0:47:32
Russ Esau – 0:36:11
Rob Watson – 0:31:23
Emelyn Ticong – 0:54:48, PB
Natalie Ivanova – 0:50:34, PB
Tony Tomsich – 0:32:56
Dayna Gerson – 0:57:58
Kara Naish – 0:51:37

Totem to Totem 10k
Shae-lynn Pearson – 0:49:48, PB

Firefly Trail Race
Steve Mahood, 12km – 2:01:21
Kelsey Hunter, 12km – 1:28:02
Neil McCallum, 18km – 2:27:13, 3rd OA

Lindsay Milk Run 10km
Julie MacDonald – 0:43:41

Beaches Jazz Half Marathon Toronto
Jon Minkarious – 1:17:53, PB & 5th OA
Esther Lee – 1:34:31
Kyla Wilkinson – 1:37:24, PB
James Watkins – 1:16:34, PB & 3rd OA
Ben Gustafson – 1:12:28, PB & 1st OA
Ali Crandall – 1:49:51, PB
Linda Quinteros – 2:02:55
Tyler Ashurt – 1:21:55, PB

Fast Days of Summer 5km
Jill Emery – 0:21:20, 2nd female

National Capital 5km
Victoria Asikis – 0:22:57, 3rd female

NYRR Team Champs 5 Miler
Kate Gustafson – 0:28:46, 8th OA

Ironman Canada
Katherine Lavoie – 12:11:48, First Ironman!

Ironman Canada 70.3
Mark Dawson – 5:23:57

Jack and Jill Marathon
Jim Novotny – 3:44:00, PB
Craig Roy – 3:04:00, PB
Chris Atkinson – 3:53:36, PB
Tommy Cheng – 3:05:03, PB & BQ
Sarb Kaler, half-marathon – 1:36:36, PB

Buckin’ Hell 50km
Rhys Hill – 6:38:32

Buckin’ Hell 30km
Chen Li – 4:27:46
Justin Yan – 4:24:47
Dante Luciani – 3:45:24
Fainne Martin – 3:48:45
Genevieve Martin – 5:10:56

Tely 10
Joel Clarke-Ames – 1:01:57
Fraser Clift – 0:59:29
Kerri Andreas – 1:07:10

15mile Trail Run
Caitlin Wood – 3:50:00

Terrace Half Marathon
Brent Webb – 1:37:00

 

If you’re a coached athlete you know this cycle well. Your coach writes you a workout or a block of training in TrainingPeaks (TP), which you upload after completing (or you forget, but at least you did the workout, right?). Your coach reviews the training gives you some feedback and writes the next block of training. And on and on the cycle goes.

While the GPS data gives insight into paces, distance and the quantitative side of training, it often only tells part of the story. What about the fact that you were running on four hours of sleep, or got a killer cramp on the second repeat? The point is, your post-workout communication is an important piece of the puzzle and there is a lot of qualitative information that makes the coaching experience far more complete. Without context, we only have half the story.

In our experience as coaches and athletes, communication, or lack thereof, is often the number one factor in injury and poor performance.

Post workout communication is one of the keys to making the coach-athlete relationship successful, keeping you injury free and progressing towards your goals.

Post-activity comments are an awesome communication tool that allows you to tell the story of your training. With each workout, long run, or pre-race nervous breakdown, your post-activity comments weave the pieces of your training journey together.

So, what are we looking for in your comments? 

1. Be yourself

We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly from your workouts. The more real information you are willing to share, the easier it will be for us to get to know you and build a strong coach-athlete relationship. Similarly, don’t try to twist the story to “impress” your coach. We won’t judge you for missing your paces or calling it quits on a bad day. This is all valuable information for us to use in planning your training.

2. Be consistent

You don’t need to write something every day, but a comment once a week tells a much better story than 3 comments one week and none for the next 3 weeks. The hard workout and long run days are most important. So if nothing else, give us something to work with on those days.

3. Be concise

You don’t have to write 3 paragraphs after a 30-minute easy run. A couple of quick thoughts go a long way, or you can use the scale in 1-10 scale in Training Peaks to describe your effort and how you felt. This is quick and easy to use and provides a whole lot more information to your coach than you might think. 

Leaving comments in TrainingPeaks can also serve as your personal training log. These can be helpful later on when you wonder how you felt the last time you did a specific workout or what went well in your last marathon build up. 

Finally, these comments reflect your personality and help us get to know you as a person. Whether it’s something funny that happened on a run or a humorous reflection of the pain that the workout put you through. These can be equally as important to building a strong relationship with your coach because at the core running is a journey that we all enjoy and we want to be able to share those unique memories with someone who can relate.

June 22-23
Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

Raymond Chhun1:39:05
Angela Law1:42:53
Sarah Morris1:58:39PB! 🙂
Jess Lam1:39:38
Hollie Holden1:38:55PB!
Lee Kennett1:18:07PB!
Andrea Wilk1:38:25
Laurel Richardson1:24:32
Rob Watson1:08:055th OA!
Thom Green1:35:21
Carla Parsons1:31:56
Carlos Lesser1:15:15PB
Cody Green1:32:57
Katie Gordan1:41:42PB
Kyle Bryce1:33:05
Mark Nelson1:36:49
Sandra Sukstorf1:56:49
Mat Zielisnki1:39:12
Dante Luciani1:22:17PB
Dania Spillet1:31:59PB
Brent Webb1:31:34
Bri Hungerford1:18:19PB/ 3rd OA!
Morris Kopola1:21:19
Shirley Wood1:42:41PB!
Kathryn Williamson1:57:16
Patrick Swadden1:44:30
Taylor Maxwell1:28:54PB!
Roy Lee1:34:23
Alex Denysiuk1:29:10PB
Conner Galway1:48:12PB
Gary Franco1:45:52PB
Tommy Cheng1:31:00PB
Laurie Assaly1:48:50PB
Sarb Kaler1:41:01
Jordan Whitlow1:42:43
Kailey Buchanan1:44:06PB
Jim Novotny 1:40:45PB
Katherine Lavoie1:42:43
Chen Li1:35:08PB!
Chris Kendall1:22:20PB!
Mark Dawson1:28:40
Anne Desplanches1:52:15PB
Tammi Kwan1:40:05PB
Mark Soo1:52:18
Shelby Turner1:42:43PB by 16 mins!!
Photo Courtesy Canada Running Series

Scotiabank Vancouver 5k

Rose CassScotia 5 km0:22:50

Other June 22-23 Results

James WatkinsPride and Remembrance Run0:16:364th OA!
Chany Groenewoud5 Peaks Mt. Seymour1st OA
Jill EmeryWine Country Half Marahton1:40:09
Charissa deKoninckIceland 10km0:54:57


June 15-16 Results
Manitoba Half Marathon, Winnipeg

Dylan Wykes1:07:384th OA!
Kate Gustafson1:16:47PB!, 5th OA!
Laurelly Dale1:29:12PB!
Louise Cameron1:51:31
Andrea Deitrich2:08:23PB!
Melissa Raven1:35:28PB!

Lululemon Waterfront 10k, Toronto

Jon Minkarious0:34:13PB
James Watkins0:34:30PB
Kyla Wilkinson0:44:09PB
Tyler Ashurst0:37:34PB
Sydney Guloien-Olmsted0:49:40
Michelle McGuire0:57:19
Jen Elliott0:39:47PB
Kat Mylvaganam1:07:59

M2M Elite – June Results


Portland Track Festival – 5000m
Justin Kent – 13:45.30
Kirsten Lee – 16:31.18

Pacific Distance Carnival – Canadian 10,000m Champs
Luc Bruchet – 28:42.29, 2nd OA!
Justin Kent – 29:38.63
Evan Esselink – 29:41.21
Theo Hunt – 30:14.09
Kevin Coffey – 30:37.19

Rachel Cliff – 32:12.24 , 2nd Canadian!

Harry Jerome Track Meet
Erica Digby – 1500m – 4:20.20
Rachel Cliff – 1500m – 4:21.64
Lucas Bruchet – 3000m – 7:58.54
Justin Kent – 3000m – 8:04.10
Theo Hunt – 3000m – 8:24.48


Other June 15-16 Results

Chany GroenewoudSeek the Peak 1st OA!
Jan DuzinkiewiczWhistler Tough Mudder 1:23:013rd overall! 
Jaime SeeleyWinnipeg 10k0:41:04PB
Tammy Pigion Napanee Heritage 5k 23:34
Jason LloydNapanee Heritage 5k18:22
Chen Li Seek the Peak 2:13:05
Ewa Bailey Seek the Peak 2:47:17
Stephen LueSeattle Pride Run 10k 37:27PB
Isaac MurchieQueens NYRR 10km54:52
Lee KennettLongest Day 5km17:30
Dante LucianiLongest Day 5km18:09PB
Lisa StanleyLongest Day 5km23:44
Linda QuinterosWaterloo Classic 10k57:27
Photo Courtesy Rob Shaer

CHASE THE PACE RESULTS

June 8-9 Results

Kate GustafsonButtertart Run 5k17:48, 1st OA!
Stephen LueSeattle R&R Half1:23:52
Sandra SukstorfTunnel Marathon3:52:35

June 1-2 Results
Whistler Half Marathon

Melissa RavenWhistler Half Marathon1:42:43
Sarah MorrisWhistler Half Marathon2:05:59
Mark DawsonWhistler Half Marathon1:30:10
Brett Barnes Whistler Half Marathon1:37:09 PB
Chirs KendallWhistler Half Marathon1:27:56

Other June 1-2 Results

Isaac MurchieItaly Run – NYRR 5 Miler45:22
Tammy Pigion Beat Beethoven 8k – Kingston39:30
Mark KerrBeat Beethoven 8k – Kingston32:37
Chen LiMEC 15k 1:28:14
Pat SwaddenVFAC Mile5:10PB
Pat SwaddenWest Van 5km18:25
Nadine RobinsonWest Van 5km19:59
Carla ParsonsWest Van 5km20:31
Marc Dowdell5 Peaks Whitemud, Alberta1:42:41
Brent WebbSkeena River Relay, stage 157:31Stage Win!


May 11 – 12
Toronto Sporting Life 10k
Jenny Emery – 41:23
Laurelly Dale – 39:27
Charissa deKoninck – 50:53
Kat Mylvaganam – 37:42
Esther Lee – 41:25

Ottawa Sporting Life 10k
Dylan Wykes – 30:13 – 1st OA
Sandra Sukstorf – 51:08

Jeff Taylor – Sudbury Rocks Half – 1:24:38
Mark Kerr – Howe Island Hustle 8k – 33:06

May 18 – 19
Craig Fowler – Sun Mountain 50k – 4:16 – 1st Overall!
Katie Bowyer – Sun Mountain 50k – 5:36 – 5th female Overall!
Annie Riel – SSQ Lonueuil Marathon – 3:40:45 – 14min PB + BQ!
Radim Picek – Salzburg Half – 1:13:54 – 6th OA
Mark Dawson – Hackey Half – 1:28:33!

M2M Elite x BCEP
Payton Jordan Invite – May 2
Rachel Cliff – 10,000m 31:54.88, PB!
Erica Digby – 5,000m 15:39.10 PB!

USATF High Perfomance Meet, LA – May 16
Luc Bruchet – 13:45.26
Rachel Cliff – 15:32.49
Erica Digby – 15:33:51 PB!

Theo Hunt – Portland Twilight 5,000m – 14:39.67

May 25 – 26
Ottawa Race Weekend
Ottawa Marathon
Gary Cheung – 2:46:10
Tyler Ashurst – 3:04:46 PB!
Anice Wong – 4:26:38
Caitlin Wood – 3:30:06 PB!
Kerri Andreas – 3:06:52

Ottawa Half Marathon
Victoria Asikis – 1:44:32
Lisa Hoffart – 1:33:00
Roy Pelletier – 2:18:07
Sandra Sukstorf – 1:55:49
Esther Lee – 1:38:15

Ottawa 5k
Sandra Sukstorf – 24:59

Ottawa 10k
Dylan Wykes – 29:56 – 6th OA, 1st Canadian Championship
Kevin Coffey – 30:52, 13th OA, 8th Canadian Championships

Other May 26 Results
Geoff Lyster – Calgary Marathon – 3:24:38 – BQ + fastest time in 16 years!!
Dave Cashin – Hamilton Season Open 5,000m – 14:50.90
Adam Buzinsky – Saskatchewan Marathon – 2:37:25 – 3rd Overall!
Kerri Coates – Run for Water Half – 2:11:32
Joe Berger – Vermont City Marathon – 4:21:09
Shannon Banal – Survival of the Fittest 18k – 2:08:51, 7th OA!
Ibin Paulo Ardila – Shaughnessy Oasis 8k – 34:37
Edward Benton-Evans – Iron Knee 25k – 2:53:34

BMO Vancouver Marathon:
Rob Watson – 2:25:10 6th Overall (first in our hearts)
Doug Phillips – 3:10:46
Farid Muttalib – 2:52:08
Andrea Cain – 3:51:30, first marathon!
Fainne Martin – 3:23:48 PB & BQ!
Jay Zhu- 3:37:48, PB
Katie Gordon – 3:51, first marathon!
Colton Higgins – 3:22
Daniel Lord – 4:15, first marathon!
Genevieve Martin – 4:24
Felix Yu – 3:41:53, 17min PB
Rodrigo Caudra – 5:10:23
Richard Brittin – 3:03:09, PB
Jan Duzinkiewicz – 3:03:35, PB
Clare Wilkes – 3:51:56
Jill Emery – 3:42:11, PB
Tadashi Yamamura – 2:55:31
Shirley Wood – 3:44:19
Marc Spatley – 3:05:54, PB
Matt Diederichs – 3:19:45, PB
David Godsall – 3:22:27, PB
Ryan Hobson – 3:16:07, PB
Grace Sullivan – 4:38:37
Erin Ready – 3:26:53, 19min PB & BQ
Todd Nickel – 3:19:46, 6min PB!
Cillian Collins – 3:30:58

BMO Vancouver Half Marathon
Kara Naish – 1:50:21
Thais Mori – 1:54:10
Mark Soo – 1:53:13
Amanda Warboys – 1:48:54
Mark Dawson – 1:31:28
Chen Li – 1:38:50, 9min PB!
Adam Buzinsky – 1:15:22, PB
Lee Kennett – 1:19:41, PB
Laurel Richardson – 1:23:08, PB
Lissa Zimmer – 1:24:14
Bri Hungerford – 1:19:26. welcome to the sub 1:20 club! + 5th OA!
Matt Zielinski – 1:35:21, PB
Ian Kerr – 1:23:07, PB
Justin Yan – 1:35:47, PB
Dante Luciani – 1:22:59, PB
Sarah Morris – 2:00:30
Shu Sanatani – 1:34:54
Julie Hathaway – 1:30:34, PB
Lisa Stanley – 1:44:27
Rebecca Dziedzic – 1:57:41
David Gvozdanovich – 1:30:13, first half!
Hope Moir – 1:42:33, PB!
Cody Green – 1:30:16, PB!
Chris Atkinson – 1:45:13, PB!
James Lee – 1:55:11, first half!
Anice Wong – 1:54:16, PB!
Lawrence Buchan – 1:22:54, PB!
Craig Roy – 1:34:54
Jordan Whitlow – 1:47:40
Carla Shukaliak-Kramer – 1:40:21, PB!

BMO Vancouver – Marathon Relay
Ladies of M2M: Alex Denysiuk, Carla Parsons, Steph McGregor, Rebecca Hartshorn – 3:07:09!

Goodlife Toronto Marathon
Ben Gustafson – 2:33:51, 7+ min PB, 2nd place Overall
Michael Cosentino – 2:58:12, 10min PB!
Caitlin Wood – 3:32:58, PB

Goodlife Toronto Half-Marathon
Jenny Emery – 1:35:01
Tyler Ashurst – 1:27:35, PB!
Kat Mylvaganam – 1:23:39
Esther Lee – 1:32:22

Mississauga MarathonRotterdam Marathon, April 7:
Arthur Oskan – 3:15:29 7+ min PB & BQ

Marató del Garraf – Trail Marathon, Spain
Elly Woods – 5:25:55 – 4th place OA!

Payton Jordan Invitational – Palo Alto, CA
Erica Digby – 5,000m – 15:39.10, PB
Rachel Cliff – 10,000m – 31:54, PB

Eugene Marathon:
Stephen Lue – 2:58:46 PB
Tammi Kwan – 3:35:10 BQ!
Kyle Bryce – 3:24:47 – First Marathon!
Kashtin Bogart – 3:38:48
Julie Pelly – 3:30:20, PB & BQ!
Mark Nelson – 3:29:09, PB
Mark Topacio – 3:39:46
Gary Franco – 4:14:35
Pat Swadden – 3:06:27
Ellis Grey – 2:57:15, PB
John Hamilton – 3:22:00, PB
Lei-Lani Harmon – 4:17:34
Aaron Carveth – 3:34
Tommy Cheng – 3:24:07 – First Marathon!
Taylor Maxwell – 3:18:45, PB
Tony Tomsich – 2:18:49, PB & US Olympic Trails Qualifying Time!

Eugene Half Marathon
Jess Lam – 1:36:42
Miguel Almeida – 1:29:40

Rotterdam Marathon, April 7:
Radim Picek – 2:32:06
Kerri Andreas – 3:04:26
David Lau – 3:44:50
Will Cascone – 4:05:30

Fool’s Half, Sunshine Coast, BC – April 7
Kendal Paul – 1:26:07 1st FEMALE, PB!
Lee Kennett – 1:22:47
Pat Swadden – 1:28
Lei-Lani Harmon – 1:51
Matt Diederich – 1:35
Kara Naish – 2:03:03
Natasha Merrick – 2:30:50
Grace Sullivan – 2:00:40
Katie Gordon – 1:43:53, PB
Andrea Cain – 1:45:31
Linda Wong – 44:03

TriStars Sooke 10k, April 7
Breanne Cotton – 44:56

Frieburg Half Marathon, April 7

Caitlin Wood -1:39:21

Angus Glen 10 Miler
Victoria Asikis – 1:14:50, PB!

Diez Vista 50k Trail, April 14
Jan Duzinkiewicz – 5:56:28
Doug Phillips – 5:31:29

Virgin Money London Marathon, April 27
Nicola Grice – 3:16:56, Has now completed all 6 World Majors!

Times Colonist 10k, Victoria BC, April 27
Shannon Dale – 39:56
Shae Lynn Pearson – 51:11, PB!

St. Albert 10 Miler, April 27
Kendall Barber – 1:07:45

Limestone Half-marathon, Kingston, ON – April 27
Mark Kerr – 1:33:12
Annie Riel – 1:42:42

Tammy Pigion – 1:48:05

Peterborough 5k, April 27
Julie MacDonald – 20:44

Waterloo Half-Marathon, April 27
Gary Cheung – 1:17 13, PB



Alrighty, let’s talk about the BMO Vancouver Marathon course. First things first, show up early and keep race day morning as stress-free as possible. The marathon is hard enough already, don’t do anything silly to make it harder on yourself.

We’ll start @ Queen Elizabeth park, the gun goes and we climb a little bit to get out of the park, then we turn left onto Cambie. The 1st km is a net uphill, and it is the 1st KM of 42, do not worry about what your watch says, just get off the line and get the body ready to go.

We’ll turn right on 49th @ about 2.5km, then there is a nice long straight shot for over 6km. Use this time to find your flow and settle in. This section has a really nice gentle downhill from 4km to 9km. It is awesome, don’t force anything here, just relax and roll.

Photos from a day of carnage at the 2018 BMO Vancouver Marathon in Vancouver, BC on May 5, 2018. Courtesy of Jody Bailey.

At 9km we take that dreaded right turn on to Camosun. The bad news is that this hill is a tough, challenging 1200m climb. The good news is that it is early in the race. The hill will sting, but I promise you that you will recover and be fine once you hit the peak. Focus on maintaining effort on the hill, do not worry about pace.

After you get to the top of Camosun, it is pretty much smooth sailing. Just kidding. We’ll roll around UBC which is nice because the roads up there are wide and smooth, re-establish your rhythm and continue to focus. Take your gels and hit the water stations when you can.

Nearing half-way now

At 19km we hit a long ass downhill coming out of UBC and onto Spanish Banks. Do not try to hammer this hill to make up any lost time, that is a recipe for disaster as you risk destroying your quads. Float down the hill maintaining effort and trying to run smooth.

At the bottom of the hill we hit ½ way. Your legs will feel funny for a km or two, do not panic, that is normal. Focus on staying relaxed and continue to flow through the beaches.

There is a tricky little climb coming out of Jericho, but it is only 300m long and it’s followed by a nice gradual downhill.

We’ll roll through Kits down Point Grey road and Cornwall, the crowds here are great, so use them to fire ya up.

We gotta run across Burrard Street Bridge at 29km. Yeah, that will suck but there are great crowds on the Bridge and this is the last hard climb of the day. Get over that bridge and then there is a nice downhill onto the seawall. The good thing about this course is that many uphills are followed by nice downhills after to allow for recovery.

We’ll get on the Seawall at about 31km, and from then on it’s all flat and boring. Maintain focus, remain positive and finish that sucker strong. Easy peasy right? Have a great one!

Boston Marathon:
Fergus Kung – 2:59:24
Tristan Sandhu – 2:53:58
Kat Mylvaganam – 2:59:15
Jon Minkarious – 2:51:57
Jason Lloyd – 2:53:42, PB
Karen Thibodeau – 2:56:35
Lauren Phillips – 3:09:25
Nic H – 2:56:35
Andrew Geiger – 2:48:49, PB
Craig Fowler – 2:40:29, PB
Chad Clark – 3:11:30
Morris Kopola – 2:56:30
Meddy (Shaun) Andrew – 3:09:32
Matt Murdoch – 2:59:36
Tara Lohman – 3:28:39
Jenn Wurster – 3:29:44
Dana Henson – 3:17:52
Kim Bennet – 3:13:17
Alex Denysiuk – 3:32:22
Luke Li – 3:37:53
Carla Parsons – 3:15:11, PB
Mariah Marshall – 3:54:28
Kyla Wilkinson – 3:42:23
Katherine Lavoie – 4:04:51
Melissa Raven – 3:35:43
Dania Spillet – 3:24:41
Kathryn Williamson – 3:27:29
Allie Peterson – 3:25:20
Kim Pomponio – 3:26:14
Sandra Sukstorf – 4:14:57
Louise Cameron – 4:07:47
Kate Gustatson – 2:42:34

Sun Run 10km:
Brandon Hillis – 41:35
Jacob Sears – 33:40, PB
Justin Yan – 41:56, PB
Andrew McQueen – 40:07
Matt Zielinski – 41:42, PB
Pam Campbell – 44:19
Dante Luciani – 37:18, PB
Harrison Glotman – 35:59, PB
John Hamilton – 40:53, PB
Nadine Robinson – 39:16, PB
Ian Kerr – 37:44
Genevieve Watson – 66:03, PB
James Lee – 54:45, PB
Miguel Almeida – 39:48
Shannon Dale – 38:44
Jess Lam – 38:44
Linda Wong – 44:03
Lee Kennett – 35:34, PB
Laurel Richardson – 37:43, PB
Alanna Goobie – 45:27
Shu Sanatani – 44:16
Julie Hathaway – 40:37, PB
Nancy Hancharyk – 44:05
Sarb Kaler – 48:48
Cillian Collins – 39:14
Tadashi Yamaura – 37:49
Lissa Zimmer – 38:02
Anne Desplanches – 53:29, PB
Thais Mori – 51:38
Erin Ready – 40:26
Grace Sullivan – 59:13
Shelby Turner – 51:21
Mark Dawson – 42:43
Carlos Lesser – 33:56
Eric Mazzi – 51:36
Geoff Lyster – 40:38
Kashtin Bogart – 40:16
Sebastien Foellmer – 38:22, PB
Fainne Martin – 42:40
Jay Zhu – 43:27, PB
Hope Moir – 45:41, PB
Miriam Trotscha – 43:59
Thom Green – 43:25
Rebecca Dziedzic – 50:51
Lisa Stanley – 47:13
Dayna Gerson – 54:21
Farid Muttalib – 36:10
Brandi Mollica – 1:09:48