Events & Attraction Reviews

Hi! And welcome to the Trek and Run Review page of Events we’ve taken part in and Attractions we’ve visited. When you’re ready to go back to the main site, click here – www.trekandrun.com But before then, please browse the categories on the right of the page to see the events and attractions as reviewed by us and our readers. If you’d like to see your own review on these pages then email your report, together with a few low resolution photos, to dave@trekandrun.com

The Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon – 6th Nov 2016

Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen Photos by Virgil Cheung and David Waters First, to give you a firm idea of the event, here’s a short video Dave shot as he took part. The Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon is a fast, BQ marathon event occuring about halfway between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Here’s what our team thought of the event. Dave – I’ve made the film, which hopefully shows you a little of the course and how my own race went. I think I can say that all of the team had…

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – 16th Oct 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen All photographs, unless otherwise stated, by David Wise and Virgil Cheung. First, to give you a firm idea of the event, here’s a short video Dave shot as he took part. The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) is Toronto’s premiere marathon event. Here’s what our team thought of the event. Tim - The STWM is probably the event with the best pre race expo in Ontario. It’s definitely not one of those expos that you can…

The Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon – 25th Sept 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen All photographs, unless otherwise stated, by David Wise First, to give you a firm idea of the event, here’s a short video Dave shot as he took part. Three of our team took on this event (2 of them got personal best times, it’s a very fast course!); here’s what we thought of the day. Tim – I have to admit I found the shuttle bus schedule from Bronte Station to the event village to…

Purple Patch’s Maidenhead Half Marathon – 4th Sept 2016

By Laura Kimberley Photos by Dave Sherman Gathered at the start line waiting to go I was hit by a supreme moment of sheer panic. I felt sick and had a horrendous case of the nervous giggles. I’d known this event was coming up and although I’d trained for it more than I’d trained for any of the previous 4 half marathons I’d done, for some reason I really felt the pressure of this one. Over the past few months I’ve been attempting to find a real love of running…

That Dam Hill, 24 hour Canadian Championship – 17th Sept 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen All images by Emrys Halbertsma, Adam Stevens and Brian Cripps  (the official photographer for That Dam Hill) That Dam Hill is an event with several choices of distance/time – a 3 hour race, a marathon race, a 12 hour race and a 24 hour race. It’s a certified Boston Marathon Qualifier and for the following distances – Half-marathon, 25km, Marathon, 50km, 50 mile, 100km, and 100 mile. This year it was also hosting the Canadian…

Challenge Billund-Herning (Demark) Middle Distance Triathlon – 12th Jun 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Helly Hansen Oakley & Secret Training Part 1: By Dave Sherman The Challenge Denmark Middle Distance Triathlon took place on 12th June 2016 involving a 1.2 mile swim in Furslang Lake in Herning, followed by a 56 mile cycle from Herning to Billund, and finally a 13.1 mile (Half Marathon) run around the Lalandia resort and downtown Billund. This event was to be my third Middle Distance triathlon event but my first Challenge event and my first visit to Denmark,…

The North Face Endurance Challenge – Ontario, Canada – 16th July 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen All photographs, unless otherwise stated, by Ken Schuh and Kent Keeler of Ultra Race Photos First, to give you a firm idea of the event, here’s a short video Dave and Virgil shot as they took part. Three of our team took on the 50 mile race at this event, and one of us ran the 50km. Here’s what we thought of the day. Tim (Tim ran the 50 miler) - For an out of…

The Toronto 50k+ – 16th June, 2016

The Toronto 50k+ was supported by Lush Cosmetics, Salba Chia, Fresh Restaurants and Genuine Health In the autumn of 2015 I saw a film of the Barkley Marathon, and loved it. The idea that there were still some people around who wanted to organise a very difficult race that didn’t try to pander to modern ways of experiencing a running event really inspired me. The Barkley race began in 1995 and since then only 14 runners have completed the course, which is a 32 km unmarked loop that runners have to…

The Spartan Super, Toronto – 3rd July 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen First, to give you a firm idea of the event, here’s a short video we shot as we took part. The Trek and Run team was supposed to take part in the Spartan Sprint on Saturday 2nd July and the Spartan Super the following day, but due to some transportation issues (our 4th team member, and our driver on the Saturday, got told that if he dared go out to one more race he’d…

On Improving Running Performance

I’ve done pretty good in my running this year. The first 6 events I took part in, in wildly varying weather and underfoot conditions, resulted in me beating my personal bests over 4 distances and gaining my first ever 1st place at a 10km race whilst the last event, a 50 mile mountain trail event that was meant to be just a bit of fun, delivered an age group podium finish. This short article tries to explain the reasons for this relative success. Here are a few finish line selfies to…