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 Around The Bay 30k – 25th March 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Virgil – ATB is one of the best known Canadian races on the calendar, with the distinction of being older than Boston. The iconic climb late in the race that is short but at a crucial time, combined with the Grim Reaper taunting runners at the appropriate place (the Hamilton Cemetery) make it a memorable event. The day started out at a chilly -4°C, forecasted to rise to a still freezing -1°C at the anticipated…

The Mississauga Pandora Square One Half Marathon – 6th May, 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Here’s a short film that Dave made to give you an idea of the event. Dave – I didn’t think I’d be in shape to run the full Mississauga Marathon. Although I love it and have run it for the past few years I’d only just come back from the 7 day Marathon des Sables a few weeks earlier and felt that perhaps having just run 250k through the Sahara Desert I’d better stick to…

Spartan Race Sprint, South East UK – April 8, 2018

  The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Words by Steve Kimberley Photos by Epic Action Imagery Sitting at my desk, still smeared with a generous coating of mud whilst using my 2016 Spartan Trifecta plate as my coaster, you could say that I’m pretty well-versed in the ways of the Spartan. So when our UK-editor called me a few weeks back to say that we were back at Spartan Race for the UK launch of their 2018 series, I was very excited to…

Interview with Sam Lansdale, General Manager, Spartan Race UK and Ireland 2018

Words by Dave Sherman (Trek and Run UK Editor) Photos by Epic Action Imagery Hi Sam and welcome to the Spartan family!        Before we speak about Spartan, let’s talk about you! During our research we discovered you’ve taken part in a number of roles including creating the student musical theatre project ‘The Big One’, managing youth football in Sevenoaks, and you’re now entering the world of Obstacle Course Racing! What would you say has led you down this varying career path to the helm of the UK and Ireland branch…

Alt+Run-To

Alt(ernative)+Run(ning)-To(ronto) is a new style of running group starting in Toronto in April 2018. With a focus on simplicity, fun, results, community and authenticity the group will offer an ethical, plant-based alternative to the cities growing running scene. The Alt+Run-To will meet on Saturday mornings from the end of April on the running track at Earlscourt Park, Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Z8. Entrance to the club, and track, is free; if you have any questions, and to register interest in coming along, email dave@trekandrun.com Meet the group founders; Jenn (co-ordinator for the Toronto…

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk – March 18, 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Dave – This is quite possibly my favourite race of the season, despite the fact that I’m far from a good 5k runner, and that it’s usually pretty cold this early in the year. It’s just such a good atmosphere, the Achilles charity does excellent work helping the disabled get into sport, and Steam Whistle beer is great so the after party always is, too. And add to all this, the race starts underneath the…

New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & Frosty 5K – March 4, 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Adam – The New Balance Chilly Half Marathon and CIBC Wealth Frosty 5k took place in Burlington, Ontario in March. Predominantly run along Burlington’s Brant Street and Lakeshore Road, the course was relatively flat and you could expect a fast race. This was my first ever half marathon last year, so this year my goal was to obtain a personal best. Born and raised in Burlington, this race was especially fun to me. Last year…

The Vodafone Malta Marathon – Feb 4th, 2018

Trek and Run were supported during this event by Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Helly Hansen Bloc Eyewear & Visit Malta I’d just passed the half marathon point in a personal best time of 1:26, my head was up, I was still smiling and to an outsider it might’ve looked like I was doing just fine. But there was the twinge in my hamstring to nurse – it’d been there at the start of the race and it was getting worse – and now it was being joined by a slight…

The Fall Angus Glen Race Weekend 5k – Nov 4th 2017

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia There are a selection of distances to choose from at the Fall Angus Glen Race Weekend that takes place on a golf course just outside of Toronto. There’s an Apple Creek Kids K, a 5K, 10K and a Ten Miler. Virgil took on the 5k, this is what he thought of it.  This delightful small community, family friendly race on a picturesque golf course offers a stark contrast to the big, corporate races that I often…

The Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon – Nov 5th 2017

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia The Scotiabank Toronto Marathon is Toronto’s premier running weekend. Before we talk more about the event, here’s a film that’ll give you an idea of what Dave experienced as he ran the 5k and the marathon. 4 of the Trek and Run Team took on the marathon, here’s what they thought of the event. Emrys – With the prospect of this year’s racing season coming to an end, I was looking at one more big thing…