Category Archives: Half Marathons

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k, Half Marathon and Marathon – Oct 22nd 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 part, here’s what they thought of the events. Pamela – The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon has to be the best half marathon course I’ve encountered. Well, maybe I am biased, being a…

The Grand Caledonia Half Marathon – Oct 7th 2017

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Dave ran as usual, Virgil ran in a Mudfish costume! Dave – The Grand Caledonia Half Marathon course winds through some built up areas but also lots of rolling country roads and a fair few kms of lovely trail along the Grand River. It’s a hilly, pretty course taking in lovely Ontario countryside at the peak of Harvest time. Here’s a map of the course and a view from it, near the start line. The event…

The Mississauga Marathon – May 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia Brooks Running Tailwind Nutrition & Helly Hansen The course didn’t change too much since when we did it in 2016 so here’s the film we shot then, to give you an idea of what’s in store for you. Dave (took part in the Full Marathon) – Hopefully the film above and my team-mates reports below will give you a firm idea of what you can expect if you enter this event. I’ll just add a few thoughts to pad…

Around The Bay – 27th March 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia Brooks Running & Helly Hansen Jeff - Around The Bay is a special event which combines an interesting distance at an interesting time of year. But some may say that signing up for a 30k in the middle of March is just plain smart as far as marathon training goes and it may be the reason that this race has attracted hoards of runners to the streets of Hamilton every year since 1894. While many of us ponder all winter about…

The Burlington Chilly Half Marathon – 5th March 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen The Burlington Chilly Half Marathon is one of those very flat lakeside courses that southern Ontario does so well; if the wind isn’t blowing too bad this is PB territory (it was for two – and so nearly three! - of our team) for sure, and it’s a pretty route to boot. Four of our team took on the challenge, here’s what they thought. Pamela - This turned out to be a significant race for me, which I hadn’t…

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 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…

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…

Milton Keynes Marathon and Half Marathon – 2nd May 2016

Salba Chia  Scimitar Sports & Helly Hansen Part 1 - By Dave Sherman  Celebrating its 50th birthday next year and referred to by many as ‘Britain’s newest town’ but by others as ‘the concrete jungle’, Milton Keynes (or MK, as the town is commonly referred to) was born out of a government effort to relieve London’s housing congestion, planned to be equidistant from London, Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge, and formed from an area which was predominantly farmland and undeveloped villages into the grid of dual carriageways and roundabouts we know today. However if you look beyond the concrete, you’re left with a huge network of paths for cyclists, runners and walkers known as…

Waterloo Half Marathon – 24th April 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen First, here’s a short film showing the route from a runners perspective. This year’s Waterloo Marathon provided no shortage of inspirational storylines. From running legend Ed Whitlock gunning for the world record for the 85 and up age group in the half marathon (spoiler alert, he crushed the record), to Rhonda-Marie Avery, the first blind runner to run in the infamous Barkley Marathons 100 mile race in the hills of Tennessee, both running in Sundays half…