Category Archives: Marathons Worldwide

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…

The Mississauga Marathon – 1st May 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 marathon is a Boston Qualifier and takes place just to the south-west of Toronto, starting inland and finishing at the shores of Lake Ontario. Here’s a couple of screenshots of my Tom Tom watch data that show the route of the event and also the elevation; as you can see, there’s a little bit of up and down but as long as you attack the downhills…

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…

Maratona di Roma (Rome Marathon) – 10th April 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  & Helly Hansen Photos by Laura Kimberley and Studio5 Part 1: By Dave Sherman Before we get started with our reviews, here’s a video I filmed of the event to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere… A journalist in Runners World recently described Rome as a ‘second tier’ Marathon which I found incredibly strange… Sure, Rome doesn’t have as big a field as London (around 12,000 last year compared to 38,000 in London and almost 50,000 in New…

Toughman Adventure Race, and the 7 in 7 Isle of Man Challenge

Toughmann seemed liked an event worth experiencing. A 10km distance with 1,000 ft of ascent and 25 obstacles to overcome sounded intriguing, and there was a light-hearted, non-macho feel to the race website which made me think the aim of the game was to provide a testing challenge rather than a chance of permanent injury. Add to this the location – the Isle of Man, a place I’ve visited before and know to be beautiful, friendly and well worth seeing more of – and it’s no surprise that I was…

The Angus Glen Half Marathon – Nov 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Trevor Murphy and Dave Wise First up, here’s a short video we shot during the event, to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. How was the pre-race experience? Trevor – We didn’t visit the expo for this particular race, however they do have a website that had all the pertinent info needed to know where to go and what to do on race day. Dave – The pre race emails…

The Hamilton Marathon; Road2Hope – Oct 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Tim Sweeney, Trevor Murphy and Dave Wise First up, here’s a short video we shot during the event, to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. Trevor - Well, I had no intention of ever running a marathon and certainly no intention of doing 3 in 3 consecutive weeks, but, life’s funny that way isn’t it? Crossing the finish line marked the 1 year anniversary of finally quitting smoking cigarettes for…

The Niagara Falls International Marathon – Oct 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Tim Sweeney, Trevor Murphy and Dave Wise First up, here’s a short video we shot during the event, to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. Dave - This event starts in the USA and finishes in Canada so my first thoughts when deciding to do it was, how is the visa situation and border crossing going to work? I have a British passport and a Canadian Permanent Resident card but…

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – Oct 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear The Steam Whistle Brewery & Helly Hansen Words by Trevor Murphy and Dave Wise First up, here’s a short video we shot during the event, to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. Trevor: October 18th 2014 I was probably sitting on my couch, sneaking outside every hour or two to puff on a cigarette. October 18th 2015 I accomplished the biggest physical goal by far that I’d ever set for myself. Running marathons is…

Paris Marathon 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Push Nutrition and Tom Tom Photos by Dave Sherman, Laura Kimberley and Maindru Bonjour Paris! As with many British participants heading to France for the Paris marathon our long weekend began at St. Pancreas station in London as we awaited the Eurostar to take us straight to the centre of Paris. Although I’d travelled to France a few times via ferry I’d never travelled to Paris and never used the Eurostar, and compared the fuss and stress involved with…