Category Archives: Marathons

The Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope – 4th November 2018

The Hamilton Road2Hope has the potential to be the fastest marathon in Canada; Dave, Virgil, Emrys and Adam from our team took on the Full Marathon, and Jenn took on the Half. Jenn – The reviews were right, the course was fast and there was a lot of downhill.  In fact, the half marathon was several kilometres of downhill.  Slightly boring and empty highway mind you, but still downhill. Getting to the race by car was very easy.  Save for a line-up to get into the parking lot which had…

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…

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 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…

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…

Tobermory Trail Race Weekend – September 23, 2017

by Michael Brunelle The 2nd annual Tobermory Trail Race Weekend took place in late September at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the iconic harbour village of Tobermory, Ontario.  Known for the Fathom Five National Marine Park, home to Flowerpot Island with its interesting rock formations, 19th century lighthouses, shipwreck dive sites, and the famous Chi Cheemaun Ferry,  there is plenty to see and do in this popular destination.   The event had many options including a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and a 5k race Sunday on…

The Mighty Mudcat Challenge – May 2017

Virgil – Small town races have a completely different vibe. While the excitement of 20, 000 runners all barrelling down an avenue has its own excitement, the smaller race format and more community oriented feel at Dunnville made it a memorable race weekend. As it was the first time Dunnville was hosting a marathon it felt like they needed to punch well above their weight to impress this city slicker. The Race Expo was a simple affair, with various vendors available and kit pickup at the end of the arena….

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…

The Greater Manchester Marathon – April 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia & Helly Hansen Photos by: AWOL Adventures Part 1: By Dave Sherman In April 2013 I took part in the Greater Manchester Marathon, and I had a brilliant time! It was my first time visiting Manchester, and the crowd support throughout the route was immense creating a buzz which lasted the entire 26.2 miles – so much so I set a Marathon personal best of 3:47 – a huge drop from my previous time of 3:56! Our experience of the 2013 event can be…

The Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon – 6th Nov 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; 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….