Category Archives: Other Distances

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…

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…

Run for the Toad Trail Weekend – September 30th 2017

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Run for the Toad is an annual trail running event for all the family that takes place at Pinehurst Lake Conservation area in Ontario. Before we talk more about the event, here’s a film that’ll give you an idea of what we experienced at the Expo and the race itself Ok, that should answer a lot of questions you might have. Here’s a few more observations. This is my favourite trail event of 2017. The…

The Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour Self-Transcendence Race, Ottawa – July 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia Brooks Running Tailwind Nutrition & Helly Hansen Dave and Virgil from the Trek and Run Team took on the challenge of this 24 Hour Event. Here’s what they thought of the day. First up is Dave’s film, which will give you some idea of the experience. All photos kindly supplied by Prabhakar Street - http://www.pjtstreet.com/ Dave – The focus of this event was self transcendence, that is, to try to do better than you have done before. For me that…

The North Face Endurance Challenge, Ontario – 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia Brooks Running Tailwind Nutrition & Helly Hansen All the blurry photos of us (and the landscapes) were taken by us, all the really good photos of us in action were taken by Ken Schuh of  Ultra Race Photos  Four of the Trek and Run team took part, Trevor ran the 50k course and Brian, Virgil and Dave took on the 50 mile. Here’s what they thought of the day out. First of all, Dave’s film from last year’s 50…

The Anatomy of a Running Tattoo

The idea started in April with a carpet, the carpet that we’d been sleeping on all week during the Marathon des Sables. Gareth, one of the 5 other runners I’d been sharing the basic shelter with… …looked at the design on the edge of it and said, ‘I think I might use that in some way to add to my tattoo sleeve…’ I recognised the ‘X’ symbol as that of the Berber free man. The Berber’s are a tribe that inhabit many North African countries and it was men from that…

The Marathon des Sables, Morocco – April 2017

Dave was supported during the MDS by Salba Chia – http://salbasmart.com/ Helly Hansen – https://www.hellyhansen.com Brooks Running – http://www.brooksrunning.com Tailwind Nutrition – https://www.tailwindnutrition.com/ Haglofs – http://www.haglofs.com/gb/en Bloc Eyewear – https://www.bloceyewear.com/ The Beehive, Rome – http://www.the-beehive.com/ All aerial photos, impressive landscape shots and full length portraits of me have been kindly supplied by the MDS. The film below that I made should give you a solid idea of what to expect from the MDS experience. There’s a great 10 minute long interview at the end with my 2 tentmates Jeanne and Gareth who between…

Color Me Rad Toronto – May 2017

Pamela – Despite weather warnings of rain, the Color Me Rad event turned out to be a fun, sunny affair; which was perfectly fitting for its colourful nature. It was mother’s day weekend and I was happy to be attending this with two of my children. I loved the activity, participation and fitness focus of this event, it really encourages younger people to start running. Many events have a performance focus, and that has a place too, but I’m glad that we were all encouraged to just get out there and have…

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….

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…