Category Archives: Other Distances

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 whether…

The Achilles St Patricks Day 5km – 12th March 2017

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen Adam - Sunday morning began nice and easy with a later race start than usual for me. Traffic into Toronto from Hamilton flowed smoothly. Although I worried the Spadina exit might be backed up, as Spadina is part of the race route, there was no issue and parking on Front St only cost $12. I parked across from the Rogers Centre. This put me within 5 minutes of the start/finish line. My Trek and Run…

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…

Challenge Billund-Herning (Demark) Middle Distance Triathlon – 12th Jun 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Helly Hansen Oakley & Secret Training Part 1: By Dave Sherman The Challenge Denmark Middle Distance Triathlon took place on 12th June 2016 involving a 1.2 mile swim in Furslang Lake in Herning, followed by a 56 mile cycle from Herning to Billund, and finally a 13.1 mile (Half Marathon) run around the Lalandia resort and downtown Billund. This event was to be my third Middle Distance triathlon event but my first Challenge event and my first visit to Denmark,…

The North Face Endurance Challenge – Ontario, Canada – 16th July 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen All photographs, unless otherwise stated, by Ken Schuh and Kent Keeler of Ultra Race Photos First, to give you a firm idea of the event, here’s a short video Dave and Virgil shot as they took part. Three of our team took on the 50 mile race at this event, and one of us ran the 50km. Here’s what we thought of the day. Tim (Tim ran the 50 miler) - For an out of…

The Toronto 50k+ – 16th June, 2016

The Toronto 50k+ was supported by Lush Cosmetics, Salba Chia, Fresh Restaurants and Genuine Health In the autumn of 2015 I saw a film of the Barkley Marathon, and loved it. The idea that there were still some people around who wanted to organise a very difficult race that didn’t try to pander to modern ways of experiencing a running event really inspired me. The Barkley race began in 1995 and since then only 14 runners have completed the course, which is a 32 km unmarked loop that runners have to…

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…

The CRS Race Roster Spring Run-Off – 9th 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. The Canada Running Series Race Roster Spring Run off is a long standing event that takes in Toronto’s beautiful High Park. There are 5km and 8km events and whilst it’s not a flat course, as the reading from one of our watches below shows, it is fast as long as you take the downhills at full tilt to make up for the…

The Achilles 5km, Toronto, March 13th 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running Steam Whistle Brewery & Helly Hansen First, here’s a short film showing the route from a runners perspective. The Achilles St Patricks Day 5k is one of the best, most eagerly anticipated running events in Toronto. A mainly flat course, starting underneath the iconic CN Tower and leading into the heart of the city, it’s a perfect opportunity to set a personal best time, as all of our team did this time around. It’s also run to…

Run or Dye 5km Colour Run at Hever Castle, Kent – Sept 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Laura Kimberley Photos by Dave Sherman and Peachy Snaps The Run or Dye 5k took place on Saturday 3rd October in the stunning grounds of Hever Castle. This event was inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi where participants throw coloured dye at each other to celebrate diversity and individuality. 5000 runners took part in the event last year and it proved to be just as popular this time around with some…