Tag Archives: Canada

The Around The Bay 30k – 25th March 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Virgil – ATB is one of the best known Canadian races on the calendar, with the distinction of being older than Boston. The iconic climb late in the race that is short but at a crucial time, combined with the Grim Reaper taunting runners at the appropriate place (the Hamilton Cemetery) make it a memorable event. The day started out at a chilly -4°C, forecasted to rise to a still freezing -1°C at the anticipated…

The Mississauga Pandora Square One Half Marathon – 6th May, 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Here’s a short film that Dave made to give you an idea of the event. Dave – I didn’t think I’d be in shape to run the full Mississauga Marathon. Although I love it and have run it for the past few years I’d only just come back from the 7 day Marathon des Sables a few weeks earlier and felt that perhaps having just run 250k through the Sahara Desert I’d better stick to…

New Balance Chilly Half Marathon & Frosty 5K – March 4, 2018

The Trek and Run Team were supported during this event by; Kusaga Athletic Salba Chia Adam – The New Balance Chilly Half Marathon and CIBC Wealth Frosty 5k took place in Burlington, Ontario in March. Predominantly run along Burlington’s Brant Street and Lakeshore Road, the course was relatively flat and you could expect a fast race. This was my first ever half marathon last year, so this year my goal was to obtain a personal best. Born and raised in Burlington, this race was especially fun to me. Last year…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…