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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…

The Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10k – 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 10k race takes place in Oakville, about a 20 minute drive west of Toronto, and is a fundraiser for The Lighthouse, a registered charity providing peer support for grieving children, youth and their families in the Halton and Peel area. It’s known as a fast and flat route alongside the shores of Lake Ontario. Here’s a few thoughts about the event from…

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…

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…

The Goodlife Toronto Marathon, May 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear Push Nutrition On Running The Steam Whistle Brewery Helly Hansen and Garmin Actions Cameras First of all, here’s a film that I made whilst running the event to give you an idea of the course and the atmosphere. I came into this event tired; I’d been running a marathon everyday for the previous 13 days, ever since I’d injured myself at the Yonge St 10km race and had decided that if I couldn’t go fast anymore, I…