Vancouver Run for Women 2018

I would not have noticed the event if I hadn’t come across the swag bag reveal IG post which lead me to this year’s t-shirt and that finishers receive commemorative charm bracelets by Foxy. (I thought the graphic of a heart with the word “you” was preferable to last year’s shirts that say “Love You”. But…

MEC Halifax Race Two: Citadel Highlander race recap

I have another trip recap brewing (in my head) so I have to get this race blogged first. Must. I’m not inexplicably loathed to blog about it as you can see in the following… While planning for my Halifax-Toronto trip in April, I remembered to search for a road race and found out about the…

Registered: MEC Halifax Race Two – Citadel Highlander

YES. For once, I remembered to Google (actually, Bing, but I’ll get to that in another post), for running events occurring in the cities I’m visiting. How many times have I arrived somewhere unprepared for a last-minute registration and carrying a huge amount of regret during the trip? Too many times. Nothing is going on of…

Longest Day Road Race 2016

The Blueshore Financial Longest Day Race has been around for as long as I can remember but I’ve never considered doing it. Why? Maybe because it’s out at UBC and it’s small and I’ve already raced out there (Fall Classic, 2007). But new friends who do it every year rave about the food and prizes and…

Fairmont Mother’s Day Run 2016

Oh, dear me, I have not before let so much time elapse before recapping an event but here I am now, feeling under pressure to post this because another event is around the corner! So… I have semi-officially retired from running. The Fairmont Mother’s Day Run on Sunday, May 8, was the second event in…

Marathon bucket list item: Holly Jolly Fun Run 2015

When I found out about the Holly Jolly Fun Run, the new race three years ago that is on Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade route and right before the parade takes place, I wanted to do it. It’s almost like being in a parade and that has long been on my marathon bucket list and unofficial…

My first virtual run: 2015 May the Fourth Be With You Virtual 5K

On March Fourth (National Grammar Day), I saw someone had shared to the Beat the Blerch Facebook group I follow a May the Fourth running event, the 2015 May the Fourth Be With You Virtual 5K. This is the second year that Tisha Davis has held this event to raise money for the Leukemia and…

The “new” BMO Vancouver Marathon: my one and only for 2015

So, I finally did the “new” Vancouver Marathon. The last one I did was in 2009 (full, the most recent one) and before that, in 2006 (half). I’ve meant to run it again because of the route change (as early as 2010) as well as the “new” branding. I liked the “RUN | VAN” slogan with…

Marathon bucket list

Last Sunday, I wrapped up another running season but I look forward to the next season although I am not entirely sure what I will be able to do. Here are some of my ideas, my bucket list per se, kicking around my head and categorized. Big project – Cascadia Trio of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons (Portland,…