“The race was great as runners had the opportunity to explore one of New Brunswick’s treasured islands while doing their favourite activity. It was more like a cross-country race as Minister’s Island isn’t flat at all. We ran up and down hills, along trails, hugged the seashore and climbed one of the grassiest hills I have ever seen. Race organizers did a fabulous job for an inaugural event.”
During one of those phases before I picked up running regularly in 2010, I wanted to get out more but lacked the motivation to follow through. I remember vividly some long walks and run-walks with Bruce, a friend from the T-J who moved to Fredericton from Bathurst and set up a home close by. I never lasted long on those initial jaunts but Bruce did and eventually, he was running regularly on the ANB circuit, first some middle distances and then some long ones – real long ones. During one chat, he told me of the this thing called the Run for the Cycle, which consisted of a 5k, 8k, 10k, half and full marathon in the same calendar year, a feat he accomplished in 2009. He is still going strong and in 2013, took on an interesting new event.
His story is below.
by Bruce Macfarlane
All-season running isn’t for everyone. Some people wouldn’t pick summer as their favourite season for outdoor running.
I discovered this fact in July 2013. Continue reading