The Running Whys – Gail Teed

Gail Teed started running in 1998 and hasn’t looked back since, becoming one of the most popular runners in the Greater Saint John area for her dedication and abilities.

Gail Teed started running in 1998 and hasn’t looked back since, becoming one of the most popular runners in the Greater Saint John area for her dedication and abilities. She will take part in the 2014 Emera Marathon By the Sea in August.

Editor’s note: This is the ninth story in a series profiling runners who will compete in the 2oth anniversary running of Emera Marathon By the Sea Marathon in Saint John. The stories are also running on the MBTS Facebook page and MBTS website.

It’s been said there is nothing quite like the emotions on display near the finish line of a running race. It’s a scene of accomplishment and in many cases, tears of joy flow. For those in the Greater Saint John area, one of those who receives some of the greatest cheers is Gail Teed, who started running in 1998 and remains extremely active on the local running scene. This year, once again, she is going to compete in the 20th running of Emera Marathon By The Sea. What follows is a question and answer session with Gail on her thoughts looking ahead and looking back.

What do you enjoy most about running?

There is sense of freedom and accomplishment when I run. I enjoy getting out there and running – I do a lot of running on the highway. The highway is my home. We go all over New Brunswick for races; I discovered the Super Series, and I started running as many races as I could. Continue reading