The Running Whys – 2015

RunningWhysNew faces, new challenges, new results.

The athletes we featured in the 2015 edition of the Running Whys for Marathon by the Sea allowed the readers and fans of this great event a look at their dedication and inspiration, all with an eye on Sunday’s 21st annual event that got underway Friday. Continue reading

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The Running Whys – The legacy of Const Doug Larche

Const. Doug Larche reaches to high five his daughters near the end of a 15 km race in 2014.

Const. Doug Larche reaches to high five his daughters near the end of a 15 km race in 2014.

The Running Whys – The legacy of Const Doug Larche

It had developed into a Sunday tradition at Nadine Larche’s mother’s house.

When the schedule permitted a family supper, which was most Sundays, Nadine and her three daughters would drive to her mom’s home  while her husband Const Doug Larche would – depending on the particular phase of his training cycle –  run the 8-10 kilometre route, timed perfectly to coincide with the feast and, of course, what came afterward.  Continue reading

The Running Whys and Hows – Hannah Arseneault

 Hannah Arseneault, right, pictured with Lilly Coffin, won the half marathon title at the 2014 Marathon by the Sea.

Hannah Arseneault, right, pictured with Lilly Coffin, won the half marathon title at the 2014 Marathon by the Sea.

Last year, we asked Alex Coffin, a past champion of Marathon by the Sea, for his Running Whys story. This year, Alex is slipping into the coaching role with the Running Whys and Hows, with a look at Hannah Arseneault of St. Martins. Hannah’s progress in various areas of running has benefitted from two strong appearances in the MBTS half marathon. Here, Alex details her path to the half marathon title a year ago! Enjoy

By Alex Coffin

Hannah Arseneault joined the Saint John Track & Field Club even though it was a tough commute from St Martins into the city for practices. When she decided on her high school, she also committed to attend Saint John High School to take advantage of the well-supported running program there. Continue reading