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
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
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