The Running Whys – Laura Lee Mullin


laura-5Among Laura Lee Mullin’s most memorable runs was the one that happened before she was married, when she brought her future husband Robert along for what she described as a test run.

They had been dating just a few months and decided to go for a 5km jog together when Laura Lee, fuelled by her ‘competitive spirit,’ decided to take Robert on a little loop.

At least that’s what I told him,” recalls Mullin, a physiotherapist with the Department of National Defence the past 13 years. Continue reading

The Running Whys – Bill Joudry

Bill 2This is the 12th story in a series highlighting, runners, officials and special guests with the 2016 Emera Marathon By The Sea, which kicks off Friday in Saint John.

Bill Joudry has lived in Saint John for the past 29 years, raising a family, living life and working as a sales representative for Old Dutch Snacks for their key accounts.

Yet, until this May, Bill’s running log was empty.

“First, let me start by saying I have never ran before, EVER,” said Bill to kick off a recent interview. “I started this in May of 2016.” Continue reading

The Running Whys – Jesse Davidson

Jesse Davidson has adjusted his work schedule to make room for training on Harbour Passage.

Jesse Davidson has adjusted his work schedule to make room for training on Harbour Passage.

For Jesse Davidson, the decision to run the Marathon by the Sea’s Into the Night 5K event was based on a long-range desire to walk his daughters down the aisle on their wedding days.

As a result, Jesse recently came to a realization.

These days, his life is hectic, with two energetic young girls, a loving family and a career in the IT industry which leads to long stretches of time behind a computer terminal.

Yet, he knew that if he did not make changes in his physical activity levels, he might not be around for any weddings and have the honour of accompanying either of them on their most special of days. Continue reading