A Running Whys recap and a call for stories for 2017 MBTS.

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Thank you and congratulations to those who took part in the 2016 Running Whys for the Emera Marathon By the Sea.

Now that the 2016 Emera Marathon By the Sea is in the books, it is not too early to look forward to 2017 and the next edition of the Running Whys. Each year since we started, the runners we have featured have produced a roll of amazing tales of  “Dedication, Inspiration and Perspiration.”

This year was no different and we are betting that there are many many more great stories out there in the running community. If you Continue reading

A long and rambling recap of the highs and lows from the amazing Chicago Marathon experience

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It was a tad congested as we made our way to the start line of the Chicago Marathon.

Close your eyes and imagine a race where all your family and friends are cheering you on, loudly with horns and drums and wild shouts of delight.


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Now imagine you are running 5k, then 10k and this support does not end, seemingly increasing in volume and intensity along a 26.2 mile route, not stopping for more than four hours.

Now imagine that enthusiasm takes place on a gorgeous Sunday morning with an infinite amount of signs and cheers and food and drink (yes, beer was offered) and encouragement every step of the way.


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But imagine that instead of family and friends, these shouts and cheers and music and passion are from complete strangers, an international brethren who have bonded in one goal, your goal, regardless of how fast, how slow you are going. Continue reading

Home stretch for Marathon by the Sea

Running Whys coverWe have a big week next week as activity rises significantly for the 2015 Marathon by the Sea in Saint John, beginning Friday and lasting through Sunday. Record numbers are expected.

As was the case last year, we have five profiles in the final week, including two more Running Whys, a Running Hows, a Running Whys recap with comments from friends and family of the people we profiled this year and a special look back at the 2014 edition of the race – the 20th anniversary edition of MBTS.

Looking forward to it.

In addition, we will have another profile on a Fredericton area runner that will run in the Daily Gleaner on Aug. 9.

Hope you come back for the stories.

Here is who we profiled for Marathon by the Sea in 2015:  Carol Lynn Landry, Donald and Elspeth Lemon, Carolyn Radcliffe, Andrew Estey, Corinne Fournier, Kevin McEachern, Sherri Colwell-McCavour, Jesse Davidson, Jason Kaulbach, Jacqueline Boucher, Jen Payne, Mark Clinton, Patty MacMillan, Haley Adams-Green, Dean Mercer, Caitlin Stevens-Kelly, Carla Harris, Dave Horgan, and Krista Sutton.

Here is a look back at last year’s race.

When things wrap up Sunday, we will touch base with our runners and get some perspective on their 2015 experiences.