The Running Whys – Dianna Payne

Dianna PayneIt’s been 10 years since Dianna Payne found running.

It’s a relationship still going strong – one she gives credit to many factors, including her participation in her first race – the 2007 Emera Marathon By The Sea.

But for Dianna, her love for running goes beyond the fitness benefits she gains. It is about her social network, which plays a critical role in how the sport has grown into such an important part of her life. Continue reading

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The Running Whys – Jen Payne

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Jen Payne is returning for the Marathon by the Sea in August, eager to tackle the half marathon course as part of her marathon training plan.

When Jennifer Payne moved to Saint John, it was running which helped broaden her social circles. Then she got hooked and traded cupcakes for kilometres, using the Marathon by the Sea as an annual goal race. She is back again this year, using the half marathon as a gauge to assess her training as she prepares for an attempt at a full marathon in the fall.

Here is her Running Whys story.

Enjoy.

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by Jennifer Payne

Why do I run? What a loaded question! Continue reading