The Running Whys – Paulette Stoddard

Running Whys PaulettePaulette Stoddard is a Saint John native who started to run in 2009, one of many important facets that helped in transforming her life.

She continues to live on the West Side of the city and has been happily married to her husband Jim since 1999. Professionally, she is the Purchasing and Security Manager with WorkSafeNB Continue reading

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The Running Whys – Michelle Ingram

michelle-2This column ran in the Oct. 8th edition of the Daily Gleaner.

The interest in running started from being a fan for Fredericton’s Michelle Ingram, who vividly recalls heading to watch her husband Ryan race in a half marathon in the city one spring.

Like many who are exposed to the emotion and camaraderie at the finish line for the first time, Michelle was blown away by the spirit at the line, enough to take up the sport herself, eventually entering her first 10 km event about a year later. Continue reading

The Running Whys – Dave Horgan

Dave Horgan, shown after competing the Bluenose Marathon In May, will compete in Marathon by the Sea for the 10th time this summer.

Dave Horgan, shown after competing the Bluenose Marathon In May, will compete in Marathon by the Sea for the 10th time this summer.

This is the second in a series of stories leading up to the 2015 Marathon by the Sea.

Motivation for sport can take many forms but for Dave Horgan, the inspiration of a great Canadian hero played an early role in his first footsteps into longer distance running. Later in life, he returned to the sport, saluting the influence of his late mother and once again adopting a healthy lifestyle that continues to this day. In August, Dave will return to Marathon by the Sea for the 10th time this year. His Running Whys story follows.

Enjoy.

by Dave Horgan

I’m fairly certain that I’ve always loved running. Like many kids I participated in annual track and field events for school, but it was in September of 1980 at the age of 12 that I was introduced to longer distances.

Terry Fox had just been hospitalized and forced to end his Marathon of Hope, so my Grade 7 teacher at Grandview Avenue School, Art Comeau, formed a 100-mile club to bring awareness to Terry’s cause and to fitness in general. That school year, I ran Continue reading