The Running Whys – Ahmet Tahan

amhet4-1This column ran in the Fredericton Daily Gleaner on Sept. 24.

When opportunities arise, you have to take advantage of them. And for Fredericton’s Ahmet Tahan, a shot at a new career path presented to him was just too good to pass up.

So after 10 years as the assistant store manager of the Smythe Street Superstore, Tahan and his wife Celeste are moving to Grand Manan, where he is taking over the Your Independence Grocer franchise on the island. Continue reading

The Running Whys – Bernie Doucet

Bernie Doucet completes the Western States 100-mile endurance run from Squaw Valley to Auburn, CA earlier this summer. Photo Submitted

Bernie Doucet completes the Western States 100-mile endurance run from Squaw Valley to Auburn, CA earlier this summer. Photo Submitted

This column ran in the Aug. 8 edition of the Daily Gleaner.

The Running Whys caught up with Bernie Doucet, an avid runner with a great deal of experience. We conducted a short question-and-answer session with him to learn about his perspective on running, his passion for the sport and where it has taken him.

First, tell me a bit of your background, your family. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

I am 48 years old. I grew up in Moncton but have been working and living in Fredericton for 20 years with my wife Rebekah Chasse. Working for GNB in various roles but currently working in Crown lands management at DNR.

When did you start to run? Continue reading