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

The Running Whys – a Gleaner recap

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This story ran in the Nov. 26th edition of the Daily Gleaner

The New Brunswick running season wrapped up last weekend with an impressive awards and Hall of Fame banquet in Tracadie.

But the unofficial running season takes few breaks and before we look back at the past year, planning is already well underway for next season’s events, including the Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon and the Liv9 Fall Classic. Continue reading

The Running Whys – Erica MacMillan

Erica MacMillan poses with her friends Angela Stewart and Cheryl Donovan after a race in Hampton.

Erica MacMillan poses with her friends Angela Stewart and Cheryl Donovan after a race in Hampton.

When we asked Erica (Findley) MacMillan to join us for the Running Whys, she submitted her story (which is below) along with some biographical info, such as her name, the fact she was 27, born and raised in Saint John, was a substitute teacher, married, a mother of twin three-year-old boys….and a runner.

The last point has helped all aspects of her life and in the past few years, she has taken on many challenges, including the Marathon by the Sea. She is back again this year and she outlines her story below.

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by Erica MacMillan

I remember watching a triathlon when I was younger and thinking about the human body and its capabilities.  I remember in high school and early university, going out for walks and small runs and thinking about racing but never being ready to commit. Continue reading

The Running Whys – Lacey Clowater

Lacey Clowater crosses the finish line at the Fredericton half marathon in May

Lacey Clowater crosses the finish line at the Fredericton half marathon in May

This is the eighth story in a series profiling runners who will compete in the 2oth anniversary running of Emera Marathon By the Sea Marathon in Saint John. The stories are also running on the MBTS Facebook page and MBTS website.

Editor’s note: Lacey Clowater has come full circle in the running game, from aspiring runner to course conductor to this spring – a half marathoner. But as she prepares for the 12 k event at the 20th anniversary running of Emera Marathon By The Sea, she does so with additional inspiration gained from her closest allies. These are the same people whose touching display of support in the final stages of the Fredericton Half Marathon provided Lacey with an emotional and lasting memory that will never fade away. They have also helped her gain a special sense of appreciation for all she has accomplished in a relatively short time.

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I get by with a little help from my friends… Continue reading