The Running Whys – Trevor MacDonald

Trevor MacDonald of Hanwell and his son Cameron celebrate after one of Trevor's races. MacDonald recently qualified for the Boston Marathon, Photo submitted.

Trevor MacDonald of Hanwell and his son Cameron celebrate after one of Trevor’s races. MacDonald recently qualified for the Boston Marathon, Photo submitted.

This column ran in the June 27 edition of the Daily Gleaner. Looking back, it is understandable why Trevor MacDonald was not running that much a decade ago. Trevor and his wife Faith Ann were hectic with young family life: their son Cameron was just two-years-old and Trevor’s career in the information technology sector continued to evolve.

But in 2007, Faith Ann purchased a treadmill and it lit a small spark for Trevor, one that grew a year later when his friend Drew Allaby suggested to him he should run the Fredericton Fall Classic’s 10 kilometre race. The rest, as the old cliché goes Continue reading

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Good luck to all this weekend

One of the neat aspects of the running sector is looking at other events going on in the community.

It is a charge for those tapering for their big event and in my case, that is the case.

As mentioned previously, this is the height of the marathon season and while some cringe at the cool morning temperatures, I must admit the thought of running in the early morning conditions in the 2-7 degree C range is appealing.

Today, there are events in Kennebecasis Valley and Annapolis Valley as well as major events in other centres (many online are pointing to the Chicago Marathon).

Here’s a morning cheer to all of those competitors.

The countdown is on for PEI – 7 days.

Good luck.