The story on Nancy Cornect is part of the 2016 Running Whys series. This ran in the April 30 edition of the Fredericton Daily Gleaner. If you have suggestions for someone with a great story, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy.
What started as a complement to her boxing regimen has developed into a passion for running that is making a difference in the lives of others.
About five years ago, Nancy Cornect, the Newfoundland native who has called Oromocto home since 2002, went on a jog with some of her friends at the Oromocto Boxing Club, all intent to boosting their cardiovascular fitness levels.
But Nancy, 44, quickly fell in love with the sport and soon found herself adding distance and time to her regular training sessions. Before she knew it, she trained for and completed a half-marathon. Continue reading