The Running Whys – Dianna Payne

Dianna PayneIt’s been 10 years since Dianna Payne found running.

It’s a relationship still going strong – one she gives credit to many factors, including her participation in her first race – the 2007 Emera Marathon By The Sea.

But for Dianna, her love for running goes beyond the fitness benefits she gains. It is about her social network, which plays a critical role in how the sport has grown into such an important part of her life. Continue reading

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The Running Whys – Lisa Noseworthy

Lisa Noseworthy, pink hat, races to the finish line of the half Marathon as part of the Fredericton Marathon in May.

Lisa Noseworthy, pink hat, races to the finish line of the half marathon as part of the Fredericton Marathon in May.

This story appeared in the June 13 edition of the Daily Gleaner.

Never in a million years,” is how Lisa Noseworthy described her thoughts about being able to achieve a half marathon clocking of 1:46.46 in the recent Across Town for Cross Winds race in Sussex.

It was just her fourth half marathon and second of the spring following a 1:52.07 time in the 21.1 kilometre distance as part of the Fredericton Marathon on Mother’s Day. It’s a reward for speed training and a winter of dedicated workouts on her treadmill in the Lincoln Heights area.

Yet, truth be told, the numbers represent little of the personal meaning for the 26-year-old Noseworthy, who was always into sports but did not leap into distance running until approximately four years ago. That’s when she wanted to find an avenue to “de-stress,” get active and possibly lose some weight.

The best thing for me is that I can run,Continue reading