The Running Whys – Jill Johnson

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Jill Johnson’s running career started out as a complimentary activity.

Running was a natural training fit for the Fredericton native, who played competitive soccer in high school and university, and later at the semiprofessional level with the Ottawa Fury for three years. The formula was straight forward. The more she ran, the better she played. Continue reading

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The Running Whys – Kent Barrett

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Kent Barrett smiles after setting a new personal best at the 2015 Chicago Marathon

Kent Barrett of Charlottetown has worked on a major running goal for a while and in May, he will tackle the Fredericton Marathon to gauge his progress. He started running while living in Vancouver, got into a more intense involvement back on P.E.I. and now has a number of marathons on his resume. We ran the Chicago Marathon together where he posted a personal best of 3:53.34 in scorching hot conditions in the Windy City last October. This is the first of the 2016 Running Whys and outlines his plans for an even better clocking. Enjoy.

 

The Running Whys – Kent Barrett

What marathons have you competed in?

I have run the P.E.I. Marathon five times, Legs for Literacy in Moncton once and the Chicago Marathon (2015).

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The Running Whys – Anna Bernard

Anna Bernard of Mazerolle Settlement finished second in the women's half marathon during the 32nd annual Fredericton Accreon Fall Classic. Photo Submitted

Anna Bernard of Mazerolle Settlement finished second in the women’s half marathon during the 32nd annual Fredericton Accreon Fall Classic. She’s enjoyed distance running since her first marathon in the 1990s. Photo Submitted

Here is the latest edition in The Running Whys series that ran in the Daily Gleaner in late September (note the time references). It features Anna Bernard of Mazerolle Settlement who treats every run – training or race – the same. It has paid off with a long and positive running career. Here is her story.

Prior to every race, Anna Bernard of Mazerolle Settlement visualizes her regular morning runs.

Her goals revolve around effort and routine, not a specific time. So when she lines up at an event, such as the 32nd annual Fredericton Accreon Fall Classic last weekend, she treats it like her usual outing, one filled with appreciation and gratefulness. Continue reading