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12,000 Team D participants have raised over $35M in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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CONTENTS FOUNDER Mark Sutcliffe mark@marksutcliffe.com GENERAL MANAGER Ben Kaplan ben@iRun.ca ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Sabrina Young sabrina@iRun.ca MANAGING EDITOR Anna Lee Boschetto annalee@iRun.ca EDITOR AT LARGE Karen Kwan RUNNER IN CHIEF Ray Zahab ASSISTANT EDITOR Priya Ramanujam COMMUNITY MANAGER Megan Black STAFF WRITER Ravi Singh CONTRIBUTORS Robyn Baldwin, Jean-Paul Bedard, Andrew Chak, Stefan Danis, Krista DuChene, Rick Hellard, Karen Karnis, Patience Lister, Joanne Richard, Erin Valois CREATIVE DIRECTOR & DESIGN Geneviève Biloski, Becky Guthrie CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER Kevin Van Paassen

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“IF I EVER SAW SOMEONE RUNNING FOR A CAUSE I’D RUN OVER TO THEM AND GIVE THEM A HUGE HUG.” THE VAILLANCOURTS, ELEA, 7, AND THOMAS, 11, HAVE A FEW WORDS FOR THE RUNNING COMMUNITY. PAGE 15 PHOTOS BY KEVIN PAN PAASSEN


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1. Neutral. Light. Fast. The Saucony Ride 9 is sturdy and dependable. All you need. 2. Fitbit Charge 2 is easy to use, priced right, does everything, looks good and has a fun interactive interface. An easy choice. 3. Paired with shorts, the New Balance Kairosport jacket — light, handsome and smart design — is an October runner’s dream. Can more products adapt

the kangaroo pocket, please? 4. The Under Armour Run Streaker t-shirt, bliss. 5. We once had Christa Davidson test 15 sports bras. Nike’s Pro Bra was her favourite. By a long shot. Get protected. 6. Because it doesn’t matter what shoes you wear if you chafe. Vaseline. Trust us. Every time. 7. If you ever wanted your own hockey card, but of your races, a Sportstats

iRun for Don who’s 80 and still running strong! — Allie Gocan, Ottawa

membership lets you live out your dreams. And it’s free. And you can follow your friends. And win things. Why not? 8. Skechers GoTrail sneakers are built for Canada. Keep your socks dry as you battle the elements. 9. Easy to digest, ingest and suggest, Tropical Punch BLOKS from Clif Bar are race day lifesavers, enjoy. 10. At the Army Run, Ottawa Marathon and SeaWheeze, Nuun Active hydrated

runners and these thirst-quenchers with a Canadian CEO give Canadian runners a new brand to love. 11. MEC Sanctuary tights are flattering, colourful, cozy, sturdy and long-lasting. The best. 12. Mark Sutcliffe, founder of iRun, can write. Long Road to Boston, his latest book, is inspiring, fast-paced and fun — exactly alike having a best friend with you on a run.

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Drive your elbow backward, maintaining 90 degrees. Lead with your knee allowing your foot to fold beneath the knee. CUE: Forcefully drive your hand toward your back pocket. Allow your leg to ‘sling shot’ forward.

Eighty per cent of runners land on the heel. That’s fine. Your foot will be positioned behind your knee so that it lands under you. CUE: Like the wind rustling leaves, your landing will be soft and quiet.

The Stance Phase starts when your lead foot contacts the ground. Your head should be up with your gaze on the horizon. Keep a slight lean forward from the ankle. CUE: Envision yourself as a marionette with a string pulling your head to the sky.

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DR. LOWELL GREIB IS AN EXPERT IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY AND CEO OF THE SPORTLAB, A HIGH-END SPORT THERAPY CLINIC IN HUNTSVILLE. WORKING AS AN EXPERT ON RUNNERS’ FORM, HE FINDS TOO OFTEN THAT RUNNERS ARE SHOOTING THEMSELVES IN THE FEET. “WE DO ALL THAT TRAINING AND RUNNING, BUT NEVER STOP TO THINK — ARE WE DOING IT RIGHT?” THERE IS NO ONE PERFECT WAY FOR EVERY ATHLETE TO RUN, BUT PLEASE CONSIDER THESE FUNDAMENTALS AS HELPFUL TO HELP STAVE OFF INJURY, DECREASE TIMES, INCREASE ENDURANCE, AND SPEND A LONGER, HAPPIER TIME AT THE RACES. YOU’LL BE THANKING DR. GREIB THAT YOU DID. ILLUSTRATION BY CHLOE CUSHMAN

5 Push backward from the ball of the lead foot and drive the hip forward on the same side. This is where the most power is generated. CUE: Aggressively scrape gum from the bottom of your shoe.

6 The elbow passively moves forward but should not pass the midline of the body. Allow the lead hip to extend. CUE: Kick like a donkey to close a door behind you.

7 As you push off, your hip becomes fully extended and your foot leaves the ground. This is the beginning of the Swing Phase. CUE: Keep the horizon from moving up and down.

8 Elbows stay tight to the torso to avoid rotation of your trunk. All your energy should drive straight forward. CUE: Run through a narrow doorway.

iRun because I am very energetic and because Bruce, a.k.a Coach, makes me.. — Jaden Scrivens, Ottawa

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MARATHON MOM KRISTA DUCHENE, COLUMNIST

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE RIO? Krista DuChene takes a long hard look in the mirror after racing an Olympic marathon and approaching 40 and reaches a bold conclusion: the best is yet to come.

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n preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games I did not allow myself a backup plan. I was going to approach what would likely be my only Olympic experience with no alternative in mind; I was not going to let a planned fall marathon allow me have a sub-par Olympic marathon. If the going got tough, I was not going to mentally check myself out of the race because I had another one lined up. Then I had a great Olympic marathon. My heat and humidity-focused training allowed me to successfully execute my race plan; to start conservatively and move my way up the field to place above my ranking. I was elated, particularly when I ran into the arms of my loved ones immediately upon finishing. A dream come true. Becoming an Olympian was incredible and something that can never be taken away from me. Back to thoughts of a fall marathon, I must be honest. During my Olympic training, I did have the idea in the back of my mind. I just didn’t say anything to anyone nor allow myself to think much about it. So once I felt recovered from my OIympic marathon, I started jogging and swimming in the village while continuing to enjoy the sweets I had gone without for weeks. I spoke with Coach Rick and expressed

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my desire to compete with Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) Race Director, Alan Brookes. I’d be racing in another STWM! Then, like every other return to training, the novelty of the sweets wore off as the hunger for competitive racing returned. My over-indulgence in my aunt’s butter tarts solidified the desire to resume my routine — time to get serious again. I transitioned from recovery to full-time training for my two marathons that would be nine weeks apart. I’ve always believed that one can run two quality marathons per year so a fall marathon made sense since my last marathon, my Olympic-qualifying marathon, was in April 2015. Many of the marathoners who had to compete in 2016 marathons called it a season. That wasn’t the case for me. In preparing for Rio, we took very little risk so I was happy to change things up by committing to race the STWM, my favourite race in the world. The opportunity to run a faster race between two championship races, 2016 Olympics and 2017 Worlds, made sense. I had nothing to lose. I was an Olympian. Once the kids were in school full-time, I’d have six weeks to log serious kilometres and tidy up my diet.

Many athletes are asked their post-Olympic plans, sometimes even immediately upon completing their event, good or bad. When I was in Rio amongst other Olympians having these conversations it revealed a set of mixed emotions. Some knew they were done. They had been at it a long time, needed to focus more on family or establishing a career, or had given everything possible to achieve their goals. Others knew they’d target Tokyo, 2020. Then there were those of us somewhere in between. At 39, and with three children and a history of significant injuries, one would easily conclude that Rio was my one and only Olympic experience. While this may be true, I’m not retiring

iRun because it makes me feel like a winner. I’m nine years old. — Kali Sevier, Montreal


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any time soon — nor ruling out Tokyo. There are reasons for this: 1. I have only had one year of training with all of our children in school full-time. 2. I have only been competing at this level for six years. 3. I have already established my other professional career as a Registered Dietitian, which is less fun than marathoning! There are athletes with running careers well into their 40s. I’m still going to bed and waking up with energy and motivation to train and compete. I’ve never done the research to determine the odds that I’ve already likely had my fastest

iRun because it’s empowering. — Shannon Lipson, Toronto

marathon. Likely, they’d say I have. But so far I’ve beaten the odds in so many ways that I refuse to stop reaching high and aiming to run another personal best. There are things we haven’t tried in my training and now’s the time to try. So I continue to press on and make the sky the limit. Here are some future possibilities: 1. Championship races: 2017 Worlds in London, England, 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast City, Australia, 2019 Worlds in Doha, Qatar and 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. 2. Masters records of various distances. I’ll be 40 in January 2017! 3. World majors: Tokyo, London, Berlin,

Chicago, New York. I completed Boston in 2005. 4. Travel to each continent for training or racing. I’ve been to Asia, South America, Europe and obviously North America. I’ll likely omit Antarctica (but who knows!); only Africa and Australia remain. I’ve always said to set the bar high and make your ceiling your floor. There’s no stopping me. Krista DuChene holds the second fastest female marathon time in Canadian history. Racing the Canadian Half Marathon Championships, DuChene finished the course on a broken leg. She took second. Her website is KristaDuChenerunning. blogspot.com.

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It’s been five years since I was diagnosed. When I was told I had Type 1 Diabetes, I didn’t know what it meant. They told me there wasn’t a cure. I was scared. Even worse. I was scared of needles. I stopped eating, and while in the hospital, I stayed on an IV drip for four straight days. My reasoning was simple: no food meant no needle. Nowadays taking my blood sugar isn’t a big fuss. It’s my new normal. Prick. Eat. Repeat. If this system fails … so does my body. But that doesn’t keep me on the sidelines. I want to run for and say thanks to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Whenever I hear of people raising money for our cause or for any others, I feel thankful. Thank you for doing this. I’m grateful. iRun.ca

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I started running with TNT in 2013 after my nephew died from leukemia. I had to do something because there was nothing to do. Fundraising gave my running a purpose other than just running for myself. In 2014, I got diagnosed with leukemia. When I got my cancer diagnosis, I knew exactly who to call. It was time to link up with TNT again and do another race. Fundraising helped get me through treatments — it gave me something good to focus on. With leukemia, you don’t ever get a cure. You hope for long-term remission. And in the meantime, I’m scoping out my next race. I do better when I train. I feel better mentally. I feel better physically. I ran a whole pile of races through chemo because that’s just me. My doctor said I’m probably the healthiest chemo patient he knows, and that he knows plenty of people not in chemo who aren’t as healthy as you. Running is my outlet for everything. It’s how I sort everything out. Put your running shoes on and work out all life’s stresses, just run. In 2014, my mom died from complications of Alzheimers. I work full-time and have three kids and run a house — running saved my sanity. I could not survive my mother’s diagnosis and her being sick without it. My best races came after my life’s most traumatic things. There’s not many finish lines I cross where I’m not crying. I think when you’re running for something other than yourself the running means more. It’s morphed into something special for me. I’m running for all those people who can’t run. And to the runners reading this, reading my story — I know fundraising is daunting. But this is our time. Let’s band together — as runners — and help those who need it, because we can.

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AT LAVAMAN IN HAWAII, PARTICIPATING WITH TEAM IN TRAINING. PHOTO COURTESY OF LORI CHRISTOPHER. RIGHT: KEVIN VAN PAASSEN

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RHONDA MARIE-AVERY FOR ACHILLES CANADA You come to a place in your life where you know in order to care about someone else’s needs intensely, you have to take care of yourself. The only way to calm my youngest boy down, who has ADHD, was put him in the jogging stroller. I was diagnosed legally blind when I was three. Before that, I was told to stop misbehaving, instead of being led by someone across the playground to the slide. I hooked up with Achilles Canada, a non-profit that encourages people with disabilities to run, and they taught me how to be brave enough to accelerate knowing that there’s the potential of hitting a car. My son continued needing me in a way that I had to be super focussed and so I began running and it helped me be my best me, to help him. The culture doesn’t even know it discriminates against people with disabilities and so I think my visibility helps in order to have conversations. “People with disabilities can’t do that,” is a lot of people’s viewpoints and it’s one of the reasons I run: what does visionimpaired look like? A vision-impaired mother just ran the Bruce Trail! It’s important to create awareness. It’s one thing to have values and speak about them, but if you’re not willing to get on the front lines and work, you should stop talking: you can’t stand up for change sitting down. People tell me stories of their uncle who lost their vision and how they struggle losing their independence. It doesn’t have to be that way! Other disabled people who aren’t athletes are saying things like, ‘If you’re running in the mountains, I don’t have to be afraid to go to the grocery store.’ See, my every day isn’t this big adventure. Can I make it to the bus stop without getting run over? Can I pick my son up from high school? We don’t know how as a society to help people fit in like that and we need to talk about that more. There’s a place for people with disabilities. And it’s definitely not on the sidelines where we’re put.

WHAT DOES VISION IMPAIRED LOOK LIKE? IT’S IMPORTANT TO CREATE AWARENESS.

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HOW THE SPORTING LIFE 10K HAS OPENED THE WORLD UP TO CHILDREN WITH CANCER BY ANDREW CHAK It was my first race and I was scared. I’d never run the full distance of a 10K before. But five years ago, I participated in the Sporting Life 10K and overcame the fear of not knowing what my body could do. I ran, walked, ran again, and finished to medals, cheers and bagels. The race was a personal victory for me, but I learned that this race meant so much more. The Sporting Life 10K has raised $12.5-million for Camp Ooch, which runs year-round programs for kids with cancer in Muskoka, The Hospital for Sick Children and at Ooch Downtown. Jean Paul Corbeil, director of marketing for Sporting Life says, “Since the beginning, it has meant the world to us. The idea of children affected by this dreaded disease would have an opportunity to go to a camp where they could receive on-site medical care and enjoy the simple traits of camp is an incredible vision.” Recent economic challenges, however, have put a damper on fundraising efforts says David Hessekiel, president of Cause Marketing Forum. In 2015, fundraising amongst Canada’s 30 largest peer-to-peer fundraising programs, which include many running events, saw an 8.6% year-over-year decline in fundraising revenues. “A very low percentage of participants in these types of races actually fundraise,” says Hessekiel. “Most are there to run, not to fundraise.” Camp Ooch, however, slightly bucks the trend. “With most races, 5% of the participants fundraise; with the Sporting Life 10K, we’ve seen 8%,” says Cory Freedman, race director for the Sporting Life 10K. “Last year, we lowered our registration cap to 23,000 participants and we were able to raise more money with less people.” One of the largest individual running events in Canada, the Sporting Life 10K aspires to be the race that provides the largest net proceeds to charity. Organizers also find ways to introduce Camp Ooch’s children to runners. “Our medals are given out by Ooch campers and their family members as a way of saying thank you,” Freedman says. “Our 10K has become a celebration.”

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BY THE NUMBERS With 81,000 registered charities in Canada in need of support, there are plenty of reasons to run for a good cause. And runners across the nation are doing just that, making an impact in communities from coast to coast.

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331 Communities raised $33 million for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in 2105

83 Percentage of children who now survive at least five years after their cancer diagnosis, thanks to fundraising efforts of Canadian Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

63 COMMUNITIES WHERE THE CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE TAKES PLACE ACROSS CANADA. IN 2015, THESE COMMUNITIES RAISED $20 MILLION

1,400 +1 2bil RESEARCH PROJECTS HAVE BEEN FUNDED THROUGH RUN FOR THE CURE AND THE CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION SINCE 1986.

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DISTANCES FOR THE RBC RACE FOR KIDS WHICH HAD 19, 880 RUNNERS IN 2016

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...finish strong, proud & free 50KM Ultra | 42.2KM | 21.1KM | 10KM | 5KM 150KM solo & relay in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary

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Canada is celebrating a milestone and the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, Canada’s longest running marathon, is throwing a party . . .

Join the Race & Celebration! The Calgary Marathon is bringing a runner from every province/territory to Alberta to be part of the race of the Sesquicentennial “150th Anniversary!” 13 runners will receive: Flight and Accommodation > Entry to the Marathon > VIP Access on race day & VIP Party Invite > Shake out run with iRun General Manager Ben Kaplan > Special swag > Carry your provincial/territorial flag at the Opening Ceremonies on Race Day! > And so much more… How can you be a 2017 Flagbearer? Visit iRun.ca or CalgaryMarathon.com, click the Calgary Marathon box. Fill out a simple questionnaire and tell us why we should pick YOU to rep your province/territory at one of the country’s biggest events of all-time. Showcase your diversity. Nominate your mother. Talk about yourself.

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon and iRun magazine are bringing together 13 disparate runners to Calgary from across the country to celebrate Canada’s Marathon!

Train Where You Are, Finish Strong, Proud & Free at the 2017 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, Canada’s Marathon


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd 2016

Join The Salvation Army and Running Room for the Santa Shuffle 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk. With 42 locations across Canada, there’s bound to be a run near you! This merry event helps The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

All participants will receive a unique Santa Shuffle finishers medal!

REGISTER TODAY! Register on-line @ www.santashuffle.ca


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L’automne… ou l’entrée en matière de l’hiver! Comment se préparer à courir alors que la saison froide est à nos portes? Par Marie-Eve Lessard

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es soirées fraîches nous rappellent que l’été tire à sa fin. Tout comme la saison de course. FAUX. L’automne est une excellente saison pour se préparer à l’hiver. Tandis que certaines personnes sont incapables de courir à la chaleur, d’autres pensent qu’il est impossible de courir lorsqu’il fait froid. Il y a quelques années à peine, je faisais partie de ces personnes. D’abord, il faut rester motivé. Il y a des courses très intéressantes l’hiver,

iRun Parce ce qu’il y a rien d’autre. — Guy Buller, Ottawa

comme la course du Père Noël, les Courses gourmandes, etc. Lorsqu’on sait que l’on doit continuer de s’entraîner pour une course qui a lieu en décembre ou en février, c’est beaucoup plus motivant. On peut aussi se joindre à un groupe de course du quartier. Ou en créer un, comme j’ai fait! Pour me garder motivée en un début d’année glacial, j’ai invité mes amis coureurs à se joindre à moi les mardis soirs pour braver le froid et surtout,

s’amuser dans la neige. Ça a marché! Il y a aussi l’habillement. Attention, plusieurs coureurs font l’erreur de trop s’habiller lorsque les températures baissent. Mon truc, j’ajoute 10 degrés Celsius à la température ressentie. Je ne m’habille pas pareil s’il fait -5 ou s’il fait -20. Si vous avez trop chaud, vous allez suer davantage et vous ne serez pas confortable. Et le contraire est aussi bon, si vous avez trop froid, vous n’aimerez pas courir. L’automne est le meilleur moment pour faire des tests. Allez-y graduellement. Oui, et je mets quoi? Les chandails en tissu technique à manche longue sont un très bon choix. Si vous participez à la Course de l’Armée du Canada, vous en obtenez un avec votre inscription, et c’est parfait pour courir l’automne. Ensuite, lorsqu’il fait plus froid, on peut y ajouter un chandail à manches courtes, puis quand ça continue de baisser (car oui, ça continue toujours de baisser!) on ajoute un coupe-vent. On peut porter 2-3 couches sur le haut du corps, et 1-2 couches sur les jambes. Il est possible de s’acheter des sous-vêtements en mérinos pas trop chers dans un magasin-entrepôt bien connu. Et on n’oublie pas les bas chauds, la tuque et les mitaines. Si vous êtes comme moi, quand la température baisse, vous toussez lorsque vous courez dehors. J’ai découvert que je fais de l’asthme induit par l’air froid. J’ai réglé le problème en mettant un foulard de type Buff devant ma bouche. C’est une adaptation, car on se sent un peu à l’étroit, mais après quelques sorties, on s’habitue. Et c’est vraiment libérateur lorsque le printemps arrive et que l’on peut enfin l’enlever! Pour vos pieds, vous pouvez courir avec vos espadrilles d’été, ou vous acheter une paire pour l’hiver ou une paire de souliers de trail. Ça, c’est votre portefeuille qui le dicte! Il n’y a pas de règle, mais soyez prudent. Car tout comme les pneus, mieux on est chaussé, plus c’est sécuritaire. En soulier d’été, vous devrez adapter votre foulée lorsque les routes sont enneigées, mais vous vous sentirez comme un enfant dans la neige! Pourquoi s’imposer de courir l’hiver? D’un, parce que c’est vraiment drôle de voir les regards jugeurs des automobilistes qui ne peuvent pas croire qu’on peut courir à -28. De deux, car vous arriverez au printemps en superbe forme et vous n’aurez pas à recommencer à zéro. Et de trois, pour vous amuser!

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La course devient philanthrope Courir pour soi, c’est génial. Courir pour les autres sauve des vies. Par Chantal Crevier

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ans notre aire individualiste, les gens concentre leur vie autour de leur carrière, de leur famille, de leurs plaisirs, de leurs désirs. Ils exploitent leur environnement afin de satisfaire leurs besoins. Aujourd’hui, tout le monde s’arrête pour regarder un post Facebook mais passera tout droit devant un sans-abri. Par contre, ils participeront à une activité caritative avec humanité et avec défi. La philanthropie est très individualiste. Un peu comme la vie sociale à laquelle notre siècle ce vit. Toutefois celle-ci se retrouve à bénéficier des bienfaits montant de l’activité physique. À travers le sport, une mobilisation vis-à-vis l’entraide se fait sentir. On organise des cyclosportives, des courses à pieds, des courses à obstacles pour ramasser des fonds pour une cause. Tout autour d’un événement de levée de fonds, on retrouve la générosité, l’empathie et la sympathie de tous et chacun des partici-

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pants. Que ce soit, un 5 km ou un ultra-marathon, la sensation de bien-être est palpable. ¨Nous participons au 160 Shaw Direct télé satellite Bromont Ultra, avec une équipe composé de coureur chevronnée et/ou peu d’expérience. Notre motivation est de joindre l’utile à l’agréable, de ramasser des fonds pour notre cause ; la Fondation Rêves d’enfants.¨ de dire M. Philippe Sicotte, V.P. des opérations satellites chez Shaw Direct. Pour les sociètés philanthropiques, le sport est une découverte avantageuse. Elles organisent un événement sportif, tel qu’une course à pied et peuvent atteindre leur objectif plus facilement. Élodie Berthelier, agente au développement de la Société canadienne du cancer parle de la course avec émotion. Leur activité principale ramasser des fonds ; le Relais pour la vie, consiste en une marche de 12 heures de nuit. ¨Or, à Longueuil, nous avons depuis 3

ans créé un volet course à pied, puisque notre porte-parole, M. Dominique Arpin en est amoureux. Ce qui a augmenté le nombre de participants à l’événement¨. En parlant avec ces gens, je m’interroge sur mon implication sportive face à une activité sportive caritative. Moi, qui court pour mon bien-être, j’ai souvent courue des courses pour des causes sans jamais m’approprier la cause. Selon Marc-Wayne Addison, ¨Chacun fait entendre sa voix pour sa cause et par son dépassement personnelle¨. J’ai raison de penser que chacun des participants aux courses philanthropiques, comme j’aime les nommés, sont divisé en 2 groupes. Ceux qui courent pour la cause, pour leur cause et ceux qui courent pour le sport. Les premiers ont un côté humanitaire très touchant, ils font des collectes de fonds afin de ramasser l’argent nécessaire pour participer et afin de donner le maximum à la cause. Comme M. Sicotte, qui depuis plusieurs années se fait un devoir de ramasser assez d’argent pour devenir ¨Responsable des rêves et pouvoir lui-même avec sa femme livrer un rêve à un enfant malade. Les autres courront la distance et ramasseront les fonds sans toutefois voir au delà. Ils en feront une raison pour faire une activité physique. Ce qui en soit n’est pas négligeable au niveau de la santé physique mais un peu faible au niveau santé émotionnelle. Est-ce que la course mobilise les gens à s’impliquer dans une cause ou est-ce que la cause se sert de la course pour la supporter ? En conclusion, tout le monde coure pour une raison et chacun coure pour sa cause.

iRun Parce que je peux. — Charles Koyper, Victoria

COURSE RELAIS POUR LA VIE

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36 ans, Alana Bonner affiche plus de courses sur la plateforme Sportstats que n’importe quel autre membre au Canada. D’ailleurs, elle est suivie de loin par son rival le plus proche, qui en cumule 193. Comment fait-elle? Quel est son secret? Bonner, qui habite près de Montréal et qui compétitionne depuis août 2009, a répondu aux questions de iRun.

iRUN: Avez-vous des coureurs préférés? BONNER: Ed Whitlock. J’ai une photo de moi avec Ed, en 2014, lors d’une course à Williamstown, en Ontario. Et Mo Farrah. C’est un champion olympique incroyable; et Meb Keflezighi aussi. iRUN: Avez-vous déjà eu un moment où vous pensiez laisser tomber? BONNER: Non. Jamais.

iRUN: Qu’est-ce qui fait de vous une si bonne athlète? BONNER: Quand je m’emballe pour quelque chose, je ne m’arrête plus. iRUN: Votre feuille de route est incroyable. BONNER: J’aime ça, c’est tout. J’adore la perspective de la compétition : visiter différentes villes, rencontrer toute sorte de monde. L’atmosphère qui règne dans cette formidable communauté me plaît beaucoup. Plus je rencontre de gens au Canada et aux États-Unis, plus j’ai envie de participer à des compétitions. C’est comme ça en fait que j’ai commencé à courir chaque week-end. iRUN: Avez-vous le trac avant une course? Bonner : Chaque fois. iRUN: Sans blague? BONNER: C’est toujours comme si c’était la première fois et que je ne l’avais jamais fait auparavant. Je veux faire de mon mieux et je veux que ça se passe bien, mais je ne suis jamais sûre de rien. C’est probablement pourquoi ça m’énerve tant.

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iRUN: Avez-vous déjà senti votre motivation baisser, par exemple après la 150e course? BONNER: Je n’ai pas besoin de motivation, c’est juste qui je suis. Je cours, je participe à des compétitions : ça fait partie de moi. Ça fait partie de ma vie quotidienne et de mon identité. Les annonceurs locaux me connaissent tous, parce qu’ils me voient toutes les fins de semaine. iRUN: Que faites-vous pour célébrer, après une course? BONNER: Rien. Ma passion, c’est de trouver des courses dans des villes que je ne connais pas pour les rayer de ma liste. iRUN: Quels sont les faits saillants de votre carrière de coureuse?

iRUN: Jamais? BONNER: Parfois, pendant une course, quand ça va mal, je me dis « jamais plus », mais dès que je franchis la ligne d’arrivée, j’ai hâte de m’inscrire à la prochaine course. Plus la course est difficile, plus j’ai envie de continuer à courir. C’est tout simplement ma façon d’être. Runner’s World Classic 21.1K, à North Andover, Massachusetts.

LE PLUS GRAND NOMBRE DE COURSES SUR SPORTSTATS L’enthousiasme et la passion, deux ingrédients qui ont permis à Alana Bonner d’atteindre 227 courses sur Sportstats BONNER: Depuis deux ans, je suis championne du circuit du grand Montréal pour le groupe d’âge des 30 à 39 ans. Cela me fait plaisir. iRUN: Avez-vous déjà couru par très mauvais temps? BONNER: Je cours à longueur d’année sans me préoccuper du temps qu’il fait. Ma course la plus difficile à cet égard a été le demi-marathon hypothermique, cette année à Montréal. Il faisait moins 30, et avant le début de la course, on nous a dit qu’on nous donnerait le temps à 10 km, mais je suis arrivée au bout des 21 km. Je portais un masque et j’avais l’air d’un bandit, mais j’ai couru jusqu’au bout.

iRun Pour rester saine dans ce monde fou. — Lucie Zimmer, Ottawa

iRUN: Quels sont vos trois grands conseils pour bien courir? BONNER: Respecter le rythme qu’on s’est donné. Quand ça devient difficile, croire que ça va devenir plus facile. Il y a toujours un moment, généralement peu après le coup d’envoi, où ça va très mal, et puis on trouve son rythme. Quand c’est vraiment dur, il suffit de se dire que ça ira mieux. Tout est une question d’efforts. Dans une course, impossible de tricher. Si on n’y met pas le travail qu’il faut, on n’a pas de résultats. iRUN: Nous travaillons pour Sportstats. Donc, pouvez-vous nous donner un commentaire sur les événements chronométrés par Sportstats? BONNER: Mes événements préférés sont toujours ceux qui sont chronométrés par Sportstats. Quand je suis à la recherche d’événements, je visite le site de Sportstats pour voir ce qui est annoncé. C’est une excellente plateforme où je peux inscrire toutes mes courses maintenant que je suis membre. Sportstats a une très bonne réputation à Montréal. Je suis allée à des événements chronométrés par d’autres entreprises, et c’était catastrophique. Sportstats est fiable, et c’est ce dont on a besoin. iRUN: Vous avez 227 événements à votre actif sur Sportstats. Pensez-vous atteindre 500? BONNER: Bien sûr. iRUN: Mille? BONNER: Je ne compte pas m’arrêter. J’ai trop de plaisir pour ça.

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“I GOT RUNS IN MY HEAD AND THEY WON’T GO, SPIRITS IN MY HEAD AND THEY WON’T GO.” The inside story of The Strumbellas and how their guitarist — running with his mom — co-wrote Spirits, his group’s infectious, awesome-to-run-to hit song By Ben Kaplan Photography by Heather Pollock

IRUN: As your band gets more popular, does that make you run more, or less? JON HEMBREY: It might seem counter-intuitive, but I’m actually running more these days. I’m not sure if it’s just that I’m more into it right now or that we’re so busy I find myself having to take advantage of every bit of free time I get. So if I’ve got some time in the morning, I might as well just get out there and run. Once I get in the mindset of just, “Go out there and do it,” I find I have more time than I think. So I end up running more. IRUN: Why do you think so many successful musicians are runners? What does it do for you? HEMBREY: I’m not really sure. It’s definitely a challenge to keep active on the road. You’re travelling so much and don’t have a lot time for yourself. I like it because it’s easy — all I need are some running shoes — and you can do it anywhere. I usually go out in the morn-

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iRun to raise money and I’m eight years old. — Olive Marie, Ottawa


Clockwise from top left: Jon Hembrey, Jeremy Drury, Isabel Ritchie, Simon Ward, David Ritter and Darryl James of The Strumbellas.

ings so it gives me some time to myself and I get to explore all the cities that we visit. Sometimes it’s my only chance to actually see the cities we’re playing in. IRUN: Can you give me a sense of your current running routine? How often do you go out, how far? HEMBREY: I usually run somewhere between five and seven kilometres two or three times a week. IRUN: Your mom got you started, right? HEMBREY: It’s kind of funny, but my mom got me into both running and playing music. About five years ago I had been casually running for awhile, really casually . . . like honestly once or twice a month. My mom had gotten into it and signed up for the Sporting Life 10K in Toronto. She asked me if I wanted to try it, so I did. Signing up for it really made me commit to more of a schedule because I wanted to finish the 10K. Ever since then I’ve been a pretty consistent runner. For music, I had just randomly said to her one day in high school that I’d like to play guitar. The very next day she told me she had booked lessons for the next week. That’s very much her attitude when it comes to trying new things. Just get out there and do it. IRUN: She sounds awesome. HEMBREY: My mom has always been very active and she’s all about getting out there and trying new things. She runs and kayaks and takes her dog Henry for a walk in the woods behind her house all the time. She’s always been a big inspiration for me. IRUN: Do you have any ambitions to further your running? Do you see yourself as a marathon guy? HEMBREY: As I’ve started running more I’ve been thinking I might try a half marathon. So that’s my current goal. And then once you’re there, you might as well try for the other half and just make a full marathon so who knows! IRUN: I got to tell you, I love “Spirits” so much. It’s

such an uplifting, phenomenal running song. Have you ever tried running to it? HEMBREY (LAUGHING): I don’t usually run to Spirits. Maybe when we’re in the recording or mixing process I might have thrown it on once or twice to give it a bit of a critical listen while running. IRUN: Can you give me a sense of the songwriting process. Do you know you have gold in the studio? HEMBREY: Simon is the primary writer. He’ll usually send out a demo to the band and then the rest of us all weigh in with suggestions and parts to fill it out. It’s a fairly collaborative process. Unfortunately there is no easy “gold test” in the studio. You’re so invested in the songs, it’s hard to take yourself out of the moment and really listen with fresh ears. You’re in there making the music you want to make and that’s what you’re mostly focused on. I usually find myself falling into two extremes while in the studio. It’s either, “I can’t believe how amazing this sounds,” or, “This is total garbage.” IRUN: What do you like running to and, as a followup, how do you feel on a run? (For me personally, “Graceland” is the perfect running song — uplifting, not too heavy, helps me keep my pace). HEMBREY: “Graceland” is an awesome song. That’s going on my running mix for sure! I usually go for something a little on the pop side of things. Singalong choruses and a nice mid range tempo. If I hear something on the radio or if we play with a really cool band, I’ll usually throw them into my running mix for a couple weeks. Nothing too fast either. I tend to play the air drums while I’m running. So I’ll flail my arms along to parts of the song I love. I imagine it might look a little weird. IRUN: If you could run with any musician of all-time, who would you run with and, if you could both listen to the same song, what song would it be? HEMBREY: If I could run with one musician, it’d have to be Jimi Hendrix. I’d put on “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” and geek out about Bob Dylan.

Jon Hembrey is a pop music nut and proud of it. Here, he shares his running playlist, plenty of upbeat tunes to get you across your next finish line (and please see iRun.ca for the Spotify version of this, ready for you to rock on your run). “First,” Cold War Kids “Ship to Wreck,” Florence + the Machine “Juliette,” Hollerado “Coming Home,” Leon Bridges “Love Like Ghosts,” Lord Huron “The House That Heaven Built,” Japandroids iRun for the “me” time to think. — Lisa Campbell, Quebec City

“Where I’m Going,” The Wild Reeds “Demons,” Imagine Dragons “Wake Me Up,” Avicii “Renegades,” X Ambassadors “Leather Jacket,” Arkells “Hello,” Adele “Wrecking Ball,” Miley Cyrus “The Mother We Share,” CHVRCHES

“Take Me to Church,” Hozier “Fools,” Wild Child “Woman,” Wolfmother “Graceland,” Paul Simon (thanks!) “Letterbox,” Pickwick “That Western Skyline,” Dawes “Miracle Mile,” Cold War Kids “Shut Up and Dance,” Walk the Moon iRun.ca

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WHY I RUN MARK SUTCLIFFE, COLUMNIST

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Satisfaction isn’t something we fall upon. It’s something we work towards. And the harder the work, the richer the rewards.

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prevailing theme in our modern world is the overnight success. You have a killer business idea and sell it to Google in your first month of operation. You show up at a reality TV audition and a few weeks later you’re a recording artist. You post a video on YouTube and become an Internet sensation. There’s a litany of selfhelp literature, ranging from Get Rich Quick to Lose Weight Fast, that supports the fantasy that big and wonderful things can happen instantly. No hard work required. But real life is a lot like running; it’s an incremental game. Saving for your retirement, losing twenty pounds, building a bond with your child, or completing a half-marathon — they all result from daily hard work that, over time, adds up to a positive result. You can’t cram for any of them. I just finished authoring a book about the history of the Boston Marathon and my own experience repeatedly trying and failing to get in, then eventually qualifying in my 20th marathon. Everything about the experience of researching and writing the book reminded me that nothing meaningful happens in an instant. It took decades of history for the Boston

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Marathon to become the most respected and coveted race in the world. It took years of training — and some 12,000 kilometres of running — for me to qualify. It took months of writing, starting with a blank document and adding a few hundred words at a time, for me to complete the book. In every case, there were no shortcuts. You can’t buy a VIP pass and skip to the front of the line. You start with nothing and you do a little bit. And then a little

more. Every day, you throw a little more on the pile. In a short time, you have something more than nothing. Eventually, if you keep it up, you may have a lot. But you never add more than a modest amount to the pile

on any day. The same principle applies to fundraising. Like many of the stories we’ve shared in this issue of iRun, a runner on a mission to raise hundreds or thousands of dollars starts at zero. Even Terry Fox began with an empty bucket. A little bit at a time, the runner gets commitments from donors. Eventually she hits her goal. Combine that $500 or $1,500 with the fundraising efforts of thousands of other runners and suddenly you have millions for medical research or some other worthy cause. At some point in this incremental journey you will start to wonder: Is it the pile or the practice of adding to it that provides the greatest reward? When you train for your first marathon, you think the race itself is the attraction, the experience from which you will get the most benefit. After a while, as running etches itself into your routine, you realize

that it’s the daily hard work that may be the biggest prize. The marathon is the unapproachable classmate you fantasized about in high school. Training is the devoted friend who was by your side every day, listening to you go on and on about your dreams. Likewise, while your intentions are honourable and philanthropic, you also get some benefit whenever someone supports your fundraising campaign. Just like the feeling at the end of a good run, there’s something enormously satisfying and validating about adding a few hundred dollars to the pot you’re handing over to a good cause. No matter what Hollywood or self-help gurus tell you, life isn’t about big moments and grand gestures. It’s about chipping away at a challenge, one day at a time. You can’t jump to the finish line or skip to the end of the movie. And, you soon realize, you wouldn’t want to anyway.

Mark Sutcliffe is the founder of iRun and the author of Long Road to Boston: The Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Marathon. DOWNLOAD the iRun Podcasts: iRun.ca LISTEN to iRun | The Running Show: TSN1200.ca FOLLOW him on Twitter: @_marksutcliffe SEE excerpts of his book: WhyIRun.ca

iRun because someday maybe I won’t be able to. — Mark Lewtz, Ottawa


An absolute must read for anyone who has run or aspires to run the Boston Marathon. “This book captures exactly why Boston is the most prestigious and most cherished race on the planet.” Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World

“Finally! By intertwining stories of the legendary runners and greatest moments in Boston’s history with accounts of his personal journey to qualify, Mark Sutcliffe has captured the essence of what makes Boston the world’s greatest marathon and the inspiration for generations of runners.”

Mark Sullivan, coach and 30-time Boston Marathon finisher

ABOUT THE BOOK

Long Road to Boston combines the history of the world’s most coveted marathon with the personal journey of one ordinary runner who seeks to fulfill his ultimate amateur athletic quest. Tracing back to the marathon’s roots in Greek mythology and sharing the stories of the many colourful and inspiring characters who have crossed Boston’s finish line, the book explores why modern runners challenge themselves with such ambitious goals and revels in the reward of a lifelong dream fulfilled. Lead sponsor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

iRun founder and columnist Mark Sutcliffe has interviewed hundreds of runners who have chased Boston, and over the course of more than five years and more than a dozen marathons, he too closed in on his qualifying time, failing several times before finally earning a spot in the 2015 race.

Presenting sponsors

Book on sale October 2016 at Chapters and Indigo. Ebook now available on all platforms. www.longroadtoboston.com

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f your hairstyle is not a consideration on race day, you’re missing out on a way to rock not only those photos, but to excel in your run. A cool style will help you feel your best, both when it comes to your confidence and for helping to keep you at ease; hair whipping into your sweaty face, laying on your back or frozen in the winter, is distracting and uncomfortable. Simply sweeping it into a ponytail works well for keeping it out of your face, but with a little more effort, you can rock a look that’ll have you totally feeling yourself. Toronto-based hairstylist and runner Aylin C. Abraham has long been putting her hair up in braids for her workouts, so she’s figured out what works and what doesn’t. For amazing race hair, all you need are bobby pins (“to secure flyaways”), ouchless hair elastics (she suggests the type without any metal), a flexible hold hairspray (her fave is Bumble and Bumble Does It All Hairspray), and a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair before you let it air dry. Tip: Your hair will be easier to work into these hairstyles if it’s a little damp. Here’s how to try a few styles. 1 BRAIDED CROWN Make a deeper, exaggerated part on the side of your hair you usually part it on. Then start braiding similar to boxer braids, except you’ll be working the braid around your head. Keep the braid as close to the front of your head as you’d like it and keep working your way around your head. When you have no more hair to add to the braid, tie the end with a hair elastic. Wrap the remaining braid to the top of your head and secure with bobby pins.

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2 BRAIDED TOPKNOT Sit and lean over so that your hanging upside down. Start a braid at the nape of your neck; Begin with three small strands and cross the right strand over the middle, under the left. The strands will have shifted slightly so add hair to the right strand and bring it over the middle, and under the left. Work your way braiding up to the top of your head and secure the end with a hair elastic. Create a ponytail with it, and wrap the hair around the base and secure the topknot with another hair tie. 3 HIGH PONYTAIL “This hairstyle is great for a quick 5K run, or yoga class,” says Abraham. Brush your hair back into a high ponytail and fasten it with a hair elastic. Work with your hair slightly damp so that the ponytail can be held tightly. 4 DOUBLE BOXER BRAIDS Part your hair in two sections down the middle of your head. You’ll be doing the same pattern over and over until the very end. Starting on the right side, at the top of the head, grab three small strands of hair and take the right strand, bring it under the middle and over the left. Next, bring the strand on the left under the middle and over on the right. Again on the right side, but adding a bit of hair to the strand, cross it under the middle and over the left strand. Keep adding hair as you braid down your head. Tie with a hair elastic. Repeat on other half of your head.

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RACHEL HANNAH ON A LIFETIME OF RACE HAIR

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My strategy for the best running hairdo is simplicity. I keep it short and get it cut a few weeks out from the most serious races. It hasn’t always been this way though, I find that I have liked shorter hair over time. In high school and most of university we would French braid our hair as a pre-race ritual: ribbons, braids, fake tattoos, eloquent team cheers ... all part of the XC team ritual (not that I’m superstitious or anything, haha). After university I decided to grow my hair long again with the goal of donating it to kids with cancer. It was nice to be able to use hair for charity and I encourage others to do the same at least once in their life. It makes one feel good that there is a purpose where you can help others. Now I prefer my short hair style since it’s fast and easy. I haven’t gone full Sinead O’Connor yet though. Whether your hair is shaved or spiked or a perfect afro, go with what makes you feel confident. Getting the hair looking sharp, just like for any big day, also works great to get ready to run. Feeling great helps you perform.

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iRun to relieve stress. — Lori Steacy, Ottawa

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