Emily is an avid runner from the great state of Illinois. In this episode, she joins us to talk about her running journey. We even get a bit of dog talk in because Emily has a canine pal named Bark Ruffalo.
What is BZH? You’ll have to listen to find out! Thibault joins us from Tasmania where he recently placed 3rd in a 50K Ultra.
Kirsten’s role as Executive Director of Run Calgary is a huge part of her life, even more so is her passion for being a runner. Like everyone else in the race industry, Kirsten found herself looking for solutions to mass cancellations of live races due to the COVID lockdowns. This led to the formation of the Canadian Endurance Sports Alliance. Find out what’s happening behind the scenes and how you can help (no matter where you live) to help the efforts to saving live race events in your area. Here’s to us being able to #RUNWILD in person in 2021 and beyond!
The spring virtual challenge has begun with Miles of Motivation! You set the distance and the great folks at M.O.M will keep you accountable! This show is all about motivation. I asked and you answered!
Today we catch up with our friend Ben Cordell from Melbourne, Australia.
Gene Balfour from the beautiful Fenelon Falls area joins us today to talk about his days as a marathon runner, including Boston and New York. We also discuss his transition into a little known sport here in Canada called Nordic Cross Skating and Alex Maycock from Coach Talk joins in on the conversation.
Toronto’s own and likely best kept ultra running secret – Russell Lavis joins us here at Trail Tales ARP. Russell has only been running for just over 2 years but in that time he’s run multiple ultra distances including his first 100k last May. Russell has used his running to give back to his community and has some big plans for 2021. He continues to rack up huge miles this year with no signs of slowing down.
Brad and Jamie are here representing the Charity Lads on this episode of Trail Tales ARP. To use their own words “Our challenge is to run 50km as a group of 15 friends. We are looking to raise awareness and vital funds for a charity that affected a member of our group. The charity needs £25,000 to stay working for the next 18 months so we are looking to raise that money.
50km is a big challenge for most of the group who are not runners and we have a variety of physiques with a few dad bods in the mix.” A few of the lads have recently completed the Goggins 4x4x48 challenge to help with their fundraising efforts as well. These seemingly ordinary guys are doing some extraordinary things in order to support their friend Dean and to give back to the organization that was there for one of their own.
Shannon talks to us from Pennsylvania where she currently holds the FKT for the Gerald Hiking Trail in the women’s unsupported category. Professionally she works as a mental health professional and holds several certifications and a license for professional counselling.
Tiger Posey is here from the great state of North Carolina to discuss his work with youth running programs for girls and boys. These programs are not only teaching our children to run, they learn how to deal with adversity, build character, build self-esteem, to work as a team and it shows them how rewarding it can be to lift each other up! Tiger has witnessed the success of these initiatives with former participants coming back later on to give back to the programs that helped shape them into fine young adults. It’s a beautiful thing.