Strange Days Indeed

What an unusual summer this has been for endurance athletes. Covid-19 has cancelled just about everything, but endurance athletes have a lot of… well, endurance, so nothing keeps them down very long. It has been impressive to see some amazing things people have done, completing virtual races, taking on distance challenges, working on long term goals or just retooling for the future. Here is one guy that has made good use of the time… Garth Millar of Saint John. You likely know him not only as an athlete but as a consummate Race Director (RD). Well, this summer has interrupted the RD gig so Garth has gone after a few bucket list items… he has run all the streets in St Andrews by the Sea (where he was RD of the Triathlon several times) for 27-km, then went on to ride all the paved roads on Grand Manan Island, where his 111-km of riding got “most of them, might have missed a few small ones”. Just a couple of days after that he ran the major roads of Grand Manan from Southern Head to the Whistle and Swallow Tail Lighthouse for over 33-km of very challenging running. Endurance athletes always find a way… congratulations Garth.

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