Wise Words from Ellen Watters

This was written by Ellen Watters, a talented young cyclists who was just starting her Pro Career… the year after writing this she was hit and killed by an inattentive driver… PLEASE be careful out there… “That is my plan. I love what I did in 2015, and only once this next year is doneContinue reading “Wise Words from Ellen Watters”

Follow your compass

As a coach, goals are my stock-in-trade, so I pay close attention when I see people posting goals in social media. Goal setting is one of the murkiest undertakings athletes take part in every season and particularly every New Year. Consider “compass” and “GPS” goals. Compass goals are those big directional goals that identify whereContinue reading “Follow your compass”

On the Run (As published in the Telegraph Journal Nov 10, 2021)

There is certainly a nip in the air but fall running doesn’t get any better than the last few weeks. Despite Covid we had some great racing this week. Let’s start in Halifax with the Bluenose Marathon. The men’s winner was Dennis Mbelenzi of Halifax in an incredible 2:29:12. How fast is that? That isContinue reading “On the Run (As published in the Telegraph Journal Nov 10, 2021)”

On the Run (As Published in the Telegraph Journal Oct 27, 2021)

It is amazing how resilient the sports community has been through the Covid restrictions. Race Directors and participants deserve much credit for staying true to the Public Health guidelines while still finding ways for healthy physical activity to continue. This past weekend it was another busy one in Miramichi with the Norm Brown Cross CountryContinue reading “On the Run (As Published in the Telegraph Journal Oct 27, 2021)”

Run like Kipchoge (A Tale of Running Tribes)

Recently I had the opportunity to watch Kipchoge: The Last Milestone. My background in Sports Science had me fascinated with the amazing technology and science that went into breaking the 2-hour marathon. Everything including the shoes, the aerodynamics of the pacers, the degree of turns, the camber of the road, the fuel consumed, the pacingContinue reading “Run like Kipchoge (A Tale of Running Tribes)”

On the Run (As published in the Telegraph Journal Oct 20, 2021)

Covid continues to wreak havoc with the race schedule, but a few races continue to make it work within the Public Health rules, keeping everyone safe either virtually or with strict application of rules. This week in Miramichi it was the Oct 5-km and right at the top was hometown legend Paula Keating, winning forContinue reading “On the Run (As published in the Telegraph Journal Oct 20, 2021)”

On the Run (As published in the Telegraph Journal Oct 13, 2021)

It is difficult to know where to start, maybe Dickens said it best “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. Covid-19 and the new Circuit Breaker strategy has for all intents and purposes shut down racing in New Brunswick with many cancelations being posted. However, at the same time someContinue reading “On the Run (As published in the Telegraph Journal Oct 13, 2021)”

On the Run (As published in the Telegraph Journal Oct 6, 2021)

It was a great fall weekend for racing and New Brunswick athletes made great use of it. The Trail Runners enjoyed a great day of racing at the Mactaquac Trail Race. In the 10-km event for men Cliff Worden-Rogers of Fredericton led the way in 51:27 followed by Fredericton’s Nikolay Ryabkov in 53:13 and stoppingContinue reading “On the Run (As published in the Telegraph Journal Oct 6, 2021)”

On the Run (as published in the Telegraph Journal Sept 22, 2021)

It seems like Covid is never going away but runners are endurance athletes, and they just keep going and going. It has been impressive how races have continued to happen and how understanding participants have been with following the Public Health guidelines for racing. Kudos to all involved. A new event on the calendar thisContinue reading “On the Run (as published in the Telegraph Journal Sept 22, 2021)”