Running

Gearing up for the Distance Series

This summer marks the 11th year of the Runners’ Choice London Distance Series. Hosted by the London Runner Distance Club, Athletics Ontario officials, and volunteers, these track meets feature middle and long-distance running events that…
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25 Years and Running Strong

This year, 2015, marks the 25th year that Runners’ Choice has been serving active individuals all over Southwestern Ontario. Over 25 years, there have been numerous and significant changes in footwear and apparel. Runners’ Choice…
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Why run in a club/group?

According to the Athletics Canada Road Running Survey (2015), 39.4% of Canadian runners say they run as part of a club. And these runners might be on to something – many group runners say that…
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5 reasons for a 5K

  The idea of a running race might excite you – maybe you’ve got some races under your belt and you’re confident you’ll have a good time at another. On the other hand, though, maybe…
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Meet the Coaches: Bill Wheeler

Bill Wheeler may self-describe as an ‘old fart who, for whatever reason, thinks he can motivate people to do what he was never able to do … learn to run and train for races,’ but…
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MEC education outdoors

Many people think that schoolteachers simply teach students specific subjects. For Paul McEvoy, who teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) at H.B. Beal Secondary School, it’s about much more. For the past seven years,…
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Why run on trails?

Many runners opt to run the same route over and over again, logging mile after mile in their neighborhood or in a loop of the park. While there’s something to be said for consistency, switching…
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Premier running event lives up to hype

The Forest City Road Races are Southwestern Ontario’s premier running event of the year, and the festivities certainly lived up to that reputation this year. On April 30, hundreds and hundreds of runners came out…
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Get ready to run!

On April 22, 2017 at the North Athletic Fields, MEC hosted RACE TWO. With 600 people participating, this was MEC’s biggest race in London! Distances included 5K/10K/15K Road and 6K/12K Trail. This has really become…
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