Running

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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Fun runs and races on tap

FREE Meetup Runs Trail Run Meetup (Sunday Mornings – 8:00am-9:00am) Meet us at Kains Woods for a casual trail run led by Coach Bill. This clinic is perfect for any level runner. We run 5-7.5k on…
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London is lacing up for the 35th year of the London Life Forest City Road Races

This year London Life Forest City Road Races are celebrating 35 years as the premiere running event in SW Ontario. All of the proceeds raised from the event goes to the Thames Valley Children’s Center….
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