running

Jane Waite visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Jane Waite talks 55+ BC Games, need for a new running track in Parksville

PQBeat: Chat includes importance of staying active at any age

 

Al Fortune visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Al Fortune discusses running a marathon after Type 1 diabetes diagnosis

PQBeat: Parksville resident discusses changes to daily routines, much more

 

Natasha Wodak of Canada celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 10000m final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The 40-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C., who grew to love training for the marathon, shattered the Canadian record in that distance in Berlin on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Martin Mejia

Vancouver’s Natasha Wodak smashes Canadian marathon record in Berlin

40-year-old finished in two hours 23 minutes 12 seconds

 

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis

De Grasse leads Canada to men’s 4x100m relay gold at world championships

Canadians set a national record and world-leading time of 37.48 seconds Saturday

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, wins the final in the men’s 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ashley Landis
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. woman to celebrate birthday with 100-km ultra marathon fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kalyn Head will mark her 25th birthday with a fundraiser run from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Kalyn Head of Chilliwack is doing a 100-kilometre birthday ultra marathon on July 23 to mark her 25th birthday, all while raising money for Special Olympics British Columbia. She is seen here near Vedder Park in Chilliwack on July 9, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Oceanside Community Track is working to reach the finish line of their fundraising effort to upgrade the Ballenas track. (PQB News photo)
The Oceanside Community Track is working to reach the finish line of their fundraising effort to upgrade the Ballenas track. (PQB News photo)
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run concludes at Victoria’s Market Square on March 6. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Wounded Warriors complete 2022’s 600-kilometre Vancouver Island run in Victoria

After a two-year hiatus, the run raised over $150,000 for uniformed first responders

The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run concludes at Victoria’s Market Square on March 6. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, various North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)

600 kilometres: The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run leaves Port Hardy bright and early

The 600 kilometre run is held annually to raise awareness and funds for Wounded Warriors Canada

The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, various North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)
Members of the Oceanside Running Club Association celebrate a good run at the Cobble Hill 10K race. From left, Shawn Petraschuk, Mary Beil, Christine Rivers, Allan Vermeulen, Dianne Darter and Jill Davies. (ORCA photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach runners turn in strong showings at Cobble Hill 10K

Event the first actual in-person VI Race Series event in two years

Members of the Oceanside Running Club Association celebrate a good run at the Cobble Hill 10K race. From left, Shawn Petraschuk, Mary Beil, Christine Rivers, Allan Vermeulen, Dianne Darter and Jill Davies. (ORCA photo)
Dylan Joss, a Victoria man who lives in the Fernwood area, is running to raise money for youth struggling with depression and anxiety. (Dylan Joss/Facebook)

Vancouver Island man to run 800 km to help youth struggling with depression

Dylan Joss hopes to take a group of 15 youth to Tofino for mental health surf trip

Dylan Joss, a Victoria man who lives in the Fernwood area, is running to raise money for youth struggling with depression and anxiety. (Dylan Joss/Facebook)
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The Oceanside Community Track is working to reach the finish line of their fundraising effort to upgrade the Ballenas track. (PQB News photo)

Parksville track committee to hold silent auction as it aims to hit $1.5M target

Fundraising for Ballenas track upgrade passes 50 per cent of goal

The Oceanside Community Track is working to reach the finish line of their fundraising effort to upgrade the Ballenas track. (PQB News photo)
Runners from various high schools in B.C. came together to race for the first time in over a year at Elk-Beaver Lake Park. (Photo courtesy of Brad Cunningham)

Vancouver Island high school runners race together for first time in over a year

3 Victorians, 1 Mill Bay student top Vancouver Island High School Cross-Country Championships

Runners from various high schools in B.C. came together to race for the first time in over a year at Elk-Beaver Lake Park. (Photo courtesy of Brad Cunningham)
Haven Society Parksville received a $1,420 donation from Oceanside Running Club Association. ORCA president Paul Watson presented a giant-sized cheque to Dawn Clark and Karen Wyse of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)
Haven Society Parksville received a $1,420 donation from Oceanside Running Club Association. ORCA president Paul Watson presented a giant-sized cheque to Dawn Clark and Karen Wyse of the Haven Society. (Submitted photo)
Oceanside Running Club Association member Christine Rivers racing through Beacon Hill Park in her first half-marathon since recovering from breast cancer. (Kim Williamson photo)

Oceanside Running Club Association athletes produce strong showings in Victoria races

Cancer survivor Davies places first in her age group in 8K run

Oceanside Running Club Association member Christine Rivers racing through Beacon Hill Park in her first half-marathon since recovering from breast cancer. (Kim Williamson photo)
Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson

Discussion includes club activities, COVID-19 and more

Oceanside Running Club Association president Paul Watson visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News photo)
CIBC Run for the Cure 2021 promotional poster. (Submitted photo)

Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure celebrates 30th anniversary in 2021

Livestreamed opening ceremonies held on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 8 a.m.

CIBC Run for the Cure 2021 promotional poster. (Submitted photo)
Roger Thomas marks his 80th birthday with his annual ride up Mt. Washington. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man marks 80th birthday by cycling up Mt. Washington

Roger Thomas has been making the ride around birthday time for years

Roger Thomas marks his 80th birthday with his annual ride up Mt. Washington. Photo supplied