March 02, 2011

West Coast ultramarathon story

Here's a cover story I wrote for The Vancouver Sun's West Coast Life section about the great races on offer in the Sea to Sky Corridor this year, including three 50-milers.

"If you’re planning to do The Vancouver Sun Run, here’s a word of caution: You may enjoy it so much that you’ll soon be running marathons, and then ultra-marathons.

"That’s what happened to Margaret Paxton of Squamish, who began walking for fitness and relaxation about 20 years ago. She slowly added in stretches of running, and it wasn’t long before her walks turned into runs. Then her brother encouraged her to enter the Sun Run. Paxton hasn’t looked back.

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