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Quebec ultra-marathon runner Joan Roch is shown in a handout photo. Roch is preparing for a nearly 8,000 kilometre run from the most southern point of the United States to Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. PHOTO PC/HO-Joan Roch

Quebec ultra-marathoner preparing to run nearly 8,000 km from Florida to Quebec

Roch will run an average of 52 km – over a marathon – a day in order to finish in 5 months

 

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

 

Running with a partner is one of the goals of the Gruesome Twosome run, which takes place on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Aldergrove Regional Park. The event also raises funds for BabyGoRound, a charity that helps families with new babies. (Special to The Star)

Gruesome Twosome run helps young families in need

Race at Aldergrove Regional Park also encourages running with a partner, aids Ukraine refugees

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Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club athletes returned from Sherbrooke, Quebec, as new national champions: (from left) Madison Gordon, Mackenzie Hurtubise, Noah Louwerse and Hayden Hall. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Meet four new national champions, all from the Langley Mustangs Track and Field club

Return of Legion National Track and Field Championships turned into a major medal harvest

Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club athletes returned from Sherbrooke, Quebec, as new national champions: (from left) Madison Gordon, Mackenzie Hurtubise, Noah Louwerse and Hayden Hall. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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
Dave Proctor ran across Canada in 68 days to beat the record for the fastest cross-country run. On Wednesday, July 20, he passed through Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Record-breaking cross-Canada run passes through Langley, Fraser Valley

Dave Proctor wrapped up his run on Thursday, July 21

Dave Proctor ran across Canada in 68 days to beat the record for the fastest cross-country run. On Wednesday, July 20, he passed through Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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
An exuberant Ximena Garces (138) was second in the 50-59 women’s division at the Fort Langley Half Marathon and 5K race presented by Peninsula Runners and Garrison Running Co. on Sunday, July 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A sold-out Fort Langley half marathon and 5K draws close to 400

May be slightly bigger next year, organizer says

An exuberant Ximena Garces (138) was second in the 50-59 women’s division at the Fort Langley Half Marathon and 5K race presented by Peninsula Runners and Garrison Running Co. on Sunday, July 10. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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)
Runners in the 2019 PR Fort Langley 5K awaited their start. (Langley Advance Times file)

Fort Langley half marathon and 5K events sell out

Organizers try to fit a few more runners in, but warns they won’t get T-shirts

Runners in the 2019 PR Fort Langley 5K awaited their start. (Langley Advance Times file)
5K winners Brianna Kwan from Delta (2nd), with Marla Brown (1st) and Jessica Vink (3rd) from Chilliwack, celebrate at the Sunday, Feb. 20 return of the Historic Fort Langley Half Marathon and associated 10 and 5K races. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
5K winners Brianna Kwan from Delta (2nd), with Marla Brown (1st) and Jessica Vink (3rd) from Chilliwack, celebrate at the Sunday, Feb. 20 return of the Historic Fort Langley Half Marathon and associated 10 and 5K races. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
After COVID forced its cancellation in 2021, the Fort Langley historic half marathon will return on Sunday, Feb. 20. There are still openings to register. (Langley Advance Times file)

Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon returns

It’s not too late to register for Feb. 20 event

After COVID forced its cancellation in 2021, the Fort Langley historic half marathon will return on Sunday, Feb. 20. There are still openings to register. (Langley Advance Times file)
The track at McLeod Athletic Park is closed indefinitely, due to weather. (Lore Wollf/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Winter weather forces Langley track shut down

Township closes McLeod Athletic Park running space temporarily

The track at McLeod Athletic Park is closed indefinitely, due to weather. (Lore Wollf/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
20-year-old Merritt man Darius Sam raised over $100,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank after his attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours gained widespread attention. Sam will be attempting the feat again Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, this time to raise awareness on the topic of addiction. (Contributed)

Merritt man attempts to run 100-miles in 24 hours for addiction awareness

After raising $110,000 for the food bank in his first 100-mile try, Sam is focusing on a new cause

20-year-old Merritt man Darius Sam raised over $100,000 for the Nicola Valley Food Bank after his attempt to run 100 miles in 24 hours gained widespread attention. Sam will be attempting the feat again Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, this time to raise awareness on the topic of addiction. (Contributed)
Langley Mustangs athletes had a good showing at the indoor University of Washington high school invitational track meet in Seattle in February. It was the only meet the club attended before the pandemic shut down athletic competition (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A return to the track for Langley Mustangs

Loosened COVID-19 restrictions will allow practices by track club, but not competitions

Langley Mustangs athletes had a good showing at the indoor University of Washington high school invitational track meet in Seattle in February. It was the only meet the club attended before the pandemic shut down athletic competition (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jeff Clarkson and his son Logan, 3, go for a run in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kari Clarkson, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Runners find joy in virtual racing during COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s road racing season was about to begin when COVID-19 hit in March

Jeff Clarkson and his son Logan, 3, go for a run in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kari Clarkson, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Elite runners Canada Day 10K takes them along Fraser River in North Langley

Elite runners Canada Day 10K takes them along Fraser River in North Langley

Long distance runners often come to Langley to use the flat, uncongested rural roads for training.

Elite runners Canada Day 10K takes them along Fraser River in North Langley
Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon

Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon

Kevin Barata ran up and down Ledgeview Trails 32 times, exceeding elevation of Mt. Everest

Run for Water: Abbotsford man raises $100,000 running 100-mile marathon
Chelley Carvelli was one of four runners who took part in the “San Juasn’t” half marathon on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event was created by trainer Shelley Hatfield after the San Juan Island Half, which her team trained more than a year for, was cancelled. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Fraser Valley trainer brings ‘San Juasn’t’ half marathon to her team after race cancelled in U.S.

It was a full half-marathon experience for just four runners with spectators, noise-makers and more

Chelley Carvelli was one of four runners who took part in the “San Juasn’t” half marathon on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The event was created by trainer Shelley Hatfield after the San Juan Island Half, which her team trained more than a year for, was cancelled. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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