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Who am I? I’m a middle-of-the-pack runner living in Toronto. My numbers are nothing special. I’ve run seven marathons, a few dozen half marathons. But I spend hours and hours and hours reading about runners of all backgrounds — elites to sub-elites to people chasing BQs to back-of-the-packers. I love nothing more than Googling “2018 Chicago marathon recap” and reading the blog of some stranger who overcame so much to run their first/second/eleventh marathon. It’s very uplifting, you should try it.

What is this newsletter then? I decided to put this, uh, hobby to use by rounding up what I read and like here in this newsletter. It’ll be a mix of links and commentary, with a Canadian focus.

I’ll probably end up focusing on road racing and marathoning and the human side of the sport as opposed to track & field and hard numbers/performance stuff. That’s just my jam, telling you now.

If you have feedback, a feature you want to see or want to just tell me I am wasting my time, please email me and let me know. I want this to be fun for everyone.

Just like running. Ha!

When will you get it? Run the North will hit your inboxes every Monday.