Welcome to Run the North News

A super nerdy newsletter about running in Canada!

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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? The first issue of Run the North will drop in your inboxes on Monday, Jan. 21. So subscribe!