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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

 

Denise Henley, 58, an RN from Comox, crosses the finish line with a gobble of turkeys at the Royal Victoria Marathon on Thanksgiving day. Denise was thrilled that her hero, Dr. Bonnie Henry, also ran the 8k race. Photo supplied

Comox Valley runner sets Canadian age group record for half marathon

The Royal Victoria Marathon, one of Vancouver Island’s biggest running events of…

 

Anne Aubin ran a marathon from Ucluelet to Tofino to raise money for the Comox Valley Hospice Society. Facebook photo

Comox runner supported by hospice pays it forward

Running has helped stabilize Anne Aubin’s mental health — as has support…

 

Mark Isfeld junior cross-country runners. Top: Rory Bratrud, Carly Ram and Julia Revenberg. Middle: Annabelle Whitehead, Nadia Macluskie and Sophia Priestman. Front: Quinn Hoar. Submitted photo

Courtenay junior girls team wins third Island cross-country title

For the third consecutive time, the junior girls team at Mark Isfeld…

Mark Isfeld junior cross-country runners. Top: Rory Bratrud, Carly Ram and Julia Revenberg. Middle: Annabelle Whitehead, Nadia Macluskie and Sophia Priestman. Front: Quinn Hoar. Submitted photo
There were plenty of creative costumes on display at the Perseverance Trail Run Sunday in Cumberland. Photos by Scott Stanfield

Trail run raises funds to purchase, protect Cumberland Forest

Rain did not dampen the spirits of the hundreds of runners or…

There were plenty of creative costumes on display at the Perseverance Trail Run Sunday in Cumberland. Photos by Scott Stanfield
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)
The 18th annual Perseverance Trail Run goes Sunday in Cumberland. Lorenz Jimenez Photography

Annual trail run in Cumberland sells out five weeks in advance

The 18th annual Perseverance Trail Run takes place Sunday, Oct. 24 in…

The 18th annual Perseverance Trail Run goes Sunday in Cumberland. Lorenz Jimenez Photography
Cathy Clark, pictured with John Ingram on The Cumby route, won her age division in the 28k at the Finlayson Arm races. File photo

Comox Valley runners gut it out on the trails

Trail racing is back on the menu! The Finlayson Arm races took…

Cathy Clark, pictured with John Ingram on The Cumby route, won her age division in the 28k at the Finlayson Arm races. File photo
Roger Thomas marks his 80th birthday with his annual ride up Mt. Washington. Photo supplied

Comox Valley 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
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Diane Jacquest celebrates her first marathon. Photo supplied

Comox Valley marathoners set personal best times

For many runners, spring means marathon season. Traditionally, May is when the…

Diane Jacquest celebrates her first marathon. Photo supplied
The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)

Royal Victoria Marathon returns with in-person racing this fall

41st annual event sees half marathon, 8K race scheduled for Oct. 10

The Royal Victoria Marathon returns to an in-person race in October with half-marathon and 8K events. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cam Levins is pictured in Toronto in 2018 after he broke the Canadian record in his first-ever marathon. Photo supplied

Black Creek marathoner makes second Canadian Olympic team

Cam Levins has qualified for his second Olympic Games. On a wet…

Cam Levins is pictured in Toronto in 2018 after he broke the Canadian record in his first-ever marathon. Photo supplied
Former Duncan resident Rick Fall is running from Vancouver Island to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. to raise money for two charities. (Submitted)

Former Islander laces up for charity run across Canada

Rick Fall is raising money for Childhood Cancer and Make-a-Wish

Former Duncan resident Rick Fall is running from Vancouver Island to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. to raise money for two charities. (Submitted)
The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)

Popular Vancouver Island running series offers virtual challenge for 2021

Participants can complete events on their own time

The Bazan Bay 5K virtual challenge is slated to take place April 14-21. (Submitted photo)
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)
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes looks positive as he finishes his 98th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Six-day running record bid still going strong at Cowichan Sportsplex

Two records have already fallen as Jerry Hughes pushes on

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes looks positive as he finishes his 98th lap of the Cowichan Sportsplex track on Sunday, Nov. 15, the first day of his bid to break the Canadian six-day running record. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Justin Kent of Surrey qualified for the Half Marathon World Championships in Poland, after posting a time of 1:04:20 on the Comox Valley half-marathon course Sunday, Sept. 13. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley Road Runners adapting to the COVID times

Cathy Clark Special to The Record While Dr. Bonnie Henry’s COVID 19…

  • Nov 11, 2020
Justin Kent of Surrey qualified for the Half Marathon World Championships in Poland, after posting a time of 1:04:20 on the Comox Valley half-marathon course Sunday, Sept. 13. Photo by Terry Farrell
Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)

Vancouver Island ultramarathoner takes aim at 130-year-old record for charity

Jerry Hughes will run for six days at the Cowichan Sportsplex this month

Ultramarathoner Jerry Hughes is taking aim at the Canadian six-day running record later this month. (Submitted)
Candice Wheeldon celebrates as she crosses the finish line to complete her virtual New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov. 1. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley woman runs virtual New York City Marathon

One year ago, Candice Wheeldon qualified for the New York City Marathon,…

Candice Wheeldon celebrates as she crosses the finish line to complete her virtual New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov. 1. Photo by Terry Farrell