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Al Fortune visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Islander discusses running a marathon after Type 1 diabetes diagnosis

PQBeat: Parksville resident Al Fortune discusses changes to daily routines, much more

 

Official routes for the running races that will course streets in Victoria and Oak Bay on Oct. 9. (Courtesy Royal Victoria Marathon)

Marathon races expected to bring 8,000-plus runners to Victoria, Oak Bay streets

Rolling road closures starting Saturday mean drivers should expect delays

 

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

 

Victoria’s Daniel Damian, far left, and Colette Reimer, third from right, were part of B.C.’s gold medal-winning triathlon relay team Friday (Aug. 12) at the Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ont. (Ellen Pennick/Team BC)

Victoria triathlete Colette Reimer makes it triple gold at Canada Summer Games

21-year-old rising star joins fellow Victorian Daniel Damian on winning relay team

Victoria’s Daniel Damian, far left, and Colette Reimer, third from right, were part of B.C.’s gold medal-winning triathlon relay team Friday (Aug. 12) at the Canada Summer Games in Welland, Ont. (Ellen Pennick/Team BC)
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
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
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)
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Ryan Rasmussen just before he set out on his 160 km run from Campbell River to Nanaimo last year. This year he will be running 200 km from Duncan to Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Victoria runner Aiden Longcroft-Harris crosses the finish line on Lochside Drive in Sidney during Sunday’s Bazan Bay 5K. He was first in his category, men age 20 to 24, and second overall among the field of 455 runners. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Runners brave wind, cold for Bazan Bay 5K near Sidney

455 hardy souls compete in final event of season in Vancouver Island Race Series

Victoria runner Aiden Longcroft-Harris crosses the finish line on Lochside Drive in Sidney during Sunday’s Bazan Bay 5K. He was first in his category, men age 20 to 24, and second overall among the field of 455 runners. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Popular with everyone from walkers to elite runners, the Esquimalt 5K hits local streets April 9. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt 5K will see runners in the community Saturday

Drivers asked to use alternative routes with temporary road closures in effect

Popular with everyone from walkers to elite runners, the Esquimalt 5K hits local streets April 9. (Black Press Media file photo)
Runners prepare for the Westcoast Sooke 10K, the 2022 edition of which happens this Sunday (March 27). (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Runners Association)

Fifth race in Island Race Series comes to Sooke this Sunday

Signups end Friday for Sooke River Run 10K, based at Edward Milne School on March 27

Runners prepare for the Westcoast Sooke 10K, the 2022 edition of which happens this Sunday (March 27). (Courtesy of Vancouver Island Runners Association)
The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run concludes at Victoria’s Market Square on March 6. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Wounded Warriors complete 2022’s 600-kilometre run at Victoria’s Market Square

After a two-year hiatus, the run raised over $150,000 for uniformed first responders

The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run concludes at Victoria’s Market Square on March 6. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, various North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)

600 kilometres: The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run leaves Port Hardy bright and early

The 600 kilometre run is held annually to raise awareness and funds for Wounded Warriors Canada

The 2022 Wounded Warrior Run team, various North Island emergency personnel, and Mayor Dennis Dugas and Kwakiutl First Nation chief Calvin Hunt, all stopped for a group photo bright and early in Port Hardy on Sunday, Feb. 27 before the runners left Carrot Park. (David Grainger photo)
Registration is open for the 2022 Goddess Run scheduled for June in Langford. Organizers are planning an in-person event this year after two years doing the event virtually. (Photo courtesy Goddess Run)

Goddess Run opens up early registration for June event in Langford

10K and 5K run options available, post-race festival in the works

Registration is open for the 2022 Goddess Run scheduled for June in Langford. Organizers are planning an in-person event this year after two years doing the event virtually. (Photo courtesy Goddess Run)
Dylan Joss, a Victoria man who lives in the Fernwood area, is running to raise money for youth struggling with depression and anxiety. (Dylan Joss/Facebook)

Victoria man to run a total of 800 km for youth struggling with depression

Dylan Joss hopes to take a group of 15 youth to Tofino for mental health surf trip

Dylan Joss, a Victoria man who lives in the Fernwood area, is running to raise money for youth struggling with depression and anxiety. (Dylan Joss/Facebook)
Registration is open for the 2022 Oak Bay Half Marathon which includes a half marathon, 10K race, a four-person relay and a 1K kids run. All races start and finish in Windsor Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Time to get training: Registrations open for 2022 Oak Bay Half Marathon

Organizers have fingers crossed for return to live event next May

Registration is open for the 2022 Oak Bay Half Marathon which includes a half marathon, 10K race, a four-person relay and a 1K kids run. All races start and finish in Windsor Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
University of Victoria cross country runners compete in the national championships in Quebec City this Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

UVic cross country teams run for Canadian championship Saturday

Vikes’ men’s and women’s teams head to Quebec City for the U Sports season finale

University of Victoria cross country runners compete in the national championships in Quebec City this Saturday (Nov. 27). (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)
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)

Victoria woman aims to provide safe water, set world record with trans-African run

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)
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)

B.C. high school athletes race together for the first time in over a year in Saanich

Vancouver Island High School Cross-Country Championships sees locals claim top honours

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)
Elaine Klima and Aiden Grew were the winners of the Oct. 8 race up Mount Douglas. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)

Aiden Grew retains crown for fourth time in race up Mount Douglas

Lambrick Park students vie to be Monarchs of the Hill, formerly King and Queen of the Hill

Elaine Klima and Aiden Grew were the winners of the Oct. 8 race up Mount Douglas. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)
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