This young runner is 7 and loves to run. This was taken during the 5k St Patty’s Day race recently held in Victoria. The race ended up being 5.7k and she finished with a time of approx 43 minutes.
Some of you may not know this but I’m a grandmother. Nikayla is 7 and runs the trail race series in Calgary with me and her Mom. We are three generations of runners. She’s a speedy little runner and there’s no way Granny is ever gonna catch her. She loves to rub that in. This [...]
Did you manage to get out and do a Turkey Trot on Thursday as a pre-emptive strike against gluttony? How about today as a post-prandial attempt at returning to normal? I found this video of a Southern California Turkey Trot that has great shots of all kinds of people out for a great time at [...]
Compare and contrast. You have us, the members of the Running Blog Family who don’t step out the door without our GPS devices, stop watches, heart rate monitors, mapped out routes of known length, technical clothing and super high tech running shoes. We find plans, pay coaches, and use scientific methodologies in the pursuit of [...]
Most of this week I spent my time volunteering as part of the HSBC Calgary Marathon race committee. Sunday was the big day. One of my favorite events is the Kid’s Marathon. The kids get roughly 5 weeks to do 25.2 miles and then on race day they run the last mile. Each kid gets [...]
I ran across this fascinating 1958 CBC radio clip of a discussion between Byng Whitteker – a radio announcer entrenched in his belief that exercise is only good for children – and fitness advocate Lloyd Percival. The world has changed a great deal in the past 50 years. In the clip, you get the sense [...]
Aaron posted an article on Children’s Running back in September. I’m an avid believer in children getting out there to run. I ran with my daughter when she was younger and now I run with my 5-year-old grand daughter. She has run several races and loves it. That’s why I was so excited when I [...]
What you are about to see is a Children’s Learn to Run documentary filmed over a 10-week period at the school I taught at in Edmonton. During the 10 weeks, students were exposed to a variety of learn-to-run topics (see running program below video), and completed the program by participating in a Fun Run finale [...]
A video documentary of a learn to run program for kids. The children have great fun running. Also included in this post is a complete running schedule for your children or students to follow. Have fun with it!