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Canadian Running November/December 2019

Dedicated to getting runners the tools they need to succeed, Canadian Running gives professional advice and inspiration on everything you need to be faster, fitter and healthier. The magazine provides the latest on training, gear reviews, nutrition information and recipes, tips on the best places to run and race, and the inside story on the elite running scene.

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3 min.
tech vs feel: a fine balance

Like it or not, for the majority of us, technology has profoundly changed how we experience the act of running as of 2019. According to a 2018 survey conducted by running website Podium Runner, a whopping 96 per cent of 5,000 survey respondents said they used some form of fitness-training technology when running. Smartwatches, mobile phones, and the exercise apps within are phones, that track our distance, pace, location, cadence, heart rate and everything else under the sun, have greatly influenced how, when, where and why we run in the last decade or so. These statistics shouldn’t come as a surprise. We run with technology for good reason: Our iPhones and gps watches become lifelines in the event we get injured or lost on the road or trail. Social media facilitates finding…

1 min.
volume 12, issue 7

Managing Editor Dave Carpenter Senior Editors Alex Hutchinson, Kevin Mackinnon Contributing Editor Christopher Kelsall Staff Writers Anne Francis, Madeleine Kelly, Dan Way Photo Editor Matt Stetson Copy Editor Amy Stupavsky Art Director Warren Wheeler (Roseander Main) Designer Cristina Bolzon Production Artist Warren Hardy Web Development Sean Rasmussen Digital Operations Dmitry Beniaminov Publisher Sam Cohen Editorial Director David Smart Advertising & Sales Andre Cheuk Account Managers Joel Vosburg Dan Walker Lorena Jones Circulation Manager Robyn Milburn SUBSCRIBE Send $22.95 (1 year) or $39.95 (2 years) toCanadian Running magazine, PO Box 819 Station Main,Markham, ON, Canada L3P 8L3 or call:1.800.567.0444 SUBMIT Manuscripts, photographs and other correspondence are welcome. Please contact Canadian Running magazine for contributors’ guidelines, or see them on the web at Unsolicited material should be accompanied by return mailing address and postage. Canadian Running MagazineTel. 416.927.0774, Fax. 416.927.1491, Gripped…

1 min.
what’s new

Suunto 5 COMPACT GPS SPORTS WATCH $450 Following last year’s release of the Suunto 9, the Finnish company’s top of the line multisport GPS watch, overflowing with features for outdoor athletes, Suunto has dialled it down with this year’s release of the Suunto 5. Aimed at athletes looking for a simpler, more affordable sports watch to stay healthy and active, the 5 has a number of features runners will appreciate, including a solid battery life (20–40 hours, depending on the mode) and fitness-level tracking that adapts to your training plan based on your progress and goals. The 5 also aims to make sure you’re recovering properly when you’re not running by monitoring your sleep duration, average heart rate during sleep and daily recovery time. The Suunto 5 also includes key safety features for when you’re…

3 min.
the warm-up

Melissa Bishop-Nriagu joins coaching staff at University of Windsor The University of Windsor has announced that two-time Olympian, world championship medallist and Canadian 800m record-holder Melissa Bishop-Nriagu has joined its Lancers coaching staff as assistant distance coach. Bishop-Nriagu’s appointment comes in the wake of head cross-country coach Gary Malloy’s sudden death in May. According to a report in the Windsor Star, head track and field coach Colin Inglis had taken on cross-country coaching duties in the meantime and was happy to welcome Bishop-Nriagu, who helped lead the program to three national titles during her days as a Lancer. (She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2010, and her B.Ed 2011.) She will be working with both the cross-country and track teams. “I’m excited,” Bishop-Nriagu told the Star. “I think it’s going to…

3 min.
giving the gift of running

RUNVAN has a legacy that began in 1972, when 32 people, including two women, ran the first-ever Vancouver Marathon, a lap course, in Stanley Park. The marathon has evolved over the last five decades to become their marquee race, the BMO Vancouver Marathon, one of the largest in Canada. RUNVAN, a non-profit group, organizes several races annually, including the marathon, with a mission to deliver premier running events that inspire active lifestyles and invite the world to experience Vancouver. In 1996, the organization created run4hope as a way to support local charities. To date, they have helped runners raise more than $15 million for various charitable causes. While the program began as a way for runners to give back, the initiative has also helped RUNVAN broaden their reach by working directly…

3 min.
nuun’s effervescent electrolyte tablet

The story of Nuun began 15 years ago with Tim Moxey, a British triathlete who was on the hunt for a viable alternative to sugary sports drinks. Nuun, pronounced “noon,” stands for NUtrition UNcompromised and was the first brand to develop a low carbohydrate and electrolyte sports drink, which quickly became an influential force on the market. Six years ago, Ottawa native Kevin Rutherford came on board as the new ceo of the ever-growing brand, blending his passion for business with creating positive change. Since his arrival, Nuun has grown exponentially. 2016 was a pivotal year for Nuun Rutherford says. “We challenged the tablet manufacturing and sourcing industry to develop a product that exclusively used plant-based ingredients,” he says. “Many experts in the industry told us it was impossible. Our nutrition…