running

UBCO Cross Country coach Malindi Elmore has been nominated for Female Coach of the Year. (Jon Adrian)

Sprinting to the top: UBC Okanagan mentor up for female coach of the year

Elmore took part in the 2004 and 2020 Olympic Games

 

Quebec ultra-marathon runner Joan Roch is shown in a handout photo. Roch is preparing for a nearly 8,000 kilometre run from the most southern point of the United States to Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula. PHOTO PC/HO-Joan Roch

Quebec ultra-marathoner preparing to run nearly 8,000 km from Florida to Quebec

Roch will run an average of 52 km – over a marathon – a day in order to finish in 5 months

 

(Noah Redka/Submitted)

Mini adventures count: Kelowna TikTok creator wants people to be active outdoors

He wants people to enjoy the outdoors in the Okanagan, in all seasons

 

Lucas Cullen (Photo of Lucas Cullen (Tommy DeWitt and Dia Klassen/Submitted)

Kelowna/Vernon run and back raises money and eyebrows for mental health

Lucas Cullen ran 102 km over the weekend to get people talking about mental illness

Lucas Cullen (Photo of Lucas Cullen (Tommy DeWitt and Dia Klassen/Submitted)
Photo of Lucas Cullen (Tommy DeWitt and Dia Klassen/Submitted)

Kelowna man hopes his run is crazy enough to get people talking about mental health

On Dec. 10, at 11:11 p.m. Lucas Cullen will start running from Kelowna to Vernon and back

Photo of Lucas Cullen (Tommy DeWitt and Dia Klassen/Submitted)
Runners from the North Okanagan, Shuswap and Central Okanagan were among the hundreds of competitors at the B.C. High School Cross Country championships held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Victoria’s Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Black Press)

Podium results for Shuswap-North Okanagan runners at B.C. finals

Seaton silver at cross country race, Salmon Arm runner golden in para division

Runners from the North Okanagan, Shuswap and Central Okanagan were among the hundreds of competitors at the B.C. High School Cross Country championships held Saturday, Nov. 5, at Victoria’s Royal Roads University. (Justin Samanski-Langille - Black Press)
Senior runners head out on their five-kilometre course during the first North Zone high school cross-country event of the season Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park. (Brendan Shykora - Black Press)

Close finishes highlight North Zone cross-country season-opening race

Three of four races determined by a second or less in Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park

Senior runners head out on their five-kilometre course during the first North Zone high school cross-country event of the season Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Coldstream’s Kal Lake Provincial Park. (Brendan Shykora - Black Press)
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

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
(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon plays host to first-ever Canadian Mountain and Trail Running Championships

More than 350 athletes hit the trails in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Saturday

(Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The first leg of the first day runs along underneath the gondola. (Tom Poole photo)

Endurance runners took on more than 100 kilometres of trail runs in Revelstoke

The TranSelkirks Trail started on Sunday, with participants running 100 k in three days

The first leg of the first day runs along underneath the gondola. (Tom Poole photo)
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
The photo finish shows Canada taking gold in the men’s 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon July 15-25, 2022 (World Athletics photo finish)

Kelowna’s Jerome Blake sprints to victory with Team Canada

The World Athletics Championship is being held in Oregon July 15-25

  • Jul 24, 2022
The photo finish shows Canada taking gold in the men’s 4x100 metres relay at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon July 15-25, 2022 (World Athletics photo finish)
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)
Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon triathlon makes successful return, despite no swim

After poor water quality closes Kin Beach, Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon goes to run-bike-run race

Kelowna’s Cory Krist set a blistering pace nobody could match in winning the Kal RATS Sprint Triathlon Sunday, June 26, in Vernon. Krist was the only competitor out of 79 to cover the run-bike-run event in under 60 minutes. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Lake Country runners Conquer the Lake in support of KidSport

Runners had the choice of a one mile fun run, a 5 km run, or a half-marathon

  • Jun 20, 2022
Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Fullton Secondary Grade 12 runner Ashton Takhar has signed a letter of intent to compete for the University of New Brunswick Reds of Canadian U-SPORTS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon distance runner legs out Maritimes university deal

Distance runner Ashton Takhar, 17, of Fulton Secondary has signed with the University of New Brunswick

Fullton Secondary Grade 12 runner Ashton Takhar has signed a letter of intent to compete for the University of New Brunswick Reds of Canadian U-SPORTS. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The first-of-its-kind 2022 Canadian Mountain and Trail Running Championships will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Morning Star file photo)

Coldstream to host first Canadian mountain, trail running championship

The event, put on by Vernon’s Bush Babes and Bros, will take place Sept. 17 in Kal Lake Provincial Park

The first-of-its-kind 2022 Canadian Mountain and Trail Running Championships will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Morning Star file photo)
Partners Oliver Stankiewicz and Marie Atticus (back row, second and third from right) present a cheque for $45,232.40 to Sarah Pruckl (VJHF board, back, left), Kristen Megyesi (McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, back, right, and the staff from McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre “Cure-saders” team who participated in the Movement Project’s Move4Mom Relay on Mother’s Day. (Contributed)

Vernon run moves past first-year total with $45,000 raised

Move4Mom Relay, organized. by Vernon couple, raises funds for VJH Foundation and cancer centre

Partners Oliver Stankiewicz and Marie Atticus (back row, second and third from right) present a cheque for $45,232.40 to Sarah Pruckl (VJHF board, back, left), Kristen Megyesi (McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, back, right, and the staff from McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre “Cure-saders” team who participated in the Movement Project’s Move4Mom Relay on Mother’s Day. (Contributed)
Mutch, Franklin, White, Bruce, Scott, and Havens, not in order, are all players on theThunder soccer team (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Soccer girls are fastest at Kelowna Apple Bowl track meet

The athletes attribute their speed to training with their undefeated soccer team, the Thunder

Mutch, Franklin, White, Bruce, Scott, and Havens, not in order, are all players on theThunder soccer team (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)