Your successful completion of the SportMed RunWalk program brings a lot of good news. The cardiovascular (heart and lung) fitness you have worked so patiently to develop over the past 13 weeks is relatively easy to maintain. All you have to do is carry on doing what you have been doing - exercising aerobically three times a week for 30 to 40 minutes. You do not have to perpetually push yourself further. If, however, you want to continue to improve your fitness level, you’re going to have to continue challenging your body. Regardless of whether you want to maintain your current fitness level,...
This year, I had the privilege of travelling to Bella Coola for their 2nd Annual Bella Coola 5K/10K Fun Run (I opted out of the 50,000 plus sea of people in Vancouver for the first time in 27 years). It was a fantastic morning!
As the Vancouver Sun Run draws closer, SportMedBC and the Vancouver Sun are featuring some Sun Run InTraining Leaders and Coordinators and their favourite trails and runs. Femina Fidai is a SportMedBC area coordinator on the North Shore. "Running has altered my life. I was first exposed to the Sun Run Clinic 15 years ago. I joined to get in shape. Not only did I get fit, I formed friendships that have lasted over the years. I started as a participant, became a leader and clinic coordinator, and am now an Area Coordinator overseeing eight North Shore clinics! Living on the North Shore, I'm...
Dawne Potis, described as the "lifeblood" that drove the Vancouver Sun Run since its beginnings in 1984, has died of cancer at age 67. "Think of the hundreds of thousands of people she touche
If you're thinking about training for the 2011 Vancouver Sun Run , the FREE SportMedBC webinar is the place to start! Beginning at 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 14th , Olympian and SportMedBC RunWalk Coach Lynn Kanuka will give you a sneak peek of what to look forward to as you prepare for next April's Vancouver Sun Run. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot here . More details below!
This November 27-28, the Vancouver Convention Centre will host the Zoomer Show . What’s a “zoomer,” you ask? It’s the term put forth by veteran media mogul and head of Zoomer Media , Moses Znaimer. The focus is on the 14.5 million Canadians who are 45 years and older. “A baby boomer with zip… They are the single most influential consumer group in the history of the world. They have more money and time than any other demographic by far. Zoomers are over 14 million strong: nearly 1 in every 3 Canadians has celebrated a 50th birthday. They don’t follow the crowd. They are the crowd. They’ve led...
SportMedBC has just launched a downloadable, printable version of their popular SportMed RunWalk training programs – LearnToRun10K, Run10KFaster, Walk10K and Nordic Walk10K. The design of these resources allow users to flip through the pages on their mobile device – iPhone, Blackberry etc. making them ultimately accessible and user friendly. Each training program is 13 weeks long and provides three detailed workouts for each week along with a weekly coaching tip by Olympian Lynn Kanuka, SportMedBC’s RunWalk Coach. Driven by the mission of "Promoting sport health on the strength of the best...
Ramona Johnson, HYHC Sun Run InTraining Program Leader , has been selected as an Aboriginal Community Torchbearer for the 2010 Olympics. Ramona's contribution to healthier living in her community and her wholehearted and inclusive approach to interactions with all levels of the Comox Valley community made her a fitting candidate.
Many people don't do a lot of stretching after finishing the Sun Run. For those people, the best advice would be to squeeze in a Yoga session on your way home after the run. Yoga and Running go hand in hand. If you want to download a 20 minute Yoga mp3 session go to Scroll down the categories section to "Yoga for Athletes" click on it and a session titled "Yoga for Runners" will appear. If that's not your cup of tea, they also offer a FREE 20 minute trial class on-line. Something to consider when you are at home and too sore to move the next day. Tilman von der Linde ,...
So here's the deal. I was asked to become a member of the Ask the Experts Panel at the 11th hour back in January after completing the production of 10 video segments for the 2009 Sun Run. After accepting, I set a reasonable and achievable goal of writing 25 quality posts for the Sun Run - Ask the Experts Blog by April 19 as it is the 25th anniversary of the event. I started writing after returning from Europe in February and reached the 25 post mark at the beginning of April. However instead of stopping there, I reset my goal to write 40 blog posts and crushed that mark yesterday. How you do...


viaSport Return to Sport

As of March 11, 2022:

  • Masks are no longer required.
    • Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring masks on their premises.
    • Reminder to the sport community to be respectful of people's differing comfort levels and that as we transition into this period, people may still choose to wear their mask.

As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccine will no longer be required.

  • Individual businesses and event organizers can choose to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry.
  • Additional guidance may be in place. See the Province of B.C.'s provincial restrictions page for more information.