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By Donna Bishop Kelly Kochut was working full time and was taking courses to be a personal trainer to have something to do when she retired. All that suddenly changed in July 2010 when on her way home from work she had an accident. She suffered brain trauma. She was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Foreign Accent Syndrome. This causes the person to speak with a different accent from their own. But this was only part of the problems that affected Kelly. Along with the ever-changing accents, she suffers from short-term memory loss, panics when in crowds, can’t count to ten, and has...
WEBINAR - Event Day Advice Just days away from the 2014 Vancouver Sun Run! As Sun Run InTraining continues, be sure to check out our fourth and final SportMed RunWalk Webinar! The Vancouver Sun Run finish line is just a few days away. SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka provides tips on everything from race day arrival time, to what to bring, to what you can expect on the course itself. Burnaby area coordinator Rainy Kent joins Lynn as they cover the little things that will make a difference on event day!
BC Athletics is proud to be piloting a Road Running Instructor NCCP Course (2nd ever in Canada!) in partnership with SportMedBC and VIRS. An introduction to Road Running Instruction: Ideal for the walk/run clinic leader, community volunteer, personal trainer, or school educator/coach. This weekend workshop will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your Road Running Clinics and start you on your way to becoming a Certified Athletics Instructor with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Friday June 6th - Sunday June 8th, 2014 University of...
From The Vancouver Sun - April 23, 2014 By Bethany Lindsay The months of training are nearly over and the big day is almost here. Is there anything participants can do during these last few days and hours in order to get the best results possible in the Sun Run? The Sun’s Bethany Lindsay asked Rainy Kent, Burnaby area coordinator for SportMedBC’s RunWalk / Sun Run InTraining program, for her advice about eating, running, resting and planning in the final days leading up to the race. Responses have been edited for length. Q: What’s the most important thing to do the day before a big race? A:...
WEBINAR - Event Day Advice Less than two weeks away from the 2014 Vancouver Sun Run! As Sun Run InTraining continues, don't miss this FREE SportMed RunWalk Webinar! The Vancouver Sun Run finish line is only a few days away. SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka will provide you with tips on everything from what time you should arrive on race day, to what to bring, to what you can expect on the course itself. Area Coordinator Rainy Kent will join Lynn as they cover the little things that will make a difference for you on event day! REGISTER NOW! Title: Event Day Advice Date:...
From The Vancouver Sun - April 14, 2014 By Bethany Lindsay After radiation therapy to treat breast cancer left Val MacLanders in the worst shape of her life 10 years ago, she realized she needed a big push to get back into fighting form. “I couldn’t even make it down to the mailbox. My health had really declined,” said the Surrey woman, who is in her early 50s. She decided to take a huge leap and sign up for theSun Run, hoping that the InTraining clinics offered by SportMedBC would help take her from barely walking to running 10 kilometres in one go. At her very first clinic, MacLanders was...
By Yuri Artibise Runners are social people. We may not all be talkative - especially in the middle of a run - but we are supportive of one another's goals and enjoy motivating and being motivated by each other. Some of us even enjoy a competitive rivalry. This social aspect is why nearly 50,0000 of us participate in the Vancouver Sun Run each spring. It is also a main reason why so many people return to the Sun Run InTraining Clinics each year. For many of us, the Sun Run InTraining Clinic is a ‘support group’ to help meet our running and fitness goals. InTraining participants know there is...
WEBINAR - Life After 10K. What's Next? Less than a month away from the 2014 Vancouver Sun Run! As Sun Run InTraining continues, be sure to check out our third SportMed RunWalk Webinar! Do you see yourself crossing the finish line victoriously every time you finish a workout? Success is 99.9% mental. In this webinar, SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka covers mental imagery and what happens to your newfound fitness after the big event. Lorne Terichow of Peninsula Runners' joins us to discuss various RunWalk options, including what's involved in preparing for a half marathon and...
WEBINAR - Finish Line & Beyond: What's Next? Just one month away from the 2014 Vancouver Sun Run! As Sun Run InTraining continues, don't miss this FREE SportMed RunWalk Webinar! Do you see yourself crossing that finish line victoriously every time you finish a workout? Success is 99.9% mental. Let's talk about mental imagery and what happens to your newfound fitness after the big event. Joining me will be Peninsula Runners' Lorne Terichow to discuss various RunWalk options, including what's involved in preparing for a half marathon and beyond. REGISTER NOW! Title: Finish Line & Beyond...
WEBINAR - Keeping Those Aches & Pains in Check Just two months away from the 2014 Vancouver Sun Run! As Sun Run InTraining continues, be sure to check out our second SportMed RunWalk Webinar! It's normal to experience some aches and pains in response to your training. Most of these will disappear as your body adjusts to the workloads, and some might require rest and special treatment. Join SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka and sport physiotherapist Timberly George as they cover the RunWalk experience and analyze common RunWalk discomforts and how you can manage them.

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