As everyone is gearing up for the Vancouver Sun Run, SportMedBC and the Vancouver Sun are featuring some Sun Run InTraining Leaders and Coordinators’ and their favourite trails and runs.
Check out Rainy Kent’s run through North Burnaby and East Vancouver!
“I am a runner, not an athlete. I’m not 20 years old anymore, although I would like to think I am! I used to smoke two packs of cigarettes a day and spend way too much time visiting my friends in the pub. I’ve been involved with the Sun Run InTraining program for 15 years, knowing that physical activity can change lives. It has certainly changed mine!
One of my favorite runs is one that connects to the Trans-Canada Trail. I begin at the foot of Gilmore Avenue in Burnaby and follow the trail through to New Brighton Park in East Vancouver.
Once in the park, I follow the path along the wonderful waterfront, drinking in the amazing view of the North Shore mountains. It’s a pretty special route that isn’t only challenging and enjoyable, but incredibly beautiful!
I then head along the trail, back to the foot of Gilmore Avenue. In all, it’s about 5km in distance. If I have any energy left, I try to double up and do it again!”