Location: Regina, SK
Date of Birth: 6 Sep 1954
Years running: Since 1996
Years running ultras: Since 2011
Shoes I run in: Saucony, New Balance
Favorite running surface: Indor Track
Some ultras I have completed: Peanut Island 24, ATY
24, Self Transcendence 6 Hr
Best Performances: Marathon 4:19, 6 Hrs 44.75K, 24 Hrs 106 km
Won my first trophy at the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 6 hr. 2014
Ultra achievement I am most proud of: FANS24. It was
pouring rain with lightning and I almost left and went home before the race
started, but I stayed and completed 27.4 miles in very tough conditions for me,
as I have arthritis and can’t tolerate being wet and cold.
Ultras I haven't done but really want to: Javelina Jundred, 3
Days at the Fair, pretty much any warmish 24 hr. race on a looped course
Typical training week: Run on an indoor
track 1-2 hours per day, 5 days a week.
Injury history: I mostly get injured
doing gardening or snow shovelling.
Favorite ultra foods: Grilled Cheese
Favorite ultra beverages: any energy drink, Coke, oj
Things I like most about ultras: Watching the day turn
into night, and staying up all night to see the sun rise.
Things I hate most about ultras: Arthritic feet get
What got me started doing ultras: Started reading about
ultras and found them all very interesting. I know I am not fast enough to make
the cutoff for a 50 or 100 mile race, but I have worked 12 hr. night shifts
after HM’s and a marathon, so I knew that I would be able to do a timed ultra.