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The MetaSpeed Paris Series Review

The Asics Metaspeed Paris Series is a new line of running shoes designed to meet the needs of elite runners. These shoes feature cutting-edge technology to provide runners with the support, cushioning, and speed they need to perform at their best. At the heart of the Metaspeed Paris Series is Asics’ innovative Guidesole technology. This technology isContinue reading “The MetaSpeed Paris Series Review”

Forerunners North Shore Virtual Run Challenge Results

Results will be updated Sunday evenings (the 10th, 17th, and 24th) Results for Week #1 5 km  WomenJocelyne Leblanc – 22:42Marnie Armstrong – 25:39 MenLei Guo – 20:15Doug Grimes – 22:20Barry Armstrong – 25:34 8 km WomenSanaz Saber – 44:12 Half Marathon WomenJocelyne Leblanc – 1:44:32Kelly Harris – 1:48:50 MenJerry Ziak – 1:10:07 Results upContinue reading “Forerunners North Shore Virtual Run Challenge Results”

The Final Two Weeks Before the First Half Marathon

What workouts will help you have a better race? The final two weeks are just as important as the past ten weeks of training. You can workout in a way that will slow down your final time. Or, you can workout in a way that will help you have a better race. Your workouts shouldContinue reading “The Final Two Weeks Before the First Half Marathon”

Consider Running Technique for Reducing Injury and Running Faster Times

Not everyone runs the same, and you will see different running techniques. If you are running inefficiently you are wasting energy. There are simple ways to improve your running technique to reduce injury and  race faster.Here are three ways to improve your running technique: Foot landing position – Focus on landing in the middle of yourContinue reading “Consider Running Technique for Reducing Injury and Running Faster Times”

Goal Setting for The Fall Classic

The Fall Classic is an excellent opportunity to find a race distance that will meet your running goals because there is a 5km, 10km and half marathon. There are several steps to achieving your goal. Your goal may be to run your first race, improve your best time, or boost your fitness for another race.Continue reading “Goal Setting for The Fall Classic”

Three Suggestions for a Better Race

With race day just around the corner and its time to get ready to run your best. There is time to run one or more low intensity training runs which should be designed to maintain your fitness while allowing your body to rest. After you have run your last workout your final race preparation isContinue reading “Three Suggestions for a Better Race”

Final Training Phase before the First Half Marathon

You have another month of training before the First Half Half Marathon. There is enough time to run two more longer runs before the race to be ready for  a successful race. Our current schedule calls for an 18 km run and a 20 km run to improve aerobic endurance. It’s a little early toContinue reading “Final Training Phase before the First Half Marathon”

Pancakes and Sweat for Breakfast with UBC TSC Triathlon

Yesterday on November the 18th, Forerunners threw a Pancake Run in support of the UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club, attracting upwards of 80 runners. This 5km run with a complementary breakfast of pancakes and draw prizes drew in upwards of forty runners on a frosty Sunday morning. This was a fairly relaxed run for aroundContinue reading “Pancakes and Sweat for Breakfast with UBC TSC Triathlon”

The Health Benefits of Running

As runners looking to improve our times and qualify for key events, we are more focused on our workouts without realizing all the good we are doing for our health. Runners do get injured from time to time but how does that compare to the non-exercising population? Over past few decades’ runners have been studied toContinue reading “The Health Benefits of Running”

Three Suggestions For a Faster Race

With less than a week to go there is not too much more to do to prepare before your race. You should continue to train but at a reduced effort and distance. Here are three key suggestions for a successful race week. 1) Training Tips With a Week to Go You should be easing backContinue reading “Three Suggestions For a Faster Race”

Forerunners Main Street Ladies Night 2018

Such a fantastic night had by all at the Forerunners Main Street Ladies Night in support of the BC Firefighters Burn Fund. Thanks to all who took part. And a special thanks to the firefighters who generously donated their time to host, Brooks, and the BC Firefighters Burn Fund.

The Long Easy Run for the Fall Classic

Our training program includes three fundamental types of running, speedwork, tempo runs and the long easy run. The long easy run helps prepare you for running distance events of 10 km or more by developing your aerobic fitness and improving your body’s use of fuel. The easy/longer distance runs correspond to the running just belowContinue reading “The Long Easy Run for the Fall Classic”

Speedwork for a faster 5k, 10km and half marathon time

Forerunners offers a Wednesday evening speed clinic at all three locations. You can join us starting after Labour Day in September to prepare for the fall Classic Half Marathon, 10km and 5km. Why speedwork? Speed work improves running efficiency resulting in more economical energy use. Speedwork can rapidly improve your VO2 max which isContinue reading “Speedwork for a faster 5k, 10km and half marathon time”

Cloudace Global Relay Run with Forerunners 4th Ave

For the most demanding runner, the new Cloudace will launch on June 21. We invite you to join us on an epic relay run through all 24 time zones in 24 hours. As part of this historic event, you could be among the first runners in the world to test this revolutionary new shoe. HowContinue reading “Cloudace Global Relay Run with Forerunners 4th Ave”

PRR “First Half” 1/2 Marathon Pick Up

It’s race weekend! The Pacific Road Runners “First Half” Half Marathon is this Sunday February 11th starting from the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Race kit pick up will be at our new Forerunners Main Street location (3889 Main Street). Pick up times are: Friday February 9th: 12 pm to 8 pm Saturday February 10th:Continue reading “PRR “First Half” 1/2 Marathon Pick Up”

PRR FREE Running Seminar-October 25th

“Your Heart, Your Health, and Your Running” Our friends at the Pacific Road Runners (hosts of the “First Half” Half Marathon) are hosting their annual FREE running seminar on Wednesday October 25th at 7 pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Guest speakers include: Olympic Race Walker Evan Dunfee & Sports Cardiology BC. Runners of allContinue reading “PRR FREE Running Seminar-October 25th”

Why Matcha May Benefit Your Health & Performance

by, Carolyn Berry, BSc., RD, CDE Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator @berrynourished_rd   With today’s focus on health and natural foods, many runners are turning away from traditional pre-workout powders and drinks that are highly processed and instead looking to natural alternatives. Matcha green tea is rising in popularity and is increasingly becomingContinue reading “Why Matcha May Benefit Your Health & Performance”

Why should runners strength train?

By Sean Del Ben, MKin, HBK, CSCS The main difference between a marathon champion and 20th place is efficient technique. That’s right, the key to improving your running performance may not solely be improving your V02 max, if at all depending on your current experience. Once your V02 max reaches your genetic potential, more mileageContinue reading “Why should runners strength train?”

Foretrails Fall Clinics at Forerunners North Shore

This is your chance to explore our beautiful North Shore Trails and maybe make some new friends! Clinics meet at Forerunners North Shore on the first day, 980 Marine Drive, North Vancouver. (please carry water with you.) The clinics are skills-based training sessions covering technique, gear, hydration, navigation, safety, trail food, trail etiquette, day-to-day nutrition,Continue reading “Foretrails Fall Clinics at Forerunners North Shore”

Massage and your training by Sean Ford Cannon, RMT

Whenever I meet someone for the first time and the conversation gets to our occupations, there is usually one of two or three things that occurs: (a) eyes light up as questions about massage bubble to the surface; (b) that nagging shoulder spot seems to work itself into the conversation; and (c), the current roomContinue reading “Massage and your training by Sean Ford Cannon, RMT”

The Forerunners Main Street 7 Summits of Vancouver Urban Challenge

The Forerunners Main Street 7 Summits of Vancouver Urban Challenge route includes seven peaks in the City of Vancouver that the participants must climb during the run. The total distance is 47 km (there is no official measurement of the course). The Challenge starts and finishes at Forerunners Main Street located at 3889 Main Street (andContinue reading “The Forerunners Main Street 7 Summits of Vancouver Urban Challenge”

Introduction of Forerunners Main Street Ambassadors

Introducing our newest Forerunners/New Balance brand ambassadors, Kristina Bangma and Facundo Chernikoff. Kristina Bangma My career in the fitness and wellness industry began in 1998 as a Registered Massage Therapist, living in Whistler BC. After four years instead of helping people recover from the same injuries, I wanted to teach them how they could play andContinue reading “Introduction of Forerunners Main Street Ambassadors”

Forerunners Main Street Clinics Until July

Forerunners Main Street 3889 Main Street, Vancouver, BC |Grand Opening 5km & 2.5km Social Run Phone (604) 559 – 3889 |Sunday May 28th, 9:30 am Intstagram: Forerunners_Main_St #yourunstartshere |Everyone welcome Strava: Forerunners Main Street |Pancakes, juice and coffee post run Email: Website: |Walk, Jog, Run to Queen Elizabeth Park Running Clinics for SpringContinue reading “Forerunners Main Street Clinics Until July”

Join the Pacific Spirit Tri Club

  Established in 1996, the Pacific Spirit Triathlon Club is Vancouver’s longest-standing triathlon club. They have over 100 members with a wide range of experience levels, so there is room for everyone from beginners to veterans! The club members share the same enthusiasm during their workouts as they do in their social events throughout theContinue reading “Join the Pacific Spirit Tri Club”

Free Running Seminar October 24th

It’s that time of year again! As part of their presentation of the First 1/2 Half Marathon, the Pacific Road Runners are holding their annual free running seminar on Monday October 24th at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. This year’s speakers include: Chris Winter, local athlete and Rio 2016 Olympian in the Steeplechase, discussingContinue reading “Free Running Seminar October 24th”

30th Anniversary Celebrations – Saucony Day

Come celebrate Saucony Day on Saturday September 24th at our West 4th Avenue location! Team Saucony will be hosting activities throughout the day to help us celebrate 30 years serving Vancouver’s running community. In addition to great Saucony deals in-store, we have fun activities planned all day: BBQ Party- We will be firing up the grillContinue reading “30th Anniversary Celebrations – Saucony Day”

30th Anniversary Celebrations-Mizuno Day

Join us for Mizuno Day this Saturday September 10th at our West 4th Avenue location. Mizuno Representatives will be on hand all day to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary serving Vancouver’s running community. We’ve got lots planned for everyone including: Prediction Run-Stop in between 9 am and 12 noon.  Make your best guess atContinue reading “30th Anniversary Celebrations-Mizuno Day”