February 18, 2023 8:00 am

Goal Distance
Half or Full Marathon

10km Run

12 weeks


About the Clinic

Beginning Saturday, February 18th, train through the spring with Forerunners North Shore as we build towards the BMO Marathon and Half Marathon on May 7th. This clinic includes Wednesday evening workouts (6:20 pm), Saturday morning long runs (8:00 am), a detailed training schedule, twice-weekly workout newsletters, and email access to Coach Jerry.

This is a 12-week clinic, which will allow us to progress our training in a relaxed and gradual manner from our initial long run distance of 10 km (for the half marathoners) and 16 km (for the marathoners) to our longest distance of 20 km and 36 km two weeks before race day. As part of our buildup towards the BMO weekend, I’m encouraging everyone to sign up for the Vancouver Sun Run 3 weeks beforehand for a sharpening race. The Sun Run will take the place of our regular clinic session that weekend.



What Can I Do To Prepare?

For your first long run on February 18th, you should come prepared to complete 10 km at an easy effort if you’re training for the half marathon or 16 km if you’re training for the marathon. If you’re training for the marathon you should already be able to run a half marathon at the start of the clinic since for your second long run the distance will be increasing to 24 km. Wear warm, breathable clothing, and use reflective gear and lights, particularly on Wednesday evenings. Although we are all attempting to achieve our own individual goals, we encourage you to embrace the cooperative and supportive attitude that training together helps all of us achieve greater things than if we were to run separately.

What Should I Expect?

Expect to be a part of a supportive and friendly group of fellow runners, coaches, and leaders that will help you enjoy your running experience at whatever level you're currently training at. We have half marathon groups that range from a goal time f

Meet the Instructor

Jerry Ziak

Jerry Ziak has been a competitive middle and long-distance runner since 1986. His passion for the sport began at the young age of 10 when he began competing on the track and over cross country in distances ranging from 800 meters to 5 km. Since then he has explored every distance up to the marathon at the national and international level and continues to compete as a masters (over 40) runner in cross country and on the road. He is an owner of Forerunners North Shore and enjoys coaching runners of all abilities. His particular passion is the discovery and practice of training techniques and daily behaviours that allow us to continue moving youthfully as we age.

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