January 11, 2020 8:00 am

Goal Distance
Half Marathon

8km Run

25 weeks


About the Clinic

Forerunners Main Street 2:15 to 2:30 Scotia Half Clinic

This 25 week run clinic to get you ready for the Scotia Half in June 2020. This clinic is for first time half marathoners or more experienced half marathoners.

A clinic schedule will be handed out at the first workout. It will include a gradual increase in distance from 8km to 21km to prepare for the race. Saturday is the long run and Wednesday is the speed workout.

Please note: You should be able to run an 8km non stop to start the program.

When: Every Wednesday at 6:20pm and Saturday at 8am

Cost: $150 (includes clinic gift)

Goal Event: Scotia Half Marathon June 28th, 2019 Sponsored by Saucony

Clinic Coach: Carey Nelson

Group Leader: Michelle Valancius


What Can I Do To Prepare?

All participants should be able to run a 10 km run in 65 min or less.

To ensure that you get the most out of your experience in the clinic, come with a positive frame of mind and an eagerness to learn about the many benefits of running. Also, coming willing to share your own goals, stories, and knowledge, as each member will enhance the overall clinic’s experience. We encourage you to wear reflective clothing and/or running lights. Eating a carbohydrate gel before the workout for fuel is a good idea also.

What Should I Expect?

You should expect a welcoming and fun atmosphere as we journey to a new you.

Meet the Instructor

Michelle Valancius

Michelle Valancius started running with Forerunners on 4th Avenue as a Participate doing Marathon Run clinic summer of 2003. She did her first Marathon Clinic for Victoria October 2003 and shortly after that she became a Run leader. She spent Ten years volunteering as a Run leader on Wednesday nights and Saturdays for Scotia Half Marathon Clinic.She is back after taking time off to become a florist. She has a spine disorder called Scoliosis - curvature of the spine. When she was twelve years old she had surgery, Doctors placed a ten inch steel rod attached to her spine. She didn't walk for six months and NO activity for Two years. Her first sport was rugby and she has been active ever since. She completed in many running distances and triathlons including Ironman twice to make sure the first time wasn't a dream! She volunteers as self funded Local, Canadian and National Technical Triathlon Official. She has taken Level one Community Triathlon Coaching Clinic. She is excited to be back sharing all my experiences whether they be the good, bad & ugly at the Main Street location!

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