Burnaby Public Library and Bridge for Health are presenting this workshop.
If you are new to running you’ll soon learn it. It’s more than just putting one foot in front of the other. Running requires proper footwear, gear and to follow a program that facilitates improvement yet keeps you injury free, to enjoy everything the sport has to offer.
In this workshop you will learn preparation, nutrition, safety and recovery tips that will help you to become an avid, strong and healthy runner.
Our guest speaker, Christine Blanchette, started running in 1999 and five months later finished the Vancouver Marathon in a qualifying time for Boston. A year later Christine completed a 50 kilometer ultra-marathon in Victoria, B.C., gaining more confidence while her passion for the sport grew.
Christine started the Run Club at the City of Richmond. From there she went on to teach faculty and students at the UBC Athletics Department with a half marathon clinic. This led to Christine hosting BC’s only running, fitness and health show on Shaw TV, called "Run With It,” now in its 3rd season. Run With it calls on Canadians to engage in physical fitness and promotes physical literacy, targeting all ages.
Christine is also a nationally published health and fitness writer. She has been interviewed by mainstream media such as TV Week Magazine and BC Woman, while her stories have been printed nationally.
This event is free, but space is limited. To avoid disappointment please register online, or by calling the Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.