MORE Run marks 10th year

PICTOU – More than 100 runners began the 10th annual Marathon of Respect and Equality (MORE) on Wednesday morning in Pictou. They ran to and from the visitor information centre parking lot and in between were greeted by hundreds of school students and staff from Pictou Academy and McCulloch Education Centre and others during a...

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MacLennan top ANS male athlete

STELLARTON — Dave MacLennan is Athletics Nova Scotia’s 2018 male athlete of the year. MacLennan earned the honour primarily on the strength of his record-breaking marathon run last fall when he became the men’s 55-59 Canadian marathon champion, having broken the Canadian record that had stood since 1995 with his 2:39.57 run in the Toronto...

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MacEachern charts marathon milestone

NEW GLASGOW — Bill MacEachern is feeling better. He’s feeling so good that he wants to run enough marathons this year to position himself to make the 2020 Johnny Miles Marathon his 100th marathon. “I hope to run the 2019 Johnny Miles Marathon,” he said. “That will be my 95th marathon.” MacEachern has cased what...

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MacLennan sets Masters record

SCOTSBURN — Dave MacLennan appears to have entered a running renaissance. MacLennan, who recently turned 55, won the 55-59 Men’s Division of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday in two hours, 39 minutes, 57 seconds. He is also a world champion with the World Masters Championships Marathon and Canadian Masters Championships having been run in...

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Miles running event weekend full of thrills

NEW GLASGOW – It was a splendid time for the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. Milder, partly overcast weather on Saturday preceded a cooler but clear day on Sunday for the bulk of the races on the weekend program. One highlight was the 12th Johnny Miles Marathon win for Scotsburn’s Dave MacLennan, who finished first with...

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MacLennan wins 12th Miles marathon

NEW GLASGOW – Make it an even dozen Johnny Miles Marathon wins for Dave MacLennan. MacLennan, 53, started strong and steadily gained on runner-up Matthew White of Dartmouth to win the marathon by nearly 11 minutes in two hours, 47 minutes, 36 seconds. It’s his fastest winning time for the race since 2014 when he...

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Murrays trace marathon roots

PICTOU — For Christina Murray and Bruce G. Murray, celebrating 25 years married by running their 25th marathon together in Greece is not their only highlight over that time. Bruce can recall with fondness meeting Nova Scotia’s Marathon King, Johnny Miles, at the 1991 Boston Marathon. “We were living in Vancouver at the time and...

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25’s a magic number

PICTOU — Few people can claim to have celebrated 25 years of marriage by running their 25th marathon together. Christina and Bruce G. Murray have completed such an achievement. They did it recently by running a marathon in Greece. “The Athens Marathon was our 25th marathon together, and our 25th wedding anniversary,” Bruce said. “It...

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MacLennan savours Miles run

NEW GLASGOW — Dave MacLennan says he’s pleased with his running time, despite not winning the Johnny Miles Marathon on Sunday. MacLennan led race winner Bryan Hipson by more than a minute before Hipson overtook him and won the race by less than 30 seconds in two hours, 52 minutes, 37 seconds. MacLennan’s time was...

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MacDonald eyes next marathon

TRENTON — For 30 years, Charlie MacDonald has run marathons. MacDonald is on a list of prominent distance runners from Pictou County and plans once again to run the Johnny Miles Marathon on June 18. His first run over the 42.25-kilometre distance was the Johnny Miles Marathon in 1987. “It was a very hot day,”...

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