MORE run draws crowd

PICTOU — Runners were greeted by windy, cool and partly cloudy weather last Thursday for the 2017 MORE run. The annual Marathon of Respect and Equality began at the visitor information centre near the new roundabout and featured its first stop in downtown Pictou. There, hundreds of students and staff from schools in Pictou filled...

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MORE run draws crowd

PICTOU – Runners were greeted by windy, cool and partly cloudy weather today for the 2017 MORE run. The annual Marathon of Respect and Equality began at the visitor information centre near the new roundabout and featured its first stop in downtown Pictou. There, hundreds of students from school in Pictou filled the slope at...

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His prescription was a race

Wherever you go this time of year, it’s the same. The white stuff is mercifully gone, the grass is turning green, the flowers are starting to grow, and serious runners in tight shorts are getting back to workouts on neighbourhood sidewalks. It’s called spring. In Pictou County, it means even more. It’s also time for...

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Canada shines at ’16 Games

Canada’s Olympic success at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro can be measured in many ways. A 10th place total from 22 medals, achievements by younger athletes and a number of agonizing fourth-place finishes show that Canada has an upside as preparations begin for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. Four gold medals,...

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MacKay could run and talk the talk

I loved asking Fergie MacKay about his sports experiences, particularly his long-distance running. His answers were seldom ordinary, but they were amusing. I once asked him how he got started. “I used to run on my newspaper route. The papers would arrive on the bus at a certain time and I would run the paper...

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Good vibrations in Miles events

For some things, we can’t thank people enough. One of those things is the events associated with the organizers of events that include the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. The group has expanded its largesse over the years to include other events, and they now number five: the Resolution Run on New Year’s Eve, the...

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Tributes paid at Johnny Miles awards night

NEW GLASGOW – Awards were presented in four categories once again in conjunction with the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend. Race director Terry Curley presided over the gathering at Glasgow Square and paid special tribute to Glenn Chenell and those receiving Big Dog Hall of Fame plaques in his memory. Debbie MacDonald entered the hall,...

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