Christine Blanchette
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Christine started running in 1999 and has competed in many high profile running events such as the Boston Marathon. She is an age group medalist in local runs, yet among her most memorable accomplishments was winning in South Korea, including a half marathon which had a helicopter flying overhead, indicating her status as race leader and ultimate winner.

While her talent as a runner is unquestioned she is also an accomplished writer/blogger for the Richmond Review and Sherbrooke Record newspapers while also being featured in publications, such as The Seattle Times and Canadian Running Magazine.

With over 10 years experience in broadcast and print she brings her professional experience as host of the TV Pilot about Running and Health. She has been a guest speaker at running events and has produced two speaker series on running and health at Richmond’s South Arm Community Centre. Christine has for the past eight years been a respected running instructor at The University of British Columbia, for the city of Richmond and for the Vancouver Sun Run as a clinic coordinator.

Entries by Christine Blanchette

Why You Should Spend This Summer In Abbotsford

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 1:32 PM

Summer is a great time to explore B.C., with the many outdoors activities and festivals. While some will make the drive straight to Vancouver, the more enlightened traveler will stop by and visit Abbotsford, which is the largest city in the Fraser Valley. According to Destination B.C., Abbotsford is known...

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5 Fun Cross-Training Winter Activities To Keep You Active

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2017 | 10:59 AM

If you're like millions of people across the planet, this is going to be your year to finally make the commitment to improved physical fitness. Never mind the fact a relatively tiny number of people actually follow through on their resolutions. It's one of the best things about a new...

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5 Things To Do Before Your Big Race

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2016 | 9:29 AM

No matter which running style you may espouse, you have something in common with each other when it comes to racing; that is you each need to be ready both physically and mentally for personal success at the finish line.

While the highly competitive racer is likely to be...

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Theresa Nicassio Shares Tips To Help Kids Eat Healthier Food

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2016 | 10:49 AM

Fall season means back to school and back to work or in other words, back to reality! It's buh bye to Bermuda shorts and barbecued burgers and hello to boots and brown bag lunches.

In a Q&A email interview with Dr. Theresa Nicassio, PhD Author of YUM: Plant-Based Recipes for...

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John Moe Was 'Moetivated' To Lose 60 Pounds Through Lifestyle Change

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2016 | 4:25 PM

By John Moe

There must be harder things to do in life than losing 60 pounds in four and one-half months, I just can't think of any at the moment. Along the way, I re-discovered how to say "No thank you" to most edible and drinkable temptations while coming to...

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Behind The Wheel At Ultimate Car Show

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2016 | 12:19 PM

Coquitlam, B.C. was the place to be this past weekend for owners and fans of vintage exotic cars. Not a cloud in the sky this past weekend only made so many lovingly restored vehicles even more beckoning to a casual visitor. It was row upon row of eye candy for...

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Canadian Country Singer Rod Black Makes Healthy Living A Priority

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 4:04 PM

Canadian country singer/songwriter Rod Black is no neophyte to the country music scene. Black was born in Winnipeg with country music in his veins where he grew up listening to classic country stars such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. By the time he turned six, Black was...

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Getting To Know 4KORNERS: Toronto Raptors' Resident DJ

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 11:24 AM

Kirk St. Cyr is the artist known as 4Korners, based in Toronto and regarded by many as one of Canada's Top DJs of the international club scene. He is also the official DJ of the NBA's Toronto Raptors -- playing to 20,000 people at every home game for the last...

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Jason Beck, Author Of 'The Miracle Mile' Recaptures '54 Games Magic

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 2:49 PM

"The 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver changed both the city and world sport forever." Caitlin Press Inc.

Jason Beck, curator and facility director of British Columbia's Sports Hall of Fame shares why he wanted to publish a book on the "The Miracle Mile" which is a riveting...

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Theresa Nicassio's Plant-Based Recipes Are All About 'Inclusive Cooking'

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 3:02 PM

Dr. Theresa Nicassio has done a great service for healthy eating with her cookbook YUM, which may surprise those who have not experienced plant-based recipes for a gluten-free diet. It all started for Dr. Nicassio when she typed her recipes into a compilation. Voila, YUM was launched and...

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How Smokers Can Run To Quit

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 3:04 PM

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, smoking causes about 85 per cent of lung cancer cases in Canada and smokers shorten their lives by eight to 10 years on average. Julia Hayos, Special Projects Lead with the Canadian Cancer Society talks about the overview of the Run to Quit program....

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How A Passion For Running Led To Clean Water Projects In Ethiopia

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 10:43 AM

Marissa Cepelinski had the trip of a lifetime recently by participating with her fellow ultra marathoners and running for clean water projects in Ethiopia. Her team of 15 raised just over $102,000. It was enough to set up a school and a clean water well in the town of Hidri,...

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Pump Up Your Running With a Dose of Iron

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 8:10 AM

When I think of spinach, I think of Popeye the Sailor representing strength and health. This leafy green vegetable is one example of a good source of iron that helps maintain a healthy lifestyle. For runners, a lack of iron can result in low energy and poor performance. If you...

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How to Run Hills Like a Pro

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2013 | 11:45 PM

I used to avoid hills like the plague. My legs turned to rubber while gasping like fish out of water to the summit of what could only be described as Mount Everest II. It was far from an enjoyable experience, but as I got used to running hills I began...

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Running Tips: Are You Drinking Enough Water?

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 1:05 PM

The human body can withstand weeks without food and can be trained to survive almost any physical endeavor and yet we can't survive more than three days without water. Even when resting, our organs will begin to shut down after a couple of days without water. The importance of hydrating...

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