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Christine Blanchette

TV host of Run With It and radio host, writer/blogger

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.
Why You Should Spend This Summer In

Why You Should Spend This Summer In Abbotsford

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 as the "City in the Country" for its agricultural, hospitality and outdoors activities.
05/18/2017 01:32 EDT
5 Fun Cross-Training Winter Activities To Keep You

5 Fun Cross-Training Winter Activities To Keep You Active

Incorporating cross-training once or twice a week in your workout routine will keep you motivated with your running, build strength and help prevent injury. In addition, cross-training is a good alternative to running when you can't run due to poor weather conditions.
01/09/2017 11:59 EST
5 Things To Do Before Your Big

5 Things To Do Before Your Big Race

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.
10/27/2016 09:29 EDT
Canadian Country Singer Rod Black Makes Healthy Living A

Canadian Country Singer Rod Black Makes Healthy Living A Priority

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.
07/22/2016 04:04 EDT
Getting To Know 4KORNERS: Toronto Raptors' Resident

Getting To Know 4KORNERS: Toronto Raptors' Resident DJ

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 11 seasons.
07/21/2016 11:24 EDT
How Smokers Can Run To

How Smokers Can Run To Quit

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. The Run to Quit program is a 10-week course for smokers to take up running or walking as a way to help break the habit.
04/08/2016 03:04 EDT
How A Passion For Running Led To Clean Water Projects In

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

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, Northern Ethiopia.
12/22/2015 11:43 EST
Pump Up Your Running With a Dose of

Pump Up Your Running With a Dose of Iron

For runners, a lack of iron can result in low energy and poor performance. If you are new to running and noticed feeling unexplained fatigue, you may be iron deficient. Peak running performance and staying healthy depends on choosing the right foods. Therefore, fueling your body with the proper nutrients will keep your running on track.
09/18/2015 08:10 EDT
How to Run Hills Like a

How to Run Hills Like a Pro

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 to appreciate what they were doing for my body.
09/15/2013 11:45 EDT
Running Tips: Are You Drinking Enough

Running Tips: Are You Drinking Enough Water?

The importance of hydrating the body can't be understated, as every year marathon race organizers incorporate medical tents with professional volunteers to administer iv drips to those runners who needed help because of poor hydration or heat exhaustion.
08/07/2013 01:05 EDT