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  • The Uptrack - Issue #3

    The Uptrack - Issue #3

    As I write this, we are freshly into a new year. A bit arbitrary - perhaps. But the changing of the calendar signals a switch of pace, a reconsidering and a re collecting of our selves for the year ahead. We look back on what we have experienced over the previous 12 months, our successes and failures. We look at the year ahead with hope, excitement and maybe some degree of trepidation.
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  • The Uptrack - Issue #2

    The Uptrack - Issue #2

    Howdy, and welcome back to the Uptrack.

    We have had a lot of positive response to the first addition of this newsletter - It is warming to see that people are keen to tune and slow down for a moment to take in what we are putting together for you. So, thanks for paying attention to us.

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  • The Most “Followed” Skier in the Rockies

    The Most “Followed” Skier in the Rockies

    Marcus Baranow lives a quiet life in the hamlet of Lake Louise. His summers are spent maintaining campgrounds and his winters are simple: eat, sleep, ski. His nightlife consists of board games or working on one of his many solitary projects. Introverted by nature and isolated by geography, how is it that Marcus became the most followed skier in the Rockies?
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  • Mallory Richard is from Winnipeg, and she has tips for winter running

    Mallory Richard is from Winnipeg, and she has tips for winter running

    Some say that people from chilly places are reserved, maybe even aloof. Not Mallory Richard.

    When I log in for our Zoom call, the screen reads “mallory + infant”, the “infant” being her new daughter, Clara. Barely four months old, Clara coos in the background as Mallory and I talk. Soon, it’s apparent that Mallory’s quirky sense of humour easily rivals that of endurance runner Courtney Dauwalter.

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  • Our Gear Swap Is About More Than Deals

    Our Gear Swap Is About More Than Deals

    Our annual gear swap is coming up soon, and for those of you who have something to sell, we are accepting items at the store from Saturday, October 17 until Friday, October 23. Like last year, we’ll be charging 10% for credit card transactions and administration costs.
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  • A Summer of FKTs

    A Summer of FKTs

    What have you been up to this summer? For some competitive runners in the Bow Valley, it’s been all about chasing fastest known times. By coincidence, local ultra runners Liz Halleran and Leif Godberson both have whiteboards on their walls....

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  • How I Became a Runner - Alma Steyn

    How I Became a Runner - Alma Steyn

    Alma joined the RunUphill team last year for our “Learn to Run"clinic.  This Spring,  she trained hard for the half marathon at the Rocky Mountain Soap Co Women’s Run. On May 16th 2020, Alma ran her own virtual half-marathon in 2 hours and 46 minutes!
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  • Born to Run Free: the rabbit Difference

    Born to Run Free: the rabbit Difference

    If you follow the American trail running and ultra-running scene, you might already be familiar with rabbit, the cool kid on the block. After launching in December 2015, rabbit quickly made a name for itself by creating some track and field-inspired apparel and funky patterns. 
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