Get To Know Your Running Clubs - North Burnaby Runners
In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Tyler Sparrow about the Vancouver based North Burnaby Runners, you'll often find them running around the streets of .... you guessed it! Burnaby!
Want to learn more about them? Read on!
Hi Tyler! Who are you? Give us your best one line bio
I am a Runner, Personal Trainer (www.sparrowfitness.ca), Fitness Instructor and Run Coach that loves to have fun!
Tell us a bit about the group's history
North Burnaby Runners has been around since early 2015. When I started the group, I wanted to provide a free and fun running group for the community.
Other groups that I had been to were either paid clinics or just about running and nothing else. I wanted to make something more, and I couldn't find it in Burnaby. I set out to create a group where runners of all paces could get together to run, socialize and connect. This way we are able to cater to all levels and encourage others to get involved once they see how much fun they can have! We always have a social aspect to our runs and the group very much supports each other. People look forward to our weekly runs and that's what we are all about.
Nice! what sort of runners typically run with the group?
We cater to all levels of runners. We have everyone from Elite level runners and Ultra marathoners and people that are just getting into running, training for their first 5 km or just wanting to stay fit and be social. Some of our runs can be more challenging but our weekly Wednesday night crew run is designed to be inclusive for anyone!
Where/when do you usually meet and run?
Wednesday 6:30pm at various locations, mainly starting from Dageraad Brewing
Other runs vary and are posted weekly, the best way to keep tabs on our latest group runs is to check out www.facebook.com/NorthBurnabyRunners/
Any cost to be a member/join?
None. It's free to come run with us!
Are the North Burnaby Runners affiliated with any events?
We are involved in Sparrow Fitness Charity Fundraisers supporting local Non-profits
Where are your favourite spots to run in/around Vancouver?
A couple of our favourite local routes are at Burnaby Mountain if you are looking for some hills and beautiful views or Burnaby Lake if you are looking for a fast and flat 10km loop. We like these two routes so much that they are part of our logo! The mountains and the Lake.
Do you personally have any favourite local races?
We have members take part in so many local races but a few favourites have been the Vancouver First Half, West Van Run, Vancouver Sun Run, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Seawheeze, Eastside 10k and all the MEC races. Ok maybe we like racing a lot haha
Anything else that we should know?
We love to go out for Brunch, pizza, sushi and/or beer, and we eat a lot of bananas. Also we are actively recruiting Michael Buble to run with us as he is moving into our neighbourhood on our run routes. No word, yet.....
Want to learn more?
Want to connect with the North Burnaby Runners, or just learn a bit more about them? Check out their information below:
Find more runs around Vancouver
Looking for runs in and around Vancouver? The RunGuides Vancouver race calendar can help you find upcoming runs and running races in the area - www.runguides.com/vancouver/runs