Inspired Soles

Mark Timmons | Author of Man on the Run

October 11, 2022 Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal Episode 106
Inspired Soles
Mark Timmons | Author of Man on the Run
Show Notes

Mark Timmons is a 62 year old retired high school teacher from Brandon, MB. He started his running journey at age 50, when most people start thinking about retirement. He started with short “fitness” runs, gradually building up his distance to 10k, half marathons and then full marathons. After running the Boston Marathon in 2012, Mark discovered trail running and soon found himself completely immersed in trail running culture. His passion for trails and mountain running has taken him all over North America, Nepal, Iceland and Norway. It was an experience he had while running the Mount Everest Extreme Ultra in Nepal that inspired him to start writing, eventually resulting in the publication of his book, Man on the Run. The book is a collection of stories journaling the experiences Mark has had during an unforgettable decade in pursuit of the extraordinary.

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Resources we discuss in this episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: Run the mile you’re in. Embrace the beast. It’s not luck, it’s preparation. Kiss your dog on its lips.
  • Favourite Place to Run: Brandon Hills, Souris Bend, Iceland, Nepal
  • Bucket List Race: Race in Patagonia; Iceland self supported cross country run N>S
  • Favourite Running Books: Born to Run, Once a Runner
  • Favourite Post Run Indulgence: Kraft Dinner & apple pie

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