Inspired Soles

2019 Boston Marathon W70-74 Winner | Roslyn Smith

March 16, 2021 Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal Episode 26
Inspired Soles
2019 Boston Marathon W70-74 Winner | Roslyn Smith
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Inspired Soles
2019 Boston Marathon W70-74 Winner | Roslyn Smith
Mar 16, 2021 Episode 26
Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal

Roslyn Smith is a 72 year old road runner from Comox, BC who holds Canadian masters records in the 8k (37:44, W70), half marathon (1:39:06, W65) and marathon (3:39:35 W65; 3:52:20 W70). In 2019 she flat-out won her 70-74 age group at the Boston Marathon, beating her running idol Jeannie Rice by over 10 minutes in a true display of the tortoise and the hare tale. Roz’s over 40 year running career began in the western arctic where she taught physical education, but it really took off in 2005 when she retired to Comox and had more time to train. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Her 2019 Boston win
  • What’s changed about the sport and her approach to training as she’s gotten older
  • Who’s in her support network, and
  • The importance of challenging herself through speed work.

Roz is a fierce competitor but she’s also incredibly down-to-earth. If you’ve been searching for evidence that we can run strong into our 8th decade of life, look no further than this inspiring interview with the one and only, Roslyn Smith.

Resources  discussed in the episode:

  • Our interview with Roz's coach, Dr. Wayne Crowe
  • Favourite Mantra: Feel strong; You’re doing well; Feel the crowd
  • Favourite Place to Run: One Spot Trail; Victoria (Oak Bay, Uplands, Dallas Rd)
  • Bucket List Race: Berlin Marathon; Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
  • Favourite Book: Older, Faster, Stronger by Margaret Webb; Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder
  • Post-Run Indulgence: Burger, fries and a beer
Show Notes

Roslyn Smith is a 72 year old road runner from Comox, BC who holds Canadian masters records in the 8k (37:44, W70), half marathon (1:39:06, W65) and marathon (3:39:35 W65; 3:52:20 W70). In 2019 she flat-out won her 70-74 age group at the Boston Marathon, beating her running idol Jeannie Rice by over 10 minutes in a true display of the tortoise and the hare tale. Roz’s over 40 year running career began in the western arctic where she taught physical education, but it really took off in 2005 when she retired to Comox and had more time to train. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Her 2019 Boston win
  • What’s changed about the sport and her approach to training as she’s gotten older
  • Who’s in her support network, and
  • The importance of challenging herself through speed work.

Roz is a fierce competitor but she’s also incredibly down-to-earth. If you’ve been searching for evidence that we can run strong into our 8th decade of life, look no further than this inspiring interview with the one and only, Roslyn Smith.

Resources  discussed in the episode:

  • Our interview with Roz's coach, Dr. Wayne Crowe
  • Favourite Mantra: Feel strong; You’re doing well; Feel the crowd
  • Favourite Place to Run: One Spot Trail; Victoria (Oak Bay, Uplands, Dallas Rd)
  • Bucket List Race: Berlin Marathon; Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
  • Favourite Book: Older, Faster, Stronger by Margaret Webb; Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder
  • Post-Run Indulgence: Burger, fries and a beer