Inspired Soles

Top 10 Race Recommendations | Brad Whitson & Jennifer Tackley

August 24, 2021 Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal Episode 48
Inspired Soles
Top 10 Race Recommendations | Brad Whitson & Jennifer Tackley
Show Notes

It’s time to welcome our third Couple of the Quarter, Brad Whitson and Jennifer Tackley, to the show!  They are a running couple from Winnipeg with decades of running experience together.  You would be hard pressed to find a race that they haven’t done in North America.  The range represented between the two of them is incredible, from shorter road runs to longer ultramarathons.

With races starting to happen again, many people are daring to dream, and starting to plan their race calendars for the remainder of this season and the next.  With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to ask Brad and Jenn to list their top 5 favourite road races and top 5 most recommended trail races.  They have a really interesting mix of events on their list from the Montreal Marathon and the Disney Dopey Challenge, to the Javelina 100-miler and the ET 51K.  We hope you enjoy this episode and maybe get some ideas for new places to explore!

5 Road Races:

  1. Montreal Marathon
  2. Disney Dopey Challenge
  3. Las Vegas Rock & Roll Marathon
  4. Twin Cities Marathon
  5. Nova Scotia Marathon

5 Trail Races:

  1. Pemberton 50k / Javelina 100M
  2. Superior 100M
  3. ET 51k
  4. Antelope 50M & 100M / Zion 50M & 100M
  5. Black Hills 100M 

Resources we discussed in the episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: Get 'er done! (Brad)
  • Favourite Place to Run: Black Canyon AZ (Jenn), Marquette (Brad)
  • Bucket List Race: A 100-miler (Jenn), Western States (Brad)
  • Favourite Movie: Unbreakable or Without Limits (Brad)
  • Post-Run Indulgence: Burger & fries (Jenn), Burger & a beer (Brad)