Canadian Running - - PLACES - google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zCz-Jz5eV4no.kg­bKKl4pcmY8&usp=shar­ing Eric Gil­lis is one of the fastest and most con­sis­tent marathon­ers in Cana­dian his­tory. This sum­mer he will run the marathon in his third Olympic Games.

Cooks and Carter

3 Cooks Mill and Carter Road is were the Speed River marathon group meets for many of our work­outs. This run starts by pass­ing through a beau­ti­ful cov­ered wooden foot­bridge. Then make your way along the Royal Recre­ation Trail (or what we call the “Fat River” trail) head­ing east, on the north side of Eramosa River.

Take a jaunt into the Univer­sity of Guelph’s Ar­moe­tum, the Gryphons’ home cross-coun­try course. The sin­gle track trail off Stone Road pops you out at the cor­ner of Cooks and Carter, af­ter a stretch of dirt and paved road, all of which are well used marathon work­out routes, you do a 4K loop of what we call “Pos­sum” for un­known rea­sons, oth­er­wise known, on Google Maps, as Smith Prop­erty Loop. The fi­nal stretch takes you south along the Eramosa River, on what is re­ferred to as “Skinny River” trail.

Guelph res­i­dent Robert Mun­sch is Canada’s most beloved chil­dren’s book au­thor.

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