Canada’s Best Bling p.14 How to avoid the holiday running slump p.36 TRACEY TONG runs and writes in Ottawa and Toronto. When she isn’t training for her next marathon, she’s dashing after her two-year-old daughter, Millicent. @traceytong Is marathoning in Canada headed back to the dark ages? p.16 PATRICK MACKINNON ran cross-country and track at the University of Waterloo. He is still competing across a variety of distances postcollegiately. He lives in Hamilton. There’s something about the Cabot Trail Relay p.60 ALTAIRA NORTHE is a runner with the Parkdale Roadrunners and a freelance writer, splitting her time between in Toronto and the West Coast. Last May, she had the pleasure of joining an all-women’s team to take on the Cabot Trail Relay, and act as an embedded reporter for her feature on the experience. @ctrlaltaira Running To Stand Still p.80 LAUREN STOPE was born and raised in Vancouver. Lauren’s love affair with running started late in life. Now an avid runner, she can be found exploring Vancouver’s beautiful beaches and forest trails (weather permitting) and on rainy days can most likely be found at a spin class or pilates.