Since 2008, the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run has offered learn to run programs to help people start running. The program has expanded and is now offered in Glace Bay, North Sydney and Louisbourg. It is organized and managed by about 32 volunteer coaches who are enthusiastic about sharing their love of running.
Name: Robbie Miller.
Learn to Run (LTR) program location:
Why did you decide to take the LTR Program? For a healthier lifestyle.
What was the best part of the LTR program? Achieving my goal and meeting some great people.
What was the hardest part?
Running my first 5K.
What is your favorite memory or moment from the LTR program? Accomplishing my first 5K and meeting our great coaches and co-runners.
Best advise you received about running? Pace yourself and never give up and it’s
OK to walk to recover if need be. Something surprising you learned about yourself through running? I’m tougher than I thought.
What would you tell a new runner? Stretch, hydrate and pace yourself. Longest run (by distance or time) you have ever done? So far it was 8K.
Which race are you doing at Cape Breton Fiddlers in September? 10K.
Do you call yourself a runner? I consider myself a runner-in-training.
What are your goals in running? Right now my goal is the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run 10K and to finish it.
How has running changed you? It has given me a healthier outlook on life.
Why do you run? I run because I enjoy it and I love achieving new goals and
I hope to continue running into the future.