I’ve written some race recaps for the Canadians. I’ll put them up here when they are complete.
One of the best things about running is how it acts as an escape. At home, running on Mont Royal, there are moments when disbelief can be suspended, and at certain twists and turns of the trail, no matter how familiar they are, you can imagine yourself in some kind of wilderness, using your special skills, that capacity to run long distances, to survive.
The Quebec Athletics Federation has taken some great strides in the last year. The new president, Laurent Godbout, is a guy who is not afraid to say what he thinks, not afraid to go after sacred cows, and not worried about rocking the boat.
The NHL has returned, and filled the P.K. Subban-shaped hole in Canadians’ Saturday nights. Waiting for hockey to return, I wondered whether some other, niche, sports like box lacrosse or women’s hockey, had pushed hard to take away professional hockey’s air time.
I present the following table, mostly without comment. There are still some cases with entirely unnecessary seed-time inflations, but for the most part, the order was about the same (have to allow for some good days/bad days from the runners).