An excellent half-marathon (done it twice) (about: 2010)|
Dennis Maione from Winnipeg, Manitoba (9/13/10)
4-5 previous marathons
| 2 Treherne Marathons
Treherne is a great little race. It is far enough out of the way that you don't get the 10,000+ racers that you get at the Manitoba Marathon but close enough to Winnipeg and Brandon that if you live in Manitoba, you can easily get there. Hills are a killer (the first two are, anyway) if you do your training exclusively on the flat prairies, but nothing that you cannot handle if you do a bit of hill work in preparation (or are willing to walk a bit on the run). I only run half-marathons, so I cannot comment on the full course, but the half course is great. Because it is out of the way and in the country, the spectators are sparse, but it is a nice little jaunt in the country. Also, because it usually only has a few hundred participants, you will run most of the race with only a few people around you (again, in contrast to the Manitoba Marathon). I've always found the race well organized, although, I think that they could upgrade to a chip system for timing, rather than having to have your number visible at the end in order to be identified.