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Christopher Kelsall

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Runner, writer, race director, coach, website-guy and Lydiard advocate.

Laura Mitic Interview

© Copyright – 2010 – Athletics Illustarted University of Victoria Vike, Laura Mitic recently competed in the Canadian Interuniversity Cross Country Championships (CIS) in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The Claremont High School grad, helped the Vikes to a 4th place finish, by...

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has...

Chris McDougall Born to Run A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. Random House, Inc, 2009 Knopf. 287 pp. $24.95 © Christopher Kelsall – 2010 - Copyright I sit blurry-eyed watching planes take off through the floor-to-ceiling wall of...

Lisa Harvey Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated (April 2008) Canadian distance runner Lisa Harvey, is a competitor who just loves to run. She started in high school, and later ran varsity for the University of Calgary Dinosaurs in Calgary, Alberta. Harvey...

Adam Campbell Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Adam Campbell is a Victoria, BC based competitive ultra-marathon and mountain runner who happens to also be married to one of Canada’s top Olympic distance triathletes, Lauren (Groves) Campbell. Growing up primarily in Lagos, Nigeria,...

Zola Budd Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Zola Budd came to worldwide prominence during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. The focus on her was intense for several reasons, none of which were necessarily healthy for a shy, small-town, 17-year-old...

Gary Reed – Reed Athletics Fund

                      © Copyright - 2011 - Christopher Kelsall Recently retired Canadian 800m record holder Gary Reed, launched a first-of-its-kind charity foundation to support financially struggling track and field athletes. Typically athletes will lend their name and make appearances for a good cause...

Khadevis Robinson Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Khadevis Robinson, one of the fastest and most consistent 800m runners that the US has produced, is coming to Victoria July 3rd to race the 800m main event at the Victoria Track Classic. Robinson...

Mmm Beer – A Source of Hydration

© Copyright - 2007 - Athletics Illustrated You see people out on their daily walk or jog. They carry their water bottles or have affixed an apparatus around their middle to store water. You know the contrivance, the ones which...

Cross-country Respect – Where is it?

© Copyright - 2008 - Athletics Illustrated Frankly, it surprises me to no end why women are not waving their collective fists in the air, voices united in song, harmoniously belting out the chorus to Aretha Franklin’s classic 1970s hit,...

Cameron Levins – 2009

© Copyright – 2009 – Athletics Illustrated On June 16th, Black Creek’s Cam Levins finished 2nd over-all in the British Columbia Provincial 5k Road Race Championships on a challenging and hilly, double-looped course. He finished in the time of 14:53....
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