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Christopher Kelsall

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

Kathy Butler Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrtaed Kathy Butler is British, Canadian and currently trains in America. She is an Olympian, coach, proud new mother and maker of eco-friendly children’s wear. She is now in-training for her third Olympiad, the...

The Geoff Martinson interview: Worlds, Olympics and breaking benchmarks

© Copyright – 2011 – Athletics Illustrated Geoff Martinson is a Canadian Olympic hopeful and IAAF Worlds Track and Field Championships competitor (Daegu 2011). Martinson competes in middle distance events and is on the cusp of making the 2012 London...

Hilary Stellingwerff Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Middle-distance runner Hilary Stellingwerff is planning to compete for Canada at the 2012 London Olympic Games. She has raced in the Commonwealth Games, IAAF World Cross Country Championships, World Track and Field Championships and the World...

The Jason Loutitt interview: ultra running, being aboriginal, and living with alcoholism

© Copyright – 2009 - Athletics Illustrated Jason Loutitt has lived just about everywhere in Western Canada. He was born in Trail, British Columbia where his father played Jr. Hockey. He grew up in Uranium City, Saskatchewan until he was...

The Justine Johnson interview

© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Victoria, BC's Justine Johnson currently competes for the University of Washington. She graduated from Oak Bay High School having trained under coach Keith Butler. Johnson competed in the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships...

Bruce Deacon Interview

© Copyright – 2010 – Athletics Illustrated Bruce Deacon caught and held the attention of the Canadian distance running community for nearly a decade as he qualified and competed internationally during much of the country’s marathon-distance dry spell. The lone...

Zach Whitmarsh Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Zach Whitmarsh toils on the Jack Wallace Memorial, Oak Bay High School track in Victoria, BC. Marley his dog canters back and forth from the infield to the start area and back, taking...

Paul O’Callaghan Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated Irishman Paul O'Callaghan competed in six IAAF World Cross Country Championships, qualified for the Olympics and wore the green from 1982 to 2003, competing on the road, track and in cross-country. As his website indicates,...

Keith Butler Interview

© Copyright - 2011 - Athletics Illustrated University of Victoria Vikes athletics coach Keith Butler, along with head coach Brent Fougner are seeing early returns on their collaboration during the 2011 CIS West cross-country season. Both the women’s and men’s...

Shayla Houlihan Interview

© Copyright - 2010 - Athletics Illustrated Steeplechase specialist Shayla Houlihan, has recorded a number of personal bests in recent years with impressive improvements in the steeple and at the 5000 metre distance during 2009 and 2010. She is now...
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