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1201, 2017

The New Run Commuters – January 2017

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: General, News, People|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Our first runcommuter profile for 2017 is Bon Crowder, who also heralds another first for TRC, as she is the only runcommuter featured on this site to hail from Texas. Bon is a teacher who runs to work every day of the week. Through her That'sMath startup company Bon is educating the youth. But she is also an example to her own children in her active lifestyle. Bon shows [...]

2112, 2016

Review: Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20L

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Gear, General|Tags: , , , , , , , |7 Comments

Is THIS the best run commuting pack...ever? For some people, perhaps even many people, the answer is yes, the Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20 is the best run commuting pack ever. Those who read my review of the OMM 20L will recall that I opened that review with a similar question, and a similar answer. There are reasons for this: firstly, I cannot deny that [...]

512, 2016

The New Run Commuters – December 2016

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: General, News, People|Tags: , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Emphasizing TRC's global reach, this month's featured runcommuter is James Moore, from London, England. Like our profiled runcommuter from earlier in the year, Julien Delange, James uses runcommuting to train for ultra distance trail races. (Also like Julien--and TRC's own contributor Nicholas Pedneault--James uses Hoka One One shoes). James says that runcommuting helps him leave work at a reasonable time; the knowledge that he's going to run home [...]

212, 2016

Review: SunWarrior Sol Good Protein Bars

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

We're big fans of SunWarrior here at The Run Commuter, so we were excited when they sent us a sample from their new line of products - Sōl Good Protein Bars. I tested them out after a few of my morning 5-mile run commutes, instead of my usual post-run Clif bar.   Here are the main takeaways High protein (70% - 90% more [...]

1611, 2016

Review: OMM Adventure Light 20 Backpack

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Gear, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Best Run Commuting Backpack Ever? OMM (standing for Original Mountain Marathon) is a brand well-known to UK and Euro trail runners, but it has yet to become popular in the US, which is a pity. I would go so far as to say this is a ‘best-kept secret’ of running packs. The OMM 20L may be the best run commuting backpack ever, and [...]

3008, 2016

Review: Hoka One One Huaka

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Gear|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

About four years ago, in the midst of my transition from conventional running shoes to more minimalist ones, I was offered a quick glimpse of what I thought were the ugliest shoes ever made on this planet: the Hoka One One. I just could not picture myself run commuting in them without becoming the laughing stock of the Ottawa running community. Then, in [...]

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