Patrick McNaught

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Born and raised in Calgary, Patrick has always had a passion for the outdoors and sports. He grew up playing hockey and football, and was usually busy with at least two practices or games every day.

Since mid-2014, running has been a huge part of Patrick’s life. Most workdays you’ll find him running on Calgary’s pathways or tackling the McHugh Bluff stairs, a popular workout spot amongst cardio enthusiasts. On weekends, he loves going out to the mountains for some elevation training.

Patrick has a full schedule this year consisting of 13 races. So far, he has three top-10 overall finishes in the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Calgary Race Series and he finished in 8th place at the Frozen Ass 50 km Ultramarathon. His greatest accomplishment this year was finishing the Toronto Goodlife Marathon in 8th place for his age category with a time of 3:01:49 and qualifying for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

For the remainder of 2016, Patrick will be attacking the road, trails, and mountains as he prepares to compete in Ultra Marathon and Marathon events.

Chocolate milk has been part of Patrick’s workout regime since playing hockey in high school. He finds it to be an easily accessible, low cost beverage that provides all the necessary nutrients needed after a hard workout. He prefers chocolate milk to most sports drinks because he knows what he is drinking due to the simple list of ingredients.

When Patrick is not running, you can find him working in the energy-industry in corporate Calgary and volunteering as a Director with the micro-finance organization, Open to Grow.

Follow Patrick’s running adventures on TwitterInstagram and his personal blog.

Rachel Cliff

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Rachel is an elite distance runner (5,000m – Half Marathon) who trains with the BC Endurance Project in Vancouver, BC. Rachel grew up in Vancouver but completed her Undergraduate degree in Biomedical Toxicology at the University of Guelph, and moved back home in 2012 to pursue a Masters in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene at the University of British Columbia. With the help of coaches Chris Johnston (from 2012 – 2015) and Richard Lee (from 2015 to present) Rachel slowly chipped away at her personal bests and athletic achievements. She is currently one of the top distance runners in Canada and recently competed for Canada at the IAAF World Championships in London, England, in the 10,000m.

In addition to training and competing in Track and Field Rachel works part-time as a research assistant in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. She also loves volunteers at an emergency veterinary clinic in Vancouver. Rachel’s mother is a trained dietician and so growing up she learnt all about the health benefits of drinking milk (and chocolate Milk is the best kind)!

With the help and support of his sponsors, coaches, friends and family, Rachel is pursuing the goal of competing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Follow her journey on Twitter and Instagram

Career Highlights

  • 2017 IAAF World Championships (20th Place – 10,000m)
  • 32:00.03 10,000m at 2017 IAAF World Championships (#6 Canadian All-Time List)
  • 2017 Canadian 10k Road Race Champion (#5 Canadian All-Time List)
  • 1:12:07 Half Marathon at 2017 New York Half Marathon)
  • 2016 Canadian Cross Country Championships (Silver Medalist)
  • 2015 World University Games (Finalist, 9th Place – 5,000m)
  • 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships (Silver Medalist – 5,000m)
  • 2014 Vancouver Sun Run Winner
  • 2013 World Cross Country Championships (25th Place)
  • 2011 Canadian Interuniversity Championships (U-Sport/CIS) (Gold Medalist – 3,000m)
  • 2011 Canadian Interuniversity Championships (U-Sport/CIS) (Gold Medalist – 1500m)
  • 2010 University of Guelph Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2010 Canadian Interuniversity Championships (U-Sport/CIS) (Gold Medalist – 3,000m)

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