Patrick Stuart


Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Running: 13.1

I’m a husband, father, brother, son and it turns out I’m a runner too! I grew up dreading running, partly as it was a punishment in school for missing a drill – “do 5 laps!”, and would try to get back into it every couple years, only to be deterred by the heat of Toronto, Ontario summers. It was always something I wanted to like, but couldn’t quite get there. Fast forward a couple years and I met the love of my life and she loved running. I decided it was time to give it another shot, and signed up for my first 10k in Vancouver, Canada. I got hurt in the lead-up to it, but did it anyhow and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’m not the most amazing runner, but the focus and training needed to improve are so valuable to me…and I love chasing something I haven’t quite reached. I’ve now run 2 x 10k races and 3 half marathons with a 4th in October! It’s time I take this love of running international and cross the border into TrackTown USA!

Patrick Stuart