Cambie Running Room manager, Lori Paton, was the store manager when I taught my first marathon clinic at the Broadway store in 2010. She left Broadway in 2012 to open the Cambie store, and after John Stanton finally pulled the plug on Broadway early in 2015, we followed Lori to Cambie. This week, we say good-bye as Lori leaves Cambie, the Running Room and Vancouver to pursue her dreams in Banff.
This 11k route is our tribute to the queen of the Cambie Running Room. It was one of Lori’s favourites — along with this one — and was in regular rotation at Wednesday night run club until Greg and I messed things up (I blame myself since I never got around to making a proper map of this route until now). I had originally dubbed this route the ‘Yukon Runner’s Boot’ because it heads up Yukon Street and the road through Queen E Park carves a boot-like shape, but, with apologies to Kelsey Bragg, the original Yukon Runner, it seemed fitting to officially name it in Lori’s honour.