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Flight Crew
Ambassadors

Your Flight Crew Ambassadors will ensure your run is safe, all-inclusive and fun. Our crew experience involves short and long distance road racing, ultra-marathons and leading track workouts for all abilities. We are here to guide you, answer questions and make it fun. Whether you’re a sub-40min 10Ker, just laced up your first pair of proper running shoes, or a 50 mile ultra marathoner, you found your home.

 

Rob Smith
VRC Owner

Beer-loving Co-Owner Rob got his first taste of running stardom as a teenager competing in a local race. Nowadays you can find him working hard to shave some seconds off his already impressive marathon time to secure a place in Boston, where he will no doubt be wearing indecently short split shorts.

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Becky Smith
VRC Owner

Co-owner of Vancouver Running Company, Becky (thankfully) found a love for running, despite their relationship getting off to a shaky start. Find her taking her favourite Asics trainers out for a seawall spin, earning that post-run brunch.

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Clare Wilkes
Operations Manager/Road Ambassador

Having swapped the bright lights of London for the serenity of Kits, Clare was first dragged to Flight Crew by fellow ambassador and Brit, Hollie, in May last year. Most often seen chatting her way around the Thursday road routes, dreaming of a day when the trails don’t kick her butt.

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Jay Grandin
Road Ambassador

Dad to twins and head honcho at Giant Ant, Jay has become the speed record holder in getting changed before Flight Crew runs. His mum’s biggest fan and a lover of naps, you’ll catch him leading the fast boys (and girls) at the front of our Thursday 10k road routes.

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Linda Wong
Road Ambassador

Master of road and trail, you’ll seldom see her without a pair of Stance socks on her legs, first in line to help out with any Flight Crew event—especially if there’s coffee at the finish line.

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Devon McGuire
Road Ambassador

Boston marathoner Devon has been running around Vancouver for 13 years and still isn’t sick of the seawall. Try and take her Garmin you’ll regret it, but you can always win her heart with ice cream.

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Eric Hallson
Trail Ambassador

Trail ambassador Eric enjoys helping others achieve their goals, even if that means seeing them suffer through a few miles first. You’ll see him rocking a Ciele GoCap on the Lower Seymour trails, dreaming of a post-run pizza and a chance to run with Usain Bolt…

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Hollie Holden
Trail Ambassador

Pug loving Hollie moved to Vancouver from London 3 years ago and hasn’t looked back. A serious trail convert, she claims VRC was her idea first—thankfully she settled for being one of our ambassadors instead

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Jess Lam
Road Ambassador

Road ambassador Jess joined Flight Crew after getting extreme FOMO from not being part of a running crew. Now she wouldn’t trade us for anything, not even a JJ Bean muffin—unless a 90s supermodel is involved.

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Flight Crew
Premier

VRC Flight Crew Premier is a paid membership program designed to add value to those regularly attending and taking part in Flight Crew runs and events.

 

BENEFITS

Free lululemon top
$50 rate for all 30 minute physio sessions (regular $75) at Physio Room Vancouver
15% off apparel and footwear /15% off nutrition and accessories /10% off electronics (regular price, instore only)
24hr early access to all limited registration Vancouver Running Co. & VRC Flight Crew events
Attendance to the Flight Crew Premier Speaker Series
Members only access to limited VRC Flight Crew merchandise
Fee $60.00/per calendar year, memberships runs January 1 – December 31, renewed annually.

PURCHASE PREMIER MEMBERSHIP

 

 

FC PREMIER SPEAKER SERIES

February 22, 2017 @ 6:30pm
March 15, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Vancouver Running Co. 1886 W1st Ave
Vancouver Running Co. 1886 W1st Ave
Andrea Chen MPT, Physiotherapist
Dylan Wykes M.Sc., Olympian, Co-Founder of Mile2Marathon Coaching Inc.
Self injury management for runners
2012 London Olympic Marathon
Reviewing the most common running injuries and what you can do about it.

What sort of sacrifice does it take to make it to the pinnacle of sport? What’s it like once you’re there? I’ll share my 2012 London Olympic marathon journey. From barely making the Canadian Olympic team to toeing the start line against the world’s best. From hanging out among athletic royalty in the athletes Village to meeting real royalty. It was a rollercoaster ride that hopefully inspires others to get after it and chase their dreams.

 

April 12, 2017 @ 6:30pm
May 2017
Vancouver Running Co. 1886 W1st Ave
Red Bull 1128 Homer St,
Dave Carter MPT, Physiotherapist
TBA
Training and overload management
TBA
The science of managing and reducing training injuries. What amateur athletes can do to minimize the risk of injury.

 

 

June 14, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Vancouver Running Co. 1886 W1st Ave
Lindsay Farr MPT, Physiotherapist
Hitting your stride
Biomechanics and Running. Learn how different running mechanics can affect the efficiency of your run and what this means for your body.