Linda Wong

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.

How long have you been running for?
16 years

Where is your favourite place to run?
On the North Shore

Describe your best running memory?
The last 2 miles of the Miwok 100k, with my partner Tav pacing me.

What is your favourite post-run treat?
A soy vanilla latte, or a bowl of some sort of soupy noodle

Why did you start running with Flight Crew?
I met Rob over coffee while the shop was still under construction and we got to talking about whether he was going to have a run crew. I offered to help and the rest was history.

Your favourite Flight Crew memory?
There are so many to choose from—the special events are true highlights; from We Run the Night running down the middle of the streets of Chinatown, to the Summer Social where crews from around the world culminate in one space. Other highlights are doing the Flint & Feather trail, and finishing off one of the trail runs soaking in the Lynn Headwaters

What’s the running achievement you’re most proud of?
The achievements I'm most proud of are when I'm able to help someone achieve something they never thought they could.

What’s your favourite item of running clothing/accessory?
My Stance socks

If you could run with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
Kathrine Switzer—the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. I read her book, Marathon Woman, and it was fascinating to learn about the landscape of long distance running for women and how she, with a group of other women, paved the way for the rest of us.

Favourite running distance?
I don't think I have one right now. It used to be a half marathon because it was the perfect balance of racing and pacing, but it's been 5 years since I've actually raced one, and I've only raced ultras for the last 5 years ... so maybe it's 50k? My favourite training distance is 10 miles.