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Join us on our journey to connect the boroughs of the GTA running community, one stride at a time.

The Longest Stride Runners of The Six

    • Running
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

Join us on our journey to connect the boroughs of the GTA running community, one stride at a time.

    4. Lyndsay Tessier

    4. Lyndsay Tessier

    Lyndsay Tessier discovered she loved running at an early age and, when she didn’t make the cross country team in elementary school, Lyndsay continued to watch the other runners practice solely because she loved the sport so much. The cross country coach would eventually agree to allow Lyndsay to participate in an inter-school fun run where she went on to win, resulting in an invite to join the team. Lyndsay would continue to have success running cross country, but would eventually stop running in High School when the expectations of placing took away from her love of the sport.

    Lyndsay wouldn’t return to the sport until her early 30s when a childhood friend joined a Running Room half marathon clinic and convinced her to do the same. Lyndsay would go on to finish her first half marathon at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and the passion and love for the sport was rekindled.

    In this episode we’ll discuss Lyndsay’s road race success and her truly inspiring rise to become one of Canada’s fastest long distance runners. We’ll also discuss how running influences her work as an elementary school teacher and how she emphasizes the importance of having fun as the school’s cross country coach.

    To learn more about Lyndsay, you can follow her on Instagram at @lyndsaytessier.

    Thanks for listening to this episode!

    To learn more about the work we’re doing in the Greater Toronto Run Community, visit us at Runnersofthesix.com!

    If you know someone who would make a great guest or you just want to share feedback, please email us at thelongeststride@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

    To support the show, please rate and review this episode on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews help our show by making it easier to find in the iTunes rankings. The higher we climb, the easier it is to find us!

    Thanks again!

    Jonathan and Dre

    • 1 hr 20 min
    3. Moe Bsat

    3. Moe Bsat

    Moe Bsat is as equally passionate about running as he is about bringing awareness to diversity in the running community. In this episode, Moe share’s how he got his start as a runner, his experience as a BIPOC runner, and his thoughts on diversity in the Toronto running community and beyond.

    In 2018, Moe left Toronto for Hamilton and soon recognized a need to create a space for runners that reflected his vision of how a run crew could be, so he created The Air Up There Run Crew (@air_up_there_rc) with his Co-Founder Brad, a runner he met on Strava!

    This past June, drawing inspiration from a yoga studio owner in Hamilton who created a BIPOC only yoga class, Moe dedicated a day of the week for an Air Up There BIPOC only run to serve as a place of healing and the results paid off immediately. Moe also draws parallels between running and social justice in a way that listeners can truly understand and explains why he is working so hard as a lawyer with the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic and member of the Anti-Racism - Anti-Oppression board to keep fighting for social justice and why you should too!

    To learn more about Moe, you can follow him on Instagram at @elginsdiner.

    Thanks for listening to this episode!



    To learn more about the work we’re doing in the Greater Toronto Run Community, visit us at Runnersofthesix.com!

    If you know someone who would make a great guest or you just want to share feedback, please email us at thelongeststride@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

    To support the show, please rate and review this episode on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews help our show by making it easier to find in the iTunes rankings. The higher we climb, the easier it is to find us!

    Thanks again!

    Jonathan and Dre

    • 1 hr 7 min
    2. Brendan Carpenter

    2. Brendan Carpenter

    Brendan Carpenter always struggled with his weight, even as an active child and young adult. Several years ago, Brendan experienced two events where he was publicly humiliated resulting in the decision to make a change. Brendan joined a gym and eventually started running. It wasn’t always easy and he did experience a few setbacks along the way, but Brendan never quit.
    After winning a radio contest for a local race, Brendan’s focus shifted from weight loss to personal accomplishments. He would ultimately finish the race with an incredible time and hasn’t looked back. Brendan’s weight loss journey has transformed into a fitness journey where he leverages his Tik Tok and Instagram online presence to inspire others by sharing his runs as well as the workouts he performs in his “Shred Shed.”
    We’ll also discuss the running community in both Toronto and Peterborough, what’s next for Brendan’s running journey, and what advice he has for those looking to start running. If you’d like to follow Brendan’s journey, you can find him on Instagram (@brecarperuns).
    Thanks for listening to this episode!

    To learn more about the work we’re doing in the Greater Toronto Run Community, visit us at Runnersofthesix.com!
    If you know someone who would make a great guest or you just want to share feedback, please email us at thelongeststride@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram!

    • 44 min
    1. Frontrunners Toronto

    1. Frontrunners Toronto

    Frontrunners Toronto was founded in 1987 as a chapter of the International Frontrunners organization. The LGBTQ+ run crew is made up of runners and friends of all abilities, from novices to advanced runners, for recreation, health and friendship. 

    In this episode, we are joined by Lisa Sweetman (@thislisasweetman), one of the newest team members of Runners of the Six as well as two members of the Frontrunners Toronto Executive team, Val Leon (@valemouse14) and Scott Joudrey (@sjoudrey). We’ll discuss the importance of having an LGBTQ+ run crew in Toronto and how running communities and races be more inclusive of the LGBT2Q+ community.

    You can follow Frontrunners Toronto on Instagram (@frontrunnerstoronto) and on their Facebook Page.



    To learn more about the work we’re doing in the Greater Toronto Run Community, please visit us at Runnersofthesix.com!

    If you know someone who would make a great guest or you just want to share feedback, please email us at thelongeststride@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

    To support the show, please rate and review this episode on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews help our show by making it easier to find in the iTunes rankings. The higher we climb, the easier it is to find us!

    Thanks again!

    Jonathan and Dre

    • 45 min
    0. Intro

    0. Intro

    Welcome to The Longest Stride podcast! In this debut episode, we’ll introduce you to your co-hosts Jonathan (runthesix) and Dre (dreizle) and attempt to explain why we started this podcast.

    The goal is to bring you a new episode each week! Let’s go!

    To learn more about the work we’re doing in the Greater Toronto Run Community, visit us at Runnersofthesix.com!

    If you know someone who would make a great guest or you just want to share feedback, please email us at thelongeststride@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

    To support the show, please rate and review this episode on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews help our show by making it easier to find in the iTunes rankings. The higher we climb, the easier it is to find us!

    Thanks again!

    Jonathan and Dre

    • 9 min
    The Longest Stride Podcast Trailer

    The Longest Stride Podcast Trailer

    Welcome to The Longest Stride. 

    Each week, we'll chat with runners, run crews, leaders in the community and so much more!

    We're excited to bring to you a podcast FOR runners, BY runners.

    Join us as we connect the Boroughs, one stride at a time.



    Stay tuned for our official launch on July 9th!

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

jsquaredto ,

Learning some new things...

...about and from local runners! Great to listen to while out on a run.

Dino Nosella ,

A must listen for anyone in the GTA!

Great show great guys! Fun, insightful and can’t wait for more!

Good golly miss holly!!! ,

Amazing

These podcasts have powered me through so many good runs. I love the diversity in thought and cultural diversity amongst the interviewees so far! Keep up the great work

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