Kintec Run Clinic Instructors

Vancouver

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Beginner / 10km Run

Hello everyone! My name is Tim, and I will be your running group leader this Winter! After putting my competitive running on hold a couple years ago, I’ve been enjoying a wide range of activities including badminton, hiking, and soccer. Running is still very much part of my life, and I hope to share my experience and enthusiasm with you in the near future! Happy Running!

Langley

Mike Palichuk

Beginner / 10km Run

Since 2004, I have run in over 17 marathons, including 9 consecutive Vancouvers, over 20 ultramarathons, and several shorter races. Last summer I ran in my first 100 mile race – the Western States Endurance Run.

In my opinion, the beauty of running is that it provides endless amounts of opportunities for a runner to set personal goals – whether they are to improve fitness, to travel to new places, to make new friends, to run faster times, or to achieve any other sort of personal satisfaction.

North Vancouver

Phil

Phil Vass

Beginner / 10km Run

Phil is an avid biker and skier. He has worked in the foot and footwear industry for over 15 years, fitting ski boots, running shoes and hiking shoes and has a wealth of knowledge in mechanics for running and hiking.

Phil uses running as a way of keeping fit and injury free and loves to help get new runners enjoying the benefits of being active and growing their social circle. He has been leading the beginner clinic for over a year with many of the participants going on to take part in the 10km and 1/2 marathon clinics.

Ryne Melcher

Trail

I have been running for 20 years. I have competed in over 500 running events ranging in distance from 400 meters to 550 miles and have also represented Canada 5 times at the World 100km Championships.

I have a personal best in the marathon of 2:32:04 but mostly run ultra marathons, 200 of them to be exact! In 2010, I set the Canadian Record for 50 miles on trail in a time of 5:54:15.

I have been coaching and teaching clinics for nearly a decade. I love helping people progress as runners and I look forward to running some miles with you!

Maple Ridge

Sean Wilson

Beginner / 10km Run

I’ve been a “ runner” since 2006 when I decided to go out and do the Sun Run without any training, thinking it was just 10km. Let’s just say it was not my favourite day. Since joining my first run clinic in August of 2006, I’ve ran the Sun Run every year, participated in 5 marathons, 2 ultra-marathons, 2 Ironman triathlons and a ton of shorter races.

Running has been a big part of my life since my first Sun Run and I’d be thrilled to help make it a part of yours.

Port Moody

Caresse Selk

Caresse Selk

Beginner Run

I didn’t start off with big running goals. All I wanted to do was wear green, complete a 5 km St. Paddy’s Day Run, then drink beer at the after party! But running can be addicting for a girl like me that loves a challenge. I’ve now completed numerous races including many trail races and destination races in Florida and New Orleans.

I’m thrilled to be instructing for Kintec and hope to show new runners how to find the balance of fitness and fun in their runs!

Jason Dmyterko

Jason Dmyterko

10km Run

I have been running for as long as I can remember, starting at 6 years old when my dad would take me out for 1 mile runs every day. My teens were primarily focused on team sports but I have rediscovered my love for running as an adult.

I love meeting all the new people that come through Kintec’s run clinics. There is nothing more gratifying to me than helping people and seeing them reach their goals.

The Run Centre

Phil

Phil Vass

Beginner / 10km Run

Phil is an avid biker and skier. He has worked in the foot and footwear industry for over 15 years, fitting ski boots, running shoes and hiking shoes and has a wealth of knowledge in mechanics for running and hiking.

Phil uses running as a way of keeping fit and injury free and loves to help get new runners enjoying the benefits of being active and growing their social circle. He has been leading the beginner clinic for over a year with many of the participants going on to take part in the 10km and 1/2 marathon clinics.

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