Ben Yu Schott

Take It In Stride Columnist Ben Yu Schott lives in Whitehorse with his family. He has contributed a running column for What's Up Yukon.

Take it in stride: A little coaching goes a long way

We all have the capacity to improve in whatever we do in life; running and walking is no exception. Coaches help Olympic athletes get to peak performance, and recreational and casual athletes can benefit from a coach in the same way. A running or walking coach can help anyone from a beginner to a seasoned …

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Take It In Stride: Running in Fear

People have trained their entire lives to run the Boston Marathon and making it there is a tremendous accomplishment. The recent bombings at the 2013 event were heinous, horrible acts. What should have been a day of celebration, turned into a day of sorrow. To those people affected— runners, spectators, Bostonites — my thoughts and …

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Making a Difference One Child at a Time

Growing up in the Yukon, Morgan Wienberg dreamed of being a veterinarian. During her teens, she spent six weeks in Western Australia caring for injured kangaroos and owls. Everything changed when she heard about the impacts of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. About to graduate from F.H. Collins Secondary School and head to university, …

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Take It In Stride: Rock the Walk!

Every Saturday morning just before 10 a.m. there are taps at the door of the Law Courts Building in downtown Whitehorse. Voices echo and feet shuffle, sometimes more quickly on the cold days. The Whitehorse Walkers energetically gather and get ready for their weekly two-hour walk. The group has formally been getting together since 2003 …

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