Hello Chris, I am fellow runner from Kitchener, Ontario.
I was born in Sydney Mines. A couple of years ago I completed a solo bike ride across Canada (in support of our cancer hospital) and upon riding into my birth town I smiled reading the welcome sign "Home of Johnny Miles, two time winner of Boston Marathon ". I ran Boston that spring of 2012, so you can imagine my pride.
I did a little research and enjoyed learning about Johnny Miles' story. I learned about the marathon in his honour in New Glasgow and thought to run it some day. I registered for this year's marathon.
I took on the challenge to run all 6 world majors and Big Sur for charity this year. And The Johnny Miles will be a good training run and instill some pride to participate.
I'd enjoy meeting some of my Cape Breton neighbour's if a group of you are running Johnny Miles. If you know of anyone running I'd enjoy dining together on the Saturday night ( or Friday).
If not, I enjoy coming to Cape Breton every now and then and will inquire about joining a run or two.
Robert Baxter, P.Eng., CCIM
robert at baxterici.com