On Friday the Thirteenth of May, I wrote "Dueling Marathons in Toronto versus Mississauga in 2011". For the first time, the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon and the Mississauga Marathon were scheduled head-to-head for May 15th. This article compares and contrasts these two, and also mentions the other Toronto rival, the ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, which is held in the autumn. This was, in part, a public service announcement since I also provided links to the official road closure announcements.
"I Registered for the 2011 Toronto Challenge 5Km" was published on May 18. I did exactly what the title says I did. The article provides more background for the event; why it is worth entering; and some of my fond memories from previous years.
One key point is to write about "what you know". I've run in all the events mentioned; they are in my home city.
Another point is to write about "what you love". ; I'm passionate about fitness, the value of running, and the importance of these events for runners and for the charities that raise funds through such events.
The final point is "timeliness". I was a bit slow in writing about the two marathons, but gave plenty of time for runners to train for the autumn Waterfront marathon. By contrast, I published the Toronto Challenge article about a month before the event. That is plenty of time to train to walk 5Km...which is an accepted activity for this event...and also enough time to raise funds for one of the charities.