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Athlete of the Week

Francina Doyle

Congratulations Francina Doyle from Alberta!

Francina’s 2020 goal is to reach 6000 KM!
March 10th, 2020
Francina reached 1000 KM in less than 2 months. See how she did it!

Getting to Know Francina!

How did you hear about A Great Canadian Running Challenge?

This is my first year. My pastor, a friend, told me about it.

How often do you walk?

Every day. It’s rare that I miss it. I have always been a power walker. I can’t remember when I did not walk.

How do you stay motivated and find the time to walk?

I am motivated by competition, often just with myself. I don’t want to break patterns. I am also a person who needs movement to plan, think, wind down, wind up. It’s how I deal with mental health. I get up early before the rest of my day has to start and go.

What was your greatest obstacle while aiming to reach 1000 KM?

I didn’t really have any obstacles. It’s part of my routine to get up and go, so I just do. There would be more obstacles in my life if I didn’t do this.

What advice would you give someone to stay focused on reaching 1000 KM in 2020?

As hard as it may be to go every day, it’s worth it. And it’s WAY harder to start all over. Just go.


Great work Francina! Thank you for sharing some of your story with us! We wish you the best of luck in reaching your goals!

You can follow Francina’s progress on the Leaderboard and cheer her on as she reaches 6000 KM in 2020!


1 thought on “Athlete of the Week – Francina Doyle”

  1. Wow!! Amazing effort, Francina!! I needed to see this today, as I haven’t been doing much because of crappy weather and really need to get my arse on the go!

    Congratulations!!

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