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Christine Blanchette started running in 1999 and five months later finished the Vancouver Marathon in a qualifying time for Boston. A year later she completed a 50 kilometre ultra marathon in Victoria, B.C., gaining more confidence with a second place finish while her passion for the sport grew.
Christine is an avid high performance runner who started the Run Club at the City of Richmond. From there she went on to teach faculty and students at the UBC Athletics Department with a Half Marathon Clinic – eights years and counting.
Christine is the creator, producer, and host of Shaw Television’s Run With It, B.C.’s only running, fitness and health show, now in its second season. Christine is becoming a television running celebrity, with 33,000 views per month and growing. Her interview subjects range from amateur and professional athletes, coaches and managers, to music celebrities and actors, always with the theme of fitness and health. Run With It calls on Canadians of all ages to engage in physical fitness and promotes physical literacy. She was named Running TV celebrity by VanCityBuzz in 2015.
Christine is also a nationally published health and fitness writer. She writes weekly columns for both the Richmond Review in B.C. and The Sherbrooke Record, Quebec’s second largest English language newspaper. In addition, Christine does radio commentaries on running tips with CJMQ 88.9 fm in Quebec.
She has been interviewed by mainstream media, while her stories have been printed nationally. Christine writes for OptiMYz magazine and has also written for The Seattle Times, The Vancouver Sun, Canadian Running Magazine, Huffington Post, Women’s National Post, iRun Magazine and Get Out There Magazine.
Run With It airs on Shaw Television as well as being on YouTube at runwithitcb1.