Derrick Spafford of Spafford Health and Adventure has the extensive knowledge and background to help you achieve, and exceed, your running goals. Enjoy unique, customized, individual training programs catered to your ever-changing fitness needs. Spafford Health and Adventure specializes in trail, ultra, mountain and snowshoe running, in addition to preparing athletes for other epic events or adventures in the outdoors.
Derrick Spafford has over 35 years of running and coaching experience. Derrick is a competitive runner who has competed in race distances from 800m to 100 miles, and multi-day stage races. He currently competes in trail, mountain, ultra and snowshoe running races and has numerous wins and podium finishes in races including Haliburton Forest 100 mile and Yukon Arctic Ultra. Derrick's passion for running is evident by the fact that he has not missed a day of running since December 1989.
Derrick is also a race director and freelance writer, with regular articles in Canadian Running Magazine. Spafford Health and Adventure also offers an online store with products that Derrick has fully tested and approved, including Dion Running Snowshoes, UltrAspire Hydration, Kahtoola MicroSpikes, Swiftwick Socks, S!Cap Electrolytes, Trail Toes body lube, and Natural Ice Lip Balm.
Derrick is a member of the La Sportiva Running Team (since 2006), and also a Trail Running Ambassador for Suunto, Julbo and Elevate Me Bars.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
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Running, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country, Corporate Wellness