Running is a sport built on mythologies and larger than life tales of determination and grit...even (arguably) on the local level. This week, for example, I was chatting with some friends about the Springbank Road races, an event less than an hour away from myself that brought in Olympians, and record holders alike...not really as documented as I would like, but, if you ask the right people...get ready, they’ll talk your ear off about those golden years...even on a more local level, in the small town of Tillsonburg, ten minutes east of the family farm, they used to have a race that attracted guys who would put out low 30 10ks on a regular basis...all the more impressive when you find out that there’s not even a regular road race that happens there anymore. My point is, this sport is rich with stories of amazing performances, but to be honest, they can be hard to verify. One of my guests this week though, George Aitken, has a life time worth of racing photos, programs and results of everything from small town races to some of Sully’s races at world cross, he’s one of the closest things we have to a historian of the sport in this country and you’re going to want to stick around for him. Also, Evan Esselink, 4th in Yorkville a couple of weeks ago at the Canadian 5k champs, and a promising career ahead of him. We talk Cross Nationals, Yorkville, and more.