5 km - 16:28
10 km - 33:02
Half-Marathon - 1:12:34
Education - BFA from Providence College on Rhode Island, USA and BEd from Western University in London, Ontario
Profession - Primary School Teacher with Northern Lights School Board
I love this sport. I love feeling my legs burn. I love the community and the incredible bonds and connections I have made through running. I love that my feet take me on an adventure where I see the world from a different perspective. Through creeks and streams, over rocks and hills–I am at complete and total peace when my feet move beneath me, from the moment I tie up my shoes, there is nowhere else and nothing else I would rather be doing. Most importantly, I love that I share it with my husband, Matt Setlack.
I would not have this connection with running if it were not for the support and gentle push from my Mom and Dad, as a shy and introverted kid they pushed me to join the Kingston Napanee Legion Track & Field Club and from that moment on, I was hooked.
I learned how to handle adversity and claw my way back from four years of burnout under the NCAA division 1 program. Steve Boyd and his crew at Physi Kult (Pat McDermott, Jeff Brison) are/were paramount in teaching others the fundamentals of our sport. We have had many great conversations while winding through destinations.
Community makes up our sport; we run, learn, share and grow. I am always eager to answer any questions about training or racing, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m still learning and always will be.
My coach, Jim Finlayson kindly puts his time and energy into helping me surpass my goals.
5 km - 15:13
10 km - 31:40
Half-Marathon - 1:09:24
Education - BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom
Profession - Student Pilot in Royal Canadian Air Force
Matt Setlack is an elite runner who has been running competitively for over 10 years. He has been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Running Team for the past eight years and has competed at the CISM Cross-Country World Championships in Switzerland in 2008, Belgium in 2010, Lebanon in 2014 and Hungary in 2017. He also competed at the CISM Military World Games in Brazil in 2011 (5,000m) and South Korea in 2015 (10,000m). As a member of the Canadian Mountain Running Team, Matt competed in the 32nd World Mountain Running Championships (WMRC) in Bulgaria in 2016, the 33rd WMRC in Italy in 2017, the 14th Long Course WMRC in Italy in 2017 and the 34th WMRC in Andorra in 2018.
Matt is coached by Steve Boyd from Physi-Kult Running in Kingston, Ontario and is supported by Running Room Canada. He has been a member of the Running Room Athletic Club (RRAC) since 2010.