Bruce has been running since he was an 11 year old camper at a summer camp in Ontario. Then counsellor and now Frontrunners owner, Rob Reid, started a running club for the campers and it didn’t take long for Bruce to fall in love with the sport.
His efforts paid off with a successful high school and university running career, before moving West in 1990 to attend teachers college. The great training environment and a focus on the marathon catapulted him to international success. He represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games, four World Athletics Championships, two Olympic Games, and the Pan American Games (silver medalist).
He won numerous Island road races including the Times Colonist 10km, the Pioneer 8k, and the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10km. His masters career included wins at the New York City Marathon and second at the Boston Marathon.
Bruce has been the online coach for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon for the last eight years. He currently coaches a group of 25 youth with the Prairie Inn Harriers. Bruce’s athletes can be found a top of provincial championship podiums, in the hunt for personal best times, or just having fun running.