Prairie Inn Harriers

PIH encourages and supports the development of public participation in running for fitness, fun and competition. PIH organizes and promotes running events, training sessions, and awareness programs. Learn more.

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Established in 1978, PIH is Vancouver Island's largest running club. The club is active year round. Visitors are welcome to join in a training session, attend a race, or become a member and enjoy all the benefits.

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coach bruceBruce Deacon coaches the youth, para, and high-performance athletes for the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club. He is an Athletics Canada Performance Level Coach, meaning he can coach at the national level.

In 2023, his athletes qualified for seven national teams broke 10 national records, and won six national championship medals.

As an athlete, Bruce represented Canada at two Olympic Games marathons and three world championships. He was the Team BC Coact for the National Track and Field Championships and National Cross Country Championships and was a national team coach at the World Cross Country Championships.

Bruce has run the marathon 2:20 or faster at least 20 times in his career, twice running 2:13 and medalling at the Pan American Games in the marathon. He is a two-time winner of the California International Marathon.

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Runner of the Week

Harriers Runner of the Week

December 10, 2023

Andrew Russell, Patricia Roney, Shane Ruljancich and Lindsay Fraser...

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