Vice President

Mark Ivany

Serving role since January 2023

Past Board Role(s): 


How Long Have You Been With PRC? 

Joined PRC in April 2021 as part of the LTR Program 

What Made You Start Running? 

During the pandemic I was spending a lot of time playing with my son and I noticed that my fitness was not close to the level I once was and I wanted to make a change. In my past I had experience running but not successfully. Then after driving by Paradise Plaza one Saturday morning and seeing members of PRC getting ready for a run, I checked out the website and joined LTR the next month. 

What is your best/worst run?

My best run was the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October 2022. After months and months of training I was ready to have a great day. I went in with a goal time and crushed that target with a favorable course. There happens to be less hills in downtown Toronto than our normal running areas!

My worst run was the 2015 Tely 10. Back then I decided to try the Tely but did zero training and I mean zero. I was on the bus headed to the start line and had the worst feeling in my stomach because I was not prepared. I barely made it through and could hardly walk for a week after I was so sore. After vowing to myself to never do that again, I proceeded to do it again with zero training the next year with the same result. I do not recommend trying that method.

Favorite running shoe?

I have primarily worn Asics Nimbus since I started but lately, I have branched out and I have Saucony, Hoka along with Asics in my closet. 

How do you track your runs?

Currently I use a Fenix 6 Pro

Do you have a current running goal?

I do not have a specific goal but my focus is on continued development as a runner. 

Best training tip you can provide/received?

The best tip/quote I ever heard or read is “I never regret it when I do a run, but I always regret it when I don’t.”