Writing

Derrick writes adventure pieces, instructional articles, gear reviews and conducts product testing. His articles have appreared in Canadian Running, Ottawa Outdoors, UltraRunning, Breathe, Complete Health Magazine and Snowshoe Magazine.


Print Magazines:

Get Out There Magazine (March 2014)

A first-timers guide to everything you need to know. 

Canadian Running Magazine (April 2013)

Article on the Rideau Trail from Ottawa to Kingston.

Canadian Running Magazine (April 2012)

Destination article in Canadian Running Magazine on the GORE-TEX TransRockies 6 day stage race.

Canadian Running Magazine (April 2011)

Article outlining the 5 Greatest Canadian Trail Running Hazards and how to prevent them.

Canadian Running Magazine (January 2011)

Derrick reviews running snowshoes and traction devices. Also in this issue is Derrick’s article on the Cataraqui Trail.

Canadian Running Magazine: Canada’s 10 Must-Do Trail Races

Derrick’s list of ten trail races in Canadayou should check out. Published in Canadian Running’s 2010 Trail Issue. Also in this issue is Derrick’s Q&A with ultrarunner Gary Robbins.

Rock and Ice Ultra in More

Sara brings the story of three gutsy and inspiring women who take on the BHP Billiton Rock and Ice three-day ski race in Canada’s frozen north to December 2009′s More Magazine readers. Check out the online version.

Running Snowshoes and Snowshoe Running Primer

Derrick reviews four popular models of running snowshoes, and explains some of the basics of the sport in the January 2009 issue of Canadian Running.

Haliburton Forest: Simply Gorgeous Trails

Derrick’s 2008 Haliburton 100 Mile race report in the January/February 2009 issue of Ultrarunning.

Pittsfield Snowshoe Marathon

In the February 2009 issue of Vermont Sports, Sara tells you everything you need to know about this challenging race, and why you might want to add it to your “must do” list.

Into The Trails

In the Sept/Oct issue of Canadian Running, Derrick explains how to get started trail running, and offers practical advice and tips.

Outdoor Fitness Naturally

Derrick’s practical advice for finding enjoyment in taking your workout into the the great outdoors, for Complete Health’s Summer 2008 Issue.

Half Marathon Training and Canadian Trails: Slide Lake

Sara and Derrick each have articles in the May/June 2008 issue of Canadian Running. Sara writes about half-marathon training, and Derrick about a favourite trail run.

Hit the Dirt

Sara wrote this introduction to trail running article for the September/October 2007 issue of Her Sports + Fitness Magazine.

Fastpacking Lets You Get Away and Stay Longer

Derrick and Sara wrote this piece about our three-day fastpack of the La Cloche Silhouette Trail (Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario). It appeared in the Summer/Fall 2007 issue of Ottawa Outdoors Magazine.

Wedding March

This is the story of our unusual honeymoon, published in the January, 2006 issue of Trail Runner Magazine.

Online Magazines:

Ask the Coach Series

Derrick’s series in Snowshoe Magazine. Check out all of his articles here.

Rock and Ice Ultra: A Real Gem of a Race

Derrick’s report on the 2009 Rock and Ice Ultra for Snowshoe Magazine.

Trail Running High Peaks; A Weekend in the Adirondacks

Derrick recounts a “training camp” weekend in the Lake Placid area for Breathe Magazine.

The BHP Billiton Rock and Ice Ultra

Sara and Derrick set up the scene for Breathe readers of Derrick’s tackling of the Rock and Ice Ultra in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Rock and Ice Continued – The Race

Derrick tells the rest of the Rock and Ice story at Breathe, with details of how it unfolded on the trail for three days.

A Vermont Snowshoe Getaway

Sara reviews the Mountain Top Inn and Resort, near Killington, Vermont, for Snowshoe Magazine Online.

At the Rock and Ice

Derrick’s account of the 2008 BHP Billiton Rock and Ice K-Rock Ultra, for Snowshoe Magazine.

Gear Reviews for Snowshoe Magazine

Check out the many gear reviewed aimed at snowshoers and runners at Snowshoe Magazine.

Athlete’s Blog for Snowshoe Magazine

Derrick and Sara contribute to an ongoing athlete’s blog on Snowshoe Magazine Online. View the blog here.

Interviews for Snowshoe Magazine

Mark Elmore – November 2008

Keri Nelson – November 2008

Dave Dunham – January 2009

Mike Caldwell – January 2009

Tom Sobal - March 2009