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 is a regular contributor to Snowshoe Magazine.
Past and Current Writing Projects
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)
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.
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.
Derrick’s 2008 Haliburton 100 Mile race report in the January/February 2009 issue of Ultrarunning.
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.
In the Sept/Oct issue of Canadian Running, Derrick explains how to get started trail running, and offers practical advice and tips.
Derrick’s practical advice for finding enjoyment in taking your workout into the the great outdoors, for Complete Health’s Summer 2008 Issue.
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.
Sara wrote this introduction to trail running article for the September/October 2007 issue of Her Sports + Fitness Magazine.
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.
This is the story of our unusual honeymoon, published in the January, 2006 issue of Trail Runner Magazine.
Derrick’s new series in Snowshoe Magazine. Check out all of his articles here.
Derrick’s report on the 2009 Rock and Ice Ultra for Snowshoe Magazine.
Derrick recounts a “training camp” weekend in the Lake Placid area for Breathe Magazine.
Sara and Derrick set up the scene for Breathe readers of Derrick’s tackling of the Rock and Ice Ultra in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Derrick tells the rest of the Rock and Ice story at Breathe, with details of how it unfolded on the trail for three days.
Sara reviews the Mountain Top Inn and Resort, near Killington, Vermont, for Snowshoe Magazine Online.
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