Pole to pole: Esquimalt Fun Run for walkers, too

Community event features five-kilometre course around Esquimalt

Pole walking instructor and 1976 Olympic rower Linda Schaumleffel warms up behind the Archie Browning Sports Centre before Sunday’s Esquimalt 5K Fun Run. About 600 walkers and runners took part.

Pole walking instructor and 1976 Olympic rower Linda Schaumleffel warms up behind the Archie Browning Sports Centre before Sunday’s Esquimalt 5K Fun Run. About 600 walkers and runners took part.

Linda Schaumleffel, who rowed for Canada in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and now teaches pole-walking, was among the participants in last Sunday’s 5K Esquimalt Fun Run. Approximately 600 walkers and runners took part.