Terry SanCartier is Love4Gambia’s 2014 Canadian runner. Beginning in June 2014, he will embark on the 4th annual 424km cross country Love4Gambia run from Koina to Banjul. He will be joined by Gambian teammates Pa Modou Sarr, Dodou Bah and Kebba Suso.
Terry started running seven years ago practically by accident. At that time, he had no dreams of running a marathon. In school, he was more interested in participating in music, theatre and writing for the school paper. But, it was a friend who encouraged him to run with her at lunchtime. A few months later, he enrolled in a running program to run his first half marathon. He had not completed the half marathon training, before he was already setting his sights on the full marathon distance (42.2 km). In May 2007, he ran his very first marathon in Ottawa. Four months later, he ran his second marathon in Toronto. He was hooked.
Terry combines his passion for running with his love of travelling and has run in Canada, the USA and Europe. He has completed twenty six marathons so far with the goal of running fifty by the time he is fifty (He will be forty three in November 2013).
Photography is another one of Terry’s passions and it lends itself well with running and travelling. He has exhibited and sold in several art galleries and restaurants in the Ottawa area. (www.terrysancartier.com)
Originally from northern Ontario, Terry has called Ottawa-Gatineau his home since 1989. He works at Shared Services Canada in IT.
Please join us in supporting Terry and the team as they train for this huge challenge.