"Don't be afraid to fail, be afraid not to try."

- Michael Jordan

Run Leaders

BC Forest Dwellers have two experienced and knowledgeable run leaders, Holland Gidney and Jerry Hughes. Our run program is organized by group owner/manager Lindsey Millar. 

Along with our run leaders we also guest leaders for our Sunday long run adventures up and down the island. Our guest leaders are always happy to share new routes as well as their knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport of trail and ultra distance running. 

Register for our Summer Sessions (May 30 - Sept 02) 


Lindsey Millar - Forest Dwellers Group Organizer/Coach

Lindsey is a Iron Distance Triathlon finisher,  3x 50 km finisher (Elk/Beaver, Finlayson Arm 50 km, Diez Vista 50 km) and Triathlon and Running Coach. With a deep love for the trails and the people who run them Lindsey started the Forest Dwellers run group to share and promote the sport of trail and ultra distance running to local runners.

Lindsey is a NCCP Certified Triathlon Coach, Ironman Certified long course triathlon coach and running coach. Lindsey currently coaches athletes doing Ironman, Iron Distance, half iron distance, short course and both road and trail running. Single and multi sport coaching available.

For more information on coaching program, group runs or our schedule please don't hesitate to contact us with your questions.  Email: lindsey@bcforestdwellers.com


Jerry Hughes - Wednesday Hill Coach

Jerry started running a few years ago and quickly went from road running to running on all surfaces.  In August 2016 Jerry ran his first 50 miler in Squamish and it was during that event he found his true passion. Since that race he has run multiple 100 mile events, 24 hour timed events (road and track) as well as a variety of distances in between. Jerry has placed in the top 10 in every race he's entered. Jerry is currently the Canadian National 100km Champion! It was while prepping for, the Orcas 100 Mile that Jerry truly fell in love with the hills.  Yes, you can love hills! Jerry will be coaching the Forest Dwellers on Wednesday nights,  helping build our love of the up's and downs, improving our strength and technique.  He's excited to get to know you all and in sharing his knowledge help you chase your own racing goals and dreams.   


Holland Gidney - Sunday Long Run Leader

With multiple wins and top 5 ultra distance finishes Holland brings speed, skill and experience to every Sunday long run she leads.  Holland began leading long runs for us in the Summer of 2017, she's been with us since our first group long run. Holland recently placed 4th woman over all at the Orcas 50 km event! A lovely person, a wonderful run leader, someone happy to share her experience and knowledge and excellent route marker.