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November 4, 2016

The short version:

Good event, great destination, not an easy course but I needed a BQ and I got it.

The long version:

The finish line for the Quebec City Marathon is less than a kilometer from the train station in old Quebec so we decided to leave the car behind and take the train. We booked early so the tickets were pretty reasonable just over $200 return for tw...

May 15, 2016




As it says on the signs, this is no ordinary race and these are not ordinary runners (well some of them are not). Army Run is the second biggest running event held in Ottawa each year. There is a 5k and a ½ marathon. Both races start by city hall and the ½ marathon in particular takes a scenic tour of the nation’s capital.


The race expo, which gets better ev...

November 25, 2015

The short version. Twenty eight K2J runners, twenty three in the full and five in the half. Sixteen BQ’s, four PB’s, three top three age group finishes, an additional top ten age group finish and two top ten 2015 Canadian age groupperformances all on a windy day in Philly. Lots of other Ottawa area runners. We had the pleasure of meeting a few on a great bus tr...

November 16, 2015

It all started with talk of a metric century around Carp. It turned out to be a ride from Vincent’s and Diane’s house to Brian’s and Maureen’s cottage and back. One of the best rides of the year.



We met at Vincent’s for a 10 am start. (that means leave at 10 David) Thanks to his new Garmin 1000, Brian was quick to announce the temperature at the start was 4C....

November 10, 2015


Somerville, Tennessee Sept 8, 2012.


Diana was the first ever international competitor in the Cotton Pickin’ 5K  and placed first in her age group!

This was the most unique race I have had the pleasure to be part of. We were planning a trip to Tennessee and I came across this fundraising 5k/1km fun run close to our destination.


The run was part of the...

October 16, 2015

A dozen or so of us, with a few beginners, fought the easterly winds through farmers field and small villages for a 100km trek to the Vankleek Hill Oktoberfest. To my surprise, the route was quite picturesque. Not many hills, but a pleasant ride. The pavement was nice, and the drivers were fairly respectful.


 Starting from Kunstadt on Bank St. It was a little t...