November 8, 2016

The short version:

A well run event on a scenic course and we had great weather. This course has the potential to be a PB run but you need to train specifically for the downhill section.

The long version:

I took the train from Ottawa to Toronto which was GREAT! Relatively cheap, totally low stress and no slower than driving. There is a GO Bus from Toronto to Hamil...

November 4, 2016

 About the Race

The OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) World Championship (or OCRWC for short) is the overall championship for the various obstacle course races around the world, although it is an independent organization. Each racer there must qualify in an accredited race. The list of accredited races is on the company’s website and is quite extensive. Most of the r...

September 28, 2016

10km (actually 10.75 by my Garmin)

Finishing time: 49:03

Finishing place: 17th (ish) / 400 (More on the "ish" below)

Race temp: 34 degrees, 89% humidity at race start, 06:30

Race AQI: 154 (AQI = Air Quality Index. Higher = bad. For comparison, AQI in Ottawa on Sunday was 22)

Though I registered in advance, there was only a veneer of organization at the race, and it...

September 28, 2016

The AIDs Run/Walk San Diego 5k+ is almost exactly 4 miles long. The good news is that they did warn us about that at the start line!

The event is held each year in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. It’s a big fundraiser for AIDs/HIV which has been going on since 1985 when it was called The San Diego Walk for Life because there was so much fear surrounding AIDs at...

August 30, 2016

The morning started kind of dull. It was still dark at 6 am. A sign that the days are getting shorter.  The rain gave me another reason to stay in bed. However, lt was better to get up and go. I’ve already said I was going. Those kind of dull morning often turn into great days. And it did.

As soon I we got to Cornwall, the sky was just falling down. Setting...

August 24, 2016

The short version…it rained and rained and then it rained some more! Oh and it was windy too!

I can’t say enough great things about all those volunteers and spectators out there in the rain all day. WOW…thank you!

The long version

Looking back I am not sure why but for some odd reason I got the idea I wanted to do one more full Ironman. I picked IMMT because I lov...

August 16, 2016

Peak to Brew is a 238 mile (383km), 48 stage relay which starts at the top of Mount  Whiteface just outside Lake Placid and ends at the Saranac Brewery in Utica New York. Teams can enter with 12 runners and two vans which leap frog each other or they can enter as an ultra team with 6 runners. The finish line is the Boliermaker finish line and like Boilermaker t...

July 5, 2016

A race report from the K2J down under division!

A quick race report for you from this side of the globe. I ran the Gold Coast marathon on Sunday, my second time up there. The course has the reputation as Australia’s fastest marathon and the only course in Aus with sub 2.10 male finishing times. It's flat and fast with very few turns.

The race started at 7.20am an...

July 5, 2016

The short version:

Great event, really hot day!

The long version:

It has been that kind of spring… a month ago Ottawa Race Weekend was so hot they had to change the start times and two weeks ago Rideau lakes Cycle Tour was so cold, windy and wet I rode in a raincoat, hat, full fingered gloves, booties and leg warmers. In the days leading up to IM 70.3 Mt Tremblant...

June 28, 2016

The Race

This race was named in memory of Émilie Mondor, the first Canadian woman to run a sub-15:00 5K and a member of Team Canada at the 2004 Olympics. Originally from Mascouche, Quebec, she was living in Ottawa training for the marathon when she died in a car accident in the fall of 2006.

The race has always been championed by Ken Parker coach of the OAC women...

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