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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...