October 4, 2017

This was our return trip to the Peak 2 Brew Relay. The six of us in our van had previously run this in 2016 as well (with an additional member – Anita – who had decided not to participate this time). The race itself is a 220+ mile relay from the top of Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid (The ‘Peak’) to the Saranac Brewery in Utica (Where they kept all the ‘Brew’...

August 30, 2017

Saturday August 26th was the inaugural Midnight Race at Mont-Cascades in Cantley Quebec. I had seen numerous posts about it on Facebook and other social media, but hadn’t signed up since I was supposed to be out of town then. But at the last minute things changed and I had the opportunity to run it after all. It combined three of my favourite things: running at...

August 30, 2017

For the 3rd year in a row, a few of us took part in the Cornwall race weekend. A well organized race with a small town atmosphere. A great course, lots of volunteers, and sunshine all day.

I went in the duathlon; a 2.5k run, 20k bike, and 5k run, with Mike Blois, Stephanie Gordon, and John Tegano. And here is  how it went.

Since I was not having a good...

August 15, 2017

This was our second trip to Peak2Brew. In 2016 we had a group of 12 runners, 2 drivers and 2 vans. We raced 236 miles in 32 hours and 11 minutes through blazing heat and a remarkable thunderstorm. This year the course was shortened to 227 miles with one van running 4 legs each and the other running 3 legs each. Eleven of the twelve runners from 2016 wanted to r...

June 12, 2017

Thinking about buying a wetsuit for open water swimming and triathlon? Here are a few triathlon wetsuit basics.

You need to try a wetsuit on before you buy it. The fits are different from one brand to another

It has to be a triathlon wetsuit.  Regular wetsuits keep you warm but they do not provide the same flotation.

Any triathlon wetsuit will make you faster. Wea...

May 15, 2017

Boston 2 Big Sur race report – Its all James’ fault

A few months ago, over a beer, after a workout, James pointed out that this year the Boston Marathon  and the Big Sur Marathon are 13 days apart rather than 6. He suggested that based on that and the fact that we were running Boston anyway we should enter the lottery for Boston 2 Big Sur. Two marathons on two c...

April 28, 2017

With 27 runners in the Marathon, 12 in the 5K and some friends and family we had quite the troop in Boston this year.

Race weekend officially started with the 5K on Saturday morning. The start time was moved to 9:30 this year which allowed everyone to get a little more sleep. Ian Govan took his traditional spot volunteering as a T-shirt guy. The rest of the non-...

February 28, 2017

The 2017 World Snowshoe Championships were held in Saranac Lake New York. I have been snowshoe running for a few years at Mad Trapper events but this was my first really big Snowshoe Running event. There were more people registered in my age group than I usually see in a whole race!

The race was originally supposed to start in downtown Saranac Lake right in fron...

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