The 2021 Canadian Cross-Country Championships were held here in Ottawa on a cold and blistery winter’s day. November 27th is not officially winter, but it sure felt like it.
The Canadian XC Championships move around the country. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 they were held in Kingston and a group of us went down to run. It was cold, wet and muddy but it was fun, in a painful sort of way. You can read about it here.
When we learned that the race would be held in Ottawa for 2021 and 2022 we dug our spikes out of the back of the closet and signed up.
This year’s race was held at Wesley Clover Park. The area is used for horse competitions and other events through out the year. The cross-country course was set-up primarily in open fields with one longer…
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