Ironman Mont Tremblant 2016 Race Report

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 IContinue reading “Ironman Mont Tremblant 2016 Race Report”

Ironman 70.3 Mt. Tremblant 2016 Race Report

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, fullContinue reading “Ironman 70.3 Mt. Tremblant 2016 Race Report”

Perth Kilt Run and IM 70.3 Mont- Tremblant 2012 – I almost got hit by a Haggis on the way to Mont Tremblant

It’s a long story but I had the pleasure or completing two great events on the weekend. On Saturday my husband Harold, my son Chris and I did the Perth’s World Record Kilt Run. Over 2000 people running through the streets of Perth in Kilts, my son has cut off jeans under his! What aContinue reading “Perth Kilt Run and IM 70.3 Mont- Tremblant 2012 – I almost got hit by a Haggis on the way to Mont Tremblant”

2009 Ford Ironman World Championships Race Report

Every year 1800 or so athletes arrive in Kona for the World Ironman Championships. Almost 24 hours after leaving home Harold, JR, Michele and myself arrived among them. The only thing that was missing was my bike. We knew where it was because we saw it sitting on the tarmac in Honolulu as our planeContinue reading “2009 Ford Ironman World Championships Race Report”

Challenge Poconos Race Report

The short version: A Great race which I would recommend. Smaller field than the local Ironman branded races but as an athlete I had everything I want and expect from a great event. It was REALLY HOT! The first and last six miles of the bike course are pretty challenging the rest of the bikeContinue reading “Challenge Poconos Race Report”

2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Race Report

The short version: Awesome venue, great event, 2500 athletes from 87 countries and they all looked fast! The long version: Living in Ottawa and being involved with Ironman races both as a volunteer and a competitor Tremblant is starting to feel like home. I went up on Thursday, and even then the town was fullContinue reading “2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Race Report”

Muskoka IM 70.3 Race Report

Sometimes when you go to a race the signs are not good. On Friday we lost a cell phone somewhere between Ottawa and Muskoka, on Saturday I got lost trying to ride the run course and gave up and Harold snapped his derailleur cable trying to ride the bike course. I had to rescue himContinue reading “Muskoka IM 70.3 Race Report”

November 21st this is where the “down” part comes in.

The title of this blog, The ups and downs of racing after 50, was not an accident. Placing 3rd at the World 70.3 Championships was definitely an up. This was definitely a down…and down I went! November 21st was a lovely sunny day. No snow, no ice, it was not dark and yet I managedContinue reading “November 21st this is where the “down” part comes in.”

Ironman 70.3 World Championships

The only way to get into the World Ironman 70.3 Championships is to qualify at another Ironman 70.3 race. Winning your age group qualifies you automatically and each race has a few extra spots which go to the top finishers in the age groups with the most competitors in them. I qualified twice, once atContinue reading “Ironman 70.3 World Championships”