Race reports from many years of running marathons, overnight relays and other races plus a few things I learned along the way.
Originally posted on Run K2J:
For reasons I can’t really explain I decided it was time to try running an Ultra, must be the pandemic living affecting my brain… I started by doing the Rideau Trail Association 50k challenge. This was 25K out and 25K back on the Rideau Trail starting in Perth. It…
2021 Boston Marathon Race Report
Originally posted on Run K2J:
It’s been a long time since any of us stood on the start line waiting for the gun to go off. Run to Empower was my first in person race in almost two years and after the relative isolation of COVID-19 the idea of going to a race with…
We were looking for some new adventures close to home this summer so we decided to work on completing the Rideau Trail. The Rideau Trail is a 327 km trail over private and public land between Kingston and Ottawa. There are people who do the whole trail in one go but we are taking aContinue reading “The Rideau Trail Extreme Hiking Challenge – 50km Trail Run”
I have to confess that I am kind of an old school runner. I don’t do colour runs, or foam runs or other strange runs. I like my runs correctly measured (5K is 5K not 4.8K or 5.1K), with accurate timing and a well-marked course. I have two sisters and they suggested doing the BougeContinue reading “2020 Bouge Bouge Ottawa Race Report”
This was the first year for the Marathon du P’tit Tran du Nord. They had a marathon and a half marathon distance both of which had relatively small field caps, 1200 for the marathon and 800 for the half. The races sold out very quickly. Both races are run completely on the P’tit tran duContinue reading “Marathon du P’tit Tran du Nord Race Report”
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 runningContinue reading “Boston2Big Sur Marathon(s) Report”
The 2017 World Snowshoe Championships were held this weekend 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. The race was originally supposed to start in downtown Saranac Lake right in front of the town hall.Continue reading “2017 World Snowshoe Championships Race Report”
I took a bunch of years off but I started my running journey as a high school cross country runner in New Brunswick many, many years ago. I actually ran at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Ottawa in 1977 (I think we ran on a golf course somewhere), Stanley Park, Vancouver in 1978 andContinue reading “2016 Canadian Cross Country Championships Race Report”
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: After doing IM Mont Tremblant in August a fall marathon was not really an ideal planContinue reading “Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon Race Report”
I would not call myself an expert but here are a few lessons learned from the Kentucky Bourbon Chase (200 miles with 9 runners race report here) and the Peak 2 Brew (236 miles with 12 runners race report here ). 1. Have a designated driver for each van. It’s not required by the racesContinue reading “Tips for Running an Overnight Relay Race”
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 teamContinue reading “2016 Peak to Brew Relay Race Report”
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