Race reports from many years of running marathons, overnight relays and other races plus a few things I learned along the way.

2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championships Race Report

Originally posted on Run K2J:
My goal race for the fall of 2022 was the Berlin Marathon in September and I had already committed to it when I qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Ironman 70.3 in Mont Tremblant. When you qualify for the World Championships at an Ironman event you have…

2022 Berlin Marathon Race Report

Originally posted on Run K2J:
We arrived in Berlin a couple of days before the race but we had been in Germany for 10 days. If you are coming from North America I would strongly suggest that you arrive a week early in order to deal with the jet lag. The six hour time…

2021 Canadian Cross Country Championships Race Report

Originally posted on Run K2J:
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…

Dion ‘Ignite The Night’ Snowshoe Run

Originally posted on Run K2J:
This race has been on Judy’s ‘to-do’ list for some time, though we are often out of the country this time of year. This race was also cancelled in 2021 due to ‘you-know-what’, but was a ‘go’ in 2022! The race size was reasonably smallish this year to meet…

2022 Dion Summertown Forest Snowshoe Race Report

Originally posted on Run K2J:
This race is part of the Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Serries. It is held in Summertown Forest near Cornwall, about a 90 minute drive from Ottawa. Susan, Harold and I did the Dion Ignite the Night Snowshoe at Upper Canada Village in January. Susan and I both won prizes…

2022 Mad Trapper David McCaw Memorial Snowshoe Race

Originally posted on Run K2J:
Race Report from Judy Andrew Piel via the RunK2J Race Report Form Event Name/Date/Location: Mad Trapper David McCaw Memorial Snowshoe Race , February 26, 2022, The Ark, 285 Farrellton Rd, Denholm, QC Synopsis: As always at the Ark this was a fun, friendly event on a beautiful course with…

2022 Dion Snowshoe Squall Race Report

Originally posted on Run K2J:
Event Name/ Date/ Location: Dion Snowshoe Squall, February 27, 2022, Hammond Hill Ontario Synopsis: A fun race. We discovered a new place “Hammond Hill” and most of the course was groomed! A real treat for snowshoe running. Beautiful course. Most of the 6 km was actually groomed which is…

2022 Boston Marathon Tips

Originally posted on Run K2J:
2022 Boston Marathon Tips A few tips, collected over the last 18?years on?running the Boston Marathon. COVID-19 – all runners are required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required. This year you will be required to upload proof of vaccination online. The Boston Marathon App which…

2022 Boston Marathon Race Report- Boston is Back!

Originally posted on Run K2J:
In October of 2021 a few of us ran the delayed 2021 Boston Marathon. It was a scaled down version of the race with half as many runners, a rolling start and limited pre-race activities. Race Report This week we went back to run the 2022 Boston Marathon. The…

Fat Ass 50K Trail Run Race Report

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 Run to Empower Race Report- A Return to Racing

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…


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