Race reports from many years of racing triathlon events across North America including racing at the World Triathlon Championships in Kona and a couple of world 70.3 events plus a few lessons learned along the way.
Completing a three stage race in unpredictable weather conditions can require the most remarkable amount of stuff. Sit down a few days before the race, think about each stage, each transition and what will you need. If in doubt bring it. For the swim: A triathlon suit – These can be one or two piece. […]Continue reading “Triathlon 101: Packing for Race Day”
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”
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”
My first Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour was in 2002 the kids were small at the time so we convinced my sister to look after them for the weekend so we could have a romantic weekend away. A 180 km bike ride to Kingston with 2000 other riders, overnight in a dorm room with two singleContinue reading “Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour 2016”
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”
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”
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”
The FINA World Masters was held in Montreal over 10 days. Events included: water polo, divining, synchronized swimming, pool and open water swimming and the competitors were truly from all over the world. I only attended the pool and open water swimming on the final weekend. The meet was held in Jean Drapeau Park, allContinue reading “2014 FINA Masters World Swimming Championships 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”
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”
The Short Version: No medal, but I did place 5th in my age group and I now own Tri shorts with my name on the bum. Running first is hard work, Duathletes everywhere: I salute you! The Long Version: It’s kind of nice to be able to ride your bike from home to the bikeContinue reading “2013 ITU World Duathlon Championships Race Report”
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