Marathon du P’tit Tran du Nord 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”

Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon 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”

2015 Philadelphia Marathon Race Report

The short version. Twenty eight K2J runners, twenty three in the full and five in the half. Sixteen BQ’s, four PB’s, three top three age group finishes, an additional top ten age group finish and two top ten 2015 Canadian age group performances all on a windy day in Philly. Lots of other Ottawa area runners.Continue reading “2015 Philadelphia Marathon Race Report”

2008 New York City Marathon Race Report

The short version: Dave Daze and I ran the New York City Marathon. Dave ran 3.40.46 I ran 3.17.04 The long version: Held on the first Sunday of November the New York City Marathon is one of the world’s largest. This year they received over 100,000 applications for the 40,000 available spaces in the race.Continue reading “2008 New York City Marathon Race Report”

2010 Philadelphia Marathon

This was my second trip to the Philadelphia Marathon the first was in 2006. Four years and 12 marathons later I went back. A little older and a little wiser. The course had been changed a little, less hills, a slightly different path through the city to avoid  crowding and a couple of odd out andContinue reading “2010 Philadelphia Marathon”

2015 Quebec City Marathon Race Report

The short version: Good event, great destination, not an easy course but I needed a BQ and I got it. The long version: The finish line for the Quebec City Marathon is less than a kilometer from the train station in old Quebec so we decided to leave the car behind and take the train.Continue reading “2015 Quebec City Marathon Race Report”

My 2015 Boston PW

I started this blog when I fell running and broke my elbow in 2012… I live in the great white north and the winter of 2015 has probably been the toughest winter I have ever run through. It got cold in January and it stayed cold. I don’t recall another year where I did multipleContinue reading “My 2015 Boston PW”

Boston Marathon Tips

A few tips, collected over the last 15 years on running the Boston Marathon The 2019 race guide is posted here PRE-RACE The Expo The expo is big. This year’s expo is in the usual location the John B. Hynes Convention Centre , 900 Boylston. It’s just up the street from the finish line and can be reached by subwayContinue reading “Boston Marathon Tips”

Rock and Roll Las Vegas Marathon Race Report

Running down the Las Vegas strip at night sounded amusing so when my sister, Susan Ibach, suggested we run the half at Rock and Roll Las Vegas Marathon I jumped on a plane, which sat on the tarmac for 90 minutes, and eventually took us to Las Vegas. We landed Friday and went to theContinue reading “Rock and Roll Las Vegas Marathon Race Report”