2020 Bouge Bouge Ottawa Race Report

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”

2017 World Snowshoe Championships Race 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”

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”

Tips for Running an Overnight Relay Race

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”

2016 Peak to Brew Relay Race Report

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”

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”

Emilie’s Run 2016 Race Report

The Race This race was named in memory of Émilie Mondor, the first Canadian woman to run a sub-15:00 5K and a member of Team Canada at the 2004 Olympics. Originally from Mascouche, Quebec, she was living in Ottawa training for the marathon when she died in a car accident in the fall of 2006.Continue reading “Emilie’s Run 2016 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”

Nike Women Toronto 15K Run Race Report

This was the first Nike Women’s Run ever held in Canada and it was a very well put on event. I have to confess I was a bit sceptical going into the event. Information about the race was hard to find and you had to download a Nike App to get it but in theContinue reading “Nike Women Toronto 15K Run Race Report”

The Kentucky Bourbon Chase

Although I have run many a marathon, up until now I had never run a multistage relay, so it did not take a lot of convincing to get me to head for the hills of Kentucky with the Canadian Club team for the 200 mile Bourbon Chase. Our highly organized leader Dave Morton had everythingContinue reading “The Kentucky Bourbon Chase”