The Rideau Trail Extreme Hiking Challenge – 50km Trail Run

Originally posted on Racing and Traveling over 50.:
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…

The Barkhaven 2021

The BarkHaven was a race like no other. The name and some of the details were inspired by the Barkley Marathons but the event was unique. Results are below and pictures will follow but exactly what happened will remain somewhat a mystery. 2021 Award Winners Jesse Elliott – The Big Cheese Chris Steele- Most F2FContinue reading “The Barkhaven 2021”

The 2021 Fall Racing and Marathon Season at a Glace

With vaccination rates going up and COVID-19 cases going down in person racing is gradually returning. Here is what is and is not happening as of early July. Things change constantly so don’t believe us. Check the race website. Ottawa Area Races The larger events are still primarily going virtual but there are a coupleContinue reading “The 2021 Fall Racing and Marathon Season at a Glace”

Places to Day Hike or Trail Run Around Ottawa

Looking for a new place to take a hike or go for a run? Here are some spots you may not have found yet. Follow the links to get more information about each trail. Marlboro Forest Located south of Ottawa with three parking areas along Roger Stevens Drive, Marlboro Forest contains 29 km of hikingContinue reading “Places to Day Hike or Trail Run Around Ottawa”

Suggested Hilly Loops in Ottawa

Why run boring old hills when you can run hilly loops? Here are a few suggestions. Barrhaven- St Remy On Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/2783731222643625126 Short loop- start at Barran run up St Remy to the turn (house #54) run back Medium loop- start at Barran run up St Remy all the way to Larkin run back LongContinue reading “Suggested Hilly Loops in Ottawa”

Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon – 1/2 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 “Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon – 1/2 Marathon Race Report”

The 2016 Canadian Cross Country Championships

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, many years ago. I actually ran at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Ottawa in 1977 on a golf course somewhere, Vancouver in 1978 in Stanley Park and Halifax inContinue reading “The 2016 Canadian Cross Country Championships”