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: 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”

Triathlon 101 Packing for Race Day

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”

Winter/Spring 2021 Clinics

We will be running 2021 Winter Clinics starting the week of January 10. Due to the province of Ontario Lock down there will be no in person workouts until restrictions are eased but workouts and schedules will be provided. The group training sessions will run from January 10 to April 29 and the workouts willContinue reading “Winter/Spring 2021 Clinics”