RunK2J Virtual Marathon Sherpa

As the Chief Executive Volunteer (CEV) of RunK2J, I need to keep my volunteer skills tuned during the C19 period, so when we get back to having events in place, we’re able to volunteer and get some public events back into place. May was timeframe to complete Ottawa Race Weekend virtual runs, and the gameContinue reading “RunK2J Virtual Marathon Sherpa”

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”

Philadelphia Marathon Race Report by Susan Ibach

 just ran the Philadelphia marathon. Every race is unique, here’s my take on Philly. The city as a race destination The people The start The course The finish chute What could have been better The best part of the Philadelphia Marathon Thank yous The city as a race destination Philadelphia is a fantastic destination cityContinue reading “Philadelphia Marathon Race Report by Susan Ibach”

Peak to Brew Overnight Relay Race Report

This was written after the 2016 edition of Peak to Brew. We had so much fun we did it again in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The race has grown since then and the course has been shortened a little. They were not able to hold the event in 2020 but if 2021 happens you shouldContinue reading “Peak to Brew Overnight Relay Race Report”

Chicago Marathon Race Report by Susan Ibach

This past weekend I ran the 2018 Chicago marathon, one of the six Abbott Marathon Majors and a very popular marathon. In this post I’ll share my thoughts on the race experience so you know what to expect if you decide to run. Getting a bib: Lottery; Qualifying Time; Charity Entry; Shamrock Shuffle; Tour entry; Cancelled Entry; GetContinue reading “Chicago Marathon Race Report by Susan Ibach”

The Kentucky Bourbon Chase

This race report is from 2014 since then the Kentucky Bourbon Chase has been taken over by Ragnar Relays but the course is basically the same. 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 meContinue reading “The Kentucky Bourbon Chase”

Ironman Mount Tremblant 70.3 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 Mount Tremblant 70.3 Race Report”

Ironman Mount Tremblant Race Report

This was written about the 2016 edition. The race has had some minor course changes but in the last couple of years and it does not always rain! 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 thoseContinue reading “Ironman Mount Tremblant Race Report”

Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon Race Report

This report if from 2019 I also ran this race in 2016. It’s not a big event but it’s well organized, it’s a relatively fast course and it’s easy to get to from Ottawa. I travelled to Hamilton with my sister Susan who has become my go to race running buddy. She is easy toContinue reading “Hamilton Road2Hope Marathon Race Report”