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”

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”

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”

The Backyard Quarantine Ultra 2020 Race Report by Randy Cocek

A great race report, written in Randy’s signature style. Things I learned on my run (Quarantine BYU #2 edition): -Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result -A backyard ultra is running the same 6.7k loop over and over until you (or everyone else) quits. -The loop is theContinue reading “The Backyard Quarantine Ultra 2020 Race Report by Randy Cocek”

The CMTR Summer Scavenger Hunt Race Report 2020

Ottawa’s first COVID-19 case was reported on March 11, 2020 and by the end of March Ottawa was in lock down. Many of us were training for spring marathons which were being cancelled, one by one. In the span of a few weeks we went from running and traveling together, to running completely alone. WithContinue reading “The CMTR Summer Scavenger Hunt Race Report 2020”

Yes We Can: Keeping Fit in Central Asia in 2009 by Sheila Andrew

This was written my Judy’s Mom in 2009 as she attempted to train for the 10 Km at Ottawa Race Weekend. She would have been in her late 60’s at the time. I had doubts about signing up to run the Ottawa 10 km ten days after getting back from three weeks in Uzbekistan, TurkmenistanContinue reading “Yes We Can: Keeping Fit in Central Asia in 2009 by Sheila Andrew”

2017 World Snowshoe Championships Race Report

The 2017 World Snowshoe Championships were held in Saranac Lake New York. I had 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. The townContinue reading “2017 World Snowshoe Championships Race Report”

Never Run a 10K in a Hazmat Suit. The Life and Times of a 60 Minute Pace Bunny.

It all started quite innocently. I  volunteered to be a pace bunny for Ottawa Race Weekend and when I discovered that I had to wear a shirt that was too big and a hat with ears on it, I decided If I had to look silly why not look really silly. I went to WalmartContinue reading “Never Run a 10K in a Hazmat Suit. The Life and Times of a 60 Minute Pace Bunny.”