2021 Run to Empower Race Report- A Return to Racing

It’s been a long time since any of us stood on the start line waiting for the gun to go off. Run to Empower was my first in person race in almost two years and after the relative isolation of COVID-19 the idea of going to a race with other people was a little odd.Continue reading “2021 Run to Empower Race Report- A Return to Racing”

BarkHaven 2021 , Race Directors edition

It’s been quite a summer, and with an effective C19 protocol available, Judy and I spent some time pondering what kind of event we could put together that would meet the spirit of RunK2J. We’ve always wanted to do a variation of “The Barkley Marathon”, that was inclusive, challenging at various levels, and most importantly,Continue reading “BarkHaven 2021 , Race Directors edition”

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 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”