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”

Boston 2 Big Sur Race Report

Boston 2 Big Sur race report from 2017 – Its all James’ fault A few months ago, over a beer, after a workout, James pointed out that this year the Boston Marathon  and the Big Sur Marathon are 13 days apart rather than 6. He suggested that based on that and the fact that weContinue reading “Boston 2 Big Sur Race Report”

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”

Marathon du P’tit Train du Nord Race Report

This report is from 2017, the first year for the Marathon du P’tit Train du Nord. They had a marathon and a half marathon distance both of which had relatively small field caps, 1200 for the marathon and 800 for the half. The races sold out very quickly.Both races are run completely on the P’titContinue reading “Marathon du P’tit Train du Nord Race Report”

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”