The BarkHaven Race Directors Report
The BMO Vancouver Marathon weekend markets itself using the phrase ‘Stunning Running’. The scenery is awesome. You have views of the Coastal Mountains for most of the run and a good portion of the second half of the race is in beautiful Stanley Park.
Originally posted on Wandering Canuks:
I always enjoy getting my gear out for the first paddle of the season – and for the past decade (or longer?) this has often been the Jock River Race, as a fun little paddle. This event draws in alot of casual paddlers, as well as a handful of serious…
Synopsis: This race is always well organized. Being my 9th time running the 30k, it was nice to go back to in-person racing with this race.
The ATB Hammer Hybrid consist of a virtual 2k, 5k, 10k and 15k and capped with in-person 30k. I did all the virtual distances during my training leading up to the 30k in-person race.
H&J: Love the fine selection of ATB Brews for the post-race recovery.
It was cool to be running in the oldest road race in North America.
In spite of the wind and the cold everyone seemed to be in good spirits and grateful to be running again, for many this was their first race in over 2 years.
Note: ‘Run Ottawa’ provides a bus shuttle service for this event to keep transportation simple.
Photo Credit: Dave Daze
Originally posted on HockeyGeekGirl:
The Shamrock Shuffle is a very popular 8km race in Chicago. This post will give you an idea of what to expect if you choose to run the race. The key takeaway: It’s a fun race, I highly recommend it. There’s something to be said for going out to run big…
Event Name/ Date/ Location: Dion Snowshoe Squall, February 27, 2022, Hammond Hill Ontario Synopsis: A fun race. We discovered a new place “Hammond Hill” and most of the course was groomed! A real treat for snowshoe running. Beautiful course. Most of the 6 km was actually groomed which is unusual for snowshoe racing. Mostly inContinue reading “2022 Dion Snowshoe Squall Race Report”
My first Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour was in 2002 the kids were small at the time so we convinced my sister to look after them for the weekend so we could have a romantic weekend away. A 180 km bike ride to Kingston, overnight in a dorm room with two single beds and a 180Continue reading “Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour 2016”
Race Report from the Mad Trapper David McCaw memorial Snowshoe Race. Fun times at The Ark!
Winterman is a true wintry event not for the faint of heart. Shout-out to Adam at Somersault who was able to change the original venue due to ongoing events regarding “freedom” convoy. Beechwood venue provided privately paved path winding around the cemetery that allowed for roughly 5K loops – Soo Owens.
Race report from the Summertown Forest Snowshoe Race. Great event put it on your list for 2023.
What better way to start 2022 by doing something new (for me): participate in the Dion ‘Ignite The Night’ snowshoe run! This event took place in the evening of Jan-8 at Upper Canada Heritage Village that boasts an impressive Christmas Light display of 1,000,000 colored lights to illuminate the starting area.
Originally posted on Racing and Traveling over 50.:
The Rideau Trail is a 327 km trail from Ottawa to Kingston which is maintained by the Rideau Trail Association. A non-profit volunteer group who do an amazing job of maintaining 387 km of trail. After a year of pandemic living my husband Harold and I were looking…
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Race report from the masters race at the Canadian XC Championships in 2021
So with Judy signing up for a fall event at the in-person Fat Ass Trail Run in Batawa, I took the opportunity to sign up for a shorter event at the same venue, as I was going to be there anyway when some additional slots became available with loosening C19 restrictions. A month after signingContinue reading “Fat Ass 10K Trail-Run”
Race Report from the 2021 Fat Ass Trail Run
In an odd reversal of roles, it looks like I signed up for and completed a 10K run, while Judy stayed put near the finishing area to take photos help with the race itself. What’s happening to me?
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”
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”
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…
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
I have to confess that I am kind of an old school runner. I don’t do colour runs, or foam runs or other strange runs. I like my runs correctly measured ,5K is 5K not 4.8K or 5.1K. I require accurate timing and a well-marked course. I have two sisters and they suggested doing theContinue reading “Bouge Bouge Ottawa 2020”
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.”
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