Sydenham Fall Trail Run – Results


A big thank you and congratulations to everyone who came out today to run the Sydenham Fall Trail Run! Conditions were cool and a bit breezy, and looked like we might get nailed with some rain, but we escaped with good weather and even a bit of sunshine. The fall colours were spectacular on the … [Read more...]

Rocky return to racing

Emperor's New Groove Pacha and Kuzco on rickety bridge

Well that wasn’t exactly the way that I wanted to return to racing on Saturday! I’ve been feeling pretty good lately in training. Kind of feeling in that place where I’m starting to think that I’m in shape to GET into decent shape. Volume has been decent, long runs have been good. I just … [Read more...]

Refections on i2P Greece Expedition


It’s been a wonderful summer, but very busy. Between lots of great trail runs and a hectic work schedule with Spafford Health and Adventure (my boss works me hard!), I haven’t had much time to post any updates. One of the things that I had planned was to write a blog about the i2P Greece … [Read more...]

New Coaching Services Available


Spafford Health and Adventure is pleased to announce that we are expanding our coaching services! As many people may already be aware, my wife, Sara Montgomery, has been taking on coaching clients over the past few years and they have seen tremendous improvement in meeting and exceeding their … [Read more...]

Smarter than your Suunto?


I have wanted to piece together the east trail to Puzzle Lake from the Welly Smith trail for a while. Sara and I tried to do it about a year and a half ago, but had to turn early. Looking at the data from my Suunto Ambit afterwards, I realized that we were very close and probably only about a km to … [Read more...]

Golden Ultra Training Tips


The Golden Ultra is a three day stage race being held for the first time this year in beautiful Golden, BC. Runners may participate solo in the stage race, as a relay team of three, or may register for any single stage individually. Day 1 - The Blood (5km uphill with 1000m of elevation … [Read more...]

Julbo Trailrunning Sunglasses


Trail runners spend a large amount of time outside and are prone to the harmful effects of the sun. With early warning signs of glaucoma, I am particularly careful to take care and protect my eyes as much as possible. Finding a good pair of running sunglasses is always a challenge though. I am … [Read more...]

I2P Greece Expedition


I feel fortunate to be involved with a wonderful organization called Impossible2Possible. For those not familiar with i2P, it gives selected Youth Ambassadors the opportunity to travel to different parts of the world to participate in a running expedition where they will run up to a marathon a day … [Read more...]

2015/16 Dion Ontario Snowshoe Running Series


The snowshoe racing season has been over for a while, and the days where you can still snowshoe run are numbered before spring and summer fully hit. We have been working hard to plan for next season already though! Spafford Health and Adventure and Dion Snowshoes are excited to announce the race … [Read more...]

2015 Dion Red Barn Snowshoe Race (Series Finale)- Results


The cold and windy conditions didn't seem to affect the hardy group of competitors in the Dion Red Barn Snowshoe Race today held near Napanee, Ontario. The 6.2km course featured a variety of terrain including open fields, single track trails and even a hill that many chose to pull themselves up … [Read more...]