Dion Brighton Snowshoe Race – Results


Congratulations to all who took part in today's Dion Brighton Snowshoe Race held at Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area, just north of Brighton. The conditions were great for the race with significant snow having fallen over the past few days to help cover up the icy conditions from early in the … [Read more...]

Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race – Results


Congratulations to everyone who participated in today's Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race. Freezing rain and icy road conditions made getting to the race a challenge, but once there, participants were treated to lightly falling snow flurries and beautiful trail conditions. Racers came from as far … [Read more...]

Dion Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race – Results


A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2nd Annual Dion Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race this evening! Conditions were fast and the race was a tremendous success once again with everyone enjoying a wonderful snowshoe run amongst the over 1 million lights at Upper Canada … [Read more...]

Meela: Siberian Memories


I’ve shared many adventures with Meela in her 16 years, and we’ve reflected on those a lot in these past few days. Some of the best times of my life, and some of the most challenging, she was always there to share them with me. Skunk and Porcupine Encounters: There were some. Bear … [Read more...]

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...]