Swiftwick Socks available in Canada!

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Swiftwick socks now available in Canada at Spafford Health and Adventure! Spafford Health and Adventure is pleased to announce that Swiftwick Running and Compression Socks are now available in Canada! As someone who has been in the sport for a long time, I pride myself in knowing quality … [Read more...]

Coaching – Is it right for you?

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With the increased popularity of ultra running over the past few years, there has been a tremendous amount of interest in athletes looking for information on the sport. Ultras, in general, seem to have a much wider variety of training and race nutrition approaches than for marathon-and-shorter … [Read more...]

Springtime in Frontenac Park

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Springtime in Frontenac Provincial Park is a wonderful time. After a long winter with deep snow in the park, it's always a great first run of spring when you can get back on bare ground. As much as this winter has been such an amazing season for running trails, lakes and snowshoe running, I have … [Read more...]

Welly Smith Trail

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I don’t find things much more exciting than discovering new trails. Finding new trails that connect to other trails is just that much better still! Sara and I have done a lot of running over the years at Puzzle Lake. It’s an undeveloped provincial park that is also surrounded by an abundance … [Read more...]

Sharbot Lake 84 km Unsupported Run: It’s not about the race shirt

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I woke up Monday morning, loaded up my pulk and started running... Ever since I had to cancel running Arrowhead 135 due to illness, I’ve been looking to find a race to replace it. Most of the races were too soon as I needed to get healthy first. The one race that really spoke to me was White … [Read more...]

Dion Switzerville Red Barn Snowshoe Race (Series Finale) – Results and photos

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The Dion Switzerville Red Barn Snowshoe Race was held today under ideal snowshoe racing conditions. The 'Red Barn' is the traditional end of the snowshoe racing season, and a celebration of a great year of snowshoe racing. Hanging out around the campfire, eating soup, drinking gourmet coffee and … [Read more...]

Frozen Ass Snowshoe Race – Results and Photos

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Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Frozen Ass Snowshoe Race today. Jayson Terkuc won the mens race over the 8km course in a time of 45:55. Daniel Lees finished second in 48:20, followed by David Varty in third in 54:45. Denise McGuire won the women’s race in a time of 54:08. … [Read more...]

Dion Westbrook Snowshoe Race – Results and Photos

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Lack of snow was certainly not a problem at the 2014 Dion Westbrook Snowshoe Race today. The heavy snowfall this week made for deep snow conditions for snowshoe racers. The race took place on the beautiful trails at the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex. The 6.4km route passed over the Westbrook … [Read more...]

Dogsledding and Ultras

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Anyone who knows me, knows that running has been a huge part of most of my life. I’ve raced many distances over the years on track, roads, cross country, trails, snow, snowshoes and mountains. I’ve had much the same progression that others have had with increasing in distances, and now find … [Read more...]

Arrowhead 135 – DNS

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And, so the race that never happened. Guess it was bad luck to post a blog earlier this week about feeling great and ready to go for Arrowhead 135. I woke up yesterday with a nasty flu that included fever, chills, sweats and body aches. There's just so much of it around right now. I hoped that it … [Read more...]