Category Archives: Race Reports

Staring down the Stairs in Ithaca

Welcome back race fans. Two weeks ago I lined up at the start line of the Cayuga Trails 50 Mile race for the second time. This is notable in some respects, as I VERY rarely repeat 'away' races. I ran in (and covered) this race last year, and was captivated by it for a few reasons. Firstly, Ithaca is a really cool little New York town, with a hidden secret: the canyons / waterfalls just outside the core! I had absolutely no idea that there were such cool natural features so close! Add to the fact that there is a tasty brewery close by, and two great state parks to camp in, and there is ample reason to choose to try this race out. In addition, it is only about a 4.5 hour drive from Ottawa, and the timing makes this a great early season test race. While … Continue Reading ››

And Now for Something Completely Different

Now that the snow is flying and people are thinking about spending more time indoors, you should all have time to read this blog post about my latest adventure in racing. As you may have read, I decided to try my hand at cyclocross racing! For those uninitiated, cyclocross is essentially a cross between biking, trail running, and a bit of obstacle navigation. For the most part, cyclocross racing takes place in spring and fall, and most races take part in parks. For this particular race, I was heading to Gemmill Park in Almonte. It was about an hour’s drive, and another reason I chose this race was because Crooked Mile Brewing just opened their doors a few weeks ago, so I’d get a chance to try their brews. But the main event was definitely the race, so let’s get to that! First off, let … Continue Reading ››