Race Report: Seaton Soaker 25km

Going into a race for the first time, I like to be prepared. The best option is to run the route ahead of time, second best option is to track down a course map with an elevation chart, if that fails, I start scouring the web for someone’s race report …

Race Report: 5 Peaks Rattlesnake Point

The 5 Peaks Rattlesnake Point race is EXCELLENT if you enjoy running hills, striding over boulders, cliff drop offs, boardwalks, a random raccoon sighting, and some useful race swag (this year it was a 5 Peaks pint glass). I try to do one 5 Peaks race per season. Their “enduro” distances …

Race Report: Nike Toronto Women’s 15km

Here’s a quick breakdown of my experience with the Nike Women’s Toronto 15km race on June 14th: 5:00am first alarm 5:05am second alarm 5:15 coffee and oatmeal and fruit and whatever else I can cram in despite a bit of pre-race nerves 5:45am holy shit where is my Uber cab! …

Race Report: STWM 2014 Half Marathon

The first time I ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon was back in 2012, I remember it being a BIG step up from the 10km races I’d being doing up to that point. Badass nurse and fellow long run buddy, Caroline Crawford wanted to give it a go and had convinced me …

Race Report: Chase The Coyote

September 27th, 2014, was a BEAUTIFUL day for the 3rd annual Chase The Coyote trail race. This was my second time running the Challenge course, a stunning 14.4km route through the lovely and sometimes technical terrain of Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. After running this race last year, I knew I would …

Race Report: 5 Peaks Kortright Centre

On September 6th, 2014, I ran the new 5 Peaks trail race at the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Vaughn, Ontario. The Enduro race was two laps around a 6.5km course for a total distance of 13km. I registered on a whim at the last possible minute before the registration cutoff. This …