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Race report: Steaming Nostril 65k Bike Race

In the days leading up to the Steaming Nostril 65k bike race, put on by Cycle Waterloo, I obsessively checked the weather forecast, but never once imagined what the weather might actually do to my bike… I hadn’t heard of … Continue reading

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Race report: Good Friday Road Race 10k

Traipsing around the woods for 44 minutes the night before the 10k Good Friday Road Race searching for orienteering controls was perhaps not the wisest pre-race prep! As soon as the race started, my legs felt tired, but I didn’t … Continue reading

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Race report: Don’t Get Lost Knockout Adventure Run

“Did you meet a vampire out there?” I was asked at the end of the race. You can never predict what’s going to happen when you’re out in the woods orienteering! The Don’t Get Lost Knockout Adventure Run in Stoney … Continue reading

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Race report: O-Cup orienteering race at Rockwood Conservation Area

When I first starting orienteering in the fall of 2016, the thought of getting to look at the map just a few minutes before a race was terrifying! Now, it’s not such a big deal. For the O-Cup race at … Continue reading

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My 10 favourite things to do while car camping at Driftwood Provincial Park

Driftwood Provincial Park is a little gem! The first time I camped there, my son was almost 3, and my daughter 11 months old. My husband and I decided to try a short camping trip, and then visit our friends … Continue reading

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Race report: Grimsby 10k 2018

“Now that’s a throw-away sweater if I’ve ever seen one!” said another runner to my husband before the Subaru of Hamilton and Niagara Running Series Grimsby 10k. “It’s been a throw-away sweater for about 8 years!” he replied. (I think he’s … Continue reading

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Trip report: 1st time staying in a yurt, at Algonquin Provincial Park in February 2018

Until this year, my winter camping experiences had all involved a tent, with no heat other than a hot water bottle at bedtime! But last fall I decided to book a yurt at Algonquin Provincial Park – Mew Lake – … Continue reading

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