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Trip report: 5-day canoe trip at Algonquin Provincial Park – Magnetawan Lake access point/Misty/White Trout/McIntosh/Daisy Lakes

It doesn’t seem to matter how much planning and preparation goes into my backcountry camping trips – something always seems to happen that I hadn’t foreseen! This 5-day canoe trip at Algonquin Provincial Park (Magnetawan Lake access point on the West side of the park) was to be my 1st canoe trip since the fall […]

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Race report: Welland sprint triathlon 2018

With very heavy rain in the forecast, a closed bike course requiring many many turns, and my body only 1-week out from Ironman 70.3 Syracuse, I wasn’t quite sure how the Welland sprint triathlon would go! With race registration ending at 7:45 AM on race morning, we were up very early and out the door at […]

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Race report: Ironman 70.3 Syracuse 2018

Despite knowing how tough the Ironman 70.3 Syracuse course is, I keep going back for more. I think it’s an addiction. Friday night after work Alasdair and I drove to Syracuse, and Saturday morning we headed to Jamesville Beach Park … Continue reading

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Race report: Subaru Milton sprint triathlon 2018

In the past, I’ve always looked at triathletes who rode their bikes to and from races with equal parts respect and incredulity. This time, it was our turn! Alasdair and I wanted to get a long ride in as training … Continue reading

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Race report: Storm the Trent Trek Long Course Race 2018

Some people might think we’re crazy, but minutes before the Storm the Trent Trek Long Course Race was to begin was the first time my racing partner Rebecca and I had been in a canoe since last August, a full … Continue reading

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Race report: 5 Peaks Kelso trail 1/2 marathon

The night before the 5 Peaks Kelso trail 1/2 marathon, a wicked wind storm blew through the area with winds over 100 km/h, making me wonder whether we would be racing at all! Halton Parks had closed all of their … Continue reading

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Race report: My very 1st Paris to Ancaster 70k bike race (25th edition – 2018)

Having cheered on riders of the Paris to Ancaster 70k bike race many times in the past, I was well aware of the potential variability of late April race day weather – from sunny skies to rain, snow, wind and … Continue reading

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