Running in Year 2017 (Goal 1000 Miles)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Whitby International Marathon - Photo Race Report

Whitby International Marathon Photo Race Report

Full/Ultra Marathon #48 (and four marathons in four weeks)

YTD = 755.2 K

$35 early bird registration

Start line - about 35 runners for the full marathon. Windy and overcast at start - almost wore a toque but temperature 11C

K markers on the ground. 

2 K

3 K

4 K

5 K

Scenic!

6 K

Water station - thank you to the volunteers who braved the winds and rain. Unfortunately e-Load was only at about 1/3 of the water stations. 

7 K

8 K

9 K

10 K

10.5 K turnaround

11 K

13 K

Scenic!

13 K

Scenic!

14 K

15 K

16 K

17 K

18 K

19 K

20 K

21 K -- course is 21.1 K repeated twice. I actually don't mind this as you know what to expect.  First 10.5 K the wind is in your face and last 10.5 K wind is to your back - which helps!!

Aargh - the hills!




The waves of Lake Ontario

Two cups of water left - for me and the last runner. Volunteers have left!

Durham Humane Society



Final 200 K on gravel - to the finish line!

McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. Remember meetings in this building when I helped write mathematics textbooks over a decade ago.

Arrived home to take Bud on a walk.

Bud wearing the finisher's medal

Finisher's medal - 4th year running this marathon - 4th year the same marathon

Saturday, May 20, 2017

1000th blog post: Whitby International Marathon tomorrow!

1000th Blog Post

Three runs this week:
* Tuesday = 5 K
* Wedneday = 5 K
* Saturday = 5 K

YTD = 713 K

Found a trail in Richmond Hill!









Bridge connecting Eaton Centre and Hudson Bay removed today.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dunnville Mudcat Marathon Photo Race Report

Dunnville Mudcat Full Marathon

Full/ultra marathon #47

Chose to register for this full marathon on the last day - May 9 - $125.  Wanted to be sure I could run this as I ran the Waterloo Marathon and Toronto Marathon in the past 2 weeks. This is the inaugural year of the full marathon.

Woke up at 3 AM to make it to Dunnville by 6:20 AM. Thank goodness for my iPhone map as I arrived at 5:20 AM. Duncanville has a population of 12 000, approximately 50 km from Hamilton. Parked the car near the finish line and school bus took us to the start line.

50 feet statue of town mascot, "Muddy" the Mucat. Very cool.



Start line. A small race with about 125 registered in the full marathon.
1 K
2 K - Lake Erie at the left of photo
3 K
4 K
5 K
6 K
7 K

8 K -- ran on a variety of surfaces - sometimes rocks, other times dirt, other times on pavement.

9 K

10 K
11 K - course is advertised as flat -- however, there were numerous rolling hills.

12 K

13 K
14 K

15 K

16 K
17 K
18 K

19 K

20 K

21 K

22 K

23 K

24 K -- more uphills

25 K

26 K

27 K -- had to remove jacket as it was getting hot (17C) -- a race car came by and took my jacket to the finish line (however, my car key and health card were in the jacket -- argh!)

28 K

29 K

30 K

31 K

32 K

33 K

34 K

35 K

36 K - thank you to the wonderful volunteers at the water stations.

37 K

38 K

39 K

40 K

41 K

Finish line in sight! Glad my jacket was sitting on a railing at the finish line;  else, I would not have my car key.


Proud little brother, Bud!

Overall = 109 out of 124
Chip Time = 5:43:41.03
8:09/km
7.4 km/h