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by Chainsaw Baby
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Spring Warm-up is Back!
Replies: 9
Views: 7342

Re: Spring Warm-up is Back!

Hey Hezzy. A map of the course is posted at the Dunedin CC. The course is flagged at intersections on the roads, but you need to follow the blazes on the Bruce Trail. The SW attracts 30 - 50 people, who tend to run in packs, as it is more of a social run than a "race", so you typically won...
by Chainsaw Baby
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Spring Warm-up is Back!
Replies: 9
Views: 7342

Spring Warm-up is Back!

Hey all. The Ontario Trail and Ultra Series Spring Warm-up is being held on Saturday April 11, 2015 in Dunedin, Ontario (don't drive to Florida). Dunedin is near Creemore and the course includes dirt roads and the Bruce Trail.  For those not familiar with the Spring Warm-up, it is a fund raiser for ...
by Chainsaw Baby
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Cayuga Trails 50
Replies: 1
Views: 4434

Re: Cayuga Trails 50

Interesting! https://www.cayugatrails50.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Of course it totally conflicts with my aggressive dream to run 50M at Sulphur... I don't drink beer, but one of their sponsors is Ithaca Beer... http://ithacabeer.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return f...
by Chainsaw Baby
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Icarus Ultrafest
Replies: 9
Views: 7807

Re: Icarus Ultrafest

One update... After talking to some other wackoo runners - sorry, ultrarunners, the 75K cut-off will be set for 2015 at 12.5 hours. 75K Runners still need to complete 50K in 8 hours to continue. This is mainly for us older runners! We expect WGR and Chris to churn out a 6 or 7 hour 75K... 2 hours pe...
by Chainsaw Baby
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Icarus Ultrafest
Replies: 9
Views: 7807

Re: Icarus Ultrafest

Yeah, 48 hours is a LONG time to have volunteers at 2 aid stations, timing, etc. I helped Diane and Henri quite a bit this year and noticed how hard it is on the RD's, who work almost non-stop from Wednesday evening until Sunday night... CVC 75K: Nothing is set in stone and I might use 2015 as a gau...
by Chainsaw Baby
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Icarus Ultrafest
Replies: 9
Views: 7807

Re: Icarus Ultrafest

I believe the rule-of-thumb is no more than a dozen 3-day events per month...
by Chainsaw Baby
Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Icarus Ultrafest
Replies: 9
Views: 7807

Re: Icarus Ultrafest

Hi all. I am both Chainsaw Baby and Vertical Pierre. I tried changing my RM account over to a single pseudonym, but got caught in an infinite loop... Icarus is a well run event (see my blog for a brief description) and they seem to have added a January event: http://www.icarusfloridaultrafest.com/20...
by Chainsaw Baby
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Desert RATS
Replies: 5
Views: 2992

Re: Desert RATS

Too cool!

(Okay, perhaps more on the hot side...)

Jealous; send us updates so that we can live vicariously!
by Chainsaw Baby
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Why Run Ultras
Replies: 4
Views: 3062

Re: Why Run Ultras

I run ultras because the per-mile cost is more reasonable... Ultra runners are a little weird... we are currently packing for the Pine Creek Challenge (Saturday September 6), where Curly (Lee Anne Cohen) will run the 100K. We keep saying things like :you don't need that (extra head lamp, box of gels...
by Chainsaw Baby
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Why Run Ultras
Replies: 4
Views: 3062

Re: Why Run Ultras

I run ultras because the per-mile cost is more reasonable... Ultra runners are a little weird... we are currently packing for the Pine Creek Challenge (Saturday September 6), where Curly (Lee Anne Cohen) will run the 100K. We keep saying things like :you don't need that (extra head lamp, box of gels...
by Chainsaw Baby
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Creemore Vertical Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 2940

Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Hey! We had a grand old time! It helps to have near-perfect running weather, so the runners don't have to worry about their core temperature, but can focus on killing the course... Some thoughts from a race director's perspective: http://runnningchallenged.blogspot.ca/2014/07/creemore-vertical-chall...
by Chainsaw Baby
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Niagara 50K Race Report
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Niagara 50K Race Report

Hi all.

It is raining cats and dogs just now in Creemore. Can you say tornado?

RR:

http://runnningchallenged.blogspot.ca/2 ... eport.html

Cheers!
by Chainsaw Baby
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Creemore Vertical Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 2940

Creemore Vertical Challenge

Hey all. For those considering this race, Jeff Rowthorne from Get Out There magazine made a Youtube of last year's race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_FtoviUpz4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; By the way, Jeff absolutely smoked the Niagara 50K course on Saturday, in 4:15! I hope t...
by Chainsaw Baby
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Limberlost challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 7390

Re: Limberlost challenge

I agree that buying a pair of trail shoes is a good idea. The day after you complete TLC 14K, you will be "noticing" every single trail along your normal running routes. They will beckon you. You will then start wearing (this is where the trail running addiction truly starts) trail shoes I...
by Chainsaw Baby
Mon May 05, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Shameless self promotion .. HA
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: Shameless self promotion .. HA

I was just sharpening my stick...
by Chainsaw Baby
Mon May 05, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Pick Your Poison RR
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: Pick Your Poison RR

Thanks all. RobinandAmelia: Great to meet you as well. It is always a highlight during a race to connect with a maniac! Ron: It is very strange being retired. Most of my working career I have hoped for this day. Now that it is here, all I can think is that I'm too young to be doing "nothing&quo...
by Chainsaw Baby
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Toronto Marathon Elevation
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Toronto Marathon Elevation

Unless you run it during an ice age and have a really slow time (isostatic rebound)...
by Chainsaw Baby
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Pick Your Poison RR
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Pick Your Poison RR

Hey all.

It was mud, ice and deep snow. Perfect!

http://www.runnningchallenged.blogspot.ca
by Chainsaw Baby
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Grand 2 Grand Ultra
Replies: 14
Views: 3686

Re: Grand 2 Grand Ultra

Epic!!!

The 20 pound pack will only feel like 18 pounds with all the scenery!
by Chainsaw Baby
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Pick Your Poison
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Pick Your Poison

Oh! Perhaps some details on the race...

Date: Saturday, April 26

Details: www.ouser.org/races.htm

Prices go up after April 1, 2014.
by Chainsaw Baby
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Pick Your Poison
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Pick Your Poison

Hey all. I like to think of PYP as the rude awakening to trail running each year... If you are new to trail running (probably not if you are on the U&T Running page) PYP includes a "gentle" 12.5K distance, where you can practice running broadpath trails, technical single track and of c...
by Chainsaw Baby
Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: North Face ECS- Blue Mountain
Replies: 14
Views: 5616

Re: North Face ECS- Blue Mountain

Hi Mike. It is Pierre. I am also hoping to enter a few of the longer runs this year, after knee surgery in 2012. Nothing over 1,000 KM...
by Chainsaw Baby
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: North Face ECS- Blue Mountain
Replies: 14
Views: 5616

Re: North Face ECS- Blue Mountain

Mike! Good to hear from you!

It would have been more professional if North Face had contacted Neil or the series to try and avoid the conflict. Neil's race date is difficult to move, but there are ample weekends in July/August with no conflicts.
by Chainsaw Baby
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Kingston Self-Transcendence 6-Hour Race, 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: Kingston Self-Transcendence 6-Hour Race, 2014

Kingston is a surprisingly good race. Although short, the route travels along a paved path and road in and out of the old Fort Henry and provides views of historic buildings, lake Ontario, boats and wind turbines. In 2013 the counters were 12 humans, whom you got to know well, as you need to confirm...
by Chainsaw Baby
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: 2014: Plans, Hopes and Aspirations
Replies: 24
Views: 6881

Re: 2014: Plans, Hopes and Aspirations

Way to go CAW! A marathon and a 50K this year (why not?)! I mean a 50K is easier than a marathon and about the same training... Since you will be trained for the marathon, keep going (let's see what this baby can do!!!). Erinmcd: An nice comfy (65K) ultra in Charlevoix? In September? Hmmm. Baie Sain...

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