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by lim314159
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Re: Travel Insurance

Thanks, all!
by lim314159
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Travel Insurance

Hi Everyone; When you race outside your province or state, do you purchase travel insurance for emergency medical coverage? Thanks
by lim314159
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ottawa Marathon 2015!
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Ottawa Marathon 2015!

Ran the full marathon last year in its 40th anniversary. Loved it - especially the 2nd half of the course. Well organized from start to finish. Signed up for this again!
by lim314159
Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Mississauga vs Toronto Marathon (May)
Replies: 49
Views: 9132

Re: Mississauga vs Toronto Marathon (May)

Can't go wrong with either race. I've run the Mississauga Marathon the last 2 years and miss the Toronto Marathon - so registered for Toronto Marathon for 2015.
by lim314159
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Goodlife - course changes?
Replies: 153
Views: 10452

Re: Toronto Goodlife - course changes?

I read about this change this morning on Twitter. Is the change now confirmed? I find the expo at the CNE inconvenient as well - liked it when it was at the Sheraton Centre. The Mississuaga Marathon gives free shuttle bus service from the finish line to the start-line. Hopefully the same service is ...
by lim314159
Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Marathon Heart Attacks
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Marathon Heart Attacks

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing the article!
by lim314159
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope - November 6
Replies: 238
Views: 7693

Re: Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope - November 6

3 weeks away...giving serious thought to the Hamilton Marathon. I walked the marathon in its first year. Was quite well organized back then. Wonder what's it like now.
by lim314159
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto weather
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Toronto weather

Wish I read Lisa's post before the marathon this morning. Wow -- running INTO the wind with 7 K to go was tough!!
by lim314159
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Fauja SINGH gets the ultimate record !!!
Replies: 58
Views: 2189

Re: Fauja SINGH gets the ultimate record !!!

My hero!!! Check out my blog -- got my photo taken with Fauja Singh at the running expo. Saw him when I was at 16K (?) and was worried with is speed -- been checking http://www.sportstats.ca" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; frequently today to see if he finished. Thrilled he finished. ...
by lim314159
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 27 year old man dies running Toronto marathon
Replies: 66
Views: 3914

Re: 27 year old man dies running Toronto marathon

Heard about the death on 680 News when I got home. Shocking and very sad. Have heard it is better not to sprint to the finish line - I was exhausted in the marathon today so there was no sprinting from me. Whatever is the cause, a reminder to see the doctor if we notice anything not right - but thes...
by lim314159
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Waterfront Marathon - SOLD OUT
Replies: 17
Views: 907

Re: Toronto Waterfront Marathon - SOLD OUT

Not sure why the city enforced such a late start of 9 AM. I like the structure of the Toronto Marathon with half and full starting an hour apart. Last year's Waterfront Marathon was quite packed for the first 10 K before it opened up.
by lim314159
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: I guess I don't need to go to Chicago next year...
Replies: 34
Views: 1132

Re: I guess I don't need to go to Chicago next year...

I remember someone selling Boston Marathon finisher's medals -- he had about 10 of them in the same year. I contacted the race director who informed me they have told this person to stop selling the medals on e-Bay. How this person got hold of so many finisher's medals is beyond me. No problem selli...
by lim314159
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Runner who collapsed during Chicago Marathon, dies
Replies: 32
Views: 1420

Re: Runner who collapsed during Chicago Marathon, dies

Heard about the death on 680 News yesterday. Very sad :( Chicago seems to get hotter than usual weather for their marathons. I'm not sure how one would know when to stop -- I agree with others as you want to reach the finish line - but at what cost?? Perhaps it's the "give it your all" nea...
by lim314159
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half/5K- who's in?
Replies: 88
Views: 4812

Re: Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half/5K- who's in?

Marathon ErinMcD- somewhere between 3:15-3:20 Canalrunner-4 hr RW bunny ShinSplints - Way out of shape; Difficulty running in shoes; Now running in Vibram Five Fingers; Goal is finish before 6hr cut off West Grey Runner- looking for a BQ10 , 3:25 goal. RobinandAmelia Phorunner - first time! Killerz ...
by lim314159
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 2011 STWM Medal
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: 2011 STWM Medal

Nice medal. But isn't Kew Beach near the 30+ K of the full marathon? Will the half-marathon have Kew Beach on it as well?
by lim314159
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Midsummer night's run
Replies: 162
Views: 6526

Re: Midsummer night's run

Agreed with the comments written. The course was indeed short about half kilometre. That did happen at about the 25K - in Ashbridges Bay. Unless I can run 1K in a couple of minutes?? There were 2 volunteers pointing us to turn left rather than run ahead. Also, the Cherry Beach part was a mess - I fo...
by lim314159
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Midsummer night's run
Replies: 162
Views: 6526

Re: Midsummer night's run

I'm #46 in the 30K run. I, too, was disappointed they returned to the tech shirt (from last year's hoodies). I was caught off guard when there was a choice between white or black tech shirt. Bib, tech shirt, mortal pin - in and out within a couple of minutes. This ones always a well-organized race.
by lim314159
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto won't bid for 2020 Olympics
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Toronto won't bid for 2020 Olympics

Heard this morning Toyko has officially put in a bid. Not sure how Toronto would have done. I remember back for the 2008 bid there were protests - everyone needs to be on board with the bid - you can't have people holding signs in protest. There was so much "drama" with road closures when ...
by lim314159
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Midsummer night's run
Replies: 162
Views: 6526

Re: Midsummer night's run

Always enjoy this race. Even though it is an evening race, it doesn't get dark -- wait...now that it's been moved to late August, the race probably will get dark near the end. I agree with all that's been written. The finisher's medal is nice; hoodie last year was great; wonderful volunteers. The ex...
by lim314159
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cost of races and events
Replies: 30
Views: 2936

Re: Cost of races and events

I know the feeling about race registration costs. I do sign up very early to get the best price - but once in a while I cannot attend the race (e.g., feeling under the weather) - so I wonder if it really is a good idea to register so early - or wait until the expo. I have cut down on the number of r...
by lim314159
Sat May 14, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running a Marathon in the Rain
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Running a Marathon in the Rain

This is a wonderful post and glad I read it before tomorrow's Toronto Marathon. My hope is the rain will not be for the entire race. A drizzle is good. I remember the Around the Bay 30 K a few years ago and it rained (or was it last year??). My hands were numb -- so thank you for the gloves suggesti...
by lim314159
Sat May 14, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Marathon, May 15th
Replies: 34
Views: 1704

Re: Toronto Marathon, May 15th

Good luck to everyone tomorrow :) I'm bib #1213. Went to the expo after work yesterday -- seems smaller than before. Bib pick up had huge line-up for the half marathon. Fortunately I asked someone if that was the line-up for the marathon -- it wasn't. Observed one of the volunteers get "yelled ...
by lim314159
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: What do you do with your running memorabilia
Replies: 36
Views: 3051

Re: What do you do with your running memorabilia

I keep all my bibs in a binder with protective sleeves. I also keep a printout of the race results as well as race leaflet/brochure. The finisher's medals from past years are stored in a shoe box. Current medals hand on the wall. Tech shirts from past years are hung in the closet. This year's tech s...
by lim314159
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Around the Bay 2011
Replies: 223
Views: 11840

Re: Around the Bay 2011

5K 140.6 (planned - not yet registered) b_squared fe.sweetpea (considering, but not registered) ironboy (considering, but not registered) 30k mcshame Dr. S +Husband (update his status to hubby!) DLS Nick Orleans Runner RobinandAmelia Emtmdaddy anners mid_packer 4th yr in a row Jogger Barbie Terrific...
by lim314159
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Expos - Do you like them held at the CNE Grounds ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1781

Re: Toronto Expos - Do you like them held at the CNE Grounds ?

Not convenient. In the same location as the Toronto Waterfront race -- one would think they want to distance themselves. More physical space so not as crowded -- but not enough exhibiters as the entire hall was not used. I was thirsty and there were no free samples (e.g., OASIS juice). Yeah -- not a...

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