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by cbaker1
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: North Face Endurance Challenge-Collingwood
Replies: 2
Views: 4726

Re: North Face Endurance Challenge-Collingwood

Christa and I are in for the 50km, but I may just do one lap.
by cbaker1
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Scotia Marathon: Top 10 Big City Marathon in NA
Replies: 5
Views: 1628

Re: Toronto Scotia Marathon: Top 10 Big City Marathon in NA

I am willing to bet that money gets you into Runners World top 10 list. Having run many races throughout N/A it does not rank in my top 10.
by cbaker1
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Nike Women Race Series in Toronto! June 14, 2015
Replies: 34
Views: 5751

Re: Nike Women Race Series in Toronto! June 14, 2015

How many people think Nike is just trying to create hype here? I think they will get a great turnout, by Toronto standards, but 15,000 runners whom I assume will be 90% women seems a little aggressive and I doubt they need to do a lottery. I am going to go on record and predict they get 5,000 finish...
by cbaker1
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Icarus Ultrafest
Replies: 9
Views: 8062

Re: Icarus Ultrafest

As long as its not really muddy, I think 12 hours is fine. I was thinking it would take me around 10 hours to complete! 6 am start would be great. We will be sleeping in our SUV the night before!
by cbaker1
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Icarus Ultrafest
Replies: 9
Views: 8062

Re: Icarus Ultrafest

Pierre, Its great you are doing a 75 km option. I was disappointed that 48 hours disappeared from Dirty Girls, but this makes up for it. Just curious, what will the cut-off for 75 be? I was hoping Dave Carver would add his race to the series. I need all the long distance options I can get. As a slow...
by cbaker1
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: OUS 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 15047

Re: OUS 2012

Diane (Henri's wife who is the Niagara RD) will be organizing the Laura Secord 100 km next year. She confirmed on facebook that there will be some changes including the addition of a 50 km. It will still be in April (although I hope it moves closer to mid month!). Although a lot tougher than Niagara...
by cbaker1
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: New England Challenge - May 18-25, 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: New England Challenge - May 18-25, 2015

There are a few of these types of events. Might even be put on by Savage as well that allow people to do 5 states in 5 days so they can get to the 50 state marathon club even quicker. They are in various parts of the US.
by cbaker1
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Creemore Vertical Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 3030

Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

If you have to raise the entry fee by $5-10 I don't think it will impact you much. I think that the cost of running it is reasonable. The Ontario race calendar is pretty full and I am assuming the Northface race will stick around but I enjoy the time of year when it is run. Good luck for next year.
by cbaker1
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Creemore Vertical Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 3030

Re: Creemore Vertical Challenge

Christa and I are signed-up. I will be gunning for my 99th Ultra / Marathon finish. If all goes well, I will be trying for one of your coveted Ultra Challenge Challenge medals and my 100th finish at Limberlost.

Hope we registered in time to get the maple syurp
by cbaker1
Thu May 29, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Question for Toronto people
Replies: 4
Views: 1008

Re: Question for Toronto people

I think you are about 2 miles from either the Beltline trail to the north, Don Valley to the east or the waterfront on the south.

Lots of options that are fairly close to you.
by cbaker1
Thu May 29, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: How do you feel about public race results
Replies: 47
Views: 3001

Re: How do you feel about public race results

I would like to see how I finished compared to the number overall and within my age group. As long as that is made available to me with my own result time, I really don't care about others.

Seems odd not to publish the results of a competitiion (running or otherwise) for everyone to see though.
by cbaker1
Wed May 28, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Sulphur Springs 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 9820

Re: Sulphur Springs 2014

Sorry to hear of the error. I have never been lost at this race, but can guess that you followed someone onto the main 20 km loop instead of turning for the 5 km spur. If there was no one to see your bib and direct you to the left, I can see how you missed it. If you do trail races enough, you event...
by cbaker1
Mon May 26, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Sulphur Springs 50 Miler
Replies: 24
Views: 2679

Re: Sulphur Springs 50 Miler

Great job on your finish. Christa told me about your fall afterwards. Glad you were able to finish and recovering. You had some great lap times on such a hot day. Don't tell everyone how great Sulphur is or it will start selling out even earlier!!!
by cbaker1
Sun May 11, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Seaton
Replies: 8
Views: 2848

Re: Seaton

Trails were in great shape. A couple of decent climbs each 12.5 km but I looked forward for the guilt free walking I could do on them. No falls for me this year.
by cbaker1
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Seaton
Replies: 8
Views: 2848

Re: Seaton

If it is not raining, its not too bad. No huge hills, just lots of little ones and enough roots and rocks to keep you honest. The course can wear you down the longer you run it.
by cbaker1
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Pick Your Poison
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: Pick Your Poison

I cant make PYP this year due to a wedding, but it will seem easy compared to the rude awakening that Laura Secord provided last weekend to welcome in the 2014 OUSER series. I am looking forward to easier trails in Seaton in a month.
by cbaker1
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Seaton Soaker 50km
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Seaton Soaker 50km

Not as hilly as Creemore or PYP and not as technical as ITT.

One water crossing, you will do twice each lap. Depending on amount of rain we have it can be just above ankle deep to almost knee deep.
by cbaker1
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Treadmill Guinness world record broken in Toronto
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Treadmill Guinness world record broken in Toronto

Female 24 hour is "only" 317 km so its not more than double than what the 12 hour is.
by cbaker1
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Little Rock Marathon Stopped Due To Weather Effect
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Little Rock Marathon Stopped Due To Weather Effect

I have run this race in the past and it is well organized. (I was a Pacer for them). I know bad weather (Severe Thunderstorms) was forecast to move into the area and at this time of year they can easily turn into tornados. Tough call, but I assume police / EMS / city had some say in pulling the plug...
by cbaker1
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: North Face ECS- Blue Mountain
Replies: 14
Views: 5777

Re: North Face ECS- Blue Mountain

I am torn. I have done a Northface ultra in WI and it was good value and well run. I would recommend a race in the series based on that. On the other hand, I am not thrilled that this series is going head to head with an Ontario Ultra Series established race "Limberlost Challenge" that is ...
by cbaker1
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Run4RKids - York University
Replies: 36
Views: 21915

Re: Run4RKids - York University

If you aren't sure who I am just ask the woman walking in the arm cast. That will be my wife!
by cbaker1
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: 2013 Reflection
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: 2013 Reflection

Good: 4th place finish at Run4RKids
Bad: Injury begining of March at Post Oak Challenge in Tulsa OK that lasted until Oct (same time I stopped running long for the year). I guess you just shouldn't run through an injury.
by cbaker1
Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...
Replies: 62
Views: 3597

Re: On the topic of Selling/Buying Race Bibs ...

My understanding is Marine Corps allows transfers and you could find bibs for less than cost on craigslist just before they closed the transfer process. I don't really care if someone runs with their own bib or not. I just care that someone has paid for that "body" to be in the race. Bandi...
by cbaker1
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Run4RKids - York University
Replies: 36
Views: 21915

Re: Run4RKids - York University

I will be there
by cbaker1
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Around the Bay 2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11470

Re: Around the Bay 2014

fingerboy,
I heard there is a great summer 30km in Toronto that you could go sub 2 hours at... :P :P :P

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