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Around the Bay 2014

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Wed May 01, 2013 1:48 pm

Registration is already open!!!

I'm in!! :D
2014:
Mar - Around the Bay 30 km - Done
May - Sulphur Spring 100 miler - DNS
Sept - Army HM
Sept/Oct - 50 miler
Oct - Pace Bunny - Toronto Scotia Waterfront
Dec - Reggae Marathon in Jamaica

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Bradsgrl » Wed May 01, 2013 3:27 pm

I need to redeem myself!! This year my last 8k ended horribly (IT band issues) so I want to run this route strong!
Coming up:

05/12/13 - Sporting Life 10K
05/26/13 - Toronto Womens 1/2 Marathon
06/22/13 - Colour me Rad 5k
September - Half Marathon??? Still deciding...

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby AjaxRunner » Wed May 01, 2013 3:28 pm

This is definitely on my planned list....just not ready to sign up yet :P

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby HCcD » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:39 am

fyi ...

Around the Bay 30K announces route change to avoid train delays

The Around the Bay Road Race officials have announced that the 30K route will be altered for the March 30, 2014 event to avoid the train delays that affected the race this year.

The 30K route begins in downtown Hamilton, Ont. and crosses a bridge over the Hamilton Harbour into Burlington, Ont., where it winds up and down some hills before looping back into Hamilton for a dramatic finish inside Copps Coliseum.

The route change only involves the first 10K of the race, and the new course is actually just a reversion back to a previous route along Burlington St. See a map of the adjusted route http://goo.gl/maps/8SMBg .

The historic 30K, first run in 1894, is the oldest continuously running road race in North America, and in recent years has adopted the tagline “Older Than Boston.”

Both Around the Bay and the Boston Marathon have a long history of occasional train tie-ups. In 2009, a rumbling freight train interrupted Around the Bay at the 13K mark, creating a traffic jam of runners and took about 10 minutes to pass.

In one of the most famous train delays that had the potential to affect Canadian marathoning history, Canada’s Tom Longboat was among the 10 frontrunners in the 1907 Boston Marathon who crossed the train tracks in South Framingham before the gates went down to close off the road to the 114 other runners in the race. Longboat went on to win, but runner-up Robert Fowler, who finished 3 minutes behind Longboat, complained bitterly afterward that he wasted a good two minutes waiting for the train.




http://runningmagazine.ca/sections/news/around-the-bay-30k-announces-route-change-to-avoid-train-delays/
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Mark.AU » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:58 am

Anyone interested in making up a three person relay team to try and beat Robbie T?
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Around the Bay 2014

Postby Jwolf » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:17 pm

Mark 2.1 wrote:Anyone interested in making up a three person relay team to try and beat Robbie T?

Three sub-40 10k runners. :)
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby HCcD » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:19 pm

Jwolf wrote:
Mark 2.1 wrote:Anyone interested in making up a three person relay team to try and beat Robbie T?

Three sub-40 10k runners. :)


Perhaps, RobbieT will run the first leg for your relay ... :shock: :lol: :wink: :shifty:

eta: jamix is one possible candidate, but he is a cheap bugger ... :shifty: :lol: :wink:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Robinandamelia » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:11 pm

I'm in too, but not registered yet...no discount so I'll wait a bit longer :)

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Ken B » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:37 pm

I will be running it. Nice to know that I won't be caught by the train again!! :)

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby fingerboy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:49 pm

I'm going for sub 2. this time for realzies and no giving up at 22k.

Willing to accept any shallonges

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Robbie-T » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:42 pm

fingerboy wrote:I'm going for sub 2. this time for realzies and no giving up at 22k.

Willing to accept any shallonges


Awesome I could use a pacer for the final 200m.
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby bambambam » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:10 pm

Have they changed the water stations as well as the route? The jpeg and pdf maps on the race website show the water stations. I don't recall a water station at 17.5K before. The water stations look more evenly spaced than before. I recall in the middle of the race that water stations used to seem few and far between - or was that my imagination?

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby timc » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:40 pm

I registered this week, before the price increase on November 4th. I'm looking forward to going back to Hamilton (not to mention Burlington!). I ran in 2011, and DNS'd in 2012. I'm glad to see they have start corrals now, and even gladder to see that my HM time from this past summer qualifies me for one. 8)
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2014 Race Results:
Re-Fridgee-Eighter 8 mile - 22 February - 56:22 (PB)
Around the Bay 30K - 30 March - 2:29:10 (PB)
Sulphur Springs 50 miler - 24 May - 10:12:20 (PB)
Summer's Night Classical 5K - 9 July - 20:10 (PB)
ENDURrun International - 10-17 August - 1:39:41 (PB)/1:11:00 (PB)/2:59:29 (PB)/1:20:51 (PB)/2:48:50 (PB)/44:22 (PB)/3:55:42
Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run - 13 October - 19:55 (PB)

Next Races:
???

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby jonovision_man » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:24 pm

timc wrote:I registered this week, before the price increase on November 4th. I'm looking forward to going back to Hamilton (not to mention Burlington!).


I'm in. Looking forward to going back to Burlington (and maybe a little bit of Hamilton, but not much).

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby ngcaper » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:10 am

I'm in and registered. No time goals, my better half is registered as well, and this will be her longest distance by far...so I want to see her finish happy rather than try to run faster than 2013.

I dislike big road races, but ATB was OK this year so I'm back.
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby AjaxRunner » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:52 pm

I just signed up as well...did a relay this past year, signed up for the 30K in 2014, in line with Mississauga full in May.

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby La » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:59 pm

Marg & I are in for the 2x15K under the team name Nemo and Pepper. :)
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby ngcaper » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:34 pm

La wrote:Marg & I are in for the 2x15K under the team name Nemo and Pepper. :)


So which one is Nemo which Pepper :)
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby La » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:48 pm

ngcaper wrote:
La wrote:Marg & I are in for the 2x15K under the team name Nemo and Pepper. :)


So which one is Nemo which Pepper :)

Marg is Nemo and I am Pepper. If the real Nemo and Pepper were to run, my money would be on Pepper to win in a head-to-head race. :lol:
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby Sandra » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:19 am

Was hoping to do the 2 person relay but at $125 pp - really? Why is it so exepensive?
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby timc » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:38 am

Sandra wrote:Was hoping to do the 2 person relay but at $125 pp - really? Why is it so exepensive?


It's a charity fundraiser. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the extra dollars go to the St. Joe's.
~ Tim ~

2014 Race Results:
Re-Fridgee-Eighter 8 mile - 22 February - 56:22 (PB)
Around the Bay 30K - 30 March - 2:29:10 (PB)
Sulphur Springs 50 miler - 24 May - 10:12:20 (PB)
Summer's Night Classical 5K - 9 July - 20:10 (PB)
ENDURrun International - 10-17 August - 1:39:41 (PB)/1:11:00 (PB)/2:59:29 (PB)/1:20:51 (PB)/2:48:50 (PB)/44:22 (PB)/3:55:42
Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run - 13 October - 19:55 (PB)

Next Races:
???

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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby purdy65 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:44 am

I also think it's what the market will bear! The relays sold out really fast last year.
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:18 am

Sandra wrote:Was hoping to do the 2 person relay but at $125 pp - really? Why is it so exepensive?



that seems crazy to me! way more than the full 30K! I mean, you need the bus transport which is an extra expense, but i agree with you!
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby MINITEE » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:58 pm

La wrote:Marg & I are in for the 2x15K under the team name Nemo and Pepper. :)


I am doing the 2x15 with my friend Janet!
In honor of her hubby who died 2 years ago! I suggested "Jim's Angels" not sure what name she registered us as though!
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Re: Around the Bay 2014

Postby gnu » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:16 am

I'm in too :D


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