Category: Trail race

2011 Race schedule update

I have been looking at trail races happening across Ontario and there isn’t much in the winter time – unless you want to use snowshoes! So I added my first California trail race for 2011: The Chabot Trail Run. I will stick to a 30 km race that weekend. Now it is just a matter of weeks before all the races start! Yay! Still need a March and a June race…

2011 Races

Chabot Trail Run: 30 KM – Sunday February 20, 2011

– Seaton Trail: 26 KM – Saturday April 16, 2011

Sulphur Springs: 50 KM – Saturday May 28, 2010

– Creemore Vertical Challenge: 25 KM – Saturday July 2, 2011

– The Limberlost Challenge: 28 km – Saturday July 16, 2011

Iroquoia Trail Test: 32 Km – Saturday August 20, 2011

Haliburton Forest: 50 KM – Saturday September 10, 2011 – or 50 miles if training goes well!

Vulture Bait: 25 km – Saturday October 15, 2011

Seaton Trail: trail running! Finally!

Just managed to get one of the last spots for the Seaton Trail race this weekend. These trail races are organized by the Mudpuppies. The course is a 13 km out and back along Duffins Creek featuring single track trail, water crossings, tuff long hills, lots of ups and downs, twists and turns and roots and rocks.   Apparently it is a true ultrarunner’s dream. I remember the first time I ran this trail I cursed all the way to the finish line. This bloody trail has tons of ups and downs and a billion roots to try and avoid. Photos from previous years don’t do it justice. I don’t even know why I am returning to do this race but hey, I love a challenge. I will avoid the water crossing as much as possible – perhaps there will be a bridge: doing a water crossing right at the start of a race is a pain, your shoes get wet, your socks get wet and all you get at the end of the day is giant blisters!

I am doing the 26km race, but there is a 52 and 78 KM race as well! Fun times.