We heard that there was going to be a Half and Quarter (10.55km) marathon on Udon Thani, just over the Thai border from Vientiane. Given that it was well timed for me to renew my visa, and that it fell on the only free weekend we had, it seemed like an auspicious event. We decided … [Read more…]
Getting to Boston was a three year journey. After two years spent trying to run a qualifying time, I finally made it in the 2015 Vancouver Marathon with my 3:09:30 qualifying run. Combined with turning 40, this meant I comfortably beat the 3:15 qualifying time and the journey began in earnest. Training in Calgary didn’t … [Read more…]
One way for us to check out Kananaskis Country for the first time was to run along highway 40 – over the Highwood Pass, Canada’s highest paved road. We joined the Calgary Road Runners Club team – a fun team not aiming to challenge the speed freak teams. Andy did leg 4, a 14 km … [Read more…]
All too soon the first long weekend after our move back to Canada came around, and we weren’t really organized for a weekend away, after several months of running around like headless chickens sorting out every detail of our “nearly-new” life. Luckily, Vancouver Hash House Harriers came to our rescue, and we were tempted into making the drive north from Vancouver to the village of Lund.