Disappointed, but not discouraged.

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Such is Merlin’s state of mind at Stage 4. Flash back to Merlin Frey‘s attitude when he entered and finished the ENDURrun in 2015: he expected it was a one-time thing. But in the weeks leading up to ENDURrun 2016, he already knew he was missing out and decided that he would be back in… Read more »

A stage race with “only” one marathon

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Glen Avery is the lone American in the field this year, but his running exploits are much more exotic than that. Like many ENDURrunners, the event has been on his radar for for many years and many miles. Glen started running when he was 51 years old, and in the fifteen years since, Glen’s journey… Read more »

Running ENDURrun is hard. Not running can be even harder.

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Such was Susan Moizer’s experience in 2015. All of our profiles so far have covered Ultimate runners currently in the competition. Susan’s story is different – she did not start Stage 1. This story starts in 2015, when Susan, a three-time Ultimate finisher, sustained some devastating injuries that significantly affected her running and kept her… Read more »

“It’s only Stage 3, but I think I’m hooked.”

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Overheard at the massage table today, from Amy Robitaille. Amy’s ENDURrun journey began in 2015, when she first heard about the event from her coach and alumnus Mike Coughlan. A few years and a few Guest stages later, Amy is, in her own words, hooked after just three Stages. As pleasant as her two Stage… Read more »

Run or volunteer? Hard to choose for Will Spaetzel

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We caught up with Will Spaetzel over the first kilometre of his third lap in Stage 3. Will is one of the Run Waterloo super-volunteers, dedicating countless hours over the year and during ENDURrun week. Will has often videoed and interviewed runners out on the courses, so we decided to return the favour this time!… Read more »

Meet volunteer-turned-Ultimate rookie, Rachael

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We caught up with Ultimate rookie Rachael Drost after Monday’s Stage 2. Although the number of rookies is small – they make up 31% of 2017 Ultimate runners – they are vital to the event and Rachael is a great example of the energy that new participants bring to the week and the community. Rachel… Read more »

Welcome to the newest member of the Golden Club!

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For our next mini-profile, we don’t have to look farther than Stage 1 winner Vicki Zandbergen for an exceptional story. As the all-time record holder for Run Waterloo event finishes (117), Vicki was recognized as¬†member number 4¬†earlier this year. This extensive career has also contributed to other ENDURrun records, including the longest current streak of… Read more »

2017 Stage 2 Start Order

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When should you start your warm-up tomorrow? Use this projected start order as a guide. This Time Trial (TT) stage starts one runner each minute, in reverse order to their seed time, which is determined from previous results and expected finish times. Dropouts and no-shows may still adjust the start times by up to 10… Read more »

ENDURrob goes for the three-peat in 2017

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Rob Brouillette is back in ENDURrun 2017. He’s happy to chat about it, but you wouldn’t know that from his social media profiles. The one and only #ENDURrob is usually a prolific user of social media, but has gone dark for the past 6 weeks, including to Strava. Since we haven’t had any updates about… Read more »

Construction in Conestogo, and the official 2017 Info Booklet

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As you probably know, there has been and continues to be a lot of construction in the village of Conestogo. This will affect access to the village as well as four of the courses. Here is what you need to know: Access 1. Construction can change daily. Leave lots of time before arriving to Conestogo… Read more »