2016 Recap – Stage 7

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Thank you for another great year! The above photo is the official 2016 Ultimate Finisher group photo. It’s an emotional experience for runners who have become both competitors and friends over the course of the week. But to reach that photo, runners were put through one final test: The Marathon. On a morning where runners,… Read more »

2016 Recap – Stage 6

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How fast would you run a 10 KM race, the day before a marathon? How fast could you go the day after Stage 5? Stage 6 is only 10 kilometres, but it is tricky. It’s popular for Guests and unpopular among Ultimates for similar reasons; flat and fast can be a bad recipe if you’re… Read more »

2016 Recap – Stage 5

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If Stage 3 is a test, Stage 5 is an exam. (Not the final exam; that is Sunday’s marathon.) Today, ENDURrunners enjoyed five supremely challenging loops at the Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort. With gains of approximately 150m per 5.12km loop, today’s heat and humidity also amplified the difficulty of the various terrains including grass,… Read more »

2016 Recap – Stage 3

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The third Stage of ENDURrun is its largest yet – a 30 kilometre cross country course. It’s hot. It’s loopy. It challenges runners mentally and physically for six 5 KM laps of grass, woodchip, dirt, gravel and pavement. In the first lap, runners pass an ominous “40 KM” sign: Ultimates have run one-quarter of the week’s… Read more »

2016 Stage 1 Results are posted

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ENDURrun 2016 is finally underway! Moderate weather to start the event will ease runners into the warmer temperatures expected for later in the week. On a scenic but rolling course, we saw some fantastic times today. Winners today are defending champion Rob Brouillette (1:14:01) and Angela Batsford-Mermans (1:30:28) for the Ultimate division, and H+P Women’s… Read more »

2015 Recap – Stage 7

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One of the hottest ENDURrun days on record saw gutsy performances from Ultimates, Sports, Relays and Guests alike. We even witnessed a few PBs at today’s Stage 7: Marathon. Congratulations to all! One of the unique aspects of ENDURrun is the post-Stage 7 awards. All runners are given the opportunity to address the entire group… Read more »

2015 Recap – Stage 6

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Stage 6 is tricky. What is left in the tank after Stage 5? How fast do you want to push the day before a marathon? What is the temptation to pursue the runner who started one minute before you? Runners weigh these factors over a flat rural 10K course, ending at Schmidt House. Results As… Read more »

2015 Recap – Stage 3

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Stage 3 has been described as the first true test of The ENDURrun: a six-loop 30k cross country course.  It is by design that the Stage that follows a shorter, flatter road race is a longer, hilly trail race. Ideal weather conditions helped, but Stage 3 is still physically and mentally demanding. Pacing and strategy are more evident… Read more »

2015 Recap – Stage 2

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Stage 2 is a cycling-inspired time trial. Even through the rain and on some gravel, some fast times were dropped! Following the record setting run by Ultimate runner Vicky Siemon in Stage 1, another Stage record was set in Stage 2. The flat out and back course design, combined with perfect weather conditions, provided the… Read more »

2015 Recap – Stage 1

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It’s that time of the year again! ENDURrun 2015 kicked off this morning with a half marathon in Conestogo, Ontario. The event has grown again this year, with record-breaking competitors in Ultimate (55) and Relay (9). Results Congratulations to all finishers today. Winners today are Robert Brouillette (1:17:39) and Vicky Siemon (1:25:35), who will wear… Read more »