Perfect day at Chicopee for monumental performances

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Last year, Chicopee had heartbreak in store for Robyn Collins. Crushing the 2018 ENDURrun, even a small setback (+5 min split from fastest to slowest lap) allowed Valery Hobson to drop the hammer and take a lead she would not relinquish. This year, Robyn ran a consistent and controlled race and cleared a major obstacle… Read more »

Stage 4: Rob inches closer

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Hills, check. Sunset, check. Feast, check. Mosquitoes, check. Extra rest before and after Stage 4 makes it an interesting challenge. Well done participants – we’re halfway there. Results Robert Brouillette edged a 47 second victory, but Josh Bolton retains the Gold Jersey by 1:06 heading into the rest day. Aidan Rutherford ran a huge EB… Read more »

Results from Stage 3

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Tuesday is Stage 3: a 30 kilometre cross country run. Whether you ran one lap or 7, this is a strong test on the journey to the title “One Tough Runner.” Huge thanks to the water crew, the pacers (even the surprise ones), the massage team, the family, friends, and cheer squads, the food team,… Read more »

Two stages down

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We are now almost one-quarter of the way through the week. (In fact, tomorrow you will see a 40 KM sign early in the race). We really enjoyed being back in Cambridge for the first time since 2011, and on such a great section of the Grand River Trail. There is a strong consensus that… Read more »

Off and running at Stage 1

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The first day of ENDURrun is a rural half marathon, with a mix of hills, trails, and country roads. Participants described the temperatures as near perfect, and and the times didn’t disappoint! Stage 1 is as close to a family reunion as we have, with many people who were unable to attend the pre-race meeting… Read more »

A toast to ENDURrunners

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One week later, we’re still reeling with Post-ENDURrun Syndrome (PES). The best way to combat that is to send some thank yous out to the individuals and groups who make this project so much fun. This particular moment is one of the high points in the history of ENDURrun, and so here’s a toast to… Read more »

Robert and Valery are your 2018 ENDURrun Champions

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The 16th ENDURrun ended with a bang. Full marathon results | Full cumulative results Women The Stage 7 finish was a repeat of 2017, when 2nd place Catherine Desrosiers came through first, but only by enough to close the gap to Vicki Zandbergen to 6:36. This year, it was Robyn Collins who won the marathon… Read more »

Six down

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How is the week almost over … already? The tricky part about ENDURrun week is to live in the moment. 8 days and 160 kms seem (and really are) long, but the reality is that it flies by so fast. Stage 6 is a sneaky one. (Full results). It’s a flat 10k sandwiched between a… Read more »

Historic Stage 5

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Not since 2006 has the gold jersey been snatched at Stage 5. But that’s what happened today as Valery Hobson ran a strong personal best in slippery conditions. She picked up enough time on the final three laps to surge into a 7:00 overall lead. Robyn Collins raced for the first time at Chicopee and now finds… Read more »

Just a Typical Sunday Morning

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Except all your friends are here! As ENDURrun 2018 got off to a running start, it was a great mix of old and new. If it ain’t broke… Ditto: For the fourth consecutive year, Stage 1 played out the same: on the men’s side, Rob Brouillette sets a large lead; on the women’s side, a… Read more »