Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Haliburton 50 miler a Success + 5k PB

Briefly, my first 50 mile Ultra went really well last weekend. Haliburton was a hard, technical run but was also a lot of fun. I finished in a time of 10:03:16 which was faster then had anticipated. I came in somewhere close to 10th place but not sure as the results are not posted yet. My legs are pretty sore right now but it was an amazing experience and worth every minute of pain. I will definitely be running this race again although I might choose the 100 mile option next year.

Watch for a full race report posting coming in the next week or so.

In other running news I ran a PB at the Enlightenment 5k run the weekend before Haliburton. This was a very hilly 5k in High Park. I managed to run a 21:16 knocking 40 seconds off of my 5k PB time.

Some of you may have noticed that I was slated to run the Double Crown that weekend. Well that didn’t happen and in fact it was a huge farce (to say the least) which I am still dealing with. I want to keep this blog entry very positive however so I am not going to get into here. I will be posting a full accounting of the Double Cross (I mean Crown) in a couple of days


  1. I had considered the Double Crown... interested to find out what happened. My own experience with VR Pro events in general is not always positive.

    But more importantly: CONGRATS ON THE 50 MILER! A-maz-ing. What an accomplishment. Can't wait for your full report!

    Recover well.

  2. Wow! Great times in both races, way to fly! Here's to a speedy recovery...

  3. GREAT job on your first ultra. You are my hero!

  4. Chis, that's a great finish for you first 50! Enjoy some well-deserved rest.

  5. Awesome finish! Inspirational! Looking forward to the report! COngrats

  6. It was great meeting you and Kim in Haliburton. What a weekend! Congrats again on an amazing race.

  7. Congratulations on both accomplishments - the 50 miler and the 5K!

    And a 100 miler??? I can't imagine running for that long, can't wait until you get to do it!

  8. Holy wow, 10th place on your first 50!!!!!!!

    And the 21 min 5K ... soon you'll be breaking 20 I am sure.

    I am intrigued to hear more about Haliburton, and your inspiration for planning One Hundred next year.

  9. WOW, that's a huge accomplishment! CONGRATS!!

  10. congrats on the 50-miler! some days i think i might attempt one, but currently i'm being a little more sane :) congrats also on the new pr!


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