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by RonPerth
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Kingston Self-Transcendence 6-Hour Race, 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2907

Re: Kingston Self-Transcendence 6-Hour Race, 2014

By the way, it is a loop in the sense that it is a closed circuit. But its not an oval. The track is more or less inside then outside of a U-shape. Not as boring as might be expected. The scenery does change. The counters do encourage the runners, even if you don't have a crew you're not alone. I mi...
by RonPerth
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: New North American 100 Mile Record!
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: New North American 100 Mile Record!

It was amazing to see. His report is pretty interesting. Since I saw him all the way, I could see his gait change just a little later on, but obviously the speed never changed. He sure made it seem effortless, but we knew that kind of performance could not be done without pain and determination. It ...
by RonPerth
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Self Supported Multi-day
Replies: 7
Views: 1612

Re: Self Supported Multi-day

The Mickelson Trail in south Dakota is where they run the Lean Horse ultra. Nice rail trail, nice district in the Black Hills.
Ron
by RonPerth
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Regina trails?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Regina trails?

thanks for that tip. I looked it up and it looks like a good place to start.
by RonPerth
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Regina trails?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Regina trails?

Any suggestions for running off-road around Regina?
I'll be working around here for a while.
by RonPerth
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Lean Horse Ultra 50 and 100 miles
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Lean Horse Ultra 50 and 100 miles

wow thats a real disappointment. seems so simple to give you a bib and take your money. it wasn't like a big city race with thousands of people. its not that simple to a race director to have people showing up out of the blue, I guess. Looks like you'll still get quite a bit of racing this year tho....
by RonPerth
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Beast of Burden 100 Miler
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Beast of Burden 100 Miler

That passing out part is one of the main reasons I didn't try 100 at Lean Horse. I'd been having some low-blood-pressure symptoms during training, and my wife was worried sick that I'd end up alone in hospital in South Dakota, which would be a real mess. But 50 miles seemed ok with her, since I'd do...
by RonPerth
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Lean Horse Ultra 50 and 100 miles
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Lean Horse Ultra 50 and 100 miles

A few days ago I did a long run in South Dakota. Here's a link to some pictures I took; sorry about the fingerprints on the lense sometimes. https://picasaweb.google.com/ronfranciscanada/2011LeanHorse50miler#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It was supposed to be my first 100 mile run,...
by RonPerth
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Kingston 6 hour
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Kingston 6 hour

Had a good run yesterday in Kingston down by the lake. 51km in 6 hours. Started out just jogging naturally. I didn't know the loop distance, (a little less than a kilometre), and don't have any technology. Around 2 hours, my counter told me I had 19 km, which was pretty fair, and from then on she sw...
by RonPerth
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Running in the Badlands
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Running in the Badlands

Well one of my goals for this western trip was to go running in the badlands around Drumheller. Its not a race thing, but I wanted to go there, and to go running around. So on the Thanksgiving weekend, I had several days off, and drove down from Fort Mac. Had a great time, and finally got the pictur...
by RonPerth
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Saskatoon 50km
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Saskatoon 50km

Its a couple of weeks ago, but it took me time to get up the pictures. Anyway, I was working up in Fort MacMurray, and I had 4 days off, so I checked the online race schedules for something to do. Nothing in Edmonton or Calgary that called to me, but a 50k in Saskatoon seemed marginally doable. Frid...
by RonPerth
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Mendon Ponds 50k trail run
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Mendon Ponds 50k trail run

Sounds like fun. I've wanted to do that too, but it never worked out.
Gotta luv some good snacks after the race.
Ron
by RonPerth
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Contemplating Dirty Girls 2011....(because I'm certifiable)
Replies: 18
Views: 751

Re: Contemplating Dirty Girls 2011....(because I'm certifiable)

Funny I should drop around and catch this thread.
Here's a link to my pictures from this years race:
http://picasaweb.google.com/ronfrancisc ... Girls2010#
Its a nice place to run.
Ron
by RonPerth
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Who's doin' the Dirty Girls?
Replies: 58
Views: 5657

Re: Who's doin' the Dirty Girls?

Well I haven't posted on this board in quite a while, but I did just post a race report to another place, so its easy enough to paste it here: Last weekend I stayed in Toronto, and went up near Alliston to the Dirty Girls Run. http://dirtygirlsrun.com/dirty_girls_run/index.html" onclick="window.open...
by RonPerth
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Le Grizz 50 miler Oct 10
Replies: 10
Views: 3554

Re: Le Grizz 50 miler Oct 10

No sign of them, of course. They just don't hang around the side of the road waiting for a snack to come jogging by. I hope. But its grizzly country, thats for sure. Big, wild, rough, and densely vegetated. Wild animals can live in these mountains with very little impact from people.

Ron
by RonPerth
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: I might need a slap
Replies: 35
Views: 964

Re: I might need a slap

Yesterday - didn't take with food... oh, my stomach was NOT happy. But my groin was!


Ahhhhhhhh! so is there even more I should know about this Naproxen stuff. No wonder everyone is so familiar with the stuff. I may be old, but don't leave me out.

Ron
by RonPerth
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Injuries and Recovery
Topic: OTC Naproxen in Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1776

Re: OTC Naproxen in Canada

pretty interesting responses. Doonst convinced me. Ok seriously, I may try one to see if it would help as a last-resort-before-dropping-pill. Though I have always felt that Helen Malmbert's advice to sit at an aid station for half an hour should be your last resort before dropping out. Lately I've b...
by RonPerth
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Le Grizz 50 miler Oct 10
Replies: 10
Views: 3554

Re: Le Grizz 50 miler Oct 10

Well I'm grateful for a good breakfast at the local diner. They do it better in the states than Canada. I'm grateful to be staying here another day, just relaxing. I really, really don't feel like an 11-hour drive. As in, really. I'm grateful to feel better than when I woke up this morning and felt ...
by RonPerth
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: I might need a slap
Replies: 35
Views: 964

Re: I might need a slap

Doonst wrote:
Nature Girl, whatever painkillers you're on, I want some!

Well, I just saw that Naproxen thread and I have to say I'm pretty excited...


Hey is there a thread on painkillers I should know about?

Ron
by RonPerth
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: The Official Haliburton Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 3298

Re: The Official Haliburton Thread

Congratulations to all those who were there. The lead-up to the race was also fun from the sidelines. There was all this talk about bears, and I thought I'd post this little paragraph from the advert for another race in Montana: "2009 GRIZZLY MARATHON (posted 7/15): The Grizzly Marathon will be...
by RonPerth
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Le Grizz 50 miler Oct 10
Replies: 10
Views: 3554

Re: Le Grizz 50 miler Oct 10

I'm a little stressed (ok quite stressed) about the issue of getting from the finish back to the start. Any ideas for me, since you've been there before.

Ron
by RonPerth
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: lsd in Edmonton on holiday monday?
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: lsd in Edmonton on holiday monday?

We had a good time, did 11k each way from Kinseman Park. Odd that two Ontarians meet in Edmonton, but its a small world, as they say.

Ron
by RonPerth
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: The Official Haliburton Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 3298

Re: The Official Haliburton Thread

There will be coffee at the cookhouse at Base Camp before the race start. Also muffins, bagels, toast, I think, for the runners.
After the race, a club sandwich and fries from the cookhouse goes down real, real good.
Dammit, I wish I was going to be there.
Ron
by RonPerth
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Le Grizz 50 miler Oct 10
Replies: 10
Views: 3554

Le Grizz 50 miler Oct 10

Anybody want to go? Glacier Nat Park just over the border in Montana.

http://www.cheetahherders.com/LeGrizz.html

Ron
by RonPerth
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: lsd in Edmonton on holiday monday?
Replies: 7
Views: 499

lsd in Edmonton on holiday monday?

Anybody? I wouldn't mind meeting some of the local fauna and going for a jog.

Ron

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