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Postby NMG » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:48 pm

I might be in for Sunday, but probably only 10K or so if I go. I'm not sure what's on the agenda for Father's Day yet. Were you planning on heading out early?

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Postby orleansrunner1962 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:52 pm

Just to let you know, that if anyone is every free on Friday's, that is when I will be hitting the trails.... just send me a PM and we can meet up..... happy trails!!
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Postby MikeM » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:45 pm

I'd be in for a shorter 10-12k run on Sunday too since I'm running longer on Saturday.

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Postby Nicholas » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:28 pm

I'd love to join in but I don't think I'm up to the pace yet (run, BBQ or beer paces). 10K is still a long run for me and I don't get the stitches out of my ankle until Tuesday.
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Postby Nicholas » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:36 pm

orleansrunner1962 wrote:Just to let you know, that if anyone is every free on Friday's, that is when I will be hitting the trails.... just send me a PM and we can meet up..... happy trails!!

Maybe....I've been told I'm getting laid off on Thursday, so suddenly, my summer schedule is wide open! But no 50K runs for a while yet.....
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Postby orleansrunner1962 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:44 am

Nick wrote:
orleansrunner1962 wrote:Just to let you know, that if anyone is every free on Friday's, that is when I will be hitting the trails.... just send me a PM and we can meet up..... happy trails!!

Maybe....I've been told I'm getting laid off on Thursday, so suddenly, my summer schedule is wide open! But no 50K runs for a while yet.....


Nick, that would be AWESOME!! (well, the running with you part, not the laid off part :( ) -- And my runs are shorter now (well, for a little while anyways)! :shock: Would be great to explore new trails in your area as well as more up in the Gats~!! Let me know!!
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Postby Strider » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:58 am

So Sunday June 16th. Meet at the Trail Entrance at the top of Klondike for 12km's of exploring. Meeting time 8:00 or 8:30? I will likely bring Strider Puppy too.
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Postby ngcaper » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:03 am

Sounds good...June 16th...crazy I opened the calendar thinking June 16th isn't that a week from Sunday :)

Mike/NMG you can decide 8 or 8:30 both work. I'll bring the clown shoes I mean Hoka's and be the very tall guy.

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Postby MikeM » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:42 am

I would lean toward 8:00 but I'm ok either way.

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Postby Strider » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:01 pm

MikeM wrote:I would lean toward 8:00 but I'm ok either way.


8:00 it is.

I will likely do some sort of a run there Saturday as well and will post route for an idea of distances.
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Postby NMG » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:07 pm

Sounds good, I'm in for 8AM as well. I'll be the guy who might be wearing a helmet given my experience out there :lol:

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Postby ngcaper » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:15 am

NMG wrote:Sounds good, I'm in for 8AM as well. I'll be the guy who might be wearing a helmet given my experience out there :lol:


Hahaha...I just had this vision of you showing up looking like this

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Postby ngcaper » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:15 am

NMG wrote:Sounds good, I'm in for 8AM as well. I'll be the guy who might be wearing a helmet given my experience out there :lol:


Hahaha...I just had this vision of you showing up looking like this

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Postby NMG » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:06 pm

ngcaper wrote:
NMG wrote:Sounds good, I'm in for 8AM as well. I'll be the guy who might be wearing a helmet given my experience out there :lol:


Hahaha...I just had this vision of you showing up looking like this

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Ha Ha, yeah that's probably not too far off what it should be :mrgreen:

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Postby Strider » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:49 am

Tomorrow's Route if you are up for it - http://www.movescount.com/moves/move14759575

Lots of twists, turns, up, downs, roots and rocks - lots and lots of rocks

I got a little turned around at Bonk Point, but figured it out. It is not an easy run
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Postby Nicholas » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:27 pm

Strider wrote:Tomorrow's Route if you are up for it - http://www.movescount.com/moves/move14759575

Lots of twists, turns, up, downs, roots and rocks - lots and lots of rocks

I got a little turned around at Bonk Point, but figured it out. It is not an easy run

Not quite ready for that yet, unfortunately. If you're doing 7.25 pace, I'd still be there at sundown. Have fun! I'll be a little more relaxed at Yin Yoga at that time.
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Postby NMG » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:54 pm

I can guarantee that my pace won't be that quick, but I'm looking forward to it nonetheless!

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Postby Strider » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:20 pm

Good times everyone. GoPro turned out well, will post links when I get them uploaded.
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Postby Strider » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:11 pm

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Postby NMG » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:59 pm

Nice!

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Postby MikeM » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:50 pm

Very cool! Thanks Strider. You did a great job shooting behind your head while still running.

I don't know what I was doing on that last one but it looked like I was trying to throw an elbow as you were going by for the passing shot. I swear I wasn't. :lol:

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Postby Mr.Gold » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:43 am

Hey Folks!

Glad I found this board, as I have been looking forward to getting out to Gatineau for some trail runs. Was looking for a straightforward 10-12K run, no trail shoes, rolling hills are fine. Just looking to get off the pavement and enjoy the scenery while getting in a good workout.Thanks for your help!

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Postby dgrant » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:39 am

Mr.Gold wrote:Hey Folks!

Glad I found this board, as I have been looking forward to getting out to Gatineau for some trail runs. Was looking for a straightforward 10-12K run, no trail shoes, rolling hills are fine. Just looking to get off the pavement and enjoy the scenery while getting in a good workout.Thanks for your help!


Both trails heading SW from the Wakefield parking lot (p17) - trails 52 and 53 are wide trails with easy footing. A few significant hills in there. Mostly well-shaded. You'd have to do an out-and-back, as the only way to make a loop is to go around Lac Philippe, which makes a run over 20km.

Another option is to start at Kingsmere (p7) and follow trial 30 to trail 1, which you can follow to your heart's content. It's well-shaded, rolling hills, easy footing (you start with a monster uphill for 4 or 5 minutes, but then it's just gentle rollers). There are several side trails you can jump onto that are all more technical but totally passable without trail shoes.

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Postby Strider » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:42 am

Rumpelstiltskin was taken? :)

Best run for what you are asking is from P7 (Kingsmere) to Champlain Lookout and back. Quite runnable in road shoes. If you want to go longer you can continue on Trail 1.
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Postby Strider » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:42 am

I agree with Dave :)
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