With the advent of a wheelchair as my primary mode of movement, I wondered whether I would ever get back into the wilderness again. And then we did.
After our fabulous race on Wednesday, Captains Justin, Jaxon and myself decided we were gluttons for punishment and we came back this morning for another race – this time the Barrie Waterfront 5K! We packed up the car in the rain, with the wind picking up, and at 6:30 in the morning a race inContinue reading “Race Report: Barrie Waterfront 5K”
The last Wednesday in May is the annual Barrie Rotary Fun Run. This race has been part of our annual calendar since we first moved to Barrie in 2008, and this year was no different! The weather was about as good as we have ever had it – 20 degrees, partly cloudy, and hardly anyContinue reading “Race Report: Barrie Rotary Fun Run”
This was the second time we had competed in this race, so it was interesting to see the difference that a year’s training and a much better-fitting chair had on our results.
The morning of the big race dawned beautifully – although we were up far before dawn! The advantage of doing a local race, however, is that it was only 5:49 when I got out of bed, instead of the 4 am or earlier we would have done if we had needed to drive to aContinue reading “Barrie Triathlon – Race Report”
It’s becoming a bit of a tradition for us to do the Barrie Canada Day race. It’s easily accessible right down at Heritage Park, it’s not too expensive (especially if you sign up early, which this year we did not), it’s full of lots of friendly faces we know and love, and it’s a great way to start off the summer!
Saturday we woke to a beautiful (if slightly overcast and a little bit chilly) day. We packed the chairs up in the car and headed down to Earl Rowe Provincial Park for the MEC Race Series’ third race of the season.
Today marked our first race of the season, and our first independent (unsupported) race in our new chair – and we couldn’t have asked for a better day!
Yesterday was the day we’d been training for all summer!
After over four months of waiting for my chair it shipped over a week ago. Problems with delays at the factory where it was made, and then issues with shipping meant that by Friday afternoon it was stuck in a semi-truck at the UPS Depot in Windsor, with no chance of getting it to Barrie before our race.
Marianne from My Team Triumph Canada, and an amazing friend who lives in Windsor called, pestered, insisted and succeeded in emancipating my chair from the depot late Friday afternoon, drove it up from Windsor and assembled it on Saturday, and arrived with it in hand Sunday morning.
It’s time to see what all of that training this summer has done for us. We’ve got three races that we’re scheduled for coming up, and since it’s always fun to have a cheering squad/support team, sponsors and teammates, I thought I would send out a quick post with the dates so that everyone wasContinue reading “Upcoming Race Schedule”