In this Issue:
- Haliburton Forest Ultra Trail Run
- Karen Holland smashes overall Bruce
- Rules for running longer
- Photos This Week
- Upcoming Events:
Sep 19 Terry Fox Run, Sep 25 Apex
Endure Trail Run
- Running Room Run Club
- Track North
September 11, 2021
100 Mile Course
Francis amd Liz Schweyer at the 100 mile race start
at 50 mile turnaround
Liz Tackles the 100
So at 1:30 am I DNF’d
at 90km completed out of 161km (100 miles) due to
very dangerous rain and trail conditions. Unfortunately,
I was not going to make the cut-off. Every way we
looked at it just wasn’t in the cards. First
DNF ever and right now it hurts but I know I will
be stronger because of it. Haliburton Forest Trail
I will be back!
Thank you to the best
crew a girl can ask for! @haliburton_forest Andre,
Yvonne and Vince
Note: Neither Liz
or Helen were able to finish but it might be some
comfort to them that only 14 out of 100 starters
were able to complete the course - a stunningly
beautiful place with extremely difficult terrain.
Good on you both!
57 Jessie Lee Female 26 17:38:57 13:10 Overall 23
Jesse Lee Completes
the 50 Mile Event
I can officially call myself an
ultramarathoner. I had a wonderful experience at
the Haliburton Forest 100 Miler and Trail Races,
I did the 50 miler this year, Next goal is to get
my time faster for the 50 mile event and then attempt
the 100 miler. My timing was longer than I thought
it would be, I did in between 17.5 to 18 hours.
I am very proud of myself for my accomplishment
of finishing this event, I had to let the timing
of the event go and only focus on finishing.
I loved the support of all the organizers, volunteers
and participants! This event was greatly organized
and I had a great time and I can’t wait to
go next year!
I would love to thank my mother Karen, Lorraine
Wynne and all my family and friends that supported
me throughout this process, I love you all and couldn’t
have done this without your love and support.
Peace out on another incredible
Haliburton Forest Trail Race !! Unbelievable weekend!
Weather was almost perfect, people were happy, smiling
and hurting! The new course proved to be a "bit"
more challenging than expected but from what we
are hearing from the majority is the new course
is stunning and well worth the change to include
more trails and less road!
Thank you to EVERYONE!! Volunteers, runners, pacers,
crew and the HF staff team. I have no words for
the gratitude I have for you ALL. Without your participation,
support, feedback and kind words the race wouldn't
happen. My heart is full.
12k 435 61 Terri-Lynn Lepage
Female 40 2:00:47 00:00:00:00 Overall 36 61/81 Chelmsford
50m 177 57 Jessie Lee Female
26 17:38:57 13:10 Overall 23 57/66 Sudbury
50k 230 7 Mat Legault
Male 27 6:26:16 00:00:00:00 Overall 6 7/85 Sudbury
50k 229 35 Craig Jacobs Male
36 7:53:16 00:00:00:00 Overall 24 35/85 Sudbury
100mile Helen Francis (did
not finish) Liz Schweyer (did not finish)
All Results below:
Holland smashes overall Bruce Trail FKT
Ultrarunner Karen Holland of Toronto completed the 900-km route
at 4:51 a.m. on Sunday after less than nine days of running
FRANCIS SEPTEMBER 12, 2021
A woman has smashed the overall (men’s)
fastest known time on Ontario’s Bruce Trail. Karen
Holland of Kimberley, Ont., started at 6 a.m. on Friday,
Sept. 3 and finished her journey on Sunday, Sept. 12 at
4:51 a.m. after eight days, 22 hours and 51 minutes on
the trail – more than four hours faster than the
fastest men’s (supported) time of 9:03:27, recorded
just a couple of months ago by Kip Arlidge of Sundridge,
Ont. and more than three full days faster than the women’s
(supported) FKT set by Chantal Demers of Barrie, Ont.
This was the third time in less than a
year that the Bruce Trail FKT has been lowered. John Harrison
Pockler tackled the route in September 2020, taking four
hours off the previous record set by Adam Burnett in 2017.
(Pockler and Burnett were both among the many runners
who supported Holland in her journey, as were Demers and
Arlidge, such is the supportive and congenial nature of
the Canadian trail running community.)
It may go without saying, but Holland,
34, is an accomplished ultrarunner. With plenty of 100-milers
and multi-day adventures on her resume, she took on the
Bruce Trail with the goal of simply finding out how far
she could push her body and her mind, while also raising
awareness of the Bruce Trail. To do what she did, the
math is pretty simple: a 900-km trail in under nine days
means averaging more than 100 km (62 miles) a day for
almost nine straight days, through a combination of running
the runnable parts of the trail and power-hiking the more
like this depends on an experienced support crew who can
handle multiple tasks, including driving a support vehicle,
route planning, logistics, meal planning, feeding and
watering the athlete, and co-ordinating a rotation of
pacers. The success or failure of such a project may depend
as much or more on the crew as on the ability of the runner.
Holland has many friends in the trail world who organized
themselves into an effective team to support the FKT –
but in the end, she still had to cover the route in record
After Arlidge completed his FKT in July,
he said, “I think sub-9 is possible, and I looking
forward to supporting whoever is crazy enough to give
this another try,” adding that he’d like to
actively help anyone who wanted to take a crack at running
the trail. “I received a lot of help from the ultrarunning
community and am looking forward to helping someone else
set a new record.” In supporting Holland, he made
good on his promise.
for running longer
Keep these guidelines in mind if you're trying to increase the
length of your runs
HAMBLETON SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
So you’ve been running for a while
now and you’ve managed to stick to a fairly consistent
routine. Maybe you’re going out for 30 minutes a
few times per week, or perhaps you’ve worked your
way up so that you’re able to comfortably run 5K
without stopping. That’s great! If you’re
considering challenging yourself with some longer runs,
keep these guidelines in mind as you’re increasing
As you’ve been running more consistently,
you’ve likely been able to increase your pace. When
you start trying to go longer, however, you may want to
back off the speed, at least initially. The first goal
when increasing your distance should be to make it through
the whole thing, and getting faster can come later.
Add length gradually
If you’ve been running 5K consistently, you don’t
have to go out and try to run 10K right off the bat. Most
experts suggest increasing your distance by no more than
10 per cent per week, which from 5K is only about 500m.
You may want to increase more than that, which is fine,
but be careful not to do too much too soon, which could
increase your risk for injuries.
Do it once per
When increasing your distance, keep in mind you don’t
have to run longer every time you go out. If, for example,
you’re running 5K three times per week, you can
continue doing that twice per week, and choose one of
your runs to try going a little longer. That will also
help you avoid the too-much-too-soon issue many newer
runners tend to fall victim to.
Take walk breaks
Even if you normally don’t take walk breaks during
your shorter runs, there’s no shame in using walk
breaks as you’re increasing your distance. Sometimes,
a quick break is all you need to regroup mentally and
tackle those extra few kilometres.
As you start to increase the length of your runs, fuelling
properly before and after becomes increasingly important.
Your stomach grumbling part-way through your run is never
fun, and eating something healthy afterward will help
you refuel so that you’re ready to go for your next
Take recovery seriously
As you increase the amount you’re running, all the
little things that help you run better and prevent injury
become more and more important. That includes getting
enough sleep, eating well, drinking enough water, stretching
and giving your body what it needs to recover so you can
continue to run well.
Photos This Week
Sep 9 Nepawhin Lake
Sep 9 Laurentian U.
Sep 10 Kashawogawigamog Lake in Haliburton
Sep 9 Kash Lake
Sep 11 Black Lake on Haliburton Forest
Sep 13 Fourth Ave
Sep 14 Sunset over Fourth Ave
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