Stats

  • Distance: 57.5km (35.7 miles)
  • Elevation Gain: 2,326m (7,631 feet)
  • Official Time: 6:32:48
  • Placing: 3rd Overall (out of 97)
  • Temp: 8ºC (46ºF) at start, ending at 12ºC (54ºF)

Gear and Clothing

  • The North Face Ultra Endurance shoes
  • Long-sleeve t-shirt and compression shorts
  • Thin running gloves (came off after the half-way aid station)
  • Gregory Waist Pack with 20 oz bottle and 2 zip pouches for nutrition
  • Spibelt with 2 pouches (for empty gels and gloves)

Nutrition and Hydration

  • Liquids: 4 x 20 oz Gatorade + 1 x 20 oz Water (immediately after: 2 x 20 oz Gatorade/water mix)
  • Calories: 8 Vanilla Clif Gels with Caffeine + 1/3 Clif Builder Bar (immediately after: Vega Sport Protein Bar, peanut butter/chocolate flavour)

Photos

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My first ultra marathon!

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A foggy, humid but cold morning. The ski hill lights are on for the 100 mile and 50 mile runners. (Photo taken from inside the car.)

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The start line, about 20 minutes before the start.

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Leaving the 2nd last aid station at Iron Hill after lots of much-needed encouragement from my family!

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My kids and in-laws encouraging me as I arrive at the last aid station! Thank-you, cheering squad!

77-waiting-for-my-bottle-to-be-filled
At the last aid station, waiting for my bottle to be filled for the last 10-12 kms to the finish line. Smiling through the fatigue!

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Maddie running up the beginning of the ski hill with me. What a boost!!

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Finishing the race with Maddie!
https://youtu.be/MhKBd1Q9qWg

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Crossing the finish line with my eldest daughter beside me. Priceless!

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The 55k course.

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The Bromont Ultra 55k Elevation Profile.

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The bib and finisher’s medal.

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The billboard ad on the side of the highway for the race! Cool!

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Post-ultra burger (Vegan! Portobello burger with non-dairy cheese!)

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