Canadian Triathlon Forum Ontario » Muskoka Ironman 70.3 Rss Feed  
Moderators: Silver_wlf, alicefoeller Reply
Show Per page
 
 
of 4
 
 
2008-09-08 6:03 PM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Extreme Veteran
542
50025
Wilmington, NC
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
Sounds good...I guess we could always meet outside somewhere...but we'll want to grab seat ASAP once people start arrive for dinner. The tables always get filled up fast!


2008-09-14 7:18 AM
in reply to: #1659415

User image

Master
1582
1000500252525
Baden
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

Good luck all those racing today. Be VERY careful in the rain.

Thinking of ALL of you and hoping that you have a successful race.

GOOOOOOOO!!!!

2008-09-14 4:20 PM
in reply to: #1672894

Regular
53
2525
The trail capital of Canada
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
Just got back from Deerhurst. one thing that I found odd was the announcer kept saying this was the inaugural event. I'm 100% sure they ran this last year. I have it on recorded from TSN!!! Of is it that the venue changed to Deerhurst in its entirety for the first time???

Anyway we drove up saturday and stayed in Bracebridge (not a room to be found in Huntsville!!!) Had a great time watching the swim-bike transition. Must have been hard to run uphill all that way after the swim!!! Had a great breakfast in the Elipse restuarant (just got there before the breakfast rush!!) Note If you're spectating, get to the buffet by 10am to beat the rush!!

We meet Craig Alexander's host family!! had a great chat with them about Craig, his family and that he really IS as nice as he seems in his interviews!!! Meet Craig's wife briefly before he came in! It was great that his daughter crossed the finish line with him. Unfortunately we didn't stay to meet him ( It was starting to pour rain by then! )

We're definitly going again next year (hopefully the weather is better)

best of all there was room at the finish line for me to take this great shot! (I hope he doesn't mind)

Edited by was98strat 2008-09-14 4:37 PM




(Picture.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Picture.jpg (40KB - 20 downloads)
2008-09-15 7:29 AM
in reply to: #1673289

User image

Master
2202
2000100100
Canton, Michigan
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
was98strat - 2008-09-14 5:20 PM

Just got back from Deerhurst. one thing that I found odd was the announcer kept saying this was the inaugural event. I'm 100% sure they ran this last year. I have it on recorded from TSN!!! Of is it that the venue changed to Deerhurst in its entirety for the first time???




Not sure about other races in Huntsville, but it was the inaugural 70.3 event. Here's a link to the Aug 2007 news release.

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs087/1101614418043/archive/1101...

Looking forward to some race reports and comments on this race.

Edited by rottieguy 2008-09-15 7:29 AM
2008-09-15 8:11 AM
in reply to: #1673289

User image

Expert
634
50010025
Toronto
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

was98strat - 2008-09-14 5:20 PM Just got back from Deerhurst. one thing that I found odd was the announcer kept saying this was the inaugural event. I'm 100% sure they ran this last year. I have it on recorded from TSN!!! Of is it that the venue changed to Deerhurst in its entirety for the first time???

The Muskoka event you're thinking of is the Muskoka Long Course Triathlon. It's been around for a long time. See here for more info.

http://www.trisportcanada.com/muskoka.php

 

 

 

2008-09-15 2:58 PM
in reply to: #1674131

Regular
53
2525
The trail capital of Canada
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
I thought it was odd, but I have recorded from TSN the "Ironman 70.3 Muskoka" If I remember correctly, Criag Alexander won the Men's elite amd Sam Mcglone Won the Womens elite. Though the finish line is definitely downtown Muskoka an not deerhurst.

Must have been a gaff on TSN's part

Edited by was98strat 2008-09-15 2:58 PM


2008-09-15 5:04 PM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Veteran
222
100100
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

So, how did everyone do? I managed to finish just over 8hrs and am pretty happy given the conditions out there yesterday.

Hope you all had good races.

2008-09-15 6:13 PM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Extreme Veteran
434
10010010010025
Orangeville, Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
That was a very tough course. Very painful, even today.

Time: 5;52

I wasn't prepared, need to train smarter.

Congrats to everyone, I'm sure everyone had to dig deep.

Geoff
2008-09-15 6:33 PM
in reply to: #1675826

Regular
53
2525
The trail capital of Canada
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
5:52, that's amazing!! from what I saw (from the restuarant) it was a very hilly course. truly one of the tougher venues around. I really need to get started on my swim training...swimming like a stone isn't conducive to a 1.9km swim ;-) I'll have to aim for next fall!
2008-09-15 7:26 PM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Member
52
2525
Toronto, Canada
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
My buddy won his age group!

He came 17th overall!!

He is pretty awesome considering he just started the sport 4 or so years ago...

He won't "toot his own horn" so here is a link to his blog...

http://cpctriguy.blogspot.com/




ArrrOOOooo!

Edited by reddogfive 2008-09-15 7:26 PM
2008-09-15 7:47 PM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Expert
634
50010025
Toronto
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
Despite the rain (had enough of that at Lake Placid in July) I really enjoyed the race course yesterday. Yes, the hills on both the bike course were a torture. By the 60km bike I was REALLY lookin forward to the end. Within the last 10K I just wanted to rack my bike and not look at it again for a long time. Just when I thought the bike course shredded my legs enough, here comes the rolling hills of the run couse. But, it's all those hills and the challenge of the course that make me love this course. It was fantastic. Finish time 6:36.


2008-09-15 9:25 PM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Expert
1187
1000100252525
Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

Great times geoff and caius !!

This was a tough race for me and I was disappointed with my run time.  Details will be in my race report. 

 I'll be doing  this race again next year.

2008-09-16 8:26 AM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Extreme Veteran
744
50010010025
Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
I just barely broke 7 hours, and my bike time was about 53 minutes longer than for Steelhead, but I still feel pretty good about my race given the conditions and how tough the course was. Other than the weather it was a great race. The community support was exceptional, the volunteers were great, and the organization was amazing given that this was the first year. The only thing that might stop me from signing up again is the weather. I'm afraid that you have to expect cold or wet conditions fairly often in September in that part of Ontario.
2008-09-26 7:59 AM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Extreme Veteran
393
100100100252525
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

Just signed up for next year, woohoo!

Rooms cannot be booked at the Deershurst Resort just yet but they are taking names and phone numbers.  They will call back once it can be done. 

Cheers!

2008-09-26 8:32 AM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Extreme Veteran
542
50025
Wilmington, NC
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
Nats...you are one brave gal!
2008-09-26 8:53 AM
in reply to: #1698115

User image

Extreme Veteran
393
100100100252525
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

canadarn2001 - 2008-09-26 9:32 AM Nats...you are one brave gal!

Thanks Leanne but call me masochist from now on, LOL!

The good thing about this year's race is that we all got a better understanding of the lay of the land.  I also have a pretty good idea of what are the weaknesses/limiters I need to work on throughout the year: weight loss and strength training during the off season and more hill repeats on the run.

Next year's time goal:  6:45:00 or better.



2008-09-26 10:56 AM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Expert
634
50010025
Toronto
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
Nats, I was looking for your and your blue bike the entire race but never did manage to connect. Next time!
2008-09-26 12:44 PM
in reply to: #1698621

User image

Extreme Veteran
393
100100100252525
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

caius - 2008-09-26 11:56 AM Nats, I was looking for your and your blue bike the entire race but never did manage to connect. Next time!

You were waaaay ahead of me, lol! 

Maybe next year...

2008-09-26 12:47 PM
in reply to: #1698972

User image

Expert
634
50010025
Toronto
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
Yup, I just signed up! I can't believe that 450+ have already registered. That's fast.
2008-09-26 4:21 PM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Extreme Veteran
393
100100100252525
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

Just got confirmation from the Deerhurst Resort that they are now taking bookings for 2009.

I booked myself a junior 1 bedroom suite with kitchenette at the Sports Villa at the rate of $209/night for a 3 night stay minimum.  That excludes the $8 fee and 10% tax.  They will hold the equivalent of one night's stay which amounts to $238.70.

I am displaying a higher level of enthusiasm for next year's race.  I'm wondering why...

Cheers!



Edited by Nats 2008-09-26 4:21 PM
2008-09-27 7:03 PM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Member
68
2525
Amherstburg Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
663 are registered already. If you are going to get in you better do it fast


2008-09-28 10:48 AM
in reply to: #1401451

User image

Expert
1187
1000100252525
Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

I'm registered for 2009  and, like Nats, looking to take a big chunk of time off next year.  (I had some cramping on the bike and walked way too much on the run, partly because everyone around me was walking ...need to develop some mental toughness for next years race).

Hope to meet up with more BTers next year.

2009-06-15 2:02 PM
in reply to: #1401451

Member
54
2525
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
How do you know how many athletes have signed up for the race already? I just signed up last week and was wondering if it is going to be as busy as last year or not? Thanks.
2009-06-15 2:18 PM
in reply to: #2218996

User image

Extreme Veteran
744
50010010025
Ontario
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3

Go to the Muskoka website, click on Enter, then click on Confirmation and you get a complete list of entrants. I did a quick estimate and it looked like around 1700, so yes it will be a large race this year.

2009-06-15 4:28 PM
in reply to: #1401451

Member
54
2525
Subject: RE: Muskoka Ironman 70.3
Thanks. I really appreciate the help. See you all there.
New Thread
Canadian Triathlon Forum Ontario » Muskoka Ironman 70.3 Rss Feed  
Show Per page
 
 
of 4