Entries by Shawna

I survived my first Ironman in Lake Placid

The day was originally forecast for cooler temps with chances of thunderstorms…and totally unexpected it was sunny and VERY hot (I think somewhere it was said it hit 33 degrees)… It made the last part of the ride and the run brutal!  Out of the 2500+ athletes that started the race only 2100 crossed the […]

4 TCoB Members Cycling Adventure with Wounded Warriors Canada

A Historical, Fun, and Emotional Cycling Adventure This past June 4 TCoB members (Wendy Fretz, Glen Innes, Greg Button and Shawna Button) embarked on a cycling journey. A journey organized through the Wounded Warriors Canada, and by Magic Places Cycling Adventures. We rode 560 km over 7 days starting from Vimy Ridge and ending in […]

Splash and Dash Wednesday July 22nd

Join Ana Rivero-Lemus and the TCoB for a SPLASH & DASH next Wednesday, July 22 at Beachway Park Pavilion for a swim/run. The swim (splash) will be approximately 500m (out from the beach, along the buoy line and back) and the the run (dash) will be 5km along the waterfront trail. Starting at 7:00pm.

A Swimming Poem by Paul Goodrow

A Swimming Poem by Paul Goodrow I Learned to Swim in Gulliver’s Lake I was learning how to swim, but most of my time had been spent in a pool, swimming laps. You could easily touch bottom if you needed to, and it was easy to hold on to the wall and take a “cheater […]

The History of Element Racing by James Kowalewski

THE HISTORY OF ELEMENT RACING By: James Kowalewski The Beginning: Well… it all started 6 years ago with a desire to cross train and race off-road.  At the time, I was spending a lot of time (and money) traveling to races around North America very much into the 70.3 scene.  When it came to off-road, […]

Woodstock a Great Season Opener by Vanessa Gardiner

Woodstock a Great Season Opener Saturday June 6th was the kick off to MultiSports series (sponsored by Milk) in Woodstock.  The event took place at Pittock Conservation, which is slightly north of the lovely downtown of Woodstock. The temperature of the water was warmer than expected at 20C that morning.  Weather was almost perfect.  Early […]

Escape from Alcatraz Race Report by Chris Walsh

An Awesome Bucket List Race Today I Escaped from Alcatraz with my nephew, Michael. It was on his bucket list and I accompanied him because I am a super aunt.  This is the most hyped race I have ever done… Everyone had a story, advise and the “oh my god I am gonna’ die” factor […]

Whole Body Cryotherapy by Michael Cook from Progressive Sports Medicine

Whole Body Cryotherapy Progressive Sports Medicine is a large multidisciplinary clinic located in the Wave Twin Rinks Arena.  Progressive consists of a 1500 sq foot rehabilitation clinic and 4000 sq feet of exercise space which is set up for team, small group and individualized personal training.  Progressive boasts state of the art equipment including a […]

Florida Ironman 70.3 Race Report by Julia Rutledge

Beth Deazeley and I had the pleasure (?!?) of participating in the 70.3 FLORIDA on April 12th… Although Beth and I met up at the expo we did not get a chance of having a picture together or to compare notes on the actual race after it was complete…so…here is my version of race day…. I have […]