For almost as long as I've been running, so about 2 years now, I've always wanted to do a mud/obstacle race. Now I don't really like to admit it, but up until now there had always been something holding me back; I had never felt confident enough or ready to participate in an event like this. I ended up doing Mud Hero Urban Toronto because my friend Armand had asked me about running it with him and possibly getting a team together and I couldn't say no - I had to do this so I could prove to myself what I was capable of.
Now come the morning of the race I'm pretty sure I thought I was going to vomit in my mouth; couldn't have been more nervous. I found it to be really intimidating going into, just because I felt like I didn't really know what to expect. All I knew was that I was going to wear clothes that I didn't necessarily care for, mainly my shoes, because I had no desire to clean them afterwards. What was great was that Mud Hero had bins set up for all of your muddy shoes and if you didn't want to keep them post-race they would end up cleaning them up and donating them. Brilliant!
Morning of I decided to park at Ontario Place since I had other plans that had me staying in the city. It was a flat rate of $20, which wasn't the worst but it would've been nice if they had adjusted the rate or got a special deal for runners since we weren't going to be there all day. Armand and I got there earlier than our expected wave time so we ended up going 15 or 30 minutes early so we weren't just standing around and doing nothing.
Now the course at Ontario Place as indicated on the website had 23 obstacles, but not all actually existed on course and some were moved out of the order listed. Don't get me wrong... things being out of order is totally fine with me, I was just slightly disappointed that there weren't as many obstacles that there were supposed to be. As far as my memory serves me the obstacles that I have put in bold were the ones that existed and even so some of the obstacles that were on course were not the same as the video footage or images you see on their website; now I have a feeling that it had something to do with the location of the event - hosting in a more rural area like Albion Hills is going to give you more naturally placed obstacles with more mud, compared to a more urban/man-made location like Ontario Place, but who knows. Either way I still had an amazing time and it was a great first experience with a mud/obstacle race. After the run we were able to rinse off at an area with tons of garden hoses, before changing in these tents provided; just gotta make sure you're not too shy since the tents are just a large wide open room. =)
Mud Hero is great to go with if you have never done a mud run or even any race of sorts, especially if you have tons of hesitation. You are not required to fulfill all obstacles, so that right there can take away some of the anxiety or pressure you may feel pre-run. There was also tons of support via volunteers and other runners, which really helped.
I would definitely participate in a Mud Hero event again and I plan on trying different mud/obstacle races in the future, however I don't think I would opt to do an event like this alone. It just seems like the type of race that you'd want to be able to experience with at least one other person.
Gun Time - 00:52:53.4
Chip Time - 00:52:44.0
Pace - 08:47
Overall Place - 1584/7691
Division - 154/1069 (F 25-29)
Gender - 616/4711
Also, you gotta love that post-race you get free pictures... as long as your bib isn't too muddy, they should be easy to find. =)
When my older sister said she wanted to run her first half marathon the first thing I asked was "What race have you picked?"... I asked in hopes that it was a race already on my "to run list" or it was somewhere kick ass. Her immediate response was Rock n Roll Nashville; on my list AND kick ass. Before she had decided to run her first half we had already had quite a few conversations about the Rock n Roll Marathon Series and those usually revolved around me going on and on about how much I enjoyed their races for numerous reasons including the locations, the bling, the swag and the atmosphere; I should've know that she was going to go with the Rock n Roll Series, but I obviously wasn't thinking. So it was decided - Raquel and I were going to run Nashville, which would make it Rock n Rollhalf marathon number 4 for the year. I was pretty excited to head to Music City, not only because it was Raquel's first half, but because it was going to be the first trip we've ever taken together!
We opted to fly out on the Wednesday morning and head back on the Saturday night so we could run a local 10k on Sunday morning - crazy I know. Only downside to making these plans was missing out on the concert that goes on the evening of the races that Martina McBride was headlining; next time we're staying the whole weekend.
Wednesday was just a day of getting settled in and grabbing dinner before just relaxing and calling it a night. We had travelled all day and on top of that we were switching hotels Thursday morning and staying closer to downtown and all of the race locations (the expo and the start/finish lines).
Now Thursday was a different story; after relocating, Thursday was day 1 to explore the city and hit up the expo.
After running in the Toronto Yonge Street 10k last year I knew it was going to be a 10k I would continue to run, as long as I was in and around the city. My older sister, Raquel, and I decided to sign up for the Yonge Street 10k along with the Oasis Zoo Run 5k earlier in the year so we could get a discount on both race registrations. It also worked out really well since Raquel later decided she wanted to run her first half marathon in Nashville and this run fell a week before it; I figured it would be helpful not only for her to run a 10k race before her first half, but so I could figure out how we were going to be run together pace wise. Up until this point we have only run 5k races together, so this was going to give us a better idea for how we would fare running together in Nashville.
The days leading up to the race were really crazy with me between work and life so shoutout to Raquel for picking up our race kits and some sweet free swag for us! I have to say I love that not only do you get a shirt with this race, but you get something extra; last year I got 2 shirts and this year a shirt and some shades. Winning. If you didn't know I love free stuff, especially when it comes to the race swag.
The morning of the race I drove into the city since Raquel and her family were staying at a hotel in Toronto for the weekend. I ended up parking by the hotel and we hung out in the lobby until it was time to make our way to the start; this was a nice change from last year and taking the shuttle up and standing around outside for over an hour. Once our cab got to the start line we only had 20-30 minutes to kill, which wasn't too bad since time flew by fairly quickly between walking around and stretching.
This year I was in the second corral - I can't quite remember if I fell into the second or third last year, but that's irrelevant. It was the exact same course as last year so when I got to the 5k mark and my time was around 28 minutes I knew I could beat my previous time on the course as long as I maintained my pace. I knew that I wasn't going to get a 10k PR all things considered with how my knee had been, but beating last year's time seemed doable. Thankfully the course was downhill, which helped with the pressure on my knee.. It also allowed me to keep a decent pace. During the run it looked like Raquel and I would be having no issues keeping pace with each other in Nashville as long as I remained in the same condition or better. Crossing the finish was a great feeling - not only did I beat last year's time, but I got to run Raquel's first 10k race with her!
Last year I finished in 00:59:05.4 and this year I finished in 00:58:37.2 - not a crazy amount of time shaved off, but it's progress so I'll take it.
After the race we took a couple selfies, grabbed some food and then walked towards the hotel until we could find a cab in all of the madness aka traffic. It was a great day for a run and I can't wait for next year; hopefully I'll be feeling lots better and still shaving off some more time with another course PR.
Gun Time - 01:04:24.1
Chip Time - 00:58:37.2
5km Split - 00:28:39
Pace - 05:51
Overall Place - 3063/6009
Division - 310/713 (F 25-29)
Gender - 1313/3340
Raleigh was going to be my third Rock 'n' Roll half for the year and I chose it solely based on the fact that it was one of the closer locations, making it a more affordable trip; after all planning 10 of these trips, most of them solo, isn't the cheapest thing to do. I'll be honest, I didn't really do much research for this run outside of booking my flight and hotel - I just knew I wanted to stay somewhere that was at max a 15 - 20 minute walk from the start/finish line and race expo. I'm pretty sure my lack of research at this point had something to do with the fact that I was just getting slightly frustrated with finding 10 races to do that worked with my schedule.
I booked my flight to arrive into Raleigh on the Friday considering it was the least expensive option and the trek with the layovers was about half a day, which would give me all of Saturday to explore before heading back home on the Sunday after the race. After what felt like the longest day of travel of life I decided that once I got to the hotel that I was going to stay in for the night, order in dinner, and then just hangout before heading off to bed so I could get a relatively early start to the day.
Saturday I put on my walking shoes and decided to hit up the expo and then hit the town, it just so happened that as soon as I got to the expo I started to hear about the rolling hills in Raleigh and I started to wonder to myself if it was too late to back out; with how my knee had been feeling I knew I was going to be taking it easy. The expo was very similar to the other RnR expos I'd been to - tons of free goodies and very well organized; I was more focused on getting out and exploring the city so I didn't really stick around much.
I doubt Raleigh would've ever come up on my travel radar if I wasn't running there, but it definitely has a lot to offer; it's truly a beautiful city. In my exploration of the city I found myself some really good cupcakes and beer, so it was definitely what I would consider a successful carb-loading day.
As per usual the night before the race I was having trouble getting to sleep... I wonder if the nerves will ever pass. Anyway, not sure what time it was when I finally fell asleep, but thankfully when I woke up in the morning I was feeling pretty good. The only downside to where I decided to stay was that it was a good 15-20 minute walk from the start/finish line so I had to leave earlier than I have in the past. Thankfully the weather cooperated and it ended up being a great warm up.
Now when people say that Raleigh has rolling hills they aren't lying. I have to say that these are the most fierce hills that I've had to conquer to date and as much as Raleigh is a beautiful place I'm not sure that I'll be back to run the hills any time soon. Unfortunately with the combination of my laziness as of late, my lack of training, the issues with my knee and the rolling hills I didn't run my best, but I finished! After 10k or so I started to take walk breaks that became longer and the running happened fewer and further between, but I knew that I needed to take care of myself more than I needed to be a speed demon. I'll finish sub 2 hours some day, I just don't think 2015 is the year for that. This year is all about maintaining strength and positivity and taking care of myself.
Gun Time - 02:37:24
Chip Time - 02:25:32
5km Split - 00:29:38
10 mile Split - 01:47:06
Pace - 11:07 (in miles)
Overall Place - 3497/5614
Division - 355/560 (F 25-29)
Gender - 1785/3398
The inspiration to sign up for this run came from a book I bought at some point in the Summer of 2014, with someone's recommendation, The Runner's Bucket List : 200 Races to Run Before You Die; the book lists various races, for various reasons (bling, the course, etc.), across the United States ranging in distances from one mile to ultramarathons.
After reading the book I figured I'd eventually try to run in as many of the races as possible throughout my running journey and that's when I noticed The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k.
After looking at the various locations that host The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k it seemed like Philadelphia was probably the closest to home and within driving distance; with that, I figured that it'd be a nice weekend trip if I could get some friends to run with me. Looking into the next race date in Philly the run happened to fall on the Easter long weekend; what runner would turn down running for chocolate on Easter weekend? Not this one that's for sure. After sending some friends the link for the race it was decided - we were headed to Philly for Easter!
The drive down to Philly definitely wasn't a short one; we left before the crack of dawn and ended up getting in some time around 4pm, hitting rush-hour traffic right before we got into the city. Since we got in at a decent hour we decided to head over to the Expo, which was a quick walk from our hotel, and get that out of the way so we could explore the city Friday since we were heading out on Saturday afternoon.
The expo was a ghost town and I'm assuming that it was because we were there on the first day during the afternoon, but it made for a quick visit and more time for some good Philly eats.
The race kit came with an awesome zip-up hoodie rather than a race shirt, which helped since it wasn't exactly the warmest weekend. The hat was a bonus offer that a few of us capitalized on using a promo code when we originally had registered for the run.
Considering how my body had been feeling lately, especially my knee left and ankle, I decided it was best to take it easy. There was a group of 5 of us that went down for the run and Kim and I decided we would run this one together, but take it easy and do 10 and 1s (run 10 minutes, walk briskly for 1 minute). Kim and I have run really well together and since I wasn't feeling the greatest and she hadn't run in awhile we figured we'd make a good team.
Gun Time - 01:44:01
Chip Time - 01:37:24
5k Split - 00:32:34
10k Split - 01:04:25
Pace - 10:27 (in miles)
Overall Place - 3439/6709
Division - 476/907 (F 25-29)
Gender - 2336/5115
Washington, DC made Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon number 2 for the year and I was excited for reasons beyond the extra piece of bling that was going to be coming my way in the mail after finishing the race. Not that it really matters to anyone else, my youngest sister, Stephanie, moved to Washington, DC in the fall of 2014 to attend Gallaudet University and since she moved I had only seen her 2 or 3 times, so I was more excited to see her than I was to run another half. Just being honest.
I got into DC on the Thursday evening and Stephanie graciously picked me up from the airport and we were headed for an evening full of the University Party scene. Originally I was going to be staying with her on the Thursday night and a hotel close to the start line on Friday night, but it turned out that her Spring Break plans changed slightly so I opted to stay with her both nights and save myself some cash. Now some might say that this probably wasn't the smartest choice considering I was running a half marathon Saturday morning, but spending time with my sister was far more important to me than the race.
On Thursday we had a late, but great night; I played beer pong and flip cup for the first time, and I have to say The Bettencourt Sisters make a pretty kick ass team. I was up until some time between 0300 or 0400 and it was an early morning wakeup since Stephanie had a class at 0900. Being up at around 0800 is when I started to feel it; I knew my body needed more sleep and probably better substance than the 6-pack of Blue Moon that I fed it the night prior. After her class we spent the day hanging out and enjoying quality sister time, so much so that I almost forgot about the race expo.
We made it to the expo with just enough time for me to pick up my race bib and shirt and then we were off to dinner and to spend more quality time together.
I tried to make sure I was in bed at a decent hour Friday night, especially since I was running off of 4 hours of sleep from the night before, but I got into bed at about 10PM and probably didn't fall asleep until after 12AM. I knew that when my alarm went off it wasn't going to be the greatest, but I knew that regardless of how the morning started I'd be crossing another finish line at some point.
SO I swore that after running at Disney for the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend that I would always be prepared for various types of weather, but apparently I lied. Not only was it an early wakeup call on a fairly restless and sleepless night, but it was also a cold and rainy morning that I wasn't prepared for. Stephanie dropped me off at the start line for about 7AM and by the time the race was about to start at 0730 I was drenched and freezing cold, mind you it felt like it was well over an hour that I waited.
Now thankfully since I've been running for almost 2 years I've gotten faster, which means I'm in a corral that's closer to the front and today it meant a lot to me. I was glad to be across the start line in just about 15 or 20 minutes, since theoretically it meant I'd be spending less time outside and I was that much closer to getting warmed up.
I started and wasn't doing too bad, I figured nice and easy until I can warm up, but it felt like that moment never came. Around mile 6 my knee did something funky and I wasn't the same going forward. Throughout the rest of the race I found myself taking walking breaks, which did wonders for my knee until I started running again. The amount of time I was running started to become less and less and I got closer to the finish, while the amount of time I was walking started to increase. I was slightly disappointed in myself once I started walking, but it was around mile 7 that I reminded myself that a mile is a mile regardless of how long it takes you to complete it. I knew I was going to finish and that's all that mattered to me at that point.
I finished and not in my best time, but that didn't matter to me. What mattered was that I had the courage to keep going and that I listened to my body and took breaks when I needed to. Probably one of my most difficult races to date due to the combination of weather and pain and I have to say I handled it pretty well.
Looking forward to my next race and hopefully I'm in tip-top shape by then!
Gun Time - 02:31:31
Chip Time - 02:24:48
5km Split - 29:56
10km Split - 01:05:27
10 Mile Split - 01:46:10
Pace - 11:03 (in miles)
Overall Place - 9780/15321
Division - 1507/2316 (F 25-29)
Gender - 5391/9512
Where do I begin? Honestly I look back at this race experience and it truly was like nothing I've ever experienced and I can't wait until I Run Disney again; this trip was not only my first ever encounter with anything Disney, but it was also my first trip to Orlando, Florida.
It was the Wednesday prior to the race weekend that we decided to head down to Florida, particularly just because we found a pretty inexpensive flight leaving Buffalo in the afternoon. The nice thing about leaving on the Wednesday was that we'd be able to go to the race expo on the first day, Thursday, and then enjoy the rest of the day in Orlando before 3 early mornings of running.
Landing in Orlando was just the breath of fresh air I needed; I'm sure people from the area found it to be a chilly evening, but it was perfect for us Canadians coming from temperatures that were in the negative. Once we got the airport we grabbed our rental car and then headed to our hotel for the evening, because it was straight to the expo tomorrow morning.
The Race Expo
Organized chaos; that's probably the best way to describe this race expo, especially considering I've never seen anything like it. I thought I had seen some pretty big expos, but Disney races are definitely in a league of their own.
Neither of these pictures really do any justice to what the expo was really like, but I think this is one of those you had to be there experiences so you really get it. Everything is organized from the way that you get into the lot and park your car, to the signs leading you to the expo, to the way you pick up your bibs separate from your kit, to the merchandise lineups, and way more. Realistically if you didn't want to spend an obscene amount of time at the expo you could get in and out fairly quickly.
What's nice and not-so-nice is there is so much Run Disney race merchandise to look at and I wanted it all - ended up spending quite a bit on myself, but I guess you only Run Disney for the first time once. =)
Incase you didn't know 2015 is the year of the Gold Record (formerly known as the Rock Idol).
Last year after running in Rock n Roll Chicago and Rock n Roll St. Louis I knew I wanted to run at least 10 half marathons with Rock n Roll to reach Gold Record status (formerly known as Rock Idol status) and I figured that Rock n Roll New Orleans would be the best way to start off the year. I should also mention that I couldn't have been more excited to find out that Rock n Roll was changing their heavy medal designs - felt like my decision to run 10 halts was being reaffirmed.
I left for New Orleans on the Thursday which gave me quite a bit of time to get acquainted with the amazing city before the race on Sunday, along with Linda and Berenice who also got in on the Thursday. Linda and Berenice are two amazing ladies (also runners) that I met through Michelle and I was really excited to experience this race and the city of New Orleans with them! Unfortunately it was raining when their flight had arrived, shortly after mine, but thankfully we were all pretty tired so we went to bed shortly after getting to the condo we were staying at in anticipation of going to the race expo on the Friday.
After waking up and having a light breakfast Friday morning the 3 of us decided to head to the race expo. Similar to the other Rock n Roll expos I have been to on the past there was a lot to offer from various vendors. The expo was large, numerous vendors, and of course great music playing. It's hard to get in and out of the expo, because there's always something that'll appeal to everyone; I'm pretty sure the 3 of us were there for a couple of hours at minimum.
The morning of the race it seemed like my Nike running watch knew we were going on a journey before I even put it on. I got a pretty decent night's sleep, was up at about 0530 and had my usual race morning breakfast - oats, half of a banana, some orange juice, and some water. Thankfully we were staying somewhere fairly close to the start line so we didn't head out until about 0710 or so for a 0730 race start.
The race started promptly at 0730 with the first corral and each corral starting a few minutes thereafter. It was a bit of a chilly start once I got rid of the garbage bag I was wearing, but it didn't take long for me to warm up. I started feeling fairly warm around the 4 or 5k mark, especially when I was running in the sun. I will say it was somewhat chilly at times running in the shade, but that was just motivation to run faster. I didn't go into this race with the hopes of anything, but finishing; with Disney coming up I didn't want to push myself anymore than I needed to so I just dealt with this like a training run, after all my training plan wanted me to run 12.5 miles today.
As I came across my 10k split I noticed that I was doing fairly well with maintaining my pace so I really just made a mental note to keep going, but then I hit the 10 mile split and everything in me said keep going but try to pick it up a bit. It was at this point that I knew I could PR and I did! Finished the course in 02:00:45, which knocked 9 minutes and 26 seconds off of my best time of 02:10:11 from St. Louis (if my math is correct). Couldn't have been happier... Well I could've if I finished and subbed 2 hours, but I'm happy and I'll take it.
Gun Time - 02:14:19
Chip Time - 02:00:45
5km Split - 29:42
10km Split - 58:30
10 Mile Split - 01:33:01
Pace - 9:13 (in miles)
Overall Place - 1714/7719
Division - 135/736 (F 25-29)
Gender - 683/4929
Granted the course didn't have a lot to see, but it was very ideal for a newer runner or someone looking to PR. That in combination with all that the city has to offer will definitely be bringing me back for next year's run. NOLA is definitely somewhere to visit, so why not throw a race in there? See you in 2016!
Come November the amount of options for races dwindles down and in December they're few and far between so like last year I decided to run in the Santa Shuffle 5k, except this year I ran in Toronto. Last year I ran in Mississauga and it was a great experience, but I thought it'd be nice to be able to run in the same race just on a different course.
There was the option to pick up your race kit on the Thursday or Friday at a Running Room, but I opted to pick it up the morning of the race. Partially because I had only gotten registered on one of those days, and otherwise it was because it would've been an extra drive in the city to pick up my kit.
Toronto's Santa Shuffle is held in Sunnybrook Park, which is always a scenic and flat course; the only downside is that any 5k run here always ends up being an out and back course (as far as I know) and I know quite a few runners, me being one of them, that aren't the biggest fans of something like that. I've run pretty much the exact same course twice before with the Toronto Women's Run 5k races (August 2013 and October 2013), so part of me wasn't a big fan. If I run something in Sunnybrook again it will most likely have to be a longer distance. Other than the repeat course for me, I had a great run; just took it easy since my left knee hasn't been feeling the greatest. For a December run the weather was pretty mild and there was no snow, so no complaints over here.
Gun Time - 28:22
Chip Time - 28:22
Pace - 5:35
For anyone that knows me or my story, you know that the Team Unbreakable program and Cameron Helps are very close to my heart. I was diagnosed with depression some time ago and I'm sure I have been battling it for much longer than that. When I found out about this organization and the services they provide I knew that I would always try to participate in their events and I started by running the Runner's Mark Team Unbreakable Rib Run in the Summer of 2013; this also happened to be my first race with a medal.
I knew I wanted to run in both of the Bold and Cold 5k races for the weekend, but I was just waiting to see what the weather was going to be like since I was fairly under the weather the week leading up them.
It was Friday night and I just gotten home from the Raptors game with my mom and sister and I didn't have much time to decide if I wanted to run the Bold and Cold 5k in Brampton, so I just registered. This run was being held at Heart Lake Secondary School, which was great considering that it was a pretty cold morning. I arrived at the school for just after 9am so I could pick up my race kit, which was a very seamless process.
I'll start off by saying that this event is not chip timed and I don't believe that any of the events that Team Unbreakable hosts are timed and I don't believe they give out awards for placing. It was nice being at an untamed event, especially since I've been running so much this month and I was under the weather - just a push to get outside and run and then get some bling.
The course was beautiful; running along the Etobicoke Creek Trail and then passing by Loafer's Lake was extremely scenic and something I enjoyed, even though it was an out and back course, it was nice to have a change of scenery (run somewhere other than Toronto or Mississauga). I took my time with the run, which was fairly flat and realized when crossing the finish line I was only at 4.5km or so.. SO after stopping to claim my finishers medal I ran a very slow cool down around the school to make it 5k.
Got back into the school after my cool down and couldn't have been more thankful for warmth and some good post-race eats. Pankcakes, eggs, and ham were served for breakfast, which was great! I have to say that the finisher's medal for a 5k is something else and I couldn't have been more excited to run again in Oakville, especially considering the weather was supposed to warm up.
Gun Time - 29:12
Chip Time - 29:12
Pace - 5:50
Sunday's Bold and Cold 5k was held at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Oakville, which once again provided warmth to runners before and after the race, but it was such a beautiful day for a run. After yesterday and running with gloves and the whole winter running getup on, it was nice to be wearing 2 light layers, no gloves, etc.
Race kit pick up was also the morning of the race and was very seamless like it was yesterday - got my stuff, put in my car, and just had to wait to run.
Just like yesterday's event this race was also not chip timed and I wasn't complaining, because this was another fairly scenic 5k. It was an out and back course for the most part running through River Oaks Park and then along Munn's Creek Trail, however the difficulty was that some of the paths weren't the widest along the course and with an out and back course there's so much traffic at various points so you're slowing down more to accommodate passing runners, etc. Other than that, I loved the course because it allowed you to high-five other runners and shout words of encouragement and motivation and this was something I saw a lot of.
The course ended up being 4.5k so I stopped my watch to get my finisher's medal and then started up another run and probably looked crazy as I circled the parking lot trying to get another 0.5k in with my finisher's medal in hand. Breakfast was served after the race in the form off egg and cheese sandwiches or sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches, along with bananas, oranges, and timbits on the side.
Gun Time - 26:28
Chip Time - 26:28
Pace - 5:51
Some runners might see the lack of chip timing and the course not being 5k as deterrents for running a race, but sometimes you need to look at the bigger picture - Team Unbreakable is a fantastic program that supports all teens through high school running programs, to support mental health. So the next time you decide you might not want to run a race because there's no medal or it's not timed please take a look at what the race is in support of, especially because it may be something near and dear to your heart.
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Race recaps of all of the races and events I participate in.
At My Best
5k - 00:26:38
The Playoff Run (2014)
10k - 00:55:14.1
Hannukah Hustle (2014)
15k - 01:36:28.9
A Midsummer Night's Run (2014)
21k (Half Marathon) - 02:00:45
Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans (2015)
25k (Trail) - 4:12:32
Run for the Toad (2013)
Mud Run - 00:52:44.0
Mud Hero Urban Toronto (2015) *First Mud Run*