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Running the Iqaluit – Apex Trail

13 Aug

The trail starts at the Iqaluit Cemetery along the shores of Frobisher Bay.  The information provided shows a 2.5 km trail that meanders the rocks towards Apex, ending at the old Hudson’s Bay Company buildings.  It is recommended you allow 2 hours to complete the trail.

The trail provides a variety of terrain, including: wet, marshy areas; boulders to climb and vault; a foot wide gravel trail with steep vertical drop offs; and a stunning view.  I completed the 3.4 mile run in 50 minutes.  That’s a lot slower than my usual 8:30 road pace, but in addition to tricky, rocky trail, there was just too much to stop and look at along the way.  The warm, bug-free weather was a fantastic back drop to the majestic ocean that the trail ran alongside.  I stopped often to “smell the roses”, take photos and enjoy the view.

Iqaluit Cemetery, start of the trail. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Iqaluit Cemetery, start of the trail.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Old Hudson's Bay Company building - build in 1949. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Old Hudson’s Bay Company building – build in 1949.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Apex Beach.   Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Apex Beach.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail among the rocks. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail among the rocks.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Old boat on the shore off the trail.  Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Old boat on the shore off the trail.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Grass trail. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Grass trail.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Shoreline of Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Shoreline of Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail on the hills parallel to the shore.  Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail on the hills parallel to the shore.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail heading back to Iqaluit.  Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

Trail heading back to Iqaluit.
Photo by Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

X Warrior Race Results

17 Mar

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My overall finishing place was 38th out of 583 participants.

I was the First Place Female participant.

Don finished in 25th place.

Delhi X Warrior Race

11 Mar

This past Sunday morning, Don and I participated in the first X Warrior Race here in Delhi, India.  A 4 km foot race complete with 20 obstacles set to challenge participants, we joined our group of 50 at the start line in the bright sunshine.  With hundreds of participants, waves of 50 challengers began half an hour apart in a fun, challenging race around the Thyagaraj Stadium. Climbing bamboo ladders, crawling under barbed wire fences, running up stairs with a sandbag on your shoulder, hopping from brick to brick, balancing on a wood beam, and climbing up and over numerous obstacles was a part of the race.  Don finished second and I finished fourth in our wave.

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All Photos owned by Don and Liz Halina CC-BY-ND-NC

 

Delhi Half Marathon, Sept. 30, 2012

1 Oct

This past Sunday morning, my husband and I got up way before the crack of dawn to run in the Delhi Half Marathon.  Both Don and I have run a full marathon in 2006 (in Yellowknife with a time of 4:00:59) and I had done a half the year before that.

Last year I had trained hard in the spring to run in the Winnipeg Half Marathon, only to suffer from a  terrible TFL pull that left me barely walking.  Add to that a car accident on my 38th birthday, and I wasn’t going anywhere fast for a while.

15 months later, I finished a half marathon ahead of my 2 hour goal: 1:53:36 in spot 661/6718 participants who crossed the finish line!  Don did even better finishing at 1:49:40 in position 521.

Congrats to our fellow Canadians and our American friends from AES that we trained with Saturday mornings!

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