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2011-05-17 8:21 PM

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Subject: Races around Montreal

Hello All,

I was wondering if some-one could share experience on triathlons events  in the Montreal area (within  2hours driving from the North Shore). I've been scouting the BT calendar and triathlon quebec site for events, and browsed some of the associated web sites, but I found it hard to get a feel.

Some of the factors I consider are the location and the atmosphere

I realize it is a very subjective question, so there is no good or bad answers, just looking for personal feedbacks.

Merci!

 



2011-05-18 9:36 AM
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These are the ones I did

 

I find Tremblant is the nicest. It's in June. Good swim, great bike, good run, although some hills. Very well organized

Esprit is in September. It's fast, well organized but not as nice/fun as Tremblant

Valleyfield is good. The swim is nice, the roads suck the run is good.  Good ambiance

Verdun is alright. The swim in the river is yucky, the roads sucks and the run is good. Good ambiance.

Soulanges was ok, but am not sure they do it this year.

2011-05-19 6:30 AM
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Tremblant is a way too expensive....Drummondville on June 18....Nice Oly distance...I will be there...;o)
2011-05-19 3:39 PM
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zef - 2011-05-19 6:30 AM Tremblant is a way too expensive....Drummondville on June 18....Nice Oly distance...I will be there...;o)

 

Tremblant is $15 more before June 6th and $5 less after June 6th. Well worth it in my opinion. Once you factor in gas, time.....a few bucks more or less is peanuts. It's the ambiance, organization and course that counts. Tremblant is top notch for that.

2011-05-19 10:21 PM
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Thanks for the feedback.

For Tremblant, is it realistic to plan NOT to have a wetsuit at this time of year? I've been browsing the web sites of the other events and looks like it is manageable without one. 

 

 

2011-05-20 4:22 AM
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I did it twice and no, a wetsuit was a must. I suspect this year will be as bad since weather has sucked.

You can rent wetsuits if you want. Boutique Courir and others do rent.



2011-05-21 9:15 PM
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Hi Marc,

just back from Mt-Tremblant (park) and I see exactly what you mean!!!

Thanks for the advice, I bought my running shoes @ Boutique Courir,  great service.

By the way, looked at your race log and congratulations for your latest one, very impressive.

Fred

2011-05-22 3:07 PM
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Thanks. Let me know if you do the race, I'll be there.
2012-02-13 7:01 PM
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Subject: RE: Races around Montreal

Hey Im not sure if your still looking, but there are a ton of races within 2 hours.

I had a calendar with a more complete list, but here is a quick list of various races. including marathons and Spartan races (hey, why not?).

https://twitter.com/#!/FoxontheMove/status/152044181223772160/photo/1

 

I did Cornwall lastyear and it is a great course. I plan on doing it again.

Good luck and happy training,

Eddie "Red Fox"

2012-02-13 10:49 PM
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Thanks Eddie!

I did scout myself for 2012 based on the triathon quebec web site.  Also looked the courir.org and circuitendurance.ca to build my own shortlist. I heard good thinks about Cornwall, so right now it is a definite maybe :-)

Would you mind sharing your more complete list?

Here's what I am contemplating (wish I had the fitness and the cash to do them all Tongue out)

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Disclaimer: could not work out how to paste and keep format, mix of english and french, and prices are approximations, so please take it with a grain of salt.

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Month Day WeekDay Event Cost
Apr 29 Sunday Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal. "28 nov. au 30 jan: 65$
31 jan. au 5 mar: 75$
 6 mar. au 22 avr: 85$"
May 6 Sunday Demi-Marathon International de Québec "Avant le
1er mars:  55 $
 Du 1er mars 
au 15 avril:  65 $
 Du 16 avril
au 6 mai : $75"
May 6 Sunday 10km de Chambly
May 6 Sunday 5km ou 10km de ste therese $20
May 13 Sunday 21km de chateauguay $35
May 27 Sunday Marathon Ottawa "Avant le 15 mai: $100
Apres le 15 mai: $125"
May 27 Sunday Triathlon Oka $65
Jun 3 Sunday Defi TriOLac - coteau du lac: 10km $20
Jun 9 Saturday Triathlon Tremblant Avant le 02 Juin: $80
Jun 18 Sunday Tour du lac de Brome
Jun 24 Sunday Half IronMan Tremblant 250 $
Jul 22 Sunday Triathlon long distance Magog 120 $
Aug 5 Sunday Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue: 20km $20
Aug 5 Sunday traversee du lac st agathe $35
Aug 19 Sunday Olympic Cornwall 80 $
Aug 26 Sunday Marathon des deux rives de QC "Jusqu'au 31 mai:  $80
 
 Du 1 juin au 31 juillet:  $90
 
 Après le 31 juillet:  $100"
Aug 26 Sunday Triathlon Valleyfield $100
Sep 8 Saturday Triathlon Montreal "avant le 31 aout:
IM: $345
HIM: $150
OLY: $84"
Sep 23 Sunday Marathon de Montreal "Jusqu'au 31 mars 2011:
$80
 
 Du 1er avril au
14 sept. 2011: $90
 
 14 au 20 sept: $100"
Nov 3 Saturday Demi Marathon OKA "Jusqu'au 01 oct: $40
Jusqu'au 01 nov: $45"
 
 
2012-03-01 11:46 AM
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Subject: RE: Races around Montreal

Just came back to this post, seems like you have a pretty nice list yourself.

Im working on combining my lists onto a Google Calendar which ill make available to view as soon as Im done, then you can quickly go through and see what you want to do yourself.

 

Ill keep ya posted.

 

Thanks,

Eddie "The Red Fox"



2012-03-01 6:57 PM
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In the mean time, you can check out http://www.trimapper.com/tris_na/ . Just zoom in, it has a pretty good collection of races.

Eddie "The Red Fox"

2012-12-06 10:22 PM
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Don't forget all the Somersault Events....http://somersault.ca/eventottawarivertridu.htm

Did this one last year and it was really fun!  All their event are VERY well organized and it is kid-friendly (which is a bonus for Endurance-Moms!)

All Ironman (full and 70.3) events at Tremblant are long sold out, but it is an very nice course and well organized event to keep in mind for future.

 

Have fun!

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