great marathons in July/August in Canada/U.S.

great marathons in July/August in Canada/U.S.

Post by Jens Lien » Fri, 19 Jun 1992 02:48:44


Hi,

I am looking for a GREAT marathon in July or August here in Canada or
the U.S.
(I have only figured out that the San Francisco Marathon takes place
on August 30, 1992. Does anyone knows something about the course -- is
it a hilly course or a flat one?)

Thank you very much in advance.

Jens Lienig
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

 
 
 

great marathons in July/August in Canada/U.S.

Post by Shane P Es » Fri, 19 Jun 1992 04:03:27

Quote:

>Hi,

>I am looking for a GREAT marathon in July or August here in Canada or
>the U.S.
>(I have only figured out that the San Francisco Marathon takes place
>on August 30, 1992. Does anyone knows something about the course -- is
>it a hilly course or a flat one?)

>Thank you very much in advance.

>Jens Lienig
>Concordia University, Montreal, Canada


Calgary has the Stampede Marathon - I think it is set for July 5
this year - a fairly flat course - although this is flat to a
Calgarian.

Shane Esau

 
 
 

great marathons in July/August in Canada/U.S.

Post by Noel R » Fri, 19 Jun 1992 11:17:52


Quote:

>>Hi,

>>I am looking for a GREAT marathon in July or August here in Canada or
>>the U.S.
>>(I have only figured out that the San Francisco Marathon takes place
>>on August 30, 1992. Does anyone knows something about the course -- is
>>it a hilly course or a flat one?)

>>Thank you very much in advance.

>>Jens Lienig
>>Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

>Calgary has the Stampede Marathon - I think it is set for July 5
>this year - a fairly flat course - although this is flat to a
>Calgarian.
>Shane Esau

Keep in mind that Calgary is at semi-altitude.  What ~ 5000 ft?

There is a highly regarded marathon in Sudbury Ontario on July 19.  Free
billeting.  Call (705) 865-2671 for info.

There is also usually a marathon on Baffin Island on the July 4 weekend.  Not
a fast course, though.

Noel

--

Dr. Noel Roy, Department of Economics
Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

 
 
 

great marathons in July/August in Canada/U.S.

Post by Rheal Nade » Fri, 19 Jun 1992 13:31:44

Quote:


>>>Hi,

>>>I am looking for a GREAT marathon in July or August here in Canada or
>>>the U.S.

>There is a highly regarded marathon in Sudbury Ontario on July 19.  Free
>billeting.  Call (705) 865-2671 for info.

To be exact, this is in Massey, an hour's drive west of Sudbury, north
of Georgian Bay in Huron Lake.  I highly recommend this one - a small
field (the last time I did it, I finished 99th out of 120 or so).  Very
flat course.  Good organization.  Early start (6 AM) to avoid the heat
of day.  There's also a half-marathon, if you have a travelling
companion who would prefer this distance.

For more information, contact the organizer, Norm Patenaude at
(705) 865-2671 (say hi for me).  Or e-mail me if you want, I
should be able to dig up more info.

In spite of the small field, room availability is a problem (this is a
small town).  If you don't mind camping, free camping is available at
both the organizer's farm and the school where the race starts.


 
 
 

great marathons in July/August in Canada/U.S.

Post by Kip Ingr » Sun, 21 Jun 1992 00:31:20

Quote:

>(I have only figured out that the San Francisco Marathon takes place
>on August 30, 1992. Does anyone knows something about the course -- is
>it a hilly course or a flat one?)

Is a flat *San Francisco* marathon even possible? :-)
 
 
 

great marathons in July/August in Canada/U.S.

Post by John Hawk » Sun, 21 Jun 1992 05:45:46

Quote:


>>(I have only figured out that the San Francisco Marathon takes place
>>on August 30, 1992. Does anyone knows something about the course -- is
>>it a hilly course or a flat one?)

>Is a flat *San Francisco* marathon even possible? :-)

Well, it all depends upon how you define "flat".

Race organizers have tinkered with the SF Marathon route over the last 15
years to satisfy the runners, the racers, the police, and the sponsors, and
the latest route is generally flat.  Well, maybe "occasional mild grades" is
closer to the truth, translating to something like two or three minutes slower
than a classic "flat and fast" course.

--

John Hawkes

MIPS Computer Systems, 928 Arques Ave., M/S 1-03, Sunnyvale CA 94088