Category Archives: Race Report

Boxing Day 10-Miler: The successful third attempt

It’s been a while, mostly because I haven’t had much worth writing about. Well, that’s not true. I like complaining about the weather all winter, but that strikes me as something people might not want to read about. In any … Continue reading

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The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows

Let’s talk about Leslie’s trip to the zoo, shall we? Except it wasn’t all fun and games and looking at animals. It is a tale of redemption, perseverance, and the usual gritting your teeth and getting it done. Flashback to … Continue reading

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If this ground started cracking, my heart would too

Well, I’ve “completed the set,” so to speak. For months I’ve been joking about how I have a gold and a bronze medal in the 5000m from the two national championships I’ve run, so I needed to get a silver … Continue reading

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You’ll get it right sometime. You will.

It was a weekend of triumph and defeat. Why defeat? Because I lost perhaps the most important contest of all: the Steve Weiler vs. Leslie Sexton Championship Prediction Contest. This year, before the OUA and CIS championships, Steve and I … Continue reading

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Famous for nothing, yeah nothing was our world!

Well, I’m pretty fired up right now. On Tuesday I raced the 5,000m at the London Distance Classic and it went very well. So naturally, I’m excited about the rest of the season and I’m ready to give it a … Continue reading

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The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care. Right?

About a year ago, I ran the Athletics Ontario 10,000m Championships in 35:17.71 and was very happy with my result. This year, I ran the same race in 35:16.13, and I was very disappointed with how the race had gone. … Continue reading

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The Lawn Garbage Tour of London, Ontario

In case you didn’t already know, I am a dedicated road-race-whore. A while back I looked at the Forest City Road Races website and got a bit excited about the half marathon. $250 for the win? A winning time of … Continue reading

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When life gives you razorblades, you make a baseball bat covered in razorblades!

As I have previously stated, distance running isn’t always about glamour and personal bests and puppies and rainbows and hugs. Sometimes you get your ass kicked real bad. This past weekend’s race wasn’t a complete disaster, but I definitely fell … Continue reading

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Is Cross Country-Leslie Back?

I think so, folks, I think so. For the past few years, I’ve thought of myself as a good flat-course “rhythm” runner who struggles with difficult terrain and hilly courses. I’m not sure where this idea came from. I did … Continue reading

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In every alleyway, on every avenue.

Here goes “getting back into racing, part two.” I’ve been talking about Really Chilly for a while now as my first race back, which was certainly the plan for a while. I was certainly more excited about running a road … Continue reading

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