About Kelli M (GrittyKitty)

Online race reviewer for Eastern Ontario, Quebec, and NY. OCRWC Competitor-Masters Division -2016. Member of the Canadian Mudd Queens (The Eh Team). Course designer -Mudmoiselle, Kingston, Ontario, 2015-2017.
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Race Recap: Tough Mudder Half Toronto Canada 2017

By |August 24th, 2017|

Ever since starting my journey into the world of OCR, I had heard about these so-called ‘Tough Mudders’ and quite honestly, I never understood the desire to race to that extreme for a mere headband.  Fast forward five years later and over 114 races and I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about.

Race Recap: Foamy Family Fun at 5K Foam Fest in Belleville, Ontario, Canada

By |August 11th, 2017|

We piled into the car and headed a short drive to 5K Foam Fest in Belleville Ontario at Zwicks Centennial Park. It is conveniently located on the shores of Lake Ontario and offered some great views and parkland settings

Race Recap: Brimacombe Spartan Sprint 2017

By |July 6th, 2017|

After each Spartan event, I vow to never do another. I cuss the entire up hill climb and curse as I descend carrying a bucket full of rocks or a sandbag draped across my shoulders. And yet, once again, I found myself lined up waiting for our release onto the mountain to begin the dreaded climb that at times felt relentless. We opted for the competitive wave to get onto the course before the afternoon heat set in and headed off at 0900hrs.

Race Recap: Mud Hero 2017 – Ottawa

By |June 14th, 2017|

Every so often you find a race that really does fit your personality. For me, it is Mud Hero, and yes, I like getting dirty, I like romping around with lots of obstacles to keep me entertained and I love a flat course so I don’t overdo it. This race returned to Commando Paintball located just outside of Ottawa.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Canada Owl’s Head

By |June 6th, 2017|

As the racing season swings into high gear, we traveled 4 hours East to Owl’s Head in Mansonville, Quebec, Canada for the Spartan weekend. This challenging location offers a vertical incline of 540 m (1,770 feet) with a top elevation of 756 m (2, 480 feet). The base elevation alone is 216 m (709 feet).

Race Review: Ragnarok Race 2017

By |March 17th, 2017|

Even though the temperature dipped to a frosty -23 degrees, it did not cool the excitement that was building at the Eagle’s Nest racing event -Ragnarok.This prime location is situated in the heart of Smiths Falls, Ontario and the race offered three separate events; a family heat starting at 4 PM where groups could work their way through the 5-6KM course under sunny skies and receive a beautiful carved stone medal.

Race Recap: Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race 2017

By |January 24th, 2017|

Well, it seems this is becoming an annual charity event for our racing group. This is the third year we have ventured east, and it is always a new challenge when it comes to the weather. This night was no exception to that rule. Previous years were pouring rain or knee deep snow with frigid wind chills; this time brought us pea soup fog and a sprinkle of mild drizzle. Meaning the snow, was non-existent and icy patches dotted the trails adding an element of potential dread.

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Race Recap: Zombie Run for Humanity Ontario

By |October 28th, 2016|

When I first heard about Zombie Run for Humanity, I was a bit skeptical. I had tried zombie races before and many of them lacked either the characters (volunteers, makeup, costumes) or the obstacles were less than challenging. To my surprise, the Zombie Run for Humanity managed to do well in both categories.

Race Recap: Mudmoiselle

By |October 28th, 2016|

The weather was looking a bit threatening as the committee and volunteers worked through a few of the final details on race day for the Mudmoiselle Ladies Mud Run. The vendor village was all set up and just some minor finishing touches had to be added as the racers began to arrive around 830 a.m. The first heat out was scheduled for 10 and the dark clouds appeared to be holding off, temporarily.

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Race Recap: 5K Foam Fest Canada – St. Bruno, Quebec

By |September 13th, 2016|

Every now and again we have to participate in the ‘fun’ events to find our inner child. We decided to head to the south shore a few hours from our home to 5K Foam Fest Canada to bring in the fun for the holiday weekend. While the US version of the event has come and gone the Canada series continues to hold strong.5K Foam Fest was held at the St. Bruno Ski Resort in St. Bruno de Montarville, Quebec. This resort has easy access to the local highway and has an elevation of approx. 525 feet spread out over 50 acres.

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