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Re: Ironman Ottawa ? [triforitall] [ In reply to ]
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One thought I had was that they don't need to go all the way to the current construction zone. Just extend QE driveway section to Dow's lake instead and on the western parkway pull the turn around in.
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Re: Ironman Ottawa ? [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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devashish_paul wrote:
One thought I had was that they don't need to go all the way to the current construction zone. Just extend QE driveway section to Dow's lake instead and on the western parkway pull the turn around in.

Fair point, but coming from T1 (ie. Britannia), how would you pass through the construction? Maybe clear up at least one side and then have a turnaround for the other loops?
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Re: Ironman Ottawa ? [triforitall] [ In reply to ]
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I looked up the construction timeline, and it appears that this should be well and done by next summer. Supposedly it should be done by this spring - or at least this stage of it anyway.

https://www.octranspo.com/en/news/article/november-2023-to-spring-2024-kichi-zx012bbx012b-mx012bkan-eastbound-and-westbound-between-woodroffe-avenue-and-island-park-drive-lane-reductions/
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Re: Ironman Ottawa ? [triforitall] [ In reply to ]
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triforitall wrote:
devashish_paul wrote:
One thought I had was that they don't need to go all the way to the current construction zone. Just extend QE driveway section to Dow's lake instead and on the western parkway pull the turn around in.


Fair point, but coming from T1 (ie. Britannia), how would you pass through the construction? Maybe clear up at least one side and then have a turnaround for the other loops?

Or out and back on Colonel By after crossing over bank, stay on left side of the road (East side), ride towards Hogs back and then turn around and come back north on the canal side of the road (in other words ride on left side of road like Brits) . Just use a single lane to get people out of Brittania to Kitchissippi lookout.

But hopefully construction in that area is done.
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Re: Ironman Ottawa ? [timbasile] [ In reply to ]
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timbasile wrote:
I looked up the construction timeline, and it appears that this should be well and done by next summer. Supposedly it should be done by this spring - or at least this stage of it anyway.
https://www.octranspo.com/en/news/article/november-2023-to-spring-2024-kichi-zx012bbx012b-mx012bkan-eastbound-and-westbound-between-woodroffe-avenue-and-island-park-drive-lane-reductions/

I hope they repave the section west of the war museum. I rode it today and it is rough.....really, really rough.
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Re: Ironman Ottawa ? [timbasile] [ In reply to ]
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Is anyone else getting race update emails as if they're signed up for Penticton? This morning I got a "conquer the course" email about Penticton, as if I'm signed up for that race.

I've noticed also on the website some of the links on the Ottawa page link to Penticton. I suspect that IM has mixed up their signals since both races are labelled as "Ironman Canada"
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Re: Ironman Ottawa ? [timbasile] [ In reply to ]
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I’m also getting them for Florida and Arizona, neither of which I’ve registered… could just be a big marketing blitz…
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Re: Ironman Ottawa ? [timbasile] [ In reply to ]
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I'm curious to know if there's a specific reason we don't go through Landsdowne on the run, rather than blowing past it along the canal. I was at the RedBlacks game yesterday and I thought to myself that 2 of the cooler experiences I've had in endurance sports specifically involved running through stadia. Those would be Lahti 70.3WC where you do a loop of the stadium x2, and the Montreal 1/2 Rock & Roll marathon where you go through the Big O.

Seeing as how we're running right by Landsdowne - I thought this would be a cool idea to add to the race experience. On the current race course, you'd need to figure out how to cross the bike route, since the bike crosses the canal at Bank St and presumably the run is on the inside lane, but you could go around and loop back on Holmwood - following the same path as the bike before you get to the bridge - then come back the same way as you came out. The pedestrian area could easily support a run-through and getting onto the playing field isn't that hard, though maybe the artificial turf could pose an issue. You could even include the Aberdeen pavilion.

ETA: Something like this...
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Re: Ironman Ottawa ? [timbasile] [ In reply to ]
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Soccer game that night. Given how congested that area was at the Marathon kit pickup when the soccer game let out, that might be the reason.

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