Fitness Dynamics is an Ottawa-Gatineau based training company geared towards personal coaching and training plans tailored to your objectives, your level of experience as an athlete and your time commitments.
Diane Bergeron is a visually impaired athlete from Ottawa, who recently completed the 125k ultra marathon Canadian Death Race as part of a first ever visually impaired relay team.
Diane started running in 2009 and since then has competed in half and full triathlons and an Ironman competition.
As a blind person, Diane trains inside, doing spin, treadmill and pool workouts.
Guides provide support and allow Diane and other visually impaired athletes to participate and achieve their goals.
Diane is “not a gold medalist or a pro”....she’s “just doing something” (she) “loves”. Source.
For the first time, a visually-impaired relay team (called Now You See Us Now We Don’t) competed in the Canadian Death Race, held August 3-August 5 2018.
This race is a 125k trail, near the Alberta-BC border and it starts at an elevation of 1280m and involves an increase in elevation of 5000 metres.
The 5 team members are triathletes from Ottawa and each of them ran with a guide.
All members finished the race, even though “the footing for the ascents and descents was very challenging.”
“Loose rocks, tree roots and mud” were present everywhere.
It was incredible with such a difficult course that there were no “race-ending injuries” by the members of this team.
Running Magazine, Trail Running section, posted August 8, 2018
Check out Diane interview on French AMI TV talking about Death Race her team is participating in.
Note: there is a lot of street parking and we can meet inside the building so we can stay warm while we wait before we start our run.
This will be an easy run and we will keep it at conversational pace. We will be using pace path in the trails so we will have good footing.
After run we will go for coffee for those who want to join us.
For more information please contact Fitness Dynamics at
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