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2015 MTB-XCO Nationals St. Felicien quebec Quebec – Photos, Video, Links, Stories


bike wash


Hans Clarke Photo – I am hoggin bike wash and some people are spraying in instead of out

Well after a break from racing to coach I got back into my athlete chamois and put in some time on course thursday/friday aiming for >800m a day and just having fun on the course and trying to recover mentally and physically to be focused on a solid 90min effort Saturday. Seemed to work and the whips were relatively coordinated. Thanks to those that cheered in the rain and those who caught some photos. As always to Trek Store Toronto for bike/gear/life support and to Zach Tatem and his mobile ‘Bicycle Repair Co’ who wrenched for Trek Canada for Nationals. Also thanks to Molly for putting up with my athlete-ness and making ‘wheee!!!’ sounds when I do whips (see video) .

whip - photo by mitch

Mitch Bailey Photo – Whip # 3 of 7 on the day approximately 


Canadian Cyclist Nationals XC 2015  and PedalMAG

Canadian Cycling Magazine Story 



Hans Clarke Photo – A flick is coming 


Molly Hurford Instagram

Trek Canada Instagram

Hannah Clarke Facebook Alblum -> nationals 2015 xco felicien

peter hammer relay  0 hans clarke

Hans Clarke Photo from Relay – Lu, Lu Shorts + Hammer Moto Jersey + Ontario Vest got a wee bit hot . 


=> Second Nationals Video (Canada Cup ) 2015 VIMEO 

=> Nationals Event Video – VIMEO – Whip video at 1:30 into video —  2015

-> Pedal mag part 1 2015 nationals interview videos 

-> Pedal Mag Video Interviews 2015 Nationals St. Felicien Quebec XCO 


2015 Hardwood Ski and Bike Canada Cup – Results, Photos, Videos, Links

Muddy day but amazing turnout with spectators sticking around through heavy rain and wind. Hardwood Ski and Bike and Pulse Racing should be commended on super event. Pan Ams will be no problem. I had a decent day, likely my best ‘mud’ race of my life. Ended up 9th with bike and body in one piece. Kudos to Derek Zandstra and Emily on winning Elite and also to my teammate Soren for putting in really solid lap times (close to Emily’s) in the Junior women’s event.



-> ONTARIO CYCLING RESULTS 2015 Hardwood Ski and Bike Canada Cup 

peter on boneshaker by momma bailey

sliding down boneshaker – Photo via the Baileys 


JSLAUGHTS Races Horshoe



JSlaughts riding the ‘the pugsly’ w. Lazarski Photo in the background (photo by Danny Souter)

-> APEX PHOTO – hardwood 2015 (i was #11 this week link)

-> CANADIAN CYCLIST – Hardwood Ski and Bike Canada Cup   and cancyclist galleries Hardwood 2015




-> Marc Antoine Nadon rides the akward Rock Step down at Hardwood Ski and Bike Canada Cup 


Looking for a Training Plan ? Check out the 100% MADE FOR YOU Plans by Smart Athlete HERE 

Looking to improve your Skills ? Smart Athlete offers Private Sessions to get you fast, confident and safe quickly. LINK

Need Fuel for your weight-loss or performance goals? Try Hammer Nutrition for 15% off with Code ‘Glassford15′ at SHOPHAMMER

2015 Horseshoe Ocup / Canada Cup – Photos, Links, Videos, Stories




Hailey Smith (norco) winner of 2015 Horseshoe Canada Cup 

JSLAUGHTS Races Horshoe

Norco factory update 


not tired wheelie - horshoe candaa cup 2015

Tired finish wheelie.

-> APEX PHOTO – Check out the Frogs we caught post-race ! and the whale rock shots are also good. #1 plate ran tape on 1st lap.

-> CANADIAN CYCLIST -Updated 6/9/2015 – Horshoe Canada Cup results and elite women/men photos


-> FACEBOOK – HANS CLARK 282 images


-> CTV Coverage of 2015 Horshoe Canada Cup


Looking for a Training Plan ? Check out the 100% MADE FOR YOU Plans by Smart Athlete HERE 

Looking to improve your Skills ? Smart Athlete offers Private Sessions to get you fast, confident and safe quickly. LINK

Need Fuel for your weight-loss or performance goals? Try Hammer Nutrition for 15% off with Code ‘Glassford15’ at SHOPHAMMER

2015 Trans-Sylvania Epic Results, Photos, Videos, links and Story




2015 Trans-Sylvania Epic Results – Via Outdoor Expience (Trans-Sylvania Epic ) 


1) 7 day series on my experience and learning from 2015 Trans-Sylvania Epic Stage Race for Canadian Cycling Magazine

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6 Stage 7

2) Single Track Summer Camp, Why You Should Do it  By Molly Hurford 

3) PinkBike Stories, photos and video interviews from 2015 Trans-Sylvania Epic by Devon Belat

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6 – Stage 7    (Search pinkbike all Trans-Sylvania results )

4) Dirt Rag final recap of Trans-Sylvania Epic 2015 Lindine and Barclay win


-> Devon Belat

-> Official TS-EPic Galleries and Photos – Abe Landis Photo

-> Official TS-Epic Facebook Page – LINK


-> My Stage 6 Interview – LINK

-> My Stage 4 Interview – LINK 





Woodnewton O-cup 2015 – Report, Photos, Results

Ted from Apex caught me sneaking some air behind McSneaky

Great first day back racing mountain bikes. I enjoyed the time off but last few weeks I have been going crazy to race. So good to see everyone (mostly everyone) at Ocup #1 Woodnewton. Kudos to Superfly Racing for great organization and for mixing up the course abit this year. Course was harder (about 1km/hr slower for most categories/athletes) .

Most Smart Athletes  had good/best days and most were on the podium.

Peter Kraiker Got me banking a corner on the final descent


-> Via OCA for 2015 Woodnewton Ocup #1

-> Strava for woodnewton ocup #1 2015



the popular ‘ocup podium hop’ staged photo (above by Molly) ( men 2 (by Kraiker) , women


-> PedalMag story and photos from 2015 woodnewton ocup

-> Waterloo Flickr 

-> McNeally (McSneaky) posts podium photos (not jumping) 


Jon Slaughter

MsSneaky Report from Woodnewton


Paris to Ancaster 2015 – Story, Results, Photos

Please let me know your own blog links, stories or videos you have seen via comments below or tweet at me @peterglassford 

What a super day at the races. While I had ambitious to be in the lead pack and going for the win again this year it was ambitious to think my preparations were sufficient and that my first race back after many months away from racing would be my best but 10th with some decent power output for the 2 hour event and solid technical riding were enough for me this year.

men podium 2015

The Course was quite dry, which *may* have been a factor that kept me out of making the break (or re-catching the break) … This made for a generally fast moving day despite the pre-vailing headwind and longer course this year as we neared 70km on the day.

dad takes photo of molly and I at Paris to Ancaster

Molly and I were down for the weekend with a Sponsor Ride on Friday and a Women’s Talk on the Saturday, and a children’s skills clinic on the Saturday. Photo credit to my Dad on the above shot of Molly and I !

mike hand talking

Mike Garrigan, National CX Champ and multi-time Paris to Ancaster Champ and Sean Kelly, Provincial Coach and Road racing legend, and I went for what was basically a full pre-ride on Saturday afternoon. Likely not the wisest use of time and energy given the dry course but so much fun to get out exploring with 2 good friends who I don’t get to ride with enough and who love a good gravel road (or mtb trail) on road bikes as much as I do .

To top it all off, I was able to see many friends and family who live in Ancaster while at the event. It was a busy 1st weekend back at the races.


-> McSneeky Blog 2015 Paris to Ancaster (and Sea Otter) 

-> Hamilton SPectator 2015 Paris to ANcaster coverage 


2015 Paris to Ancaster – Official Timing Results 

2015 Results by Canadian Cyclist – paris to ancaster

CHECK OUT MY STRAVA FOR Paris to Ancaster 2015

2014 Paris to Ancaster Results and Story (**2014 – last year ** ) 


-> Canadian Cyclist Paris to Ancaster Photos 

-> APEX PHOTO 2015 Paris to ANcaster

-> Man endoing on climb up martin road   –  Muddy Man’s Face    —


-> (classic 2013 ‘how to win paris to ancaster video features mike g) 

-> Garrigan Van and Van Loy interviews on Pedal Mag Paris to Ancaster 2015

-> Bicycling INstagram for CLARK interview and fun/interesting bikes of Paris to Ancaster 2015

-> Mid-pack GO-Pro of Martin Road Climb – Paris to Ancaster 2015 (with bag pipes )

-> 40km Paris to Ancaster Start 

-> John Thorpe Talking best bike to use for Paris to Ancaster

-> CHCH covers 2015 paris to ancaster 

Providence Cyclocross Festival 2014 – Links, Photos, Video

Providence was perhaps the best Cylocross race I have been at in terms of organizers planning for a festival and full weekend of events. With 1200+ racers and 8000+ spectators the numbers tell the story. Exiting courses, food vendors, and beer gardens make for a super weekend of spectating .

whip providence 2014 jules roazen

I wasn’t feeling super over the weekend but managed some mid pack finishes and enjoyed the beer garden jump and a few laps with Mike Garrigan on Day 2.


=> Cross results Providence Day 2

=> Cross results Day 1 –


=> Providence Cross on Twitter

=> Providence CX race facebook page ( many links / updates ) 

=> Cx Magazine report day 1 providence 

=> Powers Blog Day 1 

=> Canadian Cycling Magazine Day 2 Report 


=> Velo news day 1 gallery 

=> Velo news day 2 Providence gallery 

=> Black and white gallery by Hawksley


=> Behind the barriers TV Day 1 Providence 

=> BHB TV Coverage Day 2 Providence 

Rochester Ellison Park Cyclocross Race 2014 PB Trek – Report, Photos, Links

A Great weekend in Rochester NY for the Full Moon Vista – Ellison Park CX – Presented by Trek

The weekend started with a Skills clinic that Molly and I Co-Instructed with The Durrins, Jeremy Durrin and Gabby Durrin (nee Day). We had a great mix of abilities and our split between a more foundational look at skills and cross with the Durrins taking the more race oriented folks on a more tactical and course specific session (sneaking skill work in as it is just as important for the advanced folks!).




*  Day 2 – pedalmag


1) Behind the barriers – Interviews! Hear the real stories behind the results @ellisoncross.

2) Caroline Mani Blog

3) Ellison Park Cycling News Coverage 

4) Live feed of by Gnarly Monkey: via


Day 1  @Sanctum_Cycles –

Day 1 velo news

Day 2 – Sanctum_Cycle: Gallery: Ellison Park Cyclocross Festival, day two

Day 2 by Velo news –

2014 Ontario Provincials Results and Photos

I sat out this years provincials as I recovered from Crank the Shield the weekend before . The chance to observe all the athletes I coach on one of the , if not the most, important races of their season is quite valuable and the course allowed for a good observation of each athlete’s ‘tool-box’

Senior elite women podium

Tori in 3rd in Elite Women




=> pedal mag provincials 2014 ontario story and results 

=> Ontario CYcling Summary of 2014 MTB provincials Horseshoe

Some Great Smart Athlete Results with:

=> Dave Reid and Jon Slaughter had a very exciting battle that moved them through the competitive elite field to 6th and 7th respectively

=> First Year Elite Rider Tori Giagrande scored a 6th in the elite race and a 3rd place finish in the Elite Women OVERALL

=> Cayley Brooks rode in for a 7th place in elite women

=> Jon Barnes finishing off another strong season with a 1st in 40-44 Master Expert Men after a hard fought battle with the winner of 45-49 year old field

=> Jerome Samson 4th in Mas. Ex 30-39

=> Siobhan Kelly in 2nd Junior Women

=> Sarah Fabbro (Hardwood Devo Gold) taking 2nd in Cadet Women

=> Dana Giliginn (Hardwood Devo Gold) taking 3rd in Cadet Women



=> Ontario Provincials Horseshoe Results 2014 VIDEO GOPRO Course Preview 


Please Email or Comment with your Results/Stories and/or PHotos (links)

Crank the Shield 2014

While I seem to thrive in the conditions and courses that Crank the Shield especially but stage races generally, seem to produce this one seemed to do a good job of leaving a few of the participants down a few pegs with injuries and illness.

Needless to say there were some good times among the shivering and sniffling. Bunking and dining with some new and old friends, including my arch nemesis AWI, was super fun and convincing an American girl to come and spend some time in chilly northern Ontario vs. staying in Sunny/warm Vegas was also enjoyable. Battling with Marc Antoine Nadon of 3rox was good times until he pushed me into a river and took the final stage win.

I ended up winning and got to see many of the athletes I coach personally and also have helped through the FREE Crank the Shield Newsletter put their hard work and preparation to the test .



=> pedal mag brief story / results stage 1 and 2 

=> Pedal mag brief story and results crank the shield stage 3 and final 




=> Another apex crank the shield facebook gallery