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Megan McTavish

What I do when I'm not skiing?

Working as a Patent Examiner - Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Being “Maman”
XC Ottawa treasurer and founding member

Skiing highlights/accomplishments?

Member of World Cup teams for Canadian World Cups 2010, 2012
World University Games 2001, 2003
Winner Gatineau Loppet 2010, 2013
Winner, Craftsbury marathon (50k classic) 2016

Favourite Ottawa-Gatineau Trail?

Frank's (17) and Highland (8) - Gatineau Park

Favourite Race?

Gatineau Loppet 50km classic (point to point course); 10km skate (Lappe and Nakkertok are favourite courses)

Favourite Workout?

Long skis on single track trails; short intervals with a group on race courses; trail running

Personal Sponsors/Supporters?

Caldwell Sport

Racing Goals for this Season?

Get to the start line (and finish line...preferably quickly) at:
- Eastern Canadian Championships, Nakkertok
- Gatineau Loppet 51k classic
- American Birkebeiner 50k skate

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Megan's Articles...

Race Report 2017 Gatineau Loppet Report  (2017/02/25)
XC Local Nakkertok Early Snow loop pictures from December 4th  (2016/12/04)
Race Report Trail Races in Gatineau Park - UPDATED with photos from the Sri Chinmoy 10km  (2016/09/17)
Ski Gear Podiumwear`s vests - Why you should order some for your team next year!  (2016/03/22)
XC Local XC Ottawa challenges YOU! Team Competition at the Gatineau Loppet   (2016/02/22)
Race Report Eastern Canadian Championships Wrap-Up  (2016/02/10)
Training Another successful trip to La Forêt Montmorency  (2015/11/20)
Travel-Tourism Summer Recap - Enjoying it close to home  (2015/09/21)
Athlete Diary Going to a classic race with no team and a baby? It's not as easy as it sounds!  (2014/12/02)
Travel-Tourism Lapland Vacation and a Ski Race  (2014/11/20)
Travel-Tourism Ski training in Helsinki with a baby and no car  (2014/10/06)
Training Workout of the Week: 5 seconds on, 5 seconds off  (2014/07/19)
Athlete Diary A New Perspective   (2013/12/11)
Sponsor News Podiumwear Custom Team Apparel - A Great Choice!  (2013/10/01)
Travel-Tourism Philip Edward Island - A canoeing/sea kayaking destination to put on your list  (2013/08/15)
Athlete Diary How to Commute by Bike to Rollerskiing Practice  (2013/07/03)
Race Report Finale Coupe Québec 2013  (2013/03/24)
Race Report Forest Lea Freestyle 2013 Race Report  (2013/01/30)
Gatineau Park Leaf Season is Over... and Parkways are closed to Traffic for the Season!  (2012/11/02)
Travel-Tourism Beaches and Bikes - Iles de la Madeleine  (2012/09/10)
Sponsor News XC Ottawa's New Custom Singlets by Podiumwear and Jessica Spring  (2012/08/19)
Q & A "I tried that...it didn't work!"  (2012/07/08)
Race Report Eload/Emend Marathon Race Report #2 - Gatineau Loppet 51 km Skate (affectionately known as the GLOPPET)  (2012/02/21)
Race Report Whistler Sprint Day!   (2012/01/16)
Race Report Power and Kealey Dominate the JSXCRSC season finale, Saidla Struggles.   (2011/11/21)
Photos and Videos Right Place, Right Time  (2011/10/31)
Race Report Megan McTavish - Midget Racer  (2011/09/29)
Athlete Diary Canoeing the French River  (2011/08/07)
XC Local And We're Back! XC Ottawa Team 2012  (2011/05/23)
Other Sports SPRING CHICKEN ENDURO - Beachburg ON  (2011/04/20)
Race Report Nationals - Race 1 and 2  (2011/03/14)
Athlete Diary La Foret Montmorency - Encore Incroyable  (2010/11/30)
Athlete Diary Its THAT time of year...  (2010/10/18)
Sponsor News Custom Technical Tees by Podiumwear  (2010/10/08)
Athlete Diary A summer without Rollerskiing!  (2010/08/23)
Athlete Diary Life at the Cottage  (2010/07/09)
Race Report UCI Women's International Bike Race last weekend in Gatineau Quebec  (2010/06/16)
XC News PODIUMWEAR is EXPANDING!  (2010/06/09)
Race Report XCOTTAWA ELOAD/EMEND Duathlon Results and Pictures  (2010/03/06)
Waxing Tips Wax Recommendation for SUNDAY's Gatineau Loppet  (2010/02/20)
Sponsor News Reminder: Christmas Shopping at XCOTTAWA.CA  (2009/12/12)
Photos and Videos Skiing in and around Canmore  (2009/12/04)
Athlete Diary Like a kid waiting for Christmas...  (2009/11/09)
XC Local Marginal Skiing Conditions Tonight in Gatineau Park  (2009/11/05)
Athlete Diary TAKE 2!  (2009/09/26)
Athlete Diary My BAD/GOOD luck day!  (2009/08/17)
Athlete Diary Part 1: Finland  (2009/08/10)
Athlete Diary Training in New York City  (2009/06/23)
XC Local New Team Member (or maybe a team Mascot for now)!  (2009/06/19)
Athlete Diary Vermont: A good place to pedal a bicycle  (2009/05/20)
XC Local STOLEN: Karl and Megan's ski box  (2009/04/05)
Sponsor News Warm ups from Podiumwear designed by Asparaging Design  (2009/03/02)
Race Report Gloppet 2009 - My Best 50k skate....so far.  (2009/02/23)
Race Report World University Games: Gavin 19th, Alana 42nd, Ed 57th  (2009/02/20)
Race Report Stowe SuperTour - Day 2: A Blustery Day!  (2009/02/09)
XC Local Eastern Canadian Championships This Weekend in Gatineau Park!  (2009/01/28)
Athlete Diary Pictures from the Nakkerloppet on Sunday  (2009/01/27)
Athlete Diary Last Ski in Silver Star  (2008/12/18)
Race Report Race #2 – Sovereign Lake 10/15km Skate  (2008/12/08)
Athlete Diary Thanksgiving Weekend Canoe Trip  (2008/10/13)
Training Log Avoiding the Car  (2008/09/22)
XC Local Skiers eating out in Ottawa  (2008/07/20)
Current Events XC Ottawa Wax Helpers Brian and Judy Get Married!  (2008/07/01)
Athlete Diary Back at it!  (2008/05/09)
Photos and Videos Gatineau Park Skiing Pictures April 17-21, 2008  (2008/04/21)
Race Report 2008 Canadian Ski Nationals: Skate Sprint - March 21st  (2008/03/25)
Gatineau Loppet XC Ottawa Posts Strong Results at the Gatineau Loppet!  (2008/02/19)
Race Report Alana Thomas 2nd overall at OU's!  (2008/02/19)
Workout of the Week Gatineau Loppet is over, time to recover!  (2008/02/19)
Race Report Canmore World Cup Individual Start Skate Race  (2008/01/27)
Race Report Canmore World Cup Classic Sprint  (2008/01/24)
Race Report 2008 Canmore World Cup Pursuit  (2008/01/23)
Athlete Diary A Racer's Dilemma: Big race tomorrow and you are getting sick.  (2008/01/15)
Race Report Canmore Pursuit race – Dec. 6, 2007  (2007/12/06)
Sponsor News Our NEW LOOK from PODIUMWEAR and JSID!!  (2007/11/16)
Athlete Diary Magic Montmorency  (2007/11/14)
Sponsor News Jessica Spring: Suit Designer Extraordinaire  (2007/09/24)
Sponsor News Podiumwear- New XCOTTAWA.CA sponsor!  (2007/09/24)
Athlete Diary Routine...advantages and dangers  (2007/08/13)
Race Report Meech Lake/Mike Collingwood Memorial Triathlon Report  (2007/07/16)
Athlete Diary Athlete Diary: Working Girl!  (2007/02/27)
Race Report Canmore Race Report: World Championships Trials 2007  (2007/01/29)
Race Report 2006 Canmore NorAM - Mass Start Skate  (2006/12/03)
Race Report 2006 Canmore NorAM Report - Sprints  (2006/12/02)
Race Report 2006 Canmore NorAm Report - 10km Classic  (2006/12/01)
Race Report Sovereign Lake Race Report - Pursuit  (2006/11/26)
XC News 2006 Silverstar Report #3  (2006/11/24)
XC Local Skiing this morning, Nov. 2nd 2006!  (2006/11/03)
Training Megan and Karl Crash the Indi2010 Training Camp in Duntroon  (2006/10/20)
Ski Gear Karl and Megan's Skis and Stuff for Sale!  (2006/09/26)
Athlete Diary Athlete's Diary: Work or Play?  (2006/09/01)
XC Local My Spring Skiing Series: Sunday's ski to the Fire Tower  (2006/04/10)
Gatineau Park Skiing's still good!  (2006/03/29)
Race Report eload Marathon Series: The Transjurasienne  (2006/03/01)
Travel-Tourism Photos from Somewhere in Europe  (2006/02/07)
Race Report Race Report: Euro Racing  (2006/01/24)
Race Report XC Ottawa in Val Cartier  (2006/01/11)
XC News Canmore World Cups: Women's 15km Pictures  (2005/12/18)
Photos and Videos Canmore World Cups: Men's 30km Pictures  (2005/12/18)
Photos and Videos Canmore World Cups: Team Sprint Pictures  (2005/12/18)
Photos and Videos Canmore World Cup: Photos  (2005/12/15)
Race Report 2005 Silver Star Report - Part 2  (2005/11/25)
Athlete Diary Athlete Diary Entry: Megan McTavish from Cowgirl Country  (2005/11/15)
XC News Oct. 22nd, 2005 - First tracks in Canmore  (2005/10/23)
Workout of the Week Climb a Mountain  (2005/10/20)
XC News Megan's Update from the West!  (2005/09/29)
Photos and Videos Pictures from the Haig Glacier Training Camp  (2005/09/14)
Workout of the Week Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour  (2005/06/14)
XC Local One Last Ski for 2005!  (2005/04/12)
Editorial Bonk Series: 2002 Keskinada  (2005/02/16)
Workout of the Week All About Racing Muscle  (2005/02/10)
Athlete Diary Megan's Post Surgery Training Update  (2004/10/18)
Editorial Cottage Racing  (2004/08/26)
Athlete Diary Megan the Klutz; 4 summers, 3 surguries!  (2004/06/24)
Athlete Diary Beautiful Day for a Ride: Mason Ferry Crossing Cycle Tour.  (2004/06/06)
Training 2003 Foret Montmorency Training Camp Report  (2003/11/14)
XC News Grand Prix des Couleurs, Mt. Tremblant 2003  (2003/09/15)
Race Report 2003 Mont. Tremblant Hill Climb Results.  (2003/09/15)
Race Report 2003 Mont Tremblant Grand Prix des Couleurs.  (2003/09/15)
XC Local XCOttawa.ca 2003 Summer Wrap-up.  (2003/08/30)
Other Sports 2003 Barry's Bay Triathlon Report  (2003/07/09)
XC News My Trip to Italy  (2003/02/15)
XC News Megan McTavish - Off to Italy For The World University Games!  (2003/01/13)
XC Local XCOttawa.ca's Gatineau Park Web Cam Goes Live!  (2002/11/01)
Training Summer 2002 Multisport Training Camp Report  (2002/06/21)
Travel-Tourism Our Journey to Finland and Estonia  (2002/02/13)
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