The reward of the course is, apart from the challenge of the hills, the incredible view of the famous Bixby Bridge from Old Coach Road. … More 20170925: Retrieving confidence at the Big Sur Trail Marathon (Andrew Molera SP, CA)
So many of our Alberta courses are mountain courses. Which I love of course! But it’s so pleasant once in a while to XC across long damp grass and open spaces. After Black Spur Ultra 108k In August I went on the San Juan bike trip then did Lost Soul (Lethbridge AB) (100 miler, DNF … More Fall is for cross country ultra running!
The so-called Triple Crown of Waterton Lakes National Park is “awarded” upon the completion of three premier trails in the area: Carthew-Alderson, Crypt, and Akamina. A friend organized a bunch of us on an incredible relaxed trail running long weekend with great company. These are the moments we live for. Day 1: Carthew-Alderson, 18km A civilized … More 20160730-0801: Waterton Triple Crown
Christine and I kept in contact after meeting at 2012 Kaslo Sufferfest 200km, a stage race through the interior Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. Fellow competitors bonded through the shared experience of physical hunger, sleep deprivation, literally shredded feet, and sore-to-the-touch quadriceps. We went to Bryce Canyon ultra together. We said, hey, we should run the … More 20160702: Ultra Trail West Coast – the game of slugs and ladders
“Is the West Coast Trail runnable?” is what my ultra and fastpack buddies are wondering. If sports magazines are anything to go by, running the WCT is now the thing to do. It’s strange to me how it got on the populist radar, because as far as I know, very few people have done it. I would … More Thoughts on hiking and running the West Coast Trail
I got back from a month of sitting on my bum in southern Africa in late June and found the email in my inbox, saying there was a spot open for the Lost Soul 100 mile and asking did I want it. “It’s a 35 hour cutoff, right? I can train for a 100 miler in … More 20150911: 77k of Black Spur and 100 miles of Lost Soul
Since J and I didn’t finish the entire Rockwall trail last year, having cut out at Numa Falls for 44k, I had a strong desire to come back and do it again, in the same direction, from Marble Canyon to Floe Lake. But to completion, this time. B decided to join me, and I think he … More 20150808: Rockwall 56k (Kootenays)