Monday, September 13, 2010

Svaboda Trail Run

A terrific run in and around the West Arm Provincial Park. Similar route as last year with a bit of extra length added. 13.5 km's with 2000' of elevation gain on trails, fire roads and double track.
Sunday October 17th at the Svaboda Parking lot. All proceeds to local xc trail builders and Habitat for Humanity.
I ran the course on then weekend with my GPS. See the link below for the course on Garmin-Connect.

Kokanee Glacier Mountain Run Results

Terrific results from everyone. It was a hard day in the cool rainy weather. Congratulations to everyone and a big thank you to our sponsors SnowPack Outdoor Experiences, Gericks Cycle and Sport and Spearhead Timberworks. Next race is the Svaboda Road Trail Run on October 17.

Our friends in Kaslo also have some trail races coming up on October 3 See for more information.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kokanee Glacier Mountain Run Info Update

Hey All Keen Runners for this Sundays race...Just a reminder that if you want to car pool up to the start at Gibson Lake, please meet by 8:25am at the parking area at the bottom of the gravel Road just off the HWY.

I'm sure that I am not the only one to see this Sunday's forecast as rain and cool, so now that I have given up the thought of it being sunny and hot, I am actually excited for a little might not see mountain peaks, but there will be no shortage of beautiful lakes, meandering streams and wildflowers to keep you enlightened...please don't forget both warm gear for the run and warm gear to change into after the run!!!

We will have some hot coffee at the start and some "snacky food" for after the race and lots of cool prizes/ give-a-ways too :)

I guarantee all runners that come out will have an adventure!!!!...See you all out there!

A little fresh snow 5 days ago looking down on the run route from high up on the glacier

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Kokannee Glacier Run

The Kokannee Glacier Run is fast approaching, on Sunday September 12th, see Randy's post below. Please note the mandatory gear req'd for the race. Keep in mind that weather conditions can change very quickly so be responsible and be prepared for bad weather. Randy writes a great description of the course in his post and we can answer questions on race morning.
I ran the course the other day in about 3 hours of running time, I run these days a 6 minute km or a 9.5 minute mile. I took one bottle and refilled it from the streams. I don't think trekking poles are required, the trail is in good shape, I wore trail shoes (pick them up at Snowpack)
It would be great if we could all car pool to the start at Gibson's Lake as parking is limited. Cash or cheque for your donation.
Virgina will make some scones and goodies for the finish as well as oranges and banana's. Bring something warm to wear while we wait for the awards and later finishers.