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Frosty 50, 2017

Manning Park is a wonderful little escape from Vancouver. Only 40 minutes past Hope (the home of Rambo… for real… check it out), it doesn’t take long to get some good mountain running in a completely different setting. While the flagship race is, and always will be, the Fat Dog 120, there is another race, less well known, but with …

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Survival Run Canada – Race Report

Joseph on the double rappel Joseph on the double rappel As the dust settles from the inaugural Survival Run Canada, I am sitting on my deck in Squamish, watching the evening sun on the Chief, and reflecting on the past weeks of madness. We decided to do something different from past Survival Runs for this first race, making it 36 …

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Tenderfoot Boogie 2017

One of my long-standing projects since moving to Squamish has been to run to Whistler. I finally checked this box, with the 2017 Tenderfoot Boogie. The first Boogie, in 2010, saw 12 people and 3 teams complete the 50 mile marquee event, and a further 34 complete the shorter distances. 2011 was a bit smaller, with 32 people in total …

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Be Fearless Marathon

When my friends at Run Like a Girl said they were putting on a trail marathon, I must admit that I was expecting a “sweet” marathon aimed at drawing a broad selection of people, and making sure they had a fun day. Don’t get me wrong – that is a great goal, and I think there is room in the …

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Vancouver 100, 2017

The Vancouver 100 was first run by the Vancouver chapter of Club Fat Ass in 2005, and it was my first ultra in 2015. Starting and ending at the famous fire-hydrant at Panorama Park, it roughly follows the Baden Powell trail from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay, before turning around for the return leg. In the 100km of running, the …