It seems like every month someone is out setting, or attempting to set, a new Fastest Known Time on one of our challenging local routes. Fastest Known Times, or FKTs, are a friendly competition of becoming the fastest person to complete a given route.
In 2004, local ultra runners Ean Jackson, Wade and Dom Repta, and Dave Cressman all set out to be the first runners to complete the entire 180km Sunshine Coast Trail in a single, non-stop trip.
2013 was my 4th year as a runner, and was by far the most fun. Including triathlon and snowshoe races, there were 16 races on my 2013 race schedule at the start of the year. However, I only ended up running 9 races in total, and that included two races in the Coast Mountain Trail Running Series which weren’t part of the original plan. But I did all the big races I wanted, set a new PR on every course I had run previously, and continued to improve as a runner.
The above is a brand new short film from the folks at 5 Peaks. It tells the inspiring story of James Marshall, and his journey into trail running. The film was produced by Pacer Films: In this first film we worked with local trail runner James Marshall. When he decided a couple of years ago that […]
The summer is over and the trails are turning into mud (or snow). But that doesn’t mean the fun is over. There were plenty of great races in September, with more on the schedule for October. The big ultra for the month was Meet your Maker back on Sep 1, and just last weekend marked […]
Photo by Rob Shaer. It was another big month of races in the local trail running scene, with the second annual Arc’teryx Squamish50 being the ‘main event’. I was up in Squamish for the race running the 50km course, and it was a great weekend, albeit a very hot race day. Every runner came across […]