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.
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 […]
With my longest training run being 30km, and having logged only 174km of total running for the entire MONTH of July, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t just a wee bit nervous about my second ever ultra race; the Squamish50 (I did the 50km course). Aside from just generally being lazy post-Vancouver Marathon, I pulled my groin bad playing soccer and was completely sidelined for two weeks.
Photo by Jay Klassen via solanaleigh.com There were several great races this month, including the home-town favorite North Shore Knee Knackering Trail Race. And what a race it was this year! Not only was it the 25th Knee Knacker, but it came down to a sprint-finish with some very impressive times, and almost a new […]