Archive for July, 2013

Dave and Valerie backpack the CNPR Trail, Alberni Inlet Trail from Franklin Flats to Port Alberni.

The start of the Franklin Flats CNPR trail.

The start of the Franklin Flats CNPR trail.

We started at the South end of the CNPR Trail. To access this trailhead drive South on the Banfield road, turn West at the “Camp B” sign, drive until you can see the water, stop, look right and the trail should be obvious. Read the rest of this entry »

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An interesting run from Cougar Annie’s along the Hesquiaht Peninsula.

Jackie and I were visiting our property at Hot Springs Cove, northwest of Tofino, so we went up past there and visited her old friend, Peter Buckland at Boat Basin.  We were here for two days and managed to go for a neat two hour run through the Hesquiaht traditional territory.

Cougar Annies Garden!

Cougar Annies Garden!

We started at our cabin on the beach, through Peter Buckland’s ‘Cougar Annies Garden’ to get to the old logging road. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tenderfoot Boogie 50 km Ultramarathon: Squamish to Whistler

June 29, 2013, saw Jackie and me running the Tenderfoot Boogie 50k Ultra from Squamish, or its suburb Garabaldi actually, to Whistler up the Cheakamus Valley.  (In conjunction with our 50k, there were also 50 mile and 28k races along the same route). Jackie had been struggling with a foot issue and hadn’t run much but felt she could cruise a 50 km mountain run so, since we were registered and had accommodation, we went for it.  We were watching the weather as the previous week was very wet and rainy.

The race started as the rainy week raindrops were just finishing as the race started.

The race started as the rainy week raindrops were just finishing as the race started.

Soon the day became sunny, and most pleasant running conditions.  The first ten km was more gently rolling forest trails. Read the rest of this entry »

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Success for both of us: Ucluelet’s Edge to Edge Half-Marathon!

LDSC_0069Dave and I have got a bit behind on posting to this blog…. In part, that’s because I have had so many injuries this past year and a half that I haven’t been running as much, and also because that has affected my enthusiasm for running. So, my most recent injury is metatarsalgia, an inflammation of the metatarsal bones (in the forefoot, those bones that connect to your toes). It started up a few days after our Guadeloupe race (6-day ultramarathon), back in April. We had signed up for Ucluelet’s Edge to Edge Half-Marathon as soon as we made it through Guadarun… but, by the last month before the E2E, I didn’t think I would even be in any condition to show up on the start line for it.

But, we had already signed up, booked our accommodation, and Read the rest of this entry »

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