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Our honeymoon ultramarathon run in the mountains: The Squamish 50!

The Squamish 50 is a very well organized race, attracting ultramarathon runners from far abroad. It fills up fast: Jackie has written a race report for Running Ultramarathons. Here is my take:

There are three race distances, 23 km, 50 km, and 50 miles. While we ran the 50 km, a surprising amount of runners ran both the 50 miles on Saturday and the 50 km on Sunday!

Early morning start before the sun!

Early morning start before the sun!

The race start is six am at Alice Lake, so we boarded a bus at the Squamish waterfront before five!  The race started in the growing light which meant Read the rest of this entry »

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2013 Ironman Whistler

The third week in August was Ironman Canada.  After 30 years in Penticton the race moved to Whistler, B.C.  Whistler turned out to be an awesome venue location, the Village Stroll is always in party mode, there is tons of things for everyone to do while there, and its not too big to get lost or find your way.

A pre-Ironman training triathlon and social, Sproat Lake.

A pre-Ironman training triathlon and social, Sproat Lake.

When the Canada Ironman moved to Whistler from Pemberton, seven of us 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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