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I’ve wanted to do this hike for years – Mount Klitsa!

LIMG_0515Dave and I had a great mid-July hike with Ron and Brett up Mount Adder. They were planning a trip a couple of days later to Mount Klitsa, and invited us along on that too. I was totally excited about that – I’ve wanted to do Klitsa for years. My old Tofino friend, artist Mark Hobson, had told me about it, but somehow I never had a chance to get up there. Dave couldn’t go this time – he was packing, leaving for Iceland the next day – but I jumped at the chance! 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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A cold Ucluelet run and cold beer too!

We decided to spend a couple of days in Ucluelet before Christmas to relax a bit as I am working through the holidays.  We stayed at Water’s Edge Resort and the temperatures hovered around minus 1 C with a fresh sprinkling of snow which didn’t melt during the day so the Wild Pacific Trail was white  and crunchy.  Since the wind shifted to blow out of the West the skies opened up and the sun shone in, a real mid-December treat!

Looking out over the wild Pacific surf.

Looking out over the wild Pacific surf.

We had run this trail earlier in the year and had thought to come back in the winter. The trail goes Read the rest of this entry »

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Wild Pacific Trail Run, Ucluelet

On our way to Tofino for a paddle carving workshop, Jackie and I stopped to run Ucluelet’s world-class Wild Pacific Trail for a loop of about 15 km.

Wild Pacific Trail!

We got a late start out of Port Alberni which worked in our favour as the fog cleared just as we arrived. Read the rest of this entry »

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