8k Stroller Race - First of the Year


TCT Social Club: Kitsilano - Stanley Park - Coal Harbour - Waterfront Station

I finished running the Vancouver sections of the Trans Canada Trail yesterday.

It was a glorious sundrenched day and after my "date" bailed on me, I decided to head out alone.  I drove to Kitsilano, parked the car in Kits Point and started heading north east across Burrard Street Bridge.  No signs for the pedestrian route of the TCT, so I cut down the stairs on the north west end of the bridge towards the seawall, where I encountered the first of a grand total of 3 markers.  

Everybody and their cousins was out walking, inline skating and cycling along the waters edge.  The water of English Bay was sparkling in the sunshine and there was not a cloud to be seen in the sky.  I enjoyed weaving through the happy crowd, but faster runners might want to consider doing this stretch on a cloudy weekday.  Things didn't thin out as I headed towards the park...in contrary.  I have never seen this many cyclists on the seawall.  Most of them actually looked like they hadn't cycled in 20 years and just rented a two wheeler on Denman Street on the spur of the moment.  

Lessons learned on the Road - My first Half Marathon.

Most people don't believe me when I tell them that Sunday's BMO was my first Half marathon...but it was. I have run the distance many times as part of a marathon, ultra or training run but have never tried to race the distance.

Saving Lives - One Penny At A Time


North Shore Rescue

What's everyone doing on Saturday the 26th?

If you answered "Running the Chuckanut Calf Cramper" then you are correct! If not, I suggest push ups as punishment. Lots of them.

The courses will be finalized and posted by the 19th (one week prior to the event).

Until then, I'll pray for sun!

Genissa and Sivo, event hosts.

TCT 3 Vancouver track

Here's the TCT section 3 Vancouver track recorded on 2012-04-29.

TCT Social Club - Vancouver: New Brighton Park to Kitsilano

Recorded TCT West Van / North Van section tracks

Here are the tracks from the West Van and North Van sections I completed on 2012-04-13 recorded with a Garmin Forerunner 305.

Fool's GOLD - 2012 Croom Fool's Run 50k

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TCT North Shore GPX track

It took a lot of sleuthing to figure out the correct TCT hiking route across the North Shore. The most accurate and complete information seems to be in the Google Earth kmz file found on trailsbc.ca which I have converted to gpx format. The interactive map on the national site tctrail.ca is inaccurate and incomplete as are some of the other sources on the provincial site. The TCT continues south down Mosquito Creek bypassing the marina and eventually intersecting with the Spirit trail to the east.

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