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Sweet Go Deep - 2012

17 November 2012 - 17 starters

Event Report:

A surprisingly dry sky and relatively warm (12C/53F) morning greeted the starters of the 2012 edition of Sweet Go Deep.  14 enthusiastic runners joined for the 8:30 start, including some familiar faces and a even a CFA first timer!  To round things out we had an early starter and two later starters, including yours truly to make 17 runners total this year.  

In typical club fashion, a few custom distances were recorded this year, including a popular 9km run up to the Old Buck / Baden Powell junction “base-of-the-lollipop” route, while others ran 14km, 18km and 20km versions of the lollipop-shaped course route.  The standard 14km option introduced last year proved popular and welcomed a new course record by Jay Jardine at 1hr 46min.   James Clarke, with canine partner Stetson, quickly zipped around the 20km standard course in 2:26, taking fewer detours and 30 fewer minutes compared to his time last year.  Way to go!

The 9km and 14km runners were all pretty much off the course before the rain finally made its expected appearance, giving the 18km and 20km runners a fair spritzing before the finish.  Spirits were high at the post-run get together at Honey Donuts, where recovery was buoyed by hot coffee drinks, iconic chocolate and maple-glazed donuts, and other assorted goodies.  Trail Runner magazine subscriptions were won by first-timer Joanna, James (who may read some of the better stories to Stetson), along with Rob, and Carlie.  Many others won a chocolatey sweet to take home.  

Thanks for signing up, showing up, and making it easy and fun to be your host.  Please join us again next year and hope to see you on the trails again soon!

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First Name Last Name Distance Time (h:mm) 2012 Point Series Notes
James Clarke 20km 2:26 2 With Stetson the Dog
Marc Schmitz 20km 2:29 2  
Carlie Smith 20km 2:29 2  
Patricia Jensen 20km 2:36 1  
Eric Rannaud 20km 3:15 2  
Julie Flynn 18km custom 3:10 1  
Pushpa Chandra 18km custom 3:10 1 *** Membership status needs updating
Craig Slagel 18km custom 3:10 2  
Jay Jardine 14km 1:46 1  
Robert Jones 14km 2:03 2  
Joanna Pedersen 14km 2:35 1 Welcome, CFA first-timer, and way to go!
Glenn Cameron 14km 2:35 1  
Craig Moore 14km? ? 2+1* Early starter
Katie Longworth 9km custom 1:21 2  
Ean Jackson 9km custom 1:21 2  
Sibylle Tinsel 8km custom 1:24 2  
Reagan White 9km custom 1:41 2+1*+2** Minor scrape


*     garbage point
**   EH points
*** Membership status needs updating


Sweet Go Deep - 2013

3 November 2013 - 17 Starters

Event Report:    The 10th annual running of Sweet Go Deep started on several positive notes – an extra hour of sleep due to daylight savings time, a couple of first time Club Fat Ass participants, and finally, a gloriously sunny morning. 

16 starters started the party at 8:30am.   Nearly everyone took a stab at the 20km Go Home course and finished with times ranging from 2:26 to 3:32 - way to go!  One runner opted for the 14km Go Sweet distance this year - way to go to you as well!  Speaking of sweet, that’s what greeted those who stuck around for the post-run gathering at Honey Doughnuts, just a few steps from the start/finish. 

Two trail runner magazine subs went to the first timers, and, in Sweet Go Deep tradition, chocolate was won by those who correctly guessed answers to trivia questions about this event, upcoming events, and Club contests.   Finally, Jim Swadling won a chocolate bar on the merit of his impressive knee gash – may the sugar aid your recovery, Jim.

It was a pleasure playing host to such a group of friendly, positive people and I hope you got out of the day what you had hoped to.  I look forward to seeing each of you at upcoming events!  

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First Name Last Name Distance Time (h:mm) 2013 Point Series Notes
Marc Schmitz 20km 2:26 2 + 1*  
Eric Rannaud 20km 2:26 2  
Jason Cagampan 20km 2:32 2  
Jim Swadling 20km 2:32 2  
Carlie Smith 20km 2:32 2  
Bradley Roulston 20km 2:38 2  
Katie Longworth 20km 2:46 1  
Andy Healey 20km 2:50 2 + 1*  
Pamela Saunders 20km 2:50 2 + 1*  
Kate Montgomerie 20km 2:50 1 + 1*  
FrankieDocs Wimberley 20km 2:50.5 2  
Karen Shaw 20km 2:51 2  
Doris Leong 20km 2:52 2  
Rob Ruff 20km 3:13 2  
Catherine Hopkins 20km 3:32 1  
Ean Jackson 14km custom 1:35 2  
Reagan White 1km custom 0:20 2 + 2**  

*     garbage point
**   EH points
*** Membership status needs updating


Sweet Go Deep Results - 2011

12 November 2011 - 32 starters (25 pictured above)

Event Report:

The 8th annual Sweet Go Deep is complete and what a day it was.  27 starters assembled at Deep Cove for the 8:30 am start, plus 5 more started earlier or later for the largest turnout in this event's history.  And to think it could have been 33 if only we had convinced an eager Sue that we were the "Lemmings", but alas the real Lemmings hollered from the far side of the parking so she escaped while she could.  Turns out, Fat Asses and Lemmings both spurn hibernation through the colder months.

At 8:30 under a dry sky we were off!   As we climbed the Baden Powell above Deep Cove, rain drops started slipping through the forest canopy.  Up Old Buck the rain became sleet.   At the apex near Vancouver picnic area it was snowing. 

After climbing, the descent refreshed and at Mushroom Parking lot we got to choose our own adventure; roughly half leaped left for the cruising 14km Go Sweet course, while the rest ran right to Mystery Falls, Dirty Diapers, and Ned's for the extended challenge of the 20km course.   By now, the steady rain and riverlike trails were an extra challenge for all.

The course record withstood a spirited challenge from Ran Katzman and Mike Palichuk who tore around the long course in 2hrs 12 min, a mere six minutes off the best ever.  The dynamic duo were so fast they finished their tasty refreshment at Honey Doughnuts before the rest of us could say Indian Arm Road.  Patricia Jensen led the 14km Go Sweet runners in 1hr 51 min.  12 runners stuck around for the extended recap at Honey D's, swapped war stories (James Clarke tweaked an ankle on Ned's, Lysanne travelled all the way from Victoria and identified some poisonous mushrooms, Baldwin started a little late but ended up the muddiest), and everyone went home with some sort of goodie - from Trail Runner subs to gourmet chocolate and beer, there was even a shirt and a toque!

Thanks for signing up, showing up, and making it easy and fun to be your host.  Please join us again next year!


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    Distance Time (h:mm) 2011 Point Series Notes
Pamela Keck 30km custom 4:45 2  
Dana Samis 30km custom 4:45 2  
Ran Katzman 20km 2:12 2  
Mike Palichuk 20km 2:12 2  
Desmond Mott 20km 2:36 2 + 1*  
Bill Dagg 20km 2:43 1  
Spencer Sheinin 20km 2:45 2  
Katie Longworth 20km 2:46 1  
Bill Maurer 20km 2:46 2 + 1*  
James Clarke 20km 2:57 1  
Mark Feng 20km 3:05 2  
Paul Martin 20km 3:05 2  
Todd Kennedy 20km 3:05 2  
Deavah Yerxa 20km 3:05 2  
Jessica Glowacki 16km custom 2:43 1  
Mike Kuiack 16km custom 3:00 1  
Patricia Jensen 14km 1:51 1  
Carolyn King 14km 2:20 1  
Neil Ambrose 14km 2:20 1  
Baldwin Lee 14km 2:20 2  
Rob Kay 14km 2:22 2  
Lara Spence 14km 2:22 1  
Josee Houle 14km 2:22 2  
Kim Taylor 14km 2:22 2  
Reagan White 14km 2:36 2 + 1* + 2**  
Jess Dagg 10km custom 1:54 1  
Jackie Montgomery 10km custom 1:54 1  
Jay Jardine custom   2 + 1*  
Lysanne Lavigne custom   1  
Gabi Kwan     1 + 1*  
Ean Jackson custom   2 + 1*  
Sibylle Tinsel custom   2 + 1*  
Eric Rannaud DNS      
Karl Jensen DNS      
Helen Tilley DNS      
Bob McCormick DNS      

* garbage point
** EH points


Sweet Go Deep Results - 2010

13 November 2010 - 27 Starters

Last night I dreamt that the 2010 edition of Sweet Go Deep started in a river, with participants jockeying for a favourable current, heads bobbing just above the waterline.   When I awoke to wet windows and a gray sky, I figured for sure the day ahead would be cold and wet in the hills above Deep Cove. A fine mist greeted 27 enthusiastic runners at the 8:30am start – a mist that turned into neither rain nor river.

Glistening roots and rocks were the order of the day, as the runners ascended the Baden Powell.  Roots and rocks gave way to pavement, smooth rolling trails, and then more rocks on Old Buck, though somehow I doubt the speedsters were slowed at all – I heard reports afterwards of fast runners running all the way uphill.

Speaking of speed, this year saw 4 runners go sub-2:10 for the 20km loop – an unprecedented occurrence in this event.  According to previous results, only 3 runners had gone sub-2:13 in the past 5 years.  

An abandoned blue suitcase on the steep and technical Dirty Diapers trail and a derriere contusion suffered by Craig “Gazelle” Moore just before the Mushroom lot rounded out the greens, grays, and browns that dominated today’s colour palette.

The post-event get together at Mosquito Creek Grill rewarded those who attended.  Trail Runner Magazine subscriptions and a deluxe fanny pack were won by Desmond, Marla, and Rhonda respectively.  Nancy won some local Salmon jerky, and everyone else won bottled beer from around the world, astronaut ice cream from the U.S.A or chocolate from Europe. 

Thanks again for attending Sweet Go Deep 2010!  Join us again next year and may all of your adventures between now and then be just as sweet!

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      Time (h:mm) Points Notes
Ryan Conroy 20km 2:06 1  
Mike Palichuk 20km 2:06 1  
Hassan Lotfi-Pour 20km 2:08 1 + 1*  
Ran Katzman 20km 2:10 2  
Jay Jardine 20km 2:23 1 + 1* undisclosed injury
desmond mott 20km 2:30 2 + 1*  
Julie Flynn 20km 2:58 1  
Katie Longworth 20km 2:59 2  
Bill Maurer 20km 3:03 2  
Heather Urquhart 20km 3:03 2  
Jessica Glowacki 20km 3:06 2  
Helen Tilley 20km 3:06 2  
Philip Waters 20km 3:10 2  
Nancy Veres 20km 3:10 2  
Eric Rannaud 20km 3:11 2  
Rachel Fouladi 20km 3:38 2 + 1*  
Liza Flemming 20km 3:40 2 + 1*  
Carolyn King 20km 3:40 2 + 1*  
Craig Moore 20km 3:40 2 + 1*

derriere contusion, assorted abrasions

Marla Weinheimer 20km 3:40 2 + 1*  
Reagan White 20km 3:40 2 + 1* + 2**  
James Clarke 17km custom 2:17 2  
Tracy Wakaluk 17km custom 2:17 1  
Tamsin Anstey ?km Custom ? 1  
Rob Ruff 14km 1:55 1  
Rhonda Schuller 14km 3:15 2 + 1*  
Sibylle Tinsel 14km 3:15 2 + 1*  
Gabriela  Stoian  DNS      
lysanne lavigne DNS      
samantha drove DNS      
Navid Rahemtulla DNS      
Steve  Deller DNS      

* garbage point
** EH points

Go Deep Results - 2009

14 November 2009 - 15 Starter

What can you say about a wonderful run with a great bunch of people on a day made for running.  It was sweet!  Sweet Go Deep is a great, great course. To make it even better 15 of my favourite Fat Assses came out to the start, including two new members. Welcome Heather and Scott! 

The weather was cool with traces of snow in the air on the higher trails. The trails were nearly empty - maybe that's why no one claimed garbage points - and higher up a layer of crusty snow and ice made for an additional challenge. The sight of a big snowplough zooming down Seymour Mountain Road sure was a surprise.  And didn't you like those rickety boardwalks before Mystery Falls and all the muddy puddles.  A welcome distraction were the Phantom runners on the Powerline trail and a few Fat Asses volunteering to keep them on track. 

Everyone said they had a good run. Desmond, hope you feel 100% soon and please can you send us your time. Thanks Sybille and Jonathan for helping the new kids stay on course. 

Coffee, hot soup and burgers sure hit the spot at the pub. Prizes were given out and Scott and Rhonda won a TR subscription, Laddie and Ryan goodies from Kintec (everybody got something).  Thanks to Mosquito Creek Bar and Grill who always treat us so well.  And most of all big, big thanks to Sibylle - you make it great fun to to host a FA event!!

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Name   Distance Time Points
Ryan Conroy 20 km 2:13 1
Ran Katzman 20 km 2:18 2
Carolyn Goluza 20 km 2:29 2
Chris Benn 20 km 2:32 1
Jonathan Weresch 20 km 3:17 1
Philip Waters 20 km 3:18 2
Scott Brammer 20 km 3:25 2
Heather  Mitchell 20 km 4:08 2
Sibylle Tinsel 20 km 4:08 2+1*
Desmond Mott custom 1:30 (yellow gate) 2+1*
Neil Ambrose custom 1:50 1
Carolyn King custom 2:00 1
Cheryl Johnson custom 2:00 2+2**
Rhonda Schuller custom 2:00 1
Laddie Hannam custom


* garbage point
** EH points

Go Deep Results - 2008

15 November 2008 - Starter photo

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Go Home Report

Gotta love the Vancouver Fat Asses. In spite the rainy, cool weather, 27 runners showed up to run Go Deep and we enjoyed it.  Many people commented on the beautiful day and the beautiful course. 

Adrian was the fastest finishing in 2 hours with Bill, Ran, Des and James close behind.  I'm surprised that very few people got lost.  Some did go off course but made their way back  - Jonathan, Claudia, Phil, and Michelle added a kilometer or two. 

Several of us followed the time-honored Fat Ass tradition of customizing the course for a shorter run. Laddie completely customized the day by starting late.  Amazing to see Neil Ambrose there after finishing the H2H 100k just the weekend before....but the girls said he did do some whining about being tired or something. 

Eric Zeller came all the way from Germany to run and set a good pace for Ean Jackson.  Eric won a Trail Runner subscription for coming  the furthest. 

Thanks to Trail Runner, Kintec Footlabs and Kinesys who contributed such good draw prizes.  Especially thank you to Mosquito Creek Bar and Grill for the free beverage and a great lunch. Lastly, thanks to Dom Repeta for designing the course. 

Where were you, Gilles?

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Here is some footage from our German guest.  In case your German is a bit rusty, he says in so many words that he is totally blown away by the trails, the mud, the climbs, the rocks, the huge trees, the roots...


First Name Last Name Time Distance Points
Adrian Rothwell 2:00 20k 1
Bill Dagg 2:26 20k 3*
Ran Katzman 2:26 20k 2
Desmond Mott 2:33 20k 3*
James Montgomery 2:35 20k 2
Jess Bassil 2:45 20k 2
Ean Jackson 2:52 20k 2
Eric Zeller 2:52 20k 1
Chad Hyson 3:02 20k 2
Karl Jensen 3:02 20k 2
Philip Waters 3:31 20k - detour 1
Claudia Bullington 3:37 20k - detour 2
Jonathan Weresch 3:37 20k - detour 2
Michelle  Allen 3:32 20k - detour 1
John Smalley  ? 20km 1
Carrie Walsh 3:45 20k 2
Carolyn King 3:50 20k 2
Marla Allen 3:50 20k 2
Neil Ambrose 3:50 20k 2
Arthur Gee 4:02 20k 1
Paul Young 4:10 20k 1
Sibylle Tinsel 4:10 20k 3*
Lorraine Suomi 1:40 custom 2
Laddie Hannam 2:25 custom 1
Arlene MacAulay 2:30 custom 2
Rhonda Schuller 2:36 custom 2
Cheryl Johnson 2:40 custom 3**
Doug Keir 4:46 custom  2
Gilles  Barbeau DNS   -1
* extra point for garbage, ** EH Point    


Go Deep Results - 2007

2007-08-25 Go Deep 001

25 August 2007 - Starter photo

Go Home Report

The Fat Ass Eastern Alliance was well-represented in the 19 fresh, frisky runners at the start of the 2007 Go Deep or Go Home event.  The day started cool and overcast, as predicted, with rain holding off until well after the beers at Mosquito Creek had been downed. The dry trails kept the Deep Cove Baden-Powell and Ned’s interesting.

Curb, Geoff, Rob and Desmond, had a fast first loop.  Great job guys.  

We were joined by visitor Sebastian, fresh off his plane from Montreal late the night before and wondering if there would be rocks on the course. Seems Sebastian runs roads and had never run 20 K before. Kudos to Monty for keeping Sebastian on-trail and under 3 hours. That was a flying finish!  Awesome job, also, for Arlene and Cynnimon who have now got the route nailed.

Lorraine took the Purple Heart, not for the cracking sound of her ankle, but for the trail-rash on her knee. Seems she had a dust-up on dusty Ned’s.

Soon-to-be birthday girl Carolyn and entourage of the running-accomplished Maple Ridge FA’ers used the run as a kick-off for a party-hard day.

Awesome day. Mellow, mellow, good vibes and karma. Many thanks to Arlene and Kinesys for the prizes and to Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill for the après-run beer!

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Name Distance Time Points
Curb Ivanic 20km 2:22 1
Geoffrey Palmer 20km 2:22 2
Rob Ruff 20km 2:24 2
Desmond Mott 20km 2:31 3*
Sebastien Flamand 20km 2:59 2
Monty Watts 20km 2:59 2
Arlene MacAuley 20km 3:09 2
Kim Taylor 20km 3:09 2
Neil Ambrose 20km 3:10 2
Baldwin Lee (LS 8:30) 20km 3:30 2
Cynnimon Rain 20km 3:30 2
Craig Moore 20km 3:32 2
Carrie Walsh 20km 3:32 2
Carolyn King 20km 3:38  2
Marla Allen 20km 3:38 2
Lorraine Suomi 20km 3:48 2**
Sibylle 20km 3:48 2
Rhonda Schuller Custom 3:13 2
Cheryl Johnson Custom 3:13 3***
Philippe Flamand DNS   -1
* 1 point for picking up garbage
** Purple Heart Award
*** EH Award

My Go Deep

The run started with a relentless uphill from Deep Cove all the way to  the Mushroom Parking lot.  While it was a cold day for late August, we soon were hot and sweaty and I was happy not to have brought my jacket along.  Lorraine and I soon fell into a nice rhythm and every once in a while we caught up with the group around Cynnimon, Craig and Carrie.  Once past the parking lot we soon found ourselves on the very steep and technical Dirty Diaper trail.

I didn't realize that yesterday's Go Deep was only the second time I had run that course. No wonder I had to refer to my route descriptions a few times and at one point thought I was lost on Bridle path.  Turned out Lorraine and I were on the right trail, but it sure looked different...  Maybe it was all the blow downs from the winter storms or perhaps all the new bridges and steps built over the summer by the KK trail maintenance crew or the local mountain bikers.  The trail classifications on Ned's and Dirty Diapers were quite funny.  I prefer the green runs ;-)

Lorraine had a few tumbles, skinning her knees, smashing her food stash (a banana) and going over her ankle.  Luckily, she was able to venture on, but we navigated down Neds with a bit more caution.

The Seymour Grind sure was much longer yesterday than I remembered and the sign for the Severed Dick trail (who names these trails...) at the top of the Grind was a welcome sight.  Downhill from here...well almost.  The rolling trail past Old Buck invited us to increase our speed - maybe a bit too early - as we slowed down the closer we got to Deep Cove.  At one of the last bridges we got a good chuckle out of the reaction of a hiker to my iceberg blue Club Fat Ass shirt.  The lady was going crossing the bridge when she recognized that she wore the same shirt from MEC and she called out, "nice MEC shirt, eh!"  As I ran past her she read the logo on my chest and horror stricken, looked down at her chest...You could read her thoughts..."does my shirt say THAT and I haven't realized it?" 

Finally at the Cove, we were welcomed by Rhonda and Cheryl (who took a bit of a short cut), Sebastien from Montreal, Craig and Carrie who had come in before us. My time was about 20 minutes faster than the last time I ran this course a few years ago.

The food (very delicious)and free beer at the Mosquito Creek Bar and Grill hit the spot....despite the waitress asking if we wanted the beer "NOW?" was just past 12:00 and I guess we didn't look like early afternoon drinkers ;-)Thanks Cheryl, for carrying on the Go deep tradition!

Go Deep Results - 2006

Go Deep or Go Home - 2006 Starter Photo
26 August 2006 - Starter Photo

What a way to end the summer. 30 odd folks out to have fun on the North Shore trails for the 2006 Go Deep or Go Home.  A lot of things on the line: course records, best wipe out, 4 primes, 4 Montrail shoes, a $2500 entry into the Rock and Ice Ultra and a few more goodies. 
The large pack (best turn out yet) went out relaxed but Gary Robbins and Adrian LaSalle-Lowe wanted to push for the $20 prime for North Shore Athletics. As they went ahead, veteran runner Andy Nicol showed these young guns. They missed the turn running an extra half hour up the mountain while Andy stayed with me and snatched the first prime (and fastest time). Megan Rose managed to push for the woman's prime just ahead of Christine Rybak. 
We had Erik Jackson and Johanna Jackson taking part in the custom version setting the record for the youngest to take part in th run, and we had Phil Dove from New Zealand testing his footwork (he fell off one bridge). 
So who took this photo? Well, apparently Red Bull cruises race web sites because two twenty-something gals showed up with Red Bull at 7:00 a.m. 
Ali and John Jones ran strong but pulled one of my tricks. Going really off course but they still ran a custom two laps for approximately 4 hours. Good work. Ali will get the female 40km Prime but David Cerar was the only person to complete two full laps and snagged the male 40km Prime.
Desmond Mott informed me there were too many instructions and Arlene MacAuley uttered something about getting lost and directions ;o) They both earned an extra point for picking up garbage.
Best Wipe-Shay Wilson-I hope to get the pic of her knee!
Best quote-I asked Rhonda Schuller what her time was and she told me "I had an excellent time" so that is what it goes down in the record book as!
Wade Repta (my brother) won the Rock and Ice ultra entry (it was not fixed!!)
Thanks to everyone for coming out, thanks to the supporters (sponsors) of the race and see you in November for Go Home. The Go Deep is yet to be run. Next year I'll up the purse for that distance. Maybe old Jackson will take a stab at it.

Name Distance Time Points
David Crerar 40km 5:32 2
Andy Nicol 20km 2:10 2
Bill Dagg 20km 2:16 2
Mark Grist 20km 2:17 1
 John Dove  20km  2:17  2
Patrick Thrift 20km  2:17 2
John Macgrath 20km 2:18 1
Mark Fearman 20km 2:18 2
Megan Rose 20km 2:18 2
Dom Repta 20km 2:21 3**
Wade Repta 20km 2:21 2
Desmond Mott 20km 2:24 3*
Christine Rybak 20km 2:28 2
Russ Chore 20km 2:28 2
Phil Dove 20km 2:29 2
Lannie Thielen 20km 2:30 1
Derrick Johnstone 20km 2:45 2
Adrian Lasalle-Low 20km 2:46 2
Gary Robbins 20km 2:46 2
Michelle Fredette 20km 3:00 1
Isabelle Thielen 20km 3:10 1
Arlene MacAuley 20km 3:10 3*
Elke Bauer 20km 3:20 2
Shay Wilson 20km 3:30 2
Cheryl Johnson 20km 3:40 2
Cynimmon Rain 20km 3:40 2
Sharon Bryson 20km 4:45 2
 Steve  Deller  4:45  2*
Rhonda Schuller 20km Excellent Time 2
Ali Jones Custom 4:00 2
John Jones Custom 4:00 2
Erik Jackson Custom Fun Time 2
Ean Jackson Custom Good Time 2
Johanna Jackson Custom Good Time 2
Louise Oram DNS   -1
Paul Purin DNS   -1

*   Bonus Point
** Event Host Point


Go Deep Results - 2005

2005 Starter Photo

24 Starters / 24 Finishers

40km = 2 Loops
# First Name Last Name 1 Loop2 Loops Points
1 Bill Dagg 2:165:13 2
2 Russ Chore 2:265:26 2
? Desmond Stephens ?? 1
20km = 1 Loop
# First Name Last Name  Time  
1 Andy Nicol  2:13:00 2
1 Scott Riddell  2:13:00 1
3 Desmond Mott  2:20:00 2
3 Wade Repta  2:20 1
5J.P.Obbagy 2:23:002
6 Shane Eby  2:26:00 1
6 Ean Jackson  2:26:00 2
6 Derrick Johnstone  2:26:00 2
6 Dom Repta  2:26:00 3**
6ChristineRybak 2:262
11 Craig Moore  3:30:00 3*
11 Sue Nicholson  3:30:00 2
11 Cheryl Picot  3:30:00 1
14 Eileen Bistrisky  3:35:40 1
14 Ryan Russell  3:35:40 2
14 Diana Mulvey  3:35:40 1
17 Cheryl Johnson  4:05:00 2*
18 Ruth Capron  5:00:00 1
18 Susan Jensen  5:00:00 1
18 Michelle Porter  5:00:00 1
? Adam Shih  ? 2

* = earned extra point for collecting garbage
** = earned extra point for hosting

Go Deep Results - 2004




Home Town



5:00am official start time




Rob Mackay








5:00am official start time




Ann Taylor (7:30am start)

North Vancouver



Wade Repta






12:00am official start time




Patricia Jensen

North Vancouver



Andy Nicol




Bill Dagg




Ron Adams

North Vancouver



Jim Mandelli

North Vancouver



Sue Nichol

North Vancouver



Terry Lewis

North Vancouver



Desmond Mott (5:00am start)

North Vancouver



Wendy Montgomery (5:00am start)

North Vancouver



Berglind Hafsteinsdottir (7:30am start)

North Vancouver



Laddie Hannam (7:30am start)

North Vancouver



Kate Dugas




Paul Hawman




Derrick Johnstone




Deanna Lindsay




Craig Moore

North Vancouver



Michelle Fredette-Nicol




Patricia Barry

North Vancouver



Sibylle Tinsel

North Vancouver

22 starters - 22 finishers

Event Report

The inaugural Go Deep or Go Home 80/20 has come and gone and it was a great success for everyone involved. Saturday November 20 brought an amazing sun rise, cool temperatures, no rain and perfect running conditions.

Going Deep?

Starting the day off, Wendy Montgomery, Rob Mackay, Desmond Mott and Wade Repta started the difficult 20km loop at 5:00a.m. Goal distances for this group ranged from 20km to 60km. Beginning the run with headlamps, stars and the fresh air of the North Vancouver woods, this group remained running together until the final descent back into Deep Cove in the last few km of the route. Desmond Mott (2:59:59) and Wendy Montgomery (3:02:10) (just off a win at H2H 100km), decided 20km on this route was enough for one day. I decided Rob Mackay, not being a local resident, needed Wade to guide him through the route. Wade had no intention of doing another loop as he has been fighting the flu. It was a late Friday phone call by myself that actually got him to run on Saturday a.m. As Wade stopped for a washroom break before heading into lap two, Rob Mackay decided to carry on and Wade would catch up. Well, that never happened, and Wade needlessly went out after Rob. Rob found his way through the loop just fine, and Wade returned after 40km to admit he might have hoped Rob got lost (just joking of course). Rob decided he would try for three loops, but 47 km in, Ean Jackson found him dazed and confused in mushroom parking lot. Ean fed him, pointed him in the right direction, and Rob headed back to Deep Cove. 9:25:00 and 55km later, Rob Mackay ran into Deep Cove headquarters. His longest run ever, in preparation for Marathon des Sable 2005, Rob deserves a big congratulations!!!

The next crew arrived ready to run 40km at 7:30am. Ann, Berg, Laddie and Terrance Lewis headed out together. Ann and Terrance broke from the crew and ran a faster tempo. Ann felt so good she even told me upon returning from her first loop she might even do three loops. Laddie and Berg, not bringing course instructions, decided it might be wise to double back and add a few more km's to the route. They returned to Deep Cove, and contemplated another lap, but the thoughts of two laps on this course got the better of them and they decided it might be more fun to hang around and chat. Ann was the only one of the group to turn around and face the beast. As she grinded her way through the course and returning to Deep Cove, the aspirations of 3 laps were void and her first remarks to me was "that is a long 20km". Laughing, I assured her is only 20km, but a tougher 20km one might not find. She agreed and finished her 40km in 5:34:00. Not a PR but in the Go Deep or Go Home it is a CR!!

Going Home!

The noon start of the 20km distance saw 14 eager runners toeing the line ready to take on the demanding course. The ever ready Patricia Jensen was there, always one to push the pace. Andy Nicol, coming off some injuries resulting from his stunning run at Western States 100 was there to take it "easy". Veteran Ron Adams was there to share his wisdom and hammering a great run, and ultra queen from Ontario, Deanna Lindsay showed up for her first ever North Shore trail run. The usual Club Fat Ass suspects were there to round out the great turn out. There were 3 course records set. Patricia Jensen ran a monster 2:12:00 and getting the most bang for their buck was Sibylle Tinsel and Patricia Barry, taking 4:09:00 out of the Go Home 20km.

Getting ready for next weekends Seattle Marathon, Jim Mandelli and Sue Nichols ran a comfortable 2:35:00. Having Jim say it is a great course is really meaningful as he has raced all over the world in spectacular places!

Paul Hawman, running with Kate Dugas (and Lucy), Deanna Lindsay and Derrick Johnstone, had severe cramping but stuck with it and the group of 4 finished in 3:20:00. Wade and myself thought Andy Nicol would be sleeping on the couch that night for leaving spouse Michelle Fredette on the course. But after 3:49:30, Michelle ran in with Craig Moore with a smile from ear to ear. Looks like Andy got the bed. All in all, everyone returned with great stories and tired legs, but it was a great event.

Special Thanks to: Ean, Erik and Johanna Jackson, Troy Angrignon (crew); Geoffrey (donated aid station goodies), Gottfried Grosser (aid station goodies), Wendy Montgomery for donating Blurr bags for door prizes, Marc Cooney for donating Yeti Snowshoe race entry, Dave Cressman for donating Buffs, Kelly Nielson of Mosquito Creek Bar and Grill for hosting the after party and pouring a free pint to each participant; and Montrail for donating 3 pair of Montrail shoes as prizes.

Prize winners:

Buff-Desmond, Buff-Berg, Yeti Entry-Terry, Blurr Bag-Ron, Blurr Bag-Kate, Blurr Bag-Laddie, Blurr Bag-Craig, Montrail-Jim, Montrail-Sue, Montrail-Andy;

Please sign up for Mike and Melissa's run next weekend!!


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