Seymour Super Fun Run

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ


What?

When and Where?

Who is registered?

How Much?

Event Registration - Seymour Super Fun Run

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Thank you for registering online and in advance.

This is a Club Fat Ass (CFA) event, so we adhere to CFA event management guidelines and privacy policy. Please complete the whole form. Your personal information is needed to make sure I spell your name right in the results and so I can contact you... or your next of kin! The other information helps me to plan any aid or post-event activities. Please help me to host a safer, better event by registering early and by notifying me if you can't make it. I'm constantly looking for ways to improve, so please share your thoughts or questions with me in the Suggestion Box below. After you click on "submit" below, your registration details will be confirmed.

Mike Wardas - Your Club Fat Ass Event Host

Any Club member in good standing may participate in this event at no cost. If you're not currently a member, please choose a membership type

this field will auto populate if you have filled in the corresponding field in your user profile
this field will auto populate if you have filled in the corresponding field in your user profile
this field will autopopulate if you have filled in the corresponding field in your user profile
this field autopopulates with your user email if you are logged in
this field will auto populate if you have filled in the corresponding field in your user profile
this field will auto populate if you have filled in the corresponding field in your user profile
this helps us to plan better
Please let me know if you have any questions that aren't answered on the event web page. If anything isn't clear, there are any problems with the website, you have any suggestions as to how I might improve the event or you have any special needs, please tell me here.

Agenda

Saturday 23 November 2013

06:00? Have breakfast. Check the weather . Print off your route instructions and this agenda so you know how to get to the start
08:00 Arrive at Bean Around the World (Have another coffee). Check-in.
08:15 Welcome and final briefing
08:25 Photo
08:30 Start
11:00 First finishers
12:30 The rest of us!

Directions to the start

  • The start is at Bean Around the World in  Park Gate Village #110-1151 Mt. Seymour Rd. North Vancouver.
  • Pre- and Post-Event at Bean Around the World
  • runners, volunteers, friends and family are encouraged to meet afterwards. We'll recognize the great accomplishments of the run, share war stories, photos, gather stats and otherwise enjoy each other and catch up.

Javascript is required to view this map.

What to Bring?

  • Aid. (Whatever food, water or electrolyte drink you need for the distance you are running and whatever clothing you need for the weather.) If you expect and are prepared for no external aid, you may be pleasantly surprised... but do not count on it!
  • printed course description in a ziplock bag
  • Your own official timing system (a watch). Please be sure to keep track of your finish time and to give it to the timekeeper.
  • A change of clothes for afterward.

Other Notes

 

  • please read the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  • Please, please, please do not drop litter on the trail. (Consider picking it up if you find any.)
  • It's a race if you want it to be, so we will keep track of your times so you have something to compare to next year. Please be sure to keep track of your finish time and to give it to the timekeeper.
  • We hope everyone will run the same course, but won't disqualify folks for getting lost and running extra distance.
  • This event is not sponsored, sanctioned, permitted or anything else that would qualify it as an official event.

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

 

Results

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2012 - Year 11

Starter Photo (coming soon) - 24 November 2012
 

Report:  What a fantastic day we had!

We all thought that the weather was going to be colder than we thought (see starter photo) and over dressed! There were a couple of fast bunnies that were dressed in only shorts and long sleeve shirts. We had 21 starters and almost everyone finished, I think Glenn is still out there somewhere.... We heard a rumor that he got injured on the trail but could not track him down.

We had about an even three way split of people doing either the 27km route, the 12km route or a 'custom' route. The trail was in great shape and we didn't see any signs of snow up at the Vancouver picnic area. However we were able to spot some 'garbage' up there and claim a few easy 'points'!

I had a blast blah blah blahing with Ean all they way up the climb to our highest point. Pushpa was within hearing distance but didn't catch us until we took a photo at the parking lot kiosk.

Marc came sailing by and wondered where everyone was because he started at 9:00 instead of 8:30, oops! But he made up for it with a speedy ascent and then subsequent descent. My buddy Mike F was ahead of me and sure to clock the best 27k time of the day. Well he didn't get lost and he's a good runner, go figure!

Some people peeled off and did the short route and I was content to hang out and do the long route. Had a great chat and catch up with friends.

However with only about 30 minutes to go (to get in under 3 hours) I felt we had to turn on the 'jets' so Suzanne, Spencer and myself started picking it up just as we headed to Bridle path. The pace only got faster as we traded leads culminating in a sprint finish over the last 2 blocks! My legs are still sore!

In true FA fashion Craig, Carolyn and Neil did their own 'custom' route and had a blast out there. We had some new FA'rs out and i hope they had a great time!

Thanks for making this a fantastic event and a good time to be out and running the North shore trails! See you at Pure Satisfaction in less than 2 weeks?

See you next year!!

Cheers, your host

Mike Wardas

Photos: Photos of the event can be added to the CFA Flickr group and tagged with SeymourSuperFunRun2012 SeymourSuperFunRun MM ClubFatAssEvents2012 and ClubfatassEvents.  They will appear in a slideshow linked below:




Survey: Please also take a moment to answer our brief post event survey.

Results:  
 

First Name Last Name City Event Time Points Host Garbage
Michael Forbes North Vancouver 27km 02:48 2    
Carlie Smith Vancouver 27km 02:56 2    
Jason Cagampan 27km 02:56 1    
Michael Wardas N. Vancouver 27km 03:03 2 2  
Spencer Sheinin West Vancouver 27km 03:04 2   1
Suzanne Johnson   27km 03:04 1    
Carolyn  King Maple Ridge 27km 04:20 2    
Neil Ambrose Maple Ridge 27km 04:20 2    
Craig Moore Lynn Valley, North Vancouver 27km 04:20 2   1
Janet Mackintosh North Vancouver 27km 05:37 2    
Glenn Cameron   27km ? 1    
               
Andy Healey Vancouver about 12km 02:09 1    
Ean Jackson   about 12km + detour 02:09 1   1
Banafsheh Sokhansanj North Vancouver about 12km + detour 02:38 1    
John Machray   about 12km + detour 02:38 1   1
Sibylle Tinsel North Vancouver about 12km 02:38 2   1
Doris Leong Vancouver about 12km + detour 02:50 2    
               
Ryan Conroy   Custom 01:29 1    
Rachel Fouladi   Custom 01:55 1    
Julie Flynn   Custom 02:09 1    
Marc Schmitz North Vancouver Custom 03:05 2    
               
Dylan Chadsey Vancouver 0 No show -1    
Dawn Tonge North Vancouver 0 No show -1    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2011 - Year 10

Starter Photo - 26 November 2011 -  24 Starters
 

Report:  What a day we had! This was a record for me in two ways: 1) we had 3 new members sign-up on the spot! 2) I ran a personal best at this years run (which was totally unexpected).

We had 24 starters and 24 finishers this year.  Not bad considering the forcast for Saturday was calling for 50mm of RAIN!  Well needless to say the weather didn't disappoint.  We started out in sprinkling rain about 5 deg C which abated for a good part of an hour.  Snow greeted us as we topped out at the high point at the Vancouver Picnic area.  

I could go on how Ran and Mike P led the charge up Old Buck making the steep incline look non-existent or the fact that my buddy Mike F doing his first FA was giving me a fun run for my money!

Congrats to the two gals who came out and did they're very first FA event, and have NEVER ran on the North shore Trails!  They navigated flawlessly through the maze of trails with only their instructions in hand (very cold hands I might add!).

I was lucky enough to end my run as the second 'deluge' started.  My friends at the back weren't so lucky as they had to endure quite a bit of extra wetness! 

We handed out a running hat, Montrail water bottle, and ladies T shirt all from Kintec.  We also gave out 4 trail runner subscriptions!  Wahoo!

Thank you so much to all of you who came out and braved the weather to enjoy our north Shore trails!

The 10th annual Seymour Super Fun Run was a complete success!

Cheers, your host

Mike Wardas

Photos: Photos of the event can be added to the CFA Flickr group and tagged with SeymourSuperFunRun2011 SeymourSuperFunRun MM ClubFatAssEvents2011 and ClubfatassEvents.  They will appear in a slideshow linked here after the event:

Survey: Please also take a moment to answer our brief post event survey.

Results: 

First Name Last Name Age Event Time Comments
Mike Palichuk 40-49 27km 2:31:00  
Mike Wardas   27km 2:32:00  
Ran Katzman 40-49 27km 2:33:00  
Michael Forbes 30-39 27km 2:38:00  
desmond mott 50-59 27km 2:04:00 Custom + trash
Bill Maurer 50-59 27km 3:38:00 Garbage
Karl Jensen 60-69 27km 3:48:00  
Eric Rannard   27km 3:50:00  
Craig Moore 50-59 27km 4:25:00  
Neil Ambrose 40-49 27km 4:25:00  
Carolyn King 40-49 27km 4:25:00  
Alicia Woodside   27km 3:12:00  
Tarn Berry   27km 3:12:00  
Jessica Glowacki 30-39 27km 3:12:00  
Pamela Keck 30-39 27km 3:12:00  
Paul Martin 30-39 27km 3:12:00  
Helen Tilley 40-49 27km 3:12:00  
Todd Kennedy 30-39 27km 3:12:00  
Monika Kriedemann 40-49 27km 3:34:00  
           
Liza Flemming 30-39 custom 3:00:00  
           
Carlie Smith 30-39 short 2:04:00 Custom + trash
Rob Kay 50-59 short 2:15:00  
Jose Houle   short 2:15:00  
Jay Jardine 30-39 short 2:30:00  
           
Rachel Fouladi 40-49 27km No show  
Dave Berg 40-49 27km No show  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2013 - Year 12

Starter Photo - 23 November 2013

Report:  We had a small but enthusiastic crowd of 12 FA's toe the line this morning and some pretty fast times laid down today! I can speak for myself that this was one of the most competitive 'fun runs' that I have ever done. We started off way to fast up Old Buck and were anaerobic (I was anyway) as we crossed Mt. Seymour road. Mike F, Jeff, Marc and myself were all pretty close together for most of the climb. Jeff was looking way too comfortable telling us about his running goals, Marc was asking me questions about my life which I could not reply due to my extremely heavy breathing!

We hit the picnic area around 37 minutes Marc picked up some garbage (Sibylle please give him a point for that!). We all headed down to Neds to rip it up! My plan was not to hammer too  hard and enjoy the downhill! Well suffice it to say I had my own problems with a couple of little spills trying to avoid being caught by my buddies chasing me down! We arrived at the bottom of Bottle Top to cross Twin Bridge around 59 minutes, right on time!  As expected Mike caught me on the flat section and passed me, Jeff caught up to me and ran ahead to keep Mike company.  Then Marc caught up to me and being the great sport he is decided to keep me company, although I know he could have run faster.

We climbed up to Figure Eight, then headed to the LSCR, reaching the gazebo around 1:26.

Mike and Jeff are pretty far ahead and running strong at this point. I'm struggling, but Marc is keeping me company, what a guy!

We start Bridle path around 1:56, still on time for a 2:30 finish.  Followed Bridle path and ran horribly with no real 'snap', struggled through this section until the last downhill stretch to the finish.  There was no hope of catching Mike and Jeff, Marc was great keeping me motivated to the finish.

Jeff finished just ahead of Mike. Jeff thought he was setting the course record well in hand (2:31:43), but unfortunately he tied it! Mike F followed shortly after and set a PB of about 7 minutes with a time of  2:31:54, way to go Mike!

Third spot went to Marc and myself with a time of 2:34:30, which wasn't a PB for me, but Marc set a PB (it helped he stayed on course this time!).

Samir got of course and got lots of assistance from people on the course finishing in 3:03. James also pulled in at 3:03, not sure if he ran with Samir or not.

Jackie, Chloe and Glenn cruised to a comfy 3:04 all the while taking pictures and having too much fun, well it is the Seymour Super Fun Run after all! 

Desmond did the smart thing by taking it easy after his recent knee surgery! Nicely done Des!

FrankieDocs had a really nice run and I'm sure he enjoyed the cold yet clear day.  Frankie Docs also has the coolest shorts!

Last but not least is Doris who ran solo the whole run (I think) and finished in a very respectable 3:37.  

Thanks all that came out it was great to have you all attend the 12th edition of the Seymour Super Fun Run!

Happy trails!

Michael Wardas

Photos: Photos of the event can be added to the CFA Flickr group and tagged with SeymourSuperFunRun2013 SeymourSuperFunRun MM ClubFatAssEvents2013 and ClubfatassEvents. 

Survey: Please also take a moment to answer our brief post event survey.

Results:  

First Name Last Name City Age Time Distance Points
Jeff Pelletier Vancouver 30-39 02:31:43 27km 1
Michael Forbes North Vancouver 30-39 02:31:54 27km 2
Marc Schmitz North Vancouver 30-39 02:34:30 27km 2+1*
Michael Wardas     02:34:30 27km 2+2*
Samir Malhorta     03:03 27km ?
James Marshall     03:03 27km ?
Glenn Cameron     03:04 27km 1
Chloe  Gendron Vancouver 40-49 03:04 27km 2
Jackie Muir Vancouver 30-39 03:04 27km 2
Doris Leong Vancouver 30-39 03:37 27km 2
             
FrankieDocs Wimberley North Vancouver 40-49 01:12 12km 2
Des Mott     01:47 12km 1
* Garbage Point
** Event Host Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Event Home
| Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2010 - Year 9

Starter Photo - 27 November 2010  - 46 Starters
 

Report: Mike will post his report soon.  In the meantime here are the highlights of today:

The day started unexpectedly dry and the 60% chance of rain did not materialize.  Nevertheless, the trails were challenging and in parts very slippery.  Were there was no slush, there was cold mud and puddles.  Perfect conditions for a trail run. We had a record field of close to 50 starters, many of them Club Fat Ass virgins.  Most did take the challenge and completed the 27km course, which by the way is part of the original Dirty Duo course from way back when Mike was the race director.  A small group finished the short course and clocked in 14km, with the remaining crowd doing various custom distances.  
Dario provided some excitement, first by bonking, then being AWOL, then, as I was just debating to initiate a search, found weaving across the parking lot at Parkgate.  Not quite coherent and very cold, he happily slurped down the hot, sugared tea, a cookie and a bowl of chili we forced upon him.  He did resist us ripping off his wet clothes (and putting dry stuff on him) and really didn't like Ran's hat....but it had to be done...sorry Dario.

A few folks walked away with prizes, thanks to Kintec, Trailrunner Magazine and Sugoi.  

Thank you to all who came out today!  It turned out to be a fantastic day to run around in the woods.   The turn out was absolutely amazing!  I can't wait to rip up Craig's Pure Satisfaction in two weeks. 

Thanks again and we'll see you next year!

Cheers, Mike

To add you own run report after the event, please either use your blog (and it will be attached to this page by admin) or use the comment function below.

Photos: Photos of the event can be added to the CFA Flickr group and tagged with SeymourSuperFunRun2010 SeymourSuperFunRun MM ClubFatAssEvents2010 and ClubfatassEvents.  They will appear in a slideshow linked here:



Survey: Please also take a moment to answer our brief post event survey.

Results 

 

First Name Last Name Distance Time Point
Ran Katzman 27km 2:37  2
Mike Palichuk 27km 2:37  2
Ryan Conroy 27km 2:44  1
Adrian Powell 27km 2:45  2
James Clarke 27km 2:53  2
Carolyn Goluza 27km 2:58  2
Pat Malavi 27km 2:58  1
Susan Reynolds 27km 2:58  2
David Parker 27km 2:28  2
Will Schuurman 27km 2:59  1
John Neels 27km 3:10  2
Ross Fleming 27km 3:14  1
desmond mott 27km 3:14 3
Sukhi Pawa 27km 3:14  2
James  Wanless 27km 3:20  2
Paul Martin 27km 3:28  2
Heather Urquhart 27km 3:28  2
Ean Jackson 27km 3:40  2 + 1
Bill Maurer 27km 3:40 3
Julie Flynn 27km 3:42  2
         
Andrea Balakova 27km 3:45  2
Eric Rannaud 27km 3:45  2
Ward Beemer 27km 3:47  1
Jessica Glowacki 27km 3:47  3
Helen Tilley 27km 3:47  2
deavah yerxa 27km 3:47  1
Craig Moore 27km 3:49 3
linda wong 27km 3:50  2
Liza Flemming 27km 3:51 3
Herb Yang 27km 4:59  2
Laurie  Brookbank 27km 4:59  2
Lori Clerkson 27km 4:59  2
Carie Moran 27km 5:03  2
Rachel Fouladi 27km 5:03 3
Lindy Yeates 27km ?  1
         
Bill Dagg 12km 1:44 3
Tanya Jones 12km 2:45  2
Steve Deller 12km 3:30  1
Pamela Keck 12km 2:45  2
         
Jess Dagg custom 1:36 3
Sibylle Tinsel custom 1:40  3
Ray Levasseur custom 1:56  2
Benji Chu custom 2:00  1
Tracy Wakaluk custom 2:03  1
Reagan White custom 3:44 3
Dario Herrera custom 4:00  2
         
Norma Bastidas DNS    -1
Glenn Cameron DNS    -1
Ruby Ferguson (Willis) DNS    -1
Hassan Lotfi-Pour DNS    -1
Gabriela  Stoian  DNS    -1
Allison Tai DNS    -1
Barry Young DNS    -1
Edward Sargisson DNS   -1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2009 - Year 8

Starter Photo - 28 November 2009
 

Report: It was a heinous morning when a sturdy group of die hard trail runners assembled at the Bean Around The World Cafe in Parkgate Village.  Nobody really wanted to brave the cold, driving rain, but off we went.  The field featured a handful of virgin Fat Asses, including 4 participants from south of the border.   Huffing and puffing up Old Buck we quickly fell in a few pace groups.  The rains didn't stop during the long, steep ascent to the Vancouver Lookout, nor on the technical downhill on Neds Atomic Dustbin and Bottle Cap.  Seymour River was roaring as the runners made their way up Fishermen's Trail, eventuallly looping back across the river across the Pipeline Bridge and on to Bridle Path.  Everybody was happy to have a warm place at Bean Around the World for a coffee and sweet baked goods.

To add you own run report after the event, please either use your blog (and it will be attached to this page by admin) or use the comment function below.

Photos: Photos of the event can be added to the CFA Flickr group and tagged with SeymourSuperFunRun2009 SeymourSuperFunRun MM ClubFatAssEvents2009 and ClubfatassEvents.  They will appear in a slideshow linked here later.


Survey: Please also take a moment to answer our brief post event survey.


Results

First Name Last Name City Event Points Time
Ran Katzman Vancouver 27km 2 2:45
Wayne Guest Vancouver 27km 2 2:52
Michael Wardas North Vancouver 27km 4 3:12
Jason Eads Kirkwood 27km 3 3:31
Ean Jackson North Vancouver 27km 3 3:31
desmond mott north vancouver 27km 3 3:31
Valerie Henderson North Vancouver 27km 3 3:48
Craig  Moore North Vancouver 27km 3 3:48
Sarah anderson Seattle 27km 2 4:21
Noal Cattone Seattle 27km 2 4:21
Brian Landau Seattle 27km 1 4:21
ronald ness north vancouver 27km 2 4:21
John  Machray North Vancouver 27km 1 4:21
Reagan White Vancouver 27km 2 4:40
Sibylle Tinsel North Vancouver custom 3 3:00

 

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

2009 Seymour Super Fun Run Report - Midwest U.S. Style!

My wife, Lauren, works on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday – every year. It’s a bit of a bummer, but that’s the way it goes. This year, like usual, I was faced with deciding what to do with my 4-day weekend. It’s typically a choice of: (A) driving from my home in St. Louis, MO to visit my mother in Arkansas, or (B) staying in the St. Louis area to spend the holiday with my Dad & his side of the family.

This year I created option (C) – fly to Vancouver to spend some time with friends and participate in the Club Fat Ass Seymour Super Fun Run! “Super Fun” is not a misnomer, although it’s a little less that fully descript in terms of this year’s event. It was rainy & very wet. This is exactly what I expected so I wasn’t surprised or disappointed in the least bit!

A whole host of characters (and believe me, CFA events are always FULL of characters) showed up for the run. 2009 featured a relatively large contingent of U.S. participants. In fact, 4 of the 15 runners were from the States: Me, from Kirkwood, MO and 3 others from Seattle, WA. Canadians and States folks alike, We all met at Bean Around the World Coffee near the base of Seymour Mountain in North Vancouver to start the run at about 8:30am.  

Event host, Mike Wardas, explained the course and the format: 27k beginning with a long climb up “Old Buck” trail. As we jogged off from Bean Around the World Coffee runners were immediately met by this “hill”. According to my GPS watch we started at 323ft of elevation. In the subsequent 3 miles of SSFR we gained over 1,600ft! It was a well-groomed trail and run-able for the front-runners. I ran most of it, but there were some sections where I was just too out of breath to run, so I shuffled up the steepest parts.  

Since this is a loop course there would inevitably be a downhill to offset the climb up Old Buck. SSFR chooses “Ned’s Atomic Dust Bin” as the route back down. Ned’s is a supremely crazy & highly technical downhill mountain bike course. It was practically a river due to the rain that “blessed us” all morning during SSFR this year. To say that I “ran” down Ned’s would be misleading. I think it’s more accurate to say I was in a controlled fall! Fortunately for me, fellow runners Wayne Guest & Desmond Mott were ahead of me on the way down to show me how it’s done. To my own surprise I didn’t fall once on Ned’s or any other portion of SSFR yesterday.  

After Ned’s the course leveled out a bit, but that’s only by North Shore/North Vancouver standards. By Missouri standards this course was a monster all the way! The “rolling hills” coming in were between 100ft & 850ft in elevation – AMAZING. Sections of the last half of SSFR share portions of the famed Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run (the Knee Knacker, as it’s best known) on the Baden-Powell trail. It’s beautiful.  

For the last 30% of the race I ran along with Ean “Action” Jackson & Desmond Mott. It was a good thing I did because these fellas know the trail! There is such an abundance of trails on Seymour mountain that there’s no way I would have found my way, even with the handy instructions so kindly provided to me by Sibylle Tinsel (thank you Sibylle!).  

After 3 ½ hours (happily) soaking in the rain, mud & general slop we had made our way back to Bean Around the World. I did feel as though I had been around the world by that point. Some impressive times were thrown down by some of the local participants, most notably Ran Katzman’s 2hr 45min dash around the course, and Wayne Guest’s highly respectable 2hr 52min effort. Well done to them, and to all of the participants. In fact, my new friend Reagan White complete his first run of this distance. Wow, Reagan, tough run to pick for your first run over 25k – good job!  

I think all had good fun and I enjoyed catching up with CFA’er Craig Moore & others at the finisher celebration over a cup of joe.  

Thanks Mike & CFA for hosting the event!   Great to see you all out there, and I hope to be back soon for another run through the woods with you.  

Cheers everyone,

Jason Eads

Ode to Seymour Super Fun Run 2009

15 of us set out from the coffee shop to run, walk, jog, slosh, slide and teeter, until we petered,

out and about the misty Seymour mountains.

2 of us turtlepacers stuck together,

We bounced down Ned’s and over the Bottle Top

2 became 1 when a calf cried stop!

3 times alone I thought I might quit,

My legs and lungs felt like s***

1 PB&J, 2 Clif bars, and 85oz of Gatorade kept me grooving,

1 foot in front of the other kept me moving

Then 2 dudes on bikes told me, “We just saw a running pack, up on Bridle.”

With a new surge of energy, I would not idle. 

Up the trail, only 5K to go!

2 gals on bikes now = instant go go go!

… and to boot, they knew the way to Horse Loop!

Old Buck we’re here!  Thank you mountain biking hotties,

So stoked, I shed a tear - I kid you nottie.

280 minutes after we all set out,

I crossed the goal and let out a shout!

27K on a day like today was something else,

and when my 2 eyes saw the other Club Fat Asses

I let out another shout! 

Cool people and good times means…

…we’ll do this again.

How convenient - only 15 days until Pure Satisfaction begins!

 

I should be able to feel my legs again by then…

 

Photo bonus:  a Texas-sized puddle I dodged today

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2008 - Year 7

Congratulations to all that came out for a wonderful day of camaraderie and running! 

36 starters today plyed the treacherous trails of the North shore, some on route some not!  The 'official' route is ~27km with 3,200 ft (975m) of elevation gained and lost.  The weather was wet most of the time with temperatures around 5-7 deg C and puddles-o-plenty on the trail.  We encountered 2 hiking entourages with 20+ members that made zigging and zagging through moving obstacles all the more challenging!

 

I ran with Jeremy who ran extremely well which enabled us to challenge each other duelling it out down Ned's!  Of course Nevee the wonder dog accompanied me the whole way having a blast!  Chris and Ran ended up ahead of me when I hit Bridle path and was surpised to see them in front of me.  I accused them of going the wrong way and they looked at me puzzled.  After the run we compared notes and it was me who went wrong!  I went up Mystery creek and should have gone up the Hyannis connector access trail!  There were many stories like that.  We run so many events in those woods that we get them all confused! 

The Bean Around the world venue worked out well as we seemed to have enough room for everyone as people filtered in and out.  We had two draws for prizes to enable as many FA members as possible to get a prize regardless of when they came in.  If you missed the draws we gave away - 6 pairs of Newbalance socks, 2 Newbalance touques from our sponsors at Kintec Footlabs, Kinesys products and two subscriptions to Trail Runner magazine.

Thank you to our sponsors who supplied the prizes.  Thanks to everyone for making this event so fantastic every year.  I'd like to say a special thank you to Daniel Probst who drove up from Bellingham to bring me my 'pulk' and run with us today.

After this run I had a chance to chat with Gail and George Foreshaw about putting on a 100 miler in the Manning Park area the second weekend in September.  This is how it all happens folks, the maps come out, the distances start to be calculated, aid station locations, add a few demented former race directors and find a few runners who want the challenge and Voila! you have a new event!  Keep looking on this website for details as it will run as a FA event first.

Cheers,

Mike


To add you own run report after the event, please either use your blog (and it will be attached to this page by admin) or use the comment function below.

Photos: Photos of the event can be added to the CFA Flickr group and tagged with MM MM2008 and ClubfatassEvents.  Photos so far are at: http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/show/?q=mm2008&m=pool&w=91654961%40N00

Survey: Please also take a moment to answer our brief post event survey.

Note: Teri Bridgen, a new CFA member, had an unforeseen conflict arise which left her unable to attend the actual run on Saturday.  She ventured out earlier this morning and here is what she had to say: "Well, it rained and it poured, but the route was fantastic.  A little slick and full of large puddles but a great route that offers something for everyone.  No snow, even at the parking lot and top of Ned's but some very cold, slightly frozen rain.  Thanks for planning the run.  I wish I could have done it with the group. Sibylle, my time was 3:24.  Not a fast day but an enjoyable one.  Good luck tomorrow and try to stay warm, it was a chilly morning.  Teri".  I received her note Friday evening before the start of the MM Run ... first results up on the website...gotta be a record ;-)

Results (please let us know missing times/names or corrections)

First Name Last Name City Event Points Time
mike wardas N. Vancouver 27km 3** 2:38
Ran Katzman Vancouver 27km 2 2:40
Chris Benn Vancouver 27km 1 2:40
Jeremy Hill North Vancouver 27km 2 2:42
Bill Dagg Vancouver 27km 2 2:43
Colin Freeland North Vancouver 27km 2 2:43
Pano Skrivanos North Vancouver 27km 1 2:43
Rob  MacDonald Burnaby 27km 2 2:45
David Crerar North Vancouver 27km 1 2:48
Chad Hyson Vancouver 27km 2 3:05
Daniel Probst Bellingham  27km 1 3:05
Dave Berg Burnaby 27km 2 3:06
Jackie Muir Vancouver 27km 1 3:06
christine  rybak north vancouver 27km 1 3:06
Stephen Blyth North Vancouver 27km 1 3:08
Kirsten Ramage Vancouver 27km 1 3:08
Garry Rathbone North Vancouver 27km 2 3:08
Jess  Bassil Vancouver 27km 2 3:16
Krys pick maple ridge  27km 2 3:16
Ray Levasseur Vancouver 27km 1 3:20
Teri Brigden North Vancouver 27km * ran Friday 2 3:24
Baldwin Lee Burnaby 27km 2 3:29
Gail Foreshaw Poco 27km 2 3:50
George Foreshaw Poco 27km 1 3:50
Karl Jensen North Vancouver 27km 2 3:50
philip waters vancouver 27km 2 3:50
Laddie Hannam North Vancouver 27km 2 4:02
john  machray n vancouver  27km 1 4:10
Jennifer McGrath Surrey 27km 2 4:34
Arthur Gee Vancouver 27km 3* 4:38
Sibylle Tinsel North Vancouver 27km 2 4:38
           
Gord Thompson Coquitlam Custom 2 2:33
Lorraine Suomi North Vancouver custom 1 2:49
Rea Blyth North Vancouver custom 1 3:08
Monty Watts North Vancouver custom 2 3:20
Craig Moore North Vancouver custom - 10km 2  1:30

*  Garbage Collection point
** Event Host point

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2007 - Year 6

To add you own run report, please either use your blog (and it will be attached to this page by admin) or use the comment function below.

Please take a moment to fill our a brief event survey here.

Event Report

I think we had 19 people meet out front of Bean Around the World coffee shop just before we started the run. We have a photo to be posted soon in which we can count everyone! I kept saying to Melissa as we drove to the start that it was a 'grey day' but she thought I was saying it was a GREAT day with a quizical look on her face. As it turned out it was in fact a Great day and a Grey day!

The usual suspects toed the line and suffice it to say I only saw most of them at the start and at the finish! I have a quick story to tell about our friend Karl who only a short time ago was off for 5 months with a serious back injury. We has always been a great ultra runner but now he seems to have a very 'lively' spark in him. As if Karl wasn't positive enough about life already he's back and running at full force. I'm afraid he will not only be finishing the long 100 milers but I predict he will be finishing them very competitively. Keep up the good work Karl!

Nevee the wonderdog was back running her 2nd M&M in her life and had a fantastic time out there. She truly loves playing with all the people on the trail and is at this moment lying spread out on the floor exhausted from the run Saturday and subsequent hike today!

The rain held off and there were rays of sunshine at times on the course. The temps were in the 3-4 C range and quite enjoyable for running. Personally I was happy to be out running and enjoying the commraderie that these FA runs embody. Even though i haven't run with our friends for a while seeing them seemed like we haven't missed a beat.

Thanks for all who came out to do the Mike and Melissa's fun run. We really appreciate you coming year after year. Thanks to Sibylle and Trail runner for the 2 free yearly subscriptions that we have away as draw prizes. They were very well received!

Till neext year take care and we'll see you at the next Fat Ass event.

Michael Wardas and Melissa Pace

Group picture!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2096288215/

 

Results
Colin tracked the route on his GPS checkout the link: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/invitation/dashboard.mb?episodePk.pkValue=4499158#

Sadly Colin recorded 24km where I was sure it was closer to 27km. I measured the whole route with my mountain bike 2 weeks before and got 27. So if there is anyone out there that can make a case for either one I'd love to hear it! If there are any errors with the times posted please let me know and I'll correct them.

First Name Last Name Event Time Points
Bill Dagg 27km 2:36 2
Tim Wiens 27km 2:36 2
Ran Katzman 27km 2:41 2
Carolyn Goluza 27km 2:41 1
David Crerar 27km 2:41 2
Ean Jackson 27km 2:47 1
Colin Freeland 27km 2:48 2
Glenn Pace 27km 2:48 1
desmond mott 27km 2:53 3
Ann Taylor 27km 3:11 2
Michael Wardas 27km 3:19 3
Penny Jacobsen 27km 3:19 3
Karl Jensen 27km 3:19 2
Rob Ruff 27km 3:20 2
laddie hannam 27km 3:32 1
Kim Taylor 27km 3:37 2
John Machray 27km 3:37 2
Amy MacArthur 27km ? 1
Baldwin Lee 27km 3:50 1
Lorraine Suomi custom 2:00 2
Melissa Pace custom 2:00  
Berglind Hafsteinsdottir custom 2:08 2
Sarah Goring custom 2:08 1
Craig Moore custom 2:45 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2006 - Year 5

Well we were blessed with a break in the weather with temperatures around the freezing mark and partly cloudy skies. 
 
Mike and Melissa's Fun Run 2006 - Nevee in SnowThe snow on the ground was to vary from a few inches at the start to 6-12 inches in the higher elevations depending on whether you were 'on' or 'off trail'.  Here's a picture of Nevee the wonder dog strutting her stuff in the new snow that fell days before.
 
We had 17 Fat Asses toe the line with a number of members doing 'custom routes' either by choice or by circumstance.  We had one individual end up running down Mt. Seymour and get picked up by a Knee Knacker committee member and got a ride to our house!
 
One of the things that we love about these runs is that they are not competative and always bring everyone closer together.  Well maybe the fornt runners were competetive but the rest of us had a great time.  The conditions warranted some 'alternative foot gear' to accomodate the snowy conditions. Check out photos here!
 
Off to the Aid Station a short climb later.  We were greeted by Berglind (who was injured but wanted to help anyway) and her good friend Deborah.  These little angles supplied us with hot chocolate, water, York peppermint patties, Santa Jube-jubes, Christmas coloured M & M's and chips.  What a menu!
 
The post run is always the highlight of the Melissa and Mike's Fun Run!  Melissa ran a short distance with us so she could be home to prepare the fertada and other goodies that were to be consumed by our running friends.  this year's run added about 40 minutes on average to the finishing times.  Tim wore a GPS and officially pegged the distance at 30km!  Well so much for a 26km trail run!  30 sounds so much better anyway.
 
Thanks to all the runners who came, and the volunteers that perservered the cold.  We also like to thank North Shore Athletics, Kinesys and TrailRunner for the prizes and Sibylle for obtaining the Body Worlds passes.
 
Until next year thanks a lot and see you out on the trails...
Melissa and Michael - M & M Fun Run 2006

Thanks to Tim Wiens who measured the course with his GPS.  He writes:

"Hi Mike & Sibylle.  I have attached a map and elevation chart of today’s run in case you are interested.  The GPS distance was 29km.  From the map it looked like the GPS lost lock for about 15 minutes, a half hour from the finish.  So It’s possible that the distance was around 30km. 

In case you didn’t get the times, Bill, Chris, Ran and I finished together at 3:25.  Des finished at 3:34. 

Thanks for a great event!

Tim

First Name Last Name 1/2 way time final time Course Points
Berglind Hafsteinsdottir Volunteer!   2
Desmond Mott 1:45 3:25 30km 2
Bill Dagg 1:45 3:25 30km 2
Tim Wiens 1:45 3:25 30km 2
Ran Katzman 1:45 3:25 30km 2
Chris Benn 1:45 3:25 30km 1
Doug Keir 1:50 3:41 30km 1
Michael Wardas 1:50 3:41 30km 3
Stephen Keeley 1:50 3:48 30km 1
Jim Mandelli 1:50 3:48 30km 1
Karl Jensen 2:22 4:31 30km 3*
Gilles Barbeau 2:22 4:40 30km 2
John Machray 2:22 4:40 30km 1
Lorraine Suomi - 1:55 Custom! 2
craig moore ? 3:25 Custom! 1
Patricia Jensen 1:50 3:27 Custom! 1
Baldwin Lee 3:15 4:50 Custom! 2




 

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2005 - Year 4


The third annual Mike and Melissa's Fun Run was a complete success! A fun, hilly, rocky run through the trails of lower and upper Seymour Mountain.
Jim and I drove up Mount Seymour to drop off the van to act as our un-manned aid station. We were welcomed with a glorious clear, crisp day of about 2C with a little ice on the road and crunchy trails underfoot, promising to be a spectacular day for a run!
Melissa and I welcomed 21 runners into our home (one soon to be Fat Ass) to get signed up, organized for the run, drop off food for the pot luck and most importantly use the facilities! It's great having a run like this it really connects us to our friends that we haven't seen for a while and gives us a great opportunity to visit. What sport can you participate in that you can actually catch up on someone's life while participating?! Not many I'm sure.
The race briefing was 'brief' as everyone brings their own set of printed instructions and course map only if they think they need it. The only real item of note was that we now had a 'manned' aid station as our good friend Peter 'Popular' would make his way up Seymour to hand out hot chocolate, water, pretzels, Santa jube-jubes, brownies, bananas, oranges and baklava to runners who wanted to partake in the goodies! Some runners arrived before Peter was set-up and were content to keep hammering as they didn't want to linger even though Pete would be ready shortly. I think Patrica, Bill and Glenn were there in about 1:20-1:30.
Pete also took a picture of our motley threesome of Jim, myself and Rob as we did a modified route. Heads up for next year: we will probably run the trail that starts where the van was and traverses parallel and downhill to Mt Seymour road. You take a right down perimeter trail to Mt. Seymour road, cross the road head up the road a bit and take a left down Upper Old Buck.
I have to say that personally that was probably one of the best runs in terms of connecting with my friends that I have had in a while. I admit however that I'm not in the best of shape and that running that far (or long) was a challenge for me. Lots of work to do before the big runs this summer! Some people didn't show the strain and came in really fast with times of 2:42 for Patricia and Bill, 2:47 for Glenn (with some question as to a 'short cut' ) and 2:59 for Desmond. To give credit for the ladies that had the most fun and stayed out there the longest was Sibylle, Michelle and Cheryl with a time of 5:10. For full results scroll down (will be posted ASAP)
The after party was absolutely awesome! I get back to the house and there is a casserole from Cheryl in a crock pot plugged into our outlet outside in the carport ... awesome! We enter the house and the smell of Melissa's tortiere fills the nose! She abbreviated her run so that she could prepare the delicious dish for our guests. Everyone contributed something to the pot-luck, Baldwin even provided 2 dishes, one pot of soup and he made in our kitchen 'sweet potatoe pie'! Delicious! Thanks to all who brought something to share, it's a real testimony to the spirit of the Club FA.
Well another successful event has taken place and we had a wonderful time having our friends in our home and sharing the great outdoors and our favorite trails.
www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing photos in a set called Mike and Melissa's Fun Run. Make your own badge here.

Cheers,
Mike
Note new email address: adventuremike(at)shaw.ca

Points First Name Last Name City/Town Country Event Time
2 Bill Dagg Vancouver Canada 26km 2:52
2 Patricia Jensen North Vancouver Canada 26km 2:52
2 Desmond Mott North Vancouver canada 26km 2:59
3 Michael Wardas North Vancouver 26km 3:15 - Scouting next year's route
2 Rob MacDonald Burnaby Canada 26km 3:15 - Scouting next year's route!
1 Jim Mandelli North Vancouver 26km 3:15 - Scouting next year's route.
2 Baldwin Lee Burnaby Canada 26km 3:25
1 Yifat Farah Israel 26km 3:48
2 Doug MacKay North Vancouver Canada 26km 3:48
2 Geoff Palmer Coquitlam Canada 26km 3:48
2 Berglind Hafsteinsdottir Vancouver Canada 26km 3:50
1 Laddie Hannam North Vancouver Canada 26km 3:50
1 Carlos Castillo Victoria 26km 3:50
2 Karl Jensen North Vancouver Canada 26km 3:50
1 Neil Ambrose Maple Ridge 26km 4:36
1 Carolyn King Maple Ridge 26km 4:36
2 Cheryl Johnson Pitt Meadows Canada 26km 5:10
2 Michele Sherstan North Vancouver Canada 26km 5:10
2 Sibylle Tinsel North Vancouver Canada 26km 5:10
1 Glenn Pace North Vancouver *26km *2:47 - Possible short cut?
2 Craig Moore North Vancouver Canada *26km *3:37 - *Riverside short cut!
3 Melissa Pace North Vancouver 12km 1:10 - Mod. route to prepare post run!
-1 Dom Repta Vancouver Canada 0km No show - Bad Dom!

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2004 - Year 3

Finisher List

Name Hometown Loop 1 Time Loop 2 Time
1 Bill Dagg Vancouver, BC 2:52
2

Desmond Mott

North Vancouver, BC 3:09
3 Ann Taylor North Vancouver, BC 3:11
4

Melissa Pace

North Vancouver, BC

3:39

4 Berglind Hafsteinsdottir North Vancouver, BC 3:39
4 Peter Poburan North Vancouver, BC 3:39
4 Glenn Pace North Vancouver, BC 3:39
4 Kevin Hatfield Georgia, USA 3:39
9

Ken Hardinge-Rooney

New Westminster, BC 4:42

Name Hometown Custom Distance
Mary Betts Surrey, BC 6:10 got lost
Jennifer Winiarski Maple Ridge, BC 6:10 got lost
Allan McMordie North Vancouver, BC 3:00 shorter loop
Colin Freeland North Vancouver, BC 1:48 shorter loop
Dom Repta Vancouver, BC 1:30 got lost
Terry Lewis North Vancouver, BC 1:30 got lost
Laddie Hannam North Vancouver, BC 1:20 shorter loop
Ean Jackson North Vancouver, BC 1:19 shorter loop

17 starters
17 finishers


Photo: Melissa at pre run briefing

Seymour Super Fun Run - 2003 - Year 2

This event was first hosted in 1999.  We did it again in 2000, took a breather, and revived it as a Club Fat Ass event 29 November 2003.

  Name Loop 1 Time Loop 2 Time
1 Matt Sessions 3:27 dnf (6:27)
1 Ron Swirid 3:23  
2 Bill Dagg 3:23  
3 Colin Freeland 3:23  
4 Jacquie Trudeau 3:25  
5 Desmond Mott 3:25  
6 Michael Wardas 3:27  
7 Melissa Pacé 3:27  
8 Mary Leliveld 3:27  
9 Doug Kier 3:27  
10 Glenn Pacé 3:27  
11 Derrick Johnson 3:27  
12 Ean Jackson 3:27  
13 Kathy Nomura 3:28  
14 Craig Moore 3:35  
15 Julie Matteau 3:43  
16 Mike Palethorpe 3:43  
17 Keith Nichol 3:43  

18 starters
18 finishers

note:  Matt Sessions was the only person to attempt 2 loops.  He got in a good run, but didn't complete the second loop
 


Seymour Super Fun Run - 2000 - Year 1

  Name Loop 1 Time Loop 2 Time
1 Randy Hunter 2:44 5:29
2 Ted Russo 2:50  
3 Chris Paterson 2:55  
4 Mathew Sessions 2:57 6:23
5 Curb Ivanic 3:02  
6 Duncan Coo 3:02  
7 Greg Ambriac 3:03  
8 Melissa Gillard 3:03  
9 Michael Wardas 3:03 6:56
10 Jeff Austin 3:12  
11 Dave Beckley 3:13  
12 Craig Moore 3:14  
13 Terry Sayyari 3:40  
14 Don Prince 3:40  
15 Harvey Nelson 3:40  
16 Calla Romses 2:28  

16 starters
16 finishers
 

Background

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

This event was first hosted in 1999. We had 6 people. We did it again in 2000, took a breather to develop the Dirty Duo and revived it as a Club Fat Ass event in 2003.

Thanks!

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Our hope is to make this event totally self-supporting. In other words, do all of the organization beforehand and also participate. This would be an impossible dream without a lot of behind the scenes help. Many thanks to:

Kintec Footlabs
Thank you for the awesome recognition prizes.  

TrailRunner: Thank you for the 2 gift subscriptions to your popular magazine as draw prize. Also for offering members of Club Fat Ass a special discounted subscription price

KINeSYS: Thanks for the assortment of body and sun care products to keep all participants protected from the elements.
Sibylle Tinsel - Club Fat Ass www.ClubFatAss.com: Club Fat Ass helps the race with web hosting, online registration and coaches us on how to host a safe, fun, environmentally-friendly event.  

 

Please contact us with your thoughts.

 

FAQ

Q: I don't want to run, but I'd like to help. What might I do?
A: You're a hero! If you can make the time, we can find you something to do as part of the event crew. Some thoughts at crew tasks.
   
Q: It's the weekend. Responsibility or work of any ilk does not appeal to me any more than having a root canal would. Is there any other reason why I would want to participate in this event?
A: Sure. The whole objective of the day is get to the potluck party. You can always start there.
   
Q: If I decide to run, what should I bring?
A: Whatever you'd normally wear for a run of the distance you select to run given the conditions of the day. You can expect winter conditions! Don't forget to print out the run route directions, directions to the start and to bring a bathing suit if you plan to use the hot tub or sauna at the Ron Andrews rec center
   
Q: Are there aid stations? Can I have a beer en route?
A: We recommend you come prepared to run without external aid. There may be aid stations, but only if your family and friends step forward and offer to organize them. (See aid.) Since this is an 'unofficial' event, there are no rules as to what you may or may not eat or drink en route. Best to bring 'special needs' in a plastic bag with your name on it just in case there are aid stations. =;-)
   
Q: What can I win?
A: Nothin. Fastest man and woman TO FINISH THE COURSE get bragging rights. All participants and times go up on the web for posterity sake.
   
Q: I've never done a trail run before. Is this a good place to start?
A: Probably not. Theses routes were designed for the seasoned trail runner. If you are determined to participate and don't have the recommended background, we suggest you do one loop with a buddy this year, and come back to do the whole enchilada next year.
   
Q: How tough is the course?
A: Tough question to answer! How far are you running? How fast? How well are you trained?

The long course has been carefully crafted to challenge the elite ultrarunner. We recommend you have a few 50 km trail runs under your belt before you try to tackle the ultra (2 loop) distance.

A single, 26K loop also requires more than dexterity with the remote control. It's not as far, but it's still 26 km of tough, North Shore trails. We recommend you can run a marathon in under 4 hours and that you have some experience running trails.
   
Q: Do I really need to print off the course instructions and bring them with me?
A: Yes. Without the detailed instructions or an intimate familiarity with the route, you're almost certain to get lost
   
Q: This event is free, but for Club Fat Ass members only. How do I get into the club?
A: There is no hazing ceremony like the Hash House Harriers! Runners, walkers, hikers, triathletes, adventure racers, mountain bikers and anyone else interested in having fun in the great outdoors is welcome and can register online for a nominal fee.
   
Q: Can I wait until the last minute and join at the start?
A: Yes, but we prefer you don't. Last minute registration makes it very difficult to organize and coordinate the event. Besides, we only take day-of-event registrants on run day which means you'll have to spend another $35 if you want the cool Club Fat Ass t-shirt.
   
Q: It's a free world. What's to stop me from just running the course.
A: Nothing...in fact, we encourage you to run the course often in training! We prefer that you do not 'bandit' the course on event day, however. If you insist, please don't take any of the aid intended for members. You will not get recognition in the results or be eligible for any draw prizes and you'll have to wear a black patch over one eye at the potluck. Furthermore, you won't be allowed into future events until you come clean with past membership dues.
   
Q: What if I get lost?
A: You shouldn't get lost, but bring a cell phone, just in case or ask a mountain biker
   
Q: Do I get credit for any time I spend off-course?
A: Are you kidding? If you do find an obvious mistake in the course directions, point it out to Mike or Melissa at the potluck party for a free beer!
   
Q: Couldn't you mark the course like just about every other running race I've ever been in? It's a pain to pause and read instructions.
A: Our aim is to be different than every other running race you've ever been in! We don't want to put chalk/flour on the ground, hang surveyor tape in the trees, paint rocks, put up signs or glow sticks or do anything that might leave a trace of the race. Besides, it slows down the faster runners.
   
Q: What is the 'Rule of the Trail'?
A: If you pack it in, you can pack it out. (That means don't you dare litter!) Leave nothing but your footprints on the trail. We strongly encourage you to pick up any trash you find along the trail and to present it to Mike or Melissa at the potluck. There may be a recognition award for the person who packs out more than they packed in.
   
Q: What if I have to heed the call of nature.
A: There are washrooms at the start/finish of the loop, and outhouses at the LSCR loop. Please see course description for details.
   
Q: What should I bring on run day?
A: Whatever you figure you will need given the weather, the route you propose to run, your physical fitness on the day and your plans for after the run. Some thoughts are on the event agenda.
   
Q: I am supposed to be self-sufficient because there is no aid provided. Can I get a friend to come out and give me food and drink along the route?
A: Absolutely! In fact, it would be nice if your friend were to help everyone. Please have your friends and family members contact us at Mike and Melissa's Run and we will do all we can to insure that they have fun, as well.
   
Q: Can I bring my friends and family to the potluck party even if they didn't run or volunteer? Do they have to be Club Fat Ass members?
A: Friends and family are absolutely welcome and no, they do not have to be Club Fat Ass members. Please be sure to specify how many guests you will bring with you on your registration form.
   
Q: Are there any trophies, prizes or other hardware or freebies?
A: If you assume there's no aid, no course marking, no t-shirt, no enthusiastic spectators and no prizes or freebies of any sort, you might be pleasantly surprised. Best you plan to show up at the potluck party!
   
Q: How accurate is the course marking?
A: We've measured the courses several times with a mountain bike. We are confident the distances marked on the directions are reasonably accurate.
   
Q: When will the 'official' results be available?
A: We hope to have the results up on the results page of our website within 24 hours of the finisher party. We will also distribute the results to major local and national ultrarunning communities.
   

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

Seymour Super Fun Run - Course

 

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

Long Course - 27km

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

Make sure to bring the course description in a plastic bag to the run. There will be no course markings! For a printer friendly version scroll down and click on the link at the very bottom of the page. Colin kindly provided GPS readings including a map and profile on Motionbased after the 2007 run.  A .tcx file from Jason's 2009 run can be accessed here.
 

Fast
Time

Course Description- Seymour Super Fun Run

km

08:00

Reference Point (RP) #0. –Bean Around the World #110-1151 Mt. Seymour Rd. Parkgate Village - Start / Finish
New start location! Start and end with a coffee and a visit with friends. Bottom of Mt. Seymour road in Parkgate Village.

 

08:30

Start. Out front of Bean Around the World.

0.0

 

1. Up Old Buck to Mt. Seymour Picnic Area

 

 

- Follow Mt. Seymour Road till you reach the Old Buck Parking lot.
- Head straight up Old Buck till you get to the Baden Powell
- Turn right at the Baden Powell and take a quick left, you are now back on Old Buck
- Carry on up Old Buck and cross under some powerlines, keep heading straight.
- Steeply climb up Old Buck till you reach the paved Mt. Seymour road
- Cross Mt. Seymour road and look right to regain Old Buck
- Keep going up Old Buck looking for your first left.
- Head left and traverse this beautiful wooded trail till you reach the Vancouver picnic area.

 

09:15

RP #1. Mount Seymour Picnic Area (between kilometer markers 5 and 6)

 

 

2. The descent! Mt. Seymour Picnic Area to Twin Bridge

 

 

- Head out of the Mt. Seymour Picnic Area via the paved road that heads to Mt. Seymour road
- Cross the road, turn right and head up Mt. Seymour Road, staying behind the cement barrier.

 

09:20

- The entrance to Mushroom trail is on your left.

 

 

- Head down this loose rocky descent staying to your right, ignore any forks or trails to the left.
- Soon you'll pass through the historic Mushroom Parking lot on your right denoted by a white picket fence
- Stay right and take Ned's Atomic dust Bin trail. This is a steep mountain bike trail down so keep an eye open for mountain bikers!
- Keep descending Ned's and stay on the main trail. Look for a big GAP jump and other stunts!
- Once past the GAP jump and come across a few more stunts you are at the end of Ned's. Stay right and head downhill to 'Bottle Top'
- There is no obvious start to the new trail so just keep heading down!
- When you come to an intersection with another 'skidder road' look up at the sign that says '18' and turn right.
- Head up this trail and take the first left, this takes you up to a pretty plateau
- At the top of the plateau stay right on Bottle Top
- Head down Bottle Top all the way to Fishermans trail. This is a wide trail that follows Seymour river
- Turn right on Fishermans trail and cross over the Blue Twin Bridge on your left.

 

10:00

RP #2. Twin Bridge at Seymour River

 

 

3. LSCR Loop. This section is almost a complete loop utilizing some of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve Trails

 

 

- Head West over Twin Bridge and turn right onto Fishermans trail (do not go uphill yet!)
- Follow Fisherman's trail keeping Seymour river on your right, go through the wooden gate at the bottom of Homestead Trail
- Still continuing up Fisherman's look for a obvious trail on your left (typicaly descended by mountainbikers). This new trail switches back a few times and takes you up to Figure Eight trail.
- Head up this steep trail till you reach a plateau. Stay left and follow this wider trail.
- Following the wider trail for about 3 minutes stay right and cross a paved road this is the Old Demo Forest Road.
- regain the gravel trail on the other side of this paved road.
- This short trail will take you to a small gravel road, head right.
- You will reach another paved road, head left and follow this road for 1.2 kms. This is the paved Seymour Valley road.
- Nearing the end of this road there are outhouses on the right and a water tap near the 'Gazebo'.

- This section is tricky. You want to follow the trail to the right of the round-about, but do not head steeply downhill.
- Take this wide trail following signs to the Suspension Bridge. DO NOT GO OVER THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE!

 

  - Get onto the Baden Powell and follow this trail down and across the 'board walks'
- Cross the board walks and climb steeply up the Baden Powell, note the new wooden platforms and stairs near the top.
- At the top of this climb the Baden Powell turns left, stay on the BP
- The BP will start to flatten out and then climb up to a paved road. This is Lillooet Road. Cross the paved road and head up the Baden Powell.
- Follow the BP until it starts descending all the way down to a 'pipe bridge' that crosses Seymour river
- Head up the BP and turn left at the opening staying on the BP.
- Follow a wide gravel path through a few wooden gates and stay left. You have left the BP and are now on Fishermans Trail.
 
  - Follow Fishermans with Seymour river on your left.
- Look for the sign post that indicates Bridle Path via Hyannis and turn right.
 
  RP #3 - Final Stretch! Fishermans trail back for coffee at Bean Around the World  
  - Head up this wide well kept gravel trail until you reach a plateau.
- Turn left and follow this trail staying left for about 3 minutes
- Look for a trail 90 degrees to your right, this is Bridle Path (there is a sign post opposite the trail.)
- Follow Bridle Path ignoring any minor trails until you cross a creek and are in a clearing. Stay left at this junction.
- Travel a short distance and then turn right to regain Bridle Path. Do not take any other trails.
- Follow Bridle Path staying left as you start a small descent (if you are crossing another creek without a bridge you missed a fork heading left and uphill - marked with a small yellow sign reading Bridle Path).
- Keep following Bridle Path until you get to Old Buck.
- Turn right and head down Old Buck.
- Exit the OB parking lot and head down Mt. Seymour road.
- At the bottom of Mt. Seymour look to your right for Parkgate Village that has that delicious Bean Around the World Coffee!!
 
11:00 RP #0 – Finish. Have a coffee, or drink and some food you earned it! 27

 

 

AttachmentSize
Seymour Super Fun Run.tcx1.13 MB

Short Course - 12km

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

Make sure to bring the course description in a plastic bag to the run. There will be no course markings! For a printer friendly version scroll down and click on the link at the very bottom of the page.
 

Fast
Time

Course Description- Seymour Super Fun Run - Short Course

km

08:00

Reference Point (RP) #0. –Bean Around the World #110-1151 Mt. Seymour Rd. Parkgate Village - Start / Finish
New start location! Start and end with a coffee and a visit with friends. Bottom of Mt. Seymour road in Parkgate Village.

 

08:30

Start. Out front of Bean Around the World.

0.0

 

1. Up Old Buck to Mt. Seymour Picnic Area

 

 

- Follow Mt. Seymour Road till you reach the Old Buck Parking lot.
- Head straight up Old Buck till you get to the Baden Powell
- Turn right at the Baden Powell and take a quick left, you are now back on Old Buck
- Carry on up Old Buck and cross under some powerlines, keep heading straight.
- Steeply climb up Old Buck till you reach the paved Mt. Seymour road
- Cross Mt. Seymour road and look right to regain Old Buck
- Keep going up Old Buck looking for your first left.
- Head left and traverse this beautiful wooded trail till you reach the Vancouver picnic area.

 

09:15

RP #1. Mount Seymour Picnic Area (between kilometer markers 5 and 6)

 

 

2. The descent! Mt. Seymour Picnic Area to Powerline

 

 

- Head out of the Mt. Seymour Picnic Area via the paved road that heads to Mt. Seymour road
- Cross the road, turn right and head up Mt. Seymour Road, staying behind the cement barrier.

 

09:20

- The entrance to Mushroom trail is on your left.

 

 

- Head down this loose rocky descent staying to your right, ignore any forks or trails to the left.
- Soon you'll pass through the historic Mushroom Parking lot on your right denoted by a white picket fence
- Stay right and take Ned's Atomic dust Bin trail. This is a steep mountain bike trail down so keep an eye open for mountain bikers!
- Keep descending Ned's and stay on the main trail. Look for a big GAP jump and other stunts!
- Once past the GAP jump and come across a few more stunts you are at the end of Ned's. Stay right and head downhill to 'Bottle Top'
- There is no obvious start to the new trail so just keep heading down!
- When you come to an intersection with another 'skidder road' look up at the sign that says '18' and turn left.
- Head down this trail.  When you come to a t-intersection with a wider trail (you'll be able to see the Powerline) turn left and head uphill 

 
  3. The Powerline to Bridle  
 

- Head up the powerline trail.  You will come to a bridge across Mystery Creek
- cross the creek and head uphill (stay right immediately after the bridge). 
- the trail ascents briefly, but then ascends gently.  Look for some cut tree stumps that are like stepping stones. 
- Look for Bridle Path veering off to your left. There is a square marker post, but it is easy to miss as you are hammering downhill on this runable stretch

 
  4. Bridle to Old Buck and back to Parkgate  
 

- Look for a trail 90 degrees to your left, this is Bridle Path (there is a sign post opposite the trail.
- Follow Bridle Path ignoring any minor trails until you cross a creek and are in a clearing. Stay left at this junction.
- Travel a short distance and then turn right to regain Bridle Path.
- Follow Bridle Path staying left as you start a small descent.
- Keep following Bridle Path (some signs refer to it as Horse Loop).
- ignore all side trails until you come to Old Buck and Bridle ends.
- Turn right and head down Old Buck.
- Exit the OB parking lot and head down Mt. Seymour road.  Regain Old Buck Trail almost to the Parking lot. Once the trail ends, follow the sidewalk
- At the bottom of Mt. Seymour look to your right for Parkgate Village and head to Bean Around the World for coffee!!

 
10:00 RP #0 – Finish. Have a coffee, or drink and some food you earned it!  

 

Confirmation - Seymour Super Fun Run

The following people are registered for this event:

1) FrankieDocs Wimberley (~12km)
2) Michael Forbes (27km)
3) Marc Schmitz (27km)
4) Doris Leong (27km)
5) Chloe Gendron (27km)
6) Jackie Muir (27km)
7) Jeff Pelletier (27km)

Contact - Seymour Super Fun Run

Event Home | Registration | Background | Agenda |
Course | Thanks! | Results | Contact | FAQ

 

We love to hear your feedback, suggestions, comments and ideas.

Please be sure to read the the Agenda and FAQ section of this website first, as this is where I've tried to answer the most frequently asked questions.

Mike Wardas - Your Club Fat Ass Event Host

if you have filled out your profile page this field will fill in automatically
please provide a valid email address, so I can follow-up with you