Not many people have had the opportunity to hike the famous West Coast Trail, one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. Yet despite the amazing scenery the trail has a reputation for being one of the most gruelling hikes in North America. It is isolated, technical and rough. In addition weather conditions on the west [...]
In August North Vancouver trail runner Gary Robbins officially broke the speed record for the West Coast Trail. We wrote about it here and posted a link to Gary’s report here. Now 1iOpen Productions has edited Gary’s self-shot footage and created a 20 minute short film showing us mortals just what it was like to run [...]
We at Trainharder have always been fond of photo essays, especially those that document crazy adventures. We’ve known about this particular photo essay for some time, but have been unable to post it until now. It documents Leslie Gerein’s experience running in the 2010 Gore-text Trans Rockies Run, an epic 116 mile, 6 day stage [...]
We thought you might enjoy reading the first part of this photo essay detailing Norm Hann’s recent stand-up paddleboard (SUP) expedition to the GreatBear Rainforest.
Last summer Explore Magazine covered our exploratory SUP trip to the GreatBear and so this year we brought 5 excited guests up to experience the coastal temperate rainforest. Joining us on [...]
Check out Jeff Hunt’s recent report on his running of the Juan de Fuca trail on August 29th and find out how he faces his worst fear…
I went into this run thinking I was in pretty good shape. After being injured in the late Spring, I fast-tracked into a hefty endurance training program, specifically for [...]
North Vancouver trail runner Gary Robbins is on a bit of a hot streak of late – including a win at the H.U.R.T 100 miler in January in Hawaii, a 6th place overall at the prestigious Western States 100 mile Endurance run, and speed records for two of Canada’s most popular and rugged trails, including our very [...]
Just under a month ago we did a story on the proposed Vancouver Island “Spine” trail, which would run the 700 kilometer north/south length of the Island between Cape Scott and Victoria. The story focused on the VI Spine Relay, which began at the beginning of June with the first leg of the journey, the 43 [...]
Here’s part 2 of our 4 part Hiking the West Coast Trail series. For part 1 of 4 of this series click here.
Though we didn’t trust it. Our second day on the trail started out bright and sunny. Two words not often used to describe the WCT.
Alana developed a certain affinity to the luxuriously appointed [...]
A few years back a group of friends hiked the West Coast Trail and wrote a photo essay for Trainharder.com. That photo essay for years remained one of the site’s most popular features. So we’ve decided to bring it back. Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing this photo essay in four parts, starting [...]
Overall winners AARON HEIDT and SHANNON THOMPSON
Trainharder.com’s leading (and soon-to-be-official) interior running reporter, Dirk Handke, reports on the Kelowna Campus 2 Campus Half Marathon which was hosted this past weekend at Okanagan College.
Dirk has again done an amazing job reporting from the race. This is a fun report to read and includes lots of great [...]
Sarah Seeds, a Vancouver Island resident and owner of ELM Fitness recently fastpacked the Juan de Fuca trail, a rugged 47 kilometer coastral marine trail running between Port Renfrew and China Beach. On her blog she has written about her experience and posted some neat videos. If you have ever been inerested in hiking or [...]
At the beginning of May Jeff Hunt and Bob Wall became the first people to run the newly opened North Coast Trail on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. The trails runs 58 kilometers through old growth forest and remote beaches and runs east from famous Cape Scott. This past weekend four more runners including [...]