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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]