A few race reports from last weekend’s 5 Peaks Trail Race at Alice Lake
Here’s a race report from the Cateran Trail Race which took place in Scotland on May 18th, 2013…
Holy crap!! That was tougher than i expected…
Like usual, let me jump back a few days. Wednesday of this week, I snuck in to Vancouver really early so that i could run the Coast Mountain Trail Series, Buckin’ Hell course before work. I wanted to get a bit more familiar with the top section of the [...]
You guys know that I love the 5Peaks series, and that they are actually how I first discovered trail races. 5 years ago, my gf Kiri, took me to my first ever race, at Golden Ears! Of course since I thought I was tough, I took on the Enduro course, a 14 km loop.
I absolutely [...]
We are excited to inform you that the inaugural Buckin’ Hell trail race takes place this weekend in North Vancouver, the second race in the brand new Coast Mountain Trail Series
…. I should mention that signing up for a 50k trail race in March went about exactly how you would expect…if you expect a lot of rain. After the North Face 50, I realized nothing weather related could be that bad (this is not a challenge, weather gods), so I wasn’t too worried. But yeah, the [...]
I got into trail running about six years ago when I completed a half marathon and was looking for a race to keep me motivated. Based on distance, I found a trail race called the Iron Knee and said to myself “that looks pretty good.”
BC’s newest trail running series
The Coast Mountain Trail Series is a new collection of quality, challenging, professionally run trail events in world class destinations around Vancouver’s North Shore and Sea to Sky Corridor.
Three new races are being introduced this year, starting with the challenging 8km Cap Crusher on March 23rd. Other races include Survival [...]
Standing at the start line waiting for the start of the 25km Dirty Duo last Saturday, a thought crossed my mind ‘How the heck did I get here?’
Having been a road runner, a cyclist, and a sporadic triathlete for the last 13 years since arriving in Canada, I was about to experience my first ever trail [...]
Whether you are preparing for your first or your 50th ultra, don’t miss this event hosted by North Shore Athletics: Learn from the pros and take home some tips you can apply to your training and races.
Whether you are preparing for your 1st or 50th ultra marathon, or just interested in running, you are invited [...]
Amy Golumbia, nutritionist and owner of JumpStart Nutrition Clinics, mother of twin girls and competitive trail runner started trail running in her home town of Canmore, Alberta in the Rocky Mountains. Some of her first races were 5Peaks events at the Canmore Nordic Centre and the Delta in Kananaskis Country. She has competed internationally for [...]
West Vancouver, British Columbia – The Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run is at hand once again, bringing together a field of some of the world’s top ultra-marathoners to run 30 miles on the trails of West and North Vancouver. The twenty-fourth edition of the Knee Knacker takes place on Saturday, July 14, 2012, starting at [...]
Last fall the B.C. rep for UltrAspire, Gary Robbins, was kind enough to offer Trainharder.com a Surge pack to test and review. Over hundreds of kilometers of running in the wet, muddy BC coastal trails, Mr. and Mrs. Trainharder have had plenty of time to refine their thoughts on this pack.
When I first received [...]
On March 25 the first race of the Dirty Feet Trail Race Series took place in Kamloops, BC under sunny and blue skies.
Participants had the option of running in either the 5K, 10K or 21K, and as always Trainharder has its top reporter, Dirk TIGER Handke, on the scene to document the festivities.
There are a few locations [...]
We have a new trail running series in British Columbia and it is in the East Kootenays. The new series, called “Trail Races of the East Kootenays”, or TREKSeries, is comprised of 5 trail races, each already individually established. The races take place from June to September, and range from a fast paced 10km to a grueling [...]
The annual Vancouver Bike Show and Outdoor Adventure Show takes place this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Saturday and Sunday March 3 and 4, 2012.
Both events are sure to attract large crowds on a weekend that is expected to be very wet.
The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show will include over 250 exhibitors featuring everything for [...]
Trainharder recently interviewed Race C0-Director Gary Robbins about the all new Squamish 50, the latest incarnation of the classic Stormy Trail Race.
TH – Why was Stormy cancelled last year?
GR – Unfortunately Stormy was cancelled last year due to a timing issue in the handing over of the race from one director to another.
TH - Why were [...]
Below are some race reports from the Orcas Island 50k trail ultra, held last weekend in Washington State:
Jen Segger - I had forgotten how beautiful the Orcas trail network was and I HIGHLY recommend you get there and check it out. Miles of sweet, smooth, buttery single track and phenomenal views of the San Juan Islands [...]
Trail Running Canada, a growing resource website for trail and ultra running in Canada, has just released its inaugural digital magazine. The digital magazine consists of both new content as well as some edited web content.
Download PDF: Trail Runner Winter 2012 Volume 1 (8MB)
Trainharder.com recently spoke with 5 Peaks Adventures Ltd. owner and National Director Kathryn Stanton. 5 Peaks Adventures Ltd. puts on the popular 5 Peaks Trail Running Series across Canada, including 5 races scheduled in BC for 2012. In addition the company has also recently acquired The Yeti Mountain Snowshoe Series and is organizing the company’s first 50 mile ultra and relay.
TH: 5 [...]