February 14, 2012

Chuckanut 50km - spots still available!

I am super excited for my first real race of the year which will be Chuckanut 50km in Bellingham, WA on March 17th. I've got the Frozen Ass 50km in Calgary this coming Monday but that is a low key, local race that I just do for some fun training, a bit of company and great to catch up with some Calgary area runners.

It will be my 4th year racing Chuckanut this year, I just can't keep away and like TNF 50 in Marin Headlands is the ultra wrap up on the year I always feel like Chuckanut is the race to start a new year. Krissy Moehl and Ellen Parker put on an awesome event with lots of attention to detail, a great course, good post race food and cool draw prizes etc. At a bargain race entry fee too. It's a race for everyone too - a great first ultra as the course is not tootough, but that means the added challenge of pushing the speed for 50km (which Geoff Roes certainly did last year with a CR of 3h41!) if you can.

Anyway, this year the first 500 spots sold out in 3 hours but recently another bunch of spots opened up as Krissy and Ellen secured race permits for a higher capacity. So, there is still a few weeks to extend your runs and be ready for March 17th. Sign up at www.ultrasignup.com!
Happy trails

Jenn Shelton, myself and Darcy Africa heading out on the interurban trail at start of Chuckanut 2011. Photo: Glenn Tachiyama

February 5, 2012

Tech Shop Calgary - $25 voucher giveaway

Ok, nice short post for Albertans reading this. I have way too much running gear so recycling a $25 Tech Shop gift card which I won at some race. Post a comment by 6pm today (Sun 5th Feb) and then I'll do a little draw (if I get more than one comment) and pop the gift card in the mail to the winner!

Happy Sunday long runs!

February 2, 2012

Out There! Calgary. Sunday February 19th

I'll be a doing a talk at Out There! store in Calgary on Sunday February 19th. The theme is 'Tacking Big Distances', so I'll be chatting about how to prep for running ultras of 100km plus, and of course with all Albertan ultra runners now starting to gear up for Canadian Death Race in August I'll be chatting about quite a few specifics to prep for that race in particular.

Come along at 5pm, I'll keep the talk short so you have lots of chances to ask questions and also to do a little Montrail and Mountain Hardwear shopping (and anything else in the store too!). There could even be the odd door prize or two :)

Out There!
151 8th Avenue SW
AB, T2P 1B4