Thank you as always to my loyal and valued sponsors, who have been beside me on the trails and road, from mountain tops to valley lows. Hoka One One, Drymax Socks, CLIF bar, Sundog Eyewear, Flora Health, Stoked Oats and Suunto (Canada).
|January with Vancouver Falcons Athletics Club coach John. Post trail intervals, reviewing the numbers.
| Photo: AMM
|My 7th Chuckanut 50k
finish. This race is an excellent test of training in March - you need
to be proficient on technical terrain and hills, yet speed in the legs
is invaluable too. 4th F.
Photo: Michelle Ford.
Ridge Run 20k or so in the snow, was more about staying upright than
race times, but happy with a 2nd place finish and a solid effort on the
Photo: Coast Mountain Trail Series.
|BMO Vancouver Marathon
half marathon in 1:19:21 in early May. Stoked to get sub 1:20 - pushed
hard on my level of fitness, a long way from a PB but a great race and
Photo: Catherine Wei.
|PACE Trail Race Series Wild Horse Traverse 50k in Kelowna in June. Loved these trails, loved the event, stoked for the win.
Photo: Folk & Wild.
|July in the Wasatch mountains of Utah - not a bad spot to volunteer at Speedgoat 50k and get some great hiking in.
|Volunteering on home turf at Bucking Hell 50k. A busy day at the station as runners negotiated a tough course in hot weather.
|Hiking in Cape Wrath, Scotland in August. Exploring on two feet is always fun - whatever the pace and weather.
|October road trip to the Canadian Rockies. The weather was mild and the late fall colours perfect for this long run/ hike in Lake Louise, Alberta.
|Band of Runners
camp outside of LA in November was a highlight of my year. As a mentor
it was wonderful to meet and guide some wonderful veterans on this
trail camp weekend. I also completed a 2-day NOLS Wilderness First Aid
course and learned a lot to stay safe on the trails.
Photo: Lisa Krantz.
in Vancouver means rain which means a perfect time to tackle a XC race
at Gunner Shaw 10k. A 25 second improvement on last year, and a masters
female win. If you want to learn how to race, race XC.
Photo: Jan Heuninck.