Well the 5 Peaks trail running series is sure getting to be increasingly popular. I think most of the races are sold out this year in the Central Alberta series, but if they aren’t, and you’re interested in trying out trail running, they put on some great races!
I was super lucky to get to participate in the 2012 women’s only Trek Dirt Series in Bragg Creek (especially being that I was on the wait-list!). The Trek Dirt Series is a weekend of instructional mountain biking, lead by some seriously awesome females :). I was nervous when I signed up (being that I haven’t done a ton of mountain biking), but these folks could not create more of a welcoming environment for all levels of participants.
After the Banff Jasper Relay on Saturday, my favourite local tour guide Ron took me to explore the Valley of the Five Lakes. This is one of his favourite rides in the area, and I can definitely see why. The views are amazing and the trails are awesome for mountain biking (and probably trail running too).
Some of the climbs and descents were a bit technical for a newbie like me, and my legs were pretty tired, but for the most part, it was pretty cruisey and the 20ish kms of trail (out and back) is definitely worth it if you are in the area.
Well every year I say that it hurts too much to do it again…but this past weekend was my 6th time running the Banff Jasper Relay, and I’m sure glad I did, because as per usual, it was tons of fun.
I was on a new team this year (thanks Ben!) called the “No See’em Trail Crawlers”. Now, I knew from previous years that this team was fast…so I was a little intimidated.
This past weekend, Shauna, Cam, Erin and I opted to take part in the Barebones Orienteering weekend out in Canmore. For most of us, it was our first time orienteering. We started the weekend off with a beginners clinic put on by my very good friend Charlotte McNaughton. What a great instructor. We learned a lot and were ready for the sprint race Saturday morning…