For Adrian’s birthday, a group of us ran the 5 Peaks Fish Creek race. Some opted for the Sport distance (which ended up being about 9.5 kms) and a few of us opted for the Enduro course (16 kms). We originally thought the distances were shorter (i.e. I was thinking the 16 kms was going to be 12 kms) but the race organizers had to move the start/finish line in lieu of the impact of flooding in the area.
The race day was perfect – blue skies and not too hot to start. The first couple kms of the race were on pavement but quickly we were off the pavement and into the shaded single track and double track trails. What a treat. I always forget that Fish Creek has such amazing trails and they seem to be endless. I have to make more of an effort to spend some time exploring there!
By the end of the race, the conditions were quite warm…and I was definitely ready to be done.
Congrats to everyone who participated. Special shout out to Dad, Adrian and Mark for placing in their age groups (side brag – Dad won his!). What a great way to celebrate Adrian getting another year older :).