Seriously? Just as I was getting comfortable with, though not complacent about, the different pointy toothed, sharp clawed wildlife that wanders these parts, a new source of anxiety has reared its ugly head – it’s tick season. Continue reading
Welcome to the racing post! For the equestrian minded among you, apologies as I don’t mean this:
…so much as this…
This is the second trail running route post. It’s a variation on the previous one described in Hello Highline, a speedy, undulating and relatively short 6.5km round trip starting and ending at Quarry Lake, just outside of town. The Powerline-Loki-Highline Whammy also starts and ends in Quarry Lake. However, it covers an altogether more challenging 18.5km with 600m plus of elevation. Continue reading
It’s no secret, especially if you follow me on twitter — @canmorerunner — that the Highline Trail ranks top among my favourite runs in Canmore. It wasn’t always the case. It was good three months before I ventured up the Highline, once i’d got a handle of my not entirely irrational fear of bears which was accentuated by the fact that I tend to run alone. But once i’d got up there, I was hooked. Continue reading
One of the big adjustments i’ve had to make running in Canmore is running in the cold and snow. And I mean really, really, really cold and very, very snowy compared to what i’m used to. Continue reading
Welcome to Canmore Runner.
Canmore Runner is a new blog about trail running in Canmore and the Bow Valley. It’s written by a forty-something, middle of the pack runner who happens to have found himself in the mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, and can’t quite believe his luck. Continue reading