It seems I owe a lot to the Seven Summits trail race or “Trail des Dents du Midi”. Not only was it an awesome if gruelling experience which I may or may not put myself through again. It also introduced the Canmore Runner family to the sheer beauty of the Val d’Illiez and the fabulous postcard perfect village of Champery in the Valais, Switzerland. In fact, we liked Champery and the surrounding area so much that, to paraphrase Victor Kiam, we bought the place. Okay, we maybe didn’t buy it so much as keep coming back and rent a small apartment in town. Continue reading
So, there I was, checking out the blog stats – seeing whether you, my loyal five readers, are still checking in – when I was informed that:
Nine months!! Well, in my defence, i’ve not been sitting around twiddling my thumbs. Continue reading
Inspired by Ms. Canmore Runner’s dedicated preparation for some quality, sub-zero suffering/heroism on the misery sticks at this year’s Trans Jura and Birkebeiner Nordic ski races, I decided to get my own 2018 race face on. First up, the much less daunting 21km Trail Blanc Diablerets at the beginning of March. Continue reading
You could be forgiven for thinking that not much happened for Canmore Runner in 2017, beyond some spectacular runs earlier in the year in Annecy and Courmayeur with Canmore running sensation Fitzy. But contrary to the saying, “if it isn’t on [insert social media here], it didn’t happen”, just because I didn’t find the time to blog about it, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. And for sure, 2017 saw some beautiful runs in and around Geneva, a quick trip back to Canmore, and one cracking ultra. So, in no particular order, here are some things that I didn’t quite manage to blog about in 2017… Continue reading
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 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