Category Archives: Events

Strachan Hartley Legacy Run – Oct 17

Just a reminder that the Strachan Hartley Legacy run is on Sunday, October 17th at Handsworth Secondary School in North Vancouver. This event raises money for the Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation in memory of Strachan. SHLF provides youth the opportunity to achieve their full potential through sports and education. Please see website for more details.

Fall Trail Running Races – still 2 local races left!

Run the North Shore still has two trail running races left on the schedule for 2010 in North Vancouver. The Hallow’s Eve race is October 24th and has two distances, 10 and 21 km. The last race, the Phantom Run, is on November 13th and has 3 distances – 12, 19 and 24 km. Both look like really fun events to end the season with!

RBC GranFondo finish!

This past Saturday (September 11, 2010) I took part in the inaugural RBC GranFondo, a 120km road ride from Vancouver to Whistler, BC. 4000 riders and myself hit the starting line early Saturday morning, and by 7 am our wheels were rolling through downtown on our way. I had never experienced riding with so many people at once before, it was an amazing but stressful experience! You really had to pay attention to your line and the other riders around you, not to mention the random dropped waterbottles, clothing and pylons on the road.

I road with some Active Life Team members, including my friends Jen, Heather and Leslie.

Proudly displaying our GranFondo Finisher medals!

There were a few crashes along the way, one of which included a teammate of ours. Luckily she managed to get back on her bike and finish the ride … tough chica! The ride included some significant climbing, however having lots of riders around and beautiful scenery was a welcome distraction .

Overall it was an amazing event. There were riders of all ages and abilities, it was trully inspiring! Our team finished 2nd in the women’s category, quite impressive for a team that didn’t actually ride together and road with various groups of friends instead!

Some of the gals have already signed up for it next year … very tempting! If you are interested, registration starts next week on September 20th. Check out: www.rbcgranfondowhistler.com for more details.