Well it was quite a year.
I went from completing my first Ultra (Trailstoke on Aug 29, 2015 -55km – 3500m gain) to being hooked on exploring, racing, and running in the forest. It is an easy thing to get hooked on, I’m quite convinced trail runners aren’t the crazy ones. Or maybe we are just the right type of crazy that I totally will jump on board with.
Ok so here is a recap of all of the races, from last October to this October, and what an amazing year it really was. I love reflecting on this stuff so much that I actually have trouble getting rid of my old agendas (yup I use the old school paper agendas) because it is so relaxing to flip through and see years filled with events and things I love.
I am fairly competitive and it makes racing fun for me, it is probably also the reason I have most of these numbers recorded 🙂
October 10, 2015: Run Ridge Run- 3:18, not sure on placing(didn’t write it down!)
October 11, 2015 (yup, my first back to back race and so far my only): Goodlife 1/2 Victoria – 1:39, 17th in age
November 7, 2015: Bellingham 1/2 – 2:35, 1st in age, 5th female
November 14, 2015: Bear Mountain 10km – 45:54, 1st in age, 4th female
February 21, 2016: LordHill 20miler – 3:16, 1st in age, 2nd female
February 27, 2016: Run Ridge Run – 3:21, 12th female
March 6, 2016: West Van 10km – 10kmPB: 42:48, 5th in age
April 9, 2016: Zion 50km – 5:34, 4th female
April 16, 2016: Alice Lake 5 Peaks 11km – 1:10, 3rd in age
April 23, 2016: Nimble Bear 25km – 2:52, 2nd female, 6 overall
May 7, 2016: Golden Ears 5 Peaks 13km – 1:19, 1st in age
May 21, 2016: Sun Mountain 50 miler – 9:37, 12th female
June 11, 2016: Mt. Seymour 5 peaks 12km: 1:09, 2nd in age
June 18, 2016: Kusam Climb: 3:38, 12th female, 3rd in age
July 16, 2016: Cypress 5 Peaks 11.5k – 1:11, 1st in age
August 21, 2016: Squamish 25km – 2:34, 6th female, 2nd in age, 26 overall
August 27, 2016: Whistler 5 peaks 10.6km – 1:13, 1st female
September 10, 2016: Finlayson Arm 50km – 7:55, 5th female, 20 overall, 2nd in age
September 24, 2016: Whistler Alpine Meadows 55km – 8:03, 3rd female
October 1, 2016: Buntzen 5 peaks 15km – 1:46, 3rd female, 1st in age
With all of that in one year, I have taken sometime to not race in the last two months and I am very excited to have come up with a goal for next year. I won’t share until I have registered and am able to be sure it is happening, but I am pretty excited about it already.