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Longest Day 5km Run

On June 15th in the evening, I participated in the Longest Day 5km Run with my son and my Dad.  Three generations of runners.  The big draw of this race is the post race BBQ.  Because it is an evening race, it is a bit harder to figure out your pre race nutrition.  But he post race nutrition is fantastic and included in your entry fee.

We had planned to run together but that quickly changed when I started off too fast downhill.  After the first km, we settled into a more reasonable pace.  Once we stopped at the 1/2 way water station, my son dropped me like a bad habit.  I could see him in the distance for about 1km but then lost him as he pulled even further ahead.  My Dad, who is a faster runner than me, is injured and made the smart choice to take it easy.


5km
Son's time:  25:24
My time:  26:23
Dad's time:  27:01

All very respectable times but we were certainly out run by the 13 year old.  


Mom and Son


Mom and Son


Daughter and Father


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Fun

In early February, I bought a season's pass to Grouse Mountain.  I have owned a pass in the past but not in for a few years.  My main goal was to get up on Monday and/or Wednesday nights for the Social Snowshoe.  90 minutes snowshoeing up the Snowshoe Grind and over the back side of Dam Mountain.  Headlamps required.

Full Moon

Fellow Snowshoers
View of Vancouver
Yes, these are terrible photos.  I only took photos this one time.  I realized that the iPhone will not take good photos in these conditions and you miss the actual moment trying to get a good photo.
In addition to Grouse, I have been up to Cypress Mountain Nordic area two times this season
First trip to Cypress
Our friend The Raven

Map of the snowshoe trails
Happy hikers today
Happy hikers today