SAAers tackle Juan de Fuca Trail Run
Pat M, JJ Hill and myself (Colin Rice) joined a few other runners and did the Juan de Fuca trail run on Sunday. This flash event was an epic 47 km long trail run with a bit of everything included. It also at 10 Â½ hours more than doubled my previous ever longest run. Here are two links to the photos.
Pat M, JJ and I ran with Kathy McKay and Willie Schuurman from China Beach to Port Renfrew on Sunday. We also met up with Bev from Nanaimo. We ran on forest trails, over roots and rocks, along numerous beaches, up steep hills, down treacherous slopes, over 54 creeks, along narrow logs, suspension bridges, boardwalks, ladders, climbing ropes, angry wasp nests, bear (1), a sea lion, naturalists, backpackers, etc. The stings, bruises, scrapes and mud were all part of the epic adventure. Patâ€™s parent and their longtime friends showed us amazing hospitality with a pre-event dinner, accommodations and the set up of an impressive aid station at Sombrio Beach. I was the slowest at 10 and Â½ hours but I enjoyed every minute of it. Now if only my legs would stop hurting.