Mount Niles Col and Wenkchemna Pass

Just a normal weekend when you live in Calgary.  Heading up to the mountains on Friday after work for a couple of days of fantastic day hiking. The best of our two hikes was the hike to Mount Niles in Yoho National Park, just on the BC side of the Rockies near to Lake Louise.   Given this … [Read more…]

The Skyline

The Skyline is an epic point to point 45 km trail in Jasper National Park with around 30 km spent above the tree line in alpine valleys and along fabulous ridges.  While a spectacular hike, it’s also very busy – lots of trail runners completing the trail in one day. Our sense of being in the … [Read more…]

Boston Marathon, Vermont, and Montreal

Getting to Boston was a three year journey. After two years spent trying to run a qualifying time, I finally made it in the 2015 Vancouver Marathon with my 3:09:30 qualifying run.  Combined with turning 40, this meant I comfortably beat the 3:15 qualifying time and the journey began in earnest. Training in Calgary didn’t … [Read more…]