Showing posts from September, 2014

Rubble Creek Classic

I ran the Rubble Creek Classic on Sunday as my last race of the season. A beautiful, challenging 25k in Garibaldi Provincial Park, the route takes runners up the Helm Creek trail in Whistler, across the cinder flats at the base of Black Tusk, through Taylor Meadows, and down the Garibaldi Lake trail switchbacks. When I say "up" and "down", here's what I'm talking about:
It's not a race for the faint of heart, nor for the weak of knees, for that matter. I finished in 2 hrs 49, which put me at 11th woman (again!) and 37th overall. I definitely was not in race mode for this event; I hadn't run much since the 50k last month and, although I still feel like I have lots of endurance, I don't have that spring in my legs that comes with targeted training. I went into this with the goal of simply enjoying myself, and I must say: if there is an event to do for the pure joy of trail running, it is this one. Here are a few pictures I took along that top flat-…