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Monday, June 04, 2007

The Great Walk 2007

This years race was won by Steve Hanna from Comox.
300+ set off from Gold River B.C. on the 40 mile treck to Tahsis. Some new guys in the mix this time.
They took off from the get-go and I hardly saw them again.
Good three horse race up front, they worked hard at it and I think they all had the lead at on time or another.
I hovered around between 5th. and 8th. all morning, finishing 40 minutes behind my last time pace...
I didn't really need 2lts. of gatorade strapped to my back, but as I am used to training with that extra weight, I knew that I wasn't going to crap-out, mind you I MIGHT have been 30 minutes quicker without it!
Saw all my old buddies, some of them were still talking about the EB Ultras.
Elaine did really good, she PR'd by 52 minutes!
She has been training hard and attributes most of her success to the longer runs she has been doing with the Harriers plus her, 8 summits of Mount Douglas, training runs.
Highlight of the W/E was flying back by float plane from Tahsis to Gold River!
What a view, I never liked that two hour bus ride, from the finish back to Gold River.

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