Typically communication is an important part of the team event in skimo racing. Racing the Puchar Pilska Teams race in Poland over the weekend, the only common language between my partner and I was ‘go’ and ‘dobre’ (‘good’ in Slovak). Luckily these were really all that was necessary.
This weekend was the Canadian Skimo National Championships at Kicking Horse Resort in Golden BC. Last year it was a great event and I finished 2nd behind Scott Simmons. This year was a bit of a different story. The previous organizer took a step back so Stano and I took on the challenge of organizing[…]
Sunday I raced the final event in the Coast Mountain Trail Series called Survival of the Fittest. I was hesitant to enter the 18km race starting and finishing at Quest Univ. in Squamish but decided to go for it. The race features a huge climb off the start with several big ones to follow. The[…]
Saturday was my first trail running race of the year. I haven’t been running as much this year as last year but have been trying to ramp it up as ski season comes to a close. Loop the Lakes is a 22km race on the trails around Alice Lake Park including the Four Lakes Trail[…]
The 2013 Canadian Ski Mountaineering Cup wrapped up this weekend with the Ken Jones Classic at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta. I left Vancouver early and made it to Lake Louise late in the afternoon. I had just enough time to go for a quick leg-stretcher ski behind the hostel along the river. The[…]