its it's a Snowshoe Blitz

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Lacrosse Quest 24


  • Start: 7.00pm Friday May 4th 2012

  • Finish: 7.00pm Saturday May 5th 2012

  • Location:South Fish Creek Recreational Centre, Calgary

  • RTP Fundraising Target: $50,000

  • RTP Fundraising Actual: $1,510

.I love snowshoeing. In early February, I spotted the following on the Blitz website:

"Be a part of the fastest growing outdoor winter activity and the fastest new emerging sport, snowshoeing. The Blitz Snowshoe Fun Run is a great day of hiking or running groomed snowshoe trails while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Banff area in the Alberta Rockies.

An easy 5km snowshoe trail designed for all ages and abilities. Whether you have personal goals and challenges you need to meet and exceed or just want to get out with the family and enjoy winter in Alberta, the 5km loop will be fun for all.

Or for those looking for a little bit more of a challenge, register for the 10km snowshoe trail which will include double track and tree trails with moderate rolling hills and elevation gain."

Well, I knew what they meant about "a little bit more challenge". Three years ago I had completed my first snowshoe race on this same course at Mount Norquay. It was a killer. That hadn't put me off and in March, the same year; I headed up to Yellowknife and completed a 44km snowshoe ultra marathon.

Since then a number of the members of the Cochrane Red Rock Running and Tri Club have bought racing snow shoes and on Saturday March 3rd a group of us headed to the mountains. This band of racers included a rookie. Lau Mafuru is from Tanzania and has recently arrived in Cochrane. He had never snow shoed before. That morning he rented a pair of snowshoes and headed out. He came 5th in the 5km race.

Now, that's impressive!

Quote of the Day

"Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction"
A lost runner on the Canadian Death Race

Lots of fun at the Blitz snowshoe 10km and 5km runs at Mount Norquay



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