In my list of races, the key races will be those long-distance races. I have 5 ultra planned, and that is both ambitious and exciting for a novice ultra runner.
The Nootka Trail will be done this year, finalling finishing the major coastal trails of the Island. I am pretty sure the time will not be as important as just completing it, and enjoying the experience.
The E/B 50k will be one where I attempt to run a consistent 50k distance without walking. This is always much easier said than done.
The 63k Great Walk will take the place of the Kusam Klimb this year. I will hopefully cruise out in front for the duration of the race with Myke Labelle.
Again, the JdF Trail will be done once again in August. I imagine not trying to be a record-setter this year, and hopefully I will be a bit more social this year with the group I run with.
After that, the rest of the year is slightly uncertain. The 56k Great Lake Walk begs me once again. I really hope that if it does happen, then it happens with a little less walking!
- Jan-Apr Island Series (I have no idea how many I will be able to do)
- Mar Nootka Trail 35-40k
- Apr TC 10k
- Apr-July GutBuster Series (I have no idea how many I will be able to do)
- May Elk/Beaver 50k
- May Campbell River 56k or Oak Bay 1/2
- June 6 Great Walk 63k
- July 19 Full Monty 50k
- July 26 Esquimalt 8k
- Aug Juan de Fuca 47k (North to South)
- Sept Great Lake Walk 56k
- Oct Shawnigan Lake 1/2
- Nov Bazett Farm XC
- Dec Stewart Mountain XC 16k