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Getting to Know Speedster Mel Bos

Mel Bos is one of Canada’s top ultra runners. Her long list of athletic accomplishments includes numerous podium finishes (White River 50mi, Frosty Mountain 50km, Whistler 50mi, HURT 100mi), outright wins (Scorched Sole 50mi) and course records (Lord Hill 50km and Walk in the Park 54km) – and that was […]

Yukon Arctic Ultra

The Yukon Arctic Ultra is called “the world’s coldest and toughest ultra”. It happens in early February on the trail for the Yukon Quest, a sled dog race. As an eastern Canadian the Yukon has captured my interest, with its pristine beauty and mountain ranges. Shortly after discovering my love […]

Lost Soul and Home Again

The seed to run Lost Soul Ultra was planted during my running of the 2010 SK Ultra. Dave, a running buddy, commented that if I wanted to have a real feeling of accomplishment, I should run the Lost Soul Ultra in Lethbridge. The idea of running LSU was put to […]

Rundle’s Revenge Race Report

Canmore Nordic Centre The North Face Rundle’s Revenge. Race report by Joanne Schmidt. I was sad to have missed Rundle’s revenge last year and was determined to participate this year despite having done my first 100 km a week before. I knew my legs would not be fresh, but sometimes […]

Canicule d’hiver et trail running

What! L’est du Canada a eu droit à un sacré coup de chaleur. Au beau milieu du mois de mars, nous avons été témoins d’une semaine où le mercure était tout près du 25C, une très mauvaise nouvelle pour la majorité des centres de ski de cette région qui ont […]

RACE FEATURE | Sinister 7

Building on its previous successes, the Sinister 7 Ultra + Relay reached new heights on December 1st as registration opened for the July 2012 race. In order to accommodate increased demand, the event was expanded to 1,200 runners from a previous maximum of 1,000. Even with the extra spots, relay […]

FROM DEATH TO LIFE

By: Lourdes Gutierrez-Kellam The Canadian Death Race … July 30, 2011. A personal story of challenge and triumph. 125k– of Extreme Mountain Trails. 3 – Summits. 17,000 ft – Elevation change. 1 – Wild River. 24 hour deadline. Let me just preface this by saying “Maybe I should have read […]