On June 20, 2015, 43 people challenged the course at White Butte. In 4 years of helping to put Mountain of Hope on, conditions have never been better. Most of the course was dry, the grass was manageable, mosquitoes were only a minor nuisance and the weather was fantastic!
Race Director Jason prepared some unique and excellent finisher’s medals:
What can I say? It was not the day I envisioned when planning this race. However, as Margaret surmised, despite the cold, wet, and mud, I think people had fun. Certainly it will be a day we will all remember for a long time.
Congratulations to all the runners who braved the elements and came out. You are all winners. Results are posted below. Continue reading →
Thanks to the superb efforts of Rick Minett and his fantastic team of volunteers, the Pasqua Lake Trail Challenge (PLTC) was a huge success! All feedback was positive, including one racer who wondered which race had the most sadistic race director – Mtn of Hope, Regina Beach, or PLTC?
Race day was bright and sunny, and a bit humid.
The meal catered by Smokin’ Joes Southern BBQ out of Fort Qu’Appelle was excellent.
And, the 56 runners performed very well! A few got lost, despite Rick’s well marked course, but, that’s trail running!
Regina Beach Trail Race was another success, with 45 starting and finishing the race. There were a couple of points of confusion on the course and a few who logged some extra miles, but that is trail running. We will take note of those locations for the next time.
A picture slideshow and results are posted below.
But first, a big thank you to all volunteers that helped out: Doug (race director, course marshall and host), Marilyn (hostess and food), Rob (timing), Robb and Jeannette (registration), Gareth (cooking), Patti (course marshall), a couple others on timing, and whoever else just pitched in! Continue reading →