The runners I was able to chat with at Mountain of Hope enjoyed themselves. A few suggested there was water more than knee deep – but it didn’t sound like a complaint.
Early arriving runners warmed up with a dash to their cars while a short downpour drenched anyone left outside. A nice breeze left the mosquitoes to lurk from a distance. And for me, I never found any ticks – bonus!
A big thank you to volunteers for the event – Linda, Doug, Patti, Danielle, Gareth, Lee, Wanda, Roweena, Tom and Rick, as well as to the Running Room staff. These people made the event possible. Forgive me if I missed anyone.
Mountain of Hope (MoH) is a little different than your typical Regina road race. First of all, it is not a road race – it is a trail race. As far as trail races go, MoH is fairly tame. There is a fair bit of space to run, the footing is generally pretty good, slopes aren’t too steep, but you will get your feet wet. There are hills, but they are Regina hills, so they aren’t too big.
There are a few things you should be prepared for at MoH. And a few other tidbits that are just good to know. Continue reading →