Mountain of Hope Results

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.

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Getting Prepared for Mountain of Hope

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

Tips for Snowshoe Racing

With the first ever Sask-quatch Hustle quickly approaching, a few hints on what to expect are in order.

A little research revealed that the Yeti race series has some good information on preparation for the race and what to bring.

What To Bring For The Event

  • Snowshoes
  • Running shoes or light hikers
  • Long tights or waterproof/breathable pants
  • Gators, some people like them
  • Warm outerwear for between heats or prior to the race starting.

Make sure that you layer, you will be cold at the start line and then heat up the same way as you do on the road or in the trails. You will probably take off a layer after you start.

  • Base layer, mid layer and light running jacket
  • Gloves
  • Sun glasses, just in case
  • Sun screen, just in case
  • Hydration, water bottle or back pack

After The Event

  • Change of clothes. You won’t want to sit through the awards and prizing in your cold and wet clothing from the race.
  • Warm outerwear. To ensure that you stay warm when standing still.
  • Money. There will be food and a beer tent (hosted by South Sask Mountain Bike Club)