Flash - 5Peaks Burnaby Mountain Warm Up 2010

22 May 2010 09:00
Burnaby Mountain, BC Canada


  • A fun and free group run with some old friends and maybe some new ones
  • 6.3km and 9.8km distances on some great trails
  • low-key familiarization run on the Sport (6.3K) and Enduro (9.8K) courses of the 5Peaks Simon Fraser University Race.
  • Combination of single-track hiking & biking trails trails. Starts at the top of Burnaby Mountain, drops down to the base of the mountain then back up. A challenging run with a total elevation gain of 402 m on the Sports Course and 
    and 614 m on the Enduro Course
  • faster and slower pace groups on each course, so there's something for everyone


  • trail runners of any ability who would like to discover some new, but might not want to go it alone
  • trail runners who are registered or thinking of signing up for the popular 5Peaks race at Simon Fraser University on Saturday 12 June 2010.  Get to know the trail you will race on so you can kick some butt on race day!

When: Saturday, 22 May 2010 at 9:00am


  • Please register for this free event here. There is no fee and you don't need to be a member of Club Fat Ass to participate in a Flash event, however whining is not allowed. You are responsible for your own well being and safety and should be self sufficient.
  • Please read the Release of All Claims. By participating in this event you agree to the terms of the Release of All Claims.


  • Can't make it on the 22nd, but would like to pre-run the courses?  Print-off detailed descriptions for Sport and Enduro courses.
  • Want to lead a group? Group leaders receive a free entry into the Club Fat Ass and 5Peaks event of their choice between now and the end of 2010. First come, first served.  If interested, contact Sibylle

How to get to the start

Directions to Simon Fraser University

  • From the East: 
    Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) going west — take the Gaglardi Way exit 37. 
    Lougheed Highway (Highway 7) going west — turn right (north) onto Gaglardi Way. 
    Turn right (east) on University Dr E., then turn left (west) on University High Street, which turns into E Campus Road. Follow E Campus Road until Parking Lot “C”.
  • From the West: 
    Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) going east — take the Gaglardi Way exit 37. Turn left (north) on University Dr E., then turn left (west) on University High Street, which turns into E Campus Road. Follow E Campus Road until Parking Lot “C”.
    Lougheed Highway (Highway 7) going east — turn left (north) at Gaglardi Way. Turn left (north) on University Dr E., then turn left (west) on University High Street, which turns into E Campus Road. Follow E Campus Road until Parking Lot “C”.
    Hastings Street (Highway 7A) going east — take the right lane exit at the traffic light at Barnet Highway (just past the pedestrian overpass). Continue onto Burnaby Mountain Parkway. Turn left (north) on University Dr E., then turn left (west) on University High Street, which turns into E Campus Road. Follow E Campus Road until Parking Lot “C”.
  • Remember… Parking lot “C” is $3.00 cash parking only. Please have exact change.


5 Peaks Burnaby Mountain Sport 2009.pdf113.3 KB
5 Peaks Burnaby Mountain Enduro 2009.pdf122.06 KB


Craig Moore's picture


Starter photo:

May 22, 2010 - 21 Starters

Report - We had a nice cool day for a group run on top of Burnaby Mountain. In fact it was only about 8C with a breeze that lacked the warmth of the previous few days when temperatures where up to double that. I for one kept my sweatshirt on until we started to run.

Starting in parking lot C was the right place to be for access to the race day course, but, as many of us hadn't been there before it was a little fun to find. Slowly everyone trickled in after driving in circles a bit and making phone calls to help locate the lot. Then we had the challenge of buying a parking ticket to steer clear of the campus security forces that I saw driving around. Actually, that was a nice way for some of us to get a little warm up run because the ticket meter was quite a distance from the area where we parked (it was $3.25 per hour or $6.50 for the day).

A quick survey at the start showed us there was a good balance between first timers and veterans to the course and also several Club Fat Ass members to share in the fun. We headed out a few minutes after 9:00 am and quickly split into small groups. Once we got into the trees, we found the first part of the trail is an exciting and very twisty downhill before coming out much lower on the hill at the Power Line Trail. Janice and I were carefully corralling the rear of the group while Debra and John were happily keeping us company.

John and I stuck to the shorter Sport Course after seeing Janice and Debra circle around for the second loop of the Enduro Course. And that meant we got to experience the thrill of Cardiac Trail before everyone else. There wasn't a lot of talking up there as John steamed ahead of me. And eventually we watched as the leaders, Byron and Heather, came back to parking lot C, with the others finishing soon thereafter.

Thankfully, this event was uneventful except for the adventures in parking. And for those of us doing the race on Saturday June 12, we now know what to expect, when to push it hard, and how to avoid the heartbreak of Cardiac Trail. Lastly, thanks to the leaders as always for helping out. 

First Name Last Name Event
Brent Davidson Enduro - 9.8km
Byron Vallis Enduro - 9.8km
David Pollock Enduro - 9.8km
Debby Clarke Enduro - 9.8km
Eric Lorenz Enduro - 9.8km
Gabi Nagtova Enduro - 9.8km
Heather Urquhart Enduro - 9.8km
Jami Bennett Enduro - 9.8km
Janice Vallis Enduro - 9.8km
Jiyoung Cho Enduro - 9.8km
Ken Fun Enduro - 9.8km
Lana McGarry Enduro - 9.8km
Pamela Keck Enduro - 9.8km
Susan Kamachi Enduro - 9.8km
John Pickles Sport - 6.3km
Ward Beemer Leader
Pamela Keck Leader
Eric Lorenz Leader
Janice Vallis Leader
Craig Moore Leader
Gabriela Stoian DNS
Greg Richardson DNS
Lisa Richardson DNS

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