Flash - Capilano Nights 1103

23 Feb 2011 19:00
23 Feb 2011 20:30
The Yellow Beacon, North Vancouver BC

A week-day evening trail run, in a group. Expect mud, rain, cold temperatures, total darkness, slippery roots and stairs. Prepare for the upcoming Mardigras Night Run.
Getting your post-work day, winter-time trail run done is less miserable with company. Even if you already know (and bored of) the trails in Capilano Canyon, I promise you’ll see something new, and besides, everything is different in the dark.

Wednesday, February 23, at 7pm in the evening.

Meet at the Yellow Beacon (Ean and Sibylle's house). If you need the address, please comment below.

It's a secret, but there will be a short briefing at the start. Will consist of a 60-90 minutes run on roads and trails (50/50) in and around Capilano Canyon.
Different route every week.

Park route map is available here.

The Plan:
Meet at The Yellow Beacon, short briefing, start running in a group led by me at a
slow (!) pace, finish at the Yellow Beacon, go home and rest.

Is This Run For Me?
We'll be going at a slow pace (>10/mile). You should be comfortable with trail running, and with running in the dark.
Mostly these are not very technical trails, and we are in the middle of the city; however it will be dark, cold, wet, muddy, and slippery. You may fall. You may also have a lot of fun.

Don’t forget:
A good strong headlamp/flashlight, a cellphone and a silver emergency blanket.

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. No registration is required but please indicate your participation via the comment form below. 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.

Planning to come or have questions?
Add a new comment or email me.

Looking forward to running together,



Sibylle's picture

It was a dark and blustery

It was a dark and blustery night as Claudia and I set out for our night run.  We stayed dry, despite the swirls of snow blowing in the beams of our headlamps.  Did anybody mention that they didn't need their lights during a recent night run...well, let me tell you, Capilano Canyon is pitch black after sunset.  The tree canopy is so thick and the canyon walls so steep that no city light reflection helps to illuminate the trails.

Both still in recovery mode, we stayed on easy trails with one steep hill thrown in and finished the run on quiet neighborhood roads.

Unfortunately, both Dana and Joanne missed running with Claudia and myself tonight.  We waited for about 3 minutes, but then decided that it was too cold to wait any longer.  Appears that Joanne got lost and Dana didn't have my address.  We'll try again next week!

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