Flash - Capilano Nights 1107

6 Apr 2011 19:00
6 Apr 2011 19:00
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.
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.

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,




Hi Sibylle and Ean,

Thank you so much for an awesome Race yesterday! The photos and videos are great too!

I am going to have to miss tomorrow night because my back is still giving me pain when I run. I figure it must have been when I tried to move my bed - unpacking on Friday. Grrr...anyway I will be in touch soon, and hopefully will be able to make next weeks Capilano Falls Flash run.

Thanks again - I had a blast meeting everyone on Sunday. Sibylle - you were a great trail buddy (thanks for hanging back with me)!

Emily Bridger

Sibylle's picture

Ouch, Emily.  Sorry you hurt

Ouch, Emily.  Sorry you hurt your back.  Hope it gets better soon.

Thanks for running/hiking with me.  Enjoyed the snow ;-) 

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