Lord of the Loop(s) - 1km Fun Run/Picnic

18 Jun 2011 11:00
18 Jun 2011 13:00
Capilano Salmon Hatchery Picnic Area, Capilano Canyon, North Vancouver, BC

My name is Max & I am 9 years old.

I love trail running. So does my dad. I love running on the trails with my dad, but his races are too long for me, so I can’t race with him. I couldn’t find a trail race for kids or friends of ultrarunners so I thought there should be one.
This race is for all of those people who want to try trail running, but can’t run really far or even very fast. Even if you are really good at running far, you can do this race & try to run really fast. Or you can run with someone you have always wanted to run with.
This is a fun race so you can run, walk, or crawl. Bring your friends, children, grandparents, wife, or husband & see who can do the fastest loop. Or who can do the most loops. Or maybe you can run together as a team. Whatever you do, you must have fun!
Bring food because it’s a picnic.
Race Director
What: A family style event that features a picnic & a self-timed time-trial on the Coho Loop trail …a 1km loop in the Capilano Canyon trail system. 
Where: Capilano Fish Hatchery Picnic area.
It is located on the south side of the turnaround at the Hatchery Pavillion.
It’s covered, so we will be there rain or shine.
Everyone is encouraged to bring some food & drink and enjoy the social atmosphere as we encourage everyone through their loop(s). Sorry….the Park forbids the consumption of alcohol.
There is limited parking nearby, so you "real" runners may have to drop the family off first, park the car up the road, & take a short warm-up run back to the picnic area....depends on the tourist volume that day. 
18 June 2011
The race is styled as a self-timed time-trial. 
You start your own watch at the start of the loop, & you stop it as you finish the loop. Run it once, twice, or several hundred times. It’s up to you.
It’s convenient enough that you could incorporate it in the middle of your training day as you wind your way between the Cap-Pacific trail & the Baden-Powell.

Who is registered?
The Coho Loop in the CapilanoCanyon, North Vancouver, BC.
-start at the picnic area near the cul-de-sac.
-turn right to cross the CableBridge.
-turn left at the end of the bridge & follow the Coho Loop trail along the WestCanyon rim.
-turn left over the pipe bridge.
-turn left at the Coho Loop trail along the EastCanyon rim.
-take the right fork after the Cable Lookout.
-finish at the picnic area.
 ***hint: keep the Capilano River on your left side.***
Awards will be given for a variety of categories…some will be made up as we go…so you don’t need to be the fastest guy/gal to get a prize.
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. Please indicate your participation via the registration form so that I can plan enough awards (if you are bringing someone with you who will run, fill out one form for each participant...  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.
Aid Station:
Every 1km (duh!)...as long as you provide it.
Bring your own picnic food or superfuel. There are washrooms at the Hatchery facility.
There will be a result sheet at the picnic area that people will fill out as they complete each lap & results will be posted shortly after the event for all the world to see.
Remember: No whining!!!



mudrunner's picture

Lord of the Loops Run Report

After last year's construction & the replacement of the historic Capilano River pipe bridge, the Lord of the Loops finally made it's return!

Although the weather wasn't as stellar as it was in 2009, the cooler temperatures were perfect for trail running in the North Shore rainforest. This year's event saw a smaller crowd than the inaugural year. Perhaps due to the weather, but more than likely due to the high level of commitments & activities that fall at this time of year...Race Director Max is talking about a late summer/autumn edition to accomodate all those that were unavailable but eager to participate.

For the 15 people that participated, there were handouts all-around, including some goody bags, gummy worms, & raspberries courtesy of Julia Lawn, & Fruit Loops (get it?) & donuts courtesy of Ken & Becky Legge.

The Crerar/Lawn Clan were well represented & showed real family spirit by completing their first loop within seconds of each other. Isla, Pippa, & Harry made sure that mom Julia was able to keep up  & navigate the course without issue. Dad Dave is tapering for Western States next week, so he made sure not to over-do it.

Harry Crera set the record for most loops this year by completing 5. He showed great restraint in the earliest lap (which perhaps allowed him to go the extra km's), & used the extra stamina to post this year's fastest time of 7:27.

Although injured, & therefore unable to run, Race Director Max managed to contain himself & walked two laps....one of which was a respectable 11:10.

Ken & Becky showed up a bit later & posted the 2nd fastest Loop of the day together at 8:20. Perhaps it was due to the Fruit Loops, but Becky is looking  like a future favourite for the Ironman as she arrived at the event fresh out of the water, having just finished her morning swim. One had to wonder if she managed to take her bike around her block a few times after the race was over.

One record was shattered this year. Our youngest participant managed a (slightly aided...but fair) circuit of the Coho Loop with new mom & dad, Killain & Guy. Casey Trotter obliterated the age record!! At the tender age of 56 DAYS (!!!), Casey entered his first event ever & it looks like mom & dad will have to build an addition to hold all of the future medals, shirts, & trophies that are sure to fill his room. Congratulations to Guy & Killain, & welcome little Casey!!

Each participant was awarded for their efforts with their choice of a jalapeno or cactus bandana, & a Canada bracelet courtesy of the Race Director

Thanks to all those kids & parents who participated....Keep your eyes on the Fat Ass calendar for the late summer/fall edition.


Partial Reults:

Harry C.: 20:00/9:25/7:27/10:00/13:40

Pippa C.: 22:37

Isla C.: 22:47

Julia L.: 22:47/14:37

David C.: 9:25/10:00/?

Casey T.:23:26

Killain S.: 23:26

Guy T.: 23:26

Becky L.: 8:20

Ken L.: 8:20

Glenn P.: 11:10

Maxim P.: 11:10/13:40

David Crerar's picture

Great event, Max & Glenn!

Thanks agains for organising this great event. Lots of fun for the whole fam-damly. 

Killaine's picture


Thanks so much to Max and Glenn for the fun event. Casey will treasure his cactus bandana for years to come as a nice memento of his first running race! Just a small correction on his age - he is in fact only 33 days old!!

See you next time!

Killaine, Guy, and Casey 

mudrunner's picture

Duly noted...

....I must've figured he was 5 metric weeks old....but in fairness to Casey, he is as mature as any 56 day old I've ever met.

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