Mutha's Nature Trail Run - 2011

2 October 2011 - 7 Starters

Report: As always, the weather gods shined down on the spirit of the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, James Brown.  RIP.  OK maybe not on him, but a trail run participated in a small but eager group of Fat Asses; which is named after his album Mutha's Nature, which aside from being one of his funkiest, also has a record cover which almost seems to be almost be a picture of his head superimposed on this course.  

For some reason this run always seems to be a great way to capture the last of the fall rays before the ten months of rain begin.  Eleven this year.  Not quite warm enough to get some sun on your balls at Wreck Beach, but not cold enough to go into hibernation just yet.

We had the pleasure of both Sibylle Tinsel, our club matriarch, and Ean "Somebody's Great-Great-Grandfather" Jackson, our club patriarch.  Usually eager to slug it out was Rachel Fouladi, although today she was eager to enjoy some beverages at her UniverCity condo instead after downgrading to the 10K.  We also had Jay Jardine and Kim Taylor doing the 10K, and Adrian Powell. who was the only person to take on the 50K.

I elected partway through the run to do the 25K.  I had threatened my coach with 50K at track but wisened up increasingly.  I really didn't see anyone out there after I passed Sibylle who cut through the park to take care of some business until I passed Adrian who was going up Pandora's Trail when I was coming down.

Back on the Trans-Canada Trail I ran into Chris Downey, fresh off a 2nd place finish at the Pine to Palm 100 miler in Oregon. I ended up talking to him for about 20 minutes, then coasted in to finish in 2:30 on the button.  2:10 of running with a break near the end, I'm sure coach John Hill won't think I went too hard at least!  Oh well Victoria Half next weekend I'll be good and rested.

All in all beautiful weather and some good people for a casual run on some easy trails.

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First Name Last Name Event Time Time
Adrian Powell 50km 2 6:20
Ryan Conroy 25km 2 2:10
Rachel Fouladi 10km 2+1  
Kim  Taylor 10km 2  
Jay Jardine 10km 2  
Ean Jackson 10km 1+1  
Sibylle Tinsel custom 2+1 0:40












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