Short article in the Georgia Straight about this year’s race, including a training run video by William Schuurman.
Here are our last set of race photos:
- From various photographers: Some of the 250+ Knee Knacker Volunteers making it happen on race day
- From Karen Chow, slo-mo photos from Knee Knackering in the Snow. When viewing these photos, you should use the ‘Slideshow’ setting at its fastest possible speed for the best experience as the images are organized in motion-capture like sequences. Enjoy!
- From Andrew Wong, photos from Jun 19 Training Run at Nelson Canyon Park. The Runners’ wave.
Thank you runners and volunteers! Until next year.
Volunteer Knee Knacker Photography Team
It is illegal to drive and talk on a cell phone in BC. After what happened during the Seymour Grind photo shoot, I am extending this ban to include cameras too.
- While waiting for the first runner to come though, London Drugs called to confirm the photo order. While on the phone, Aaron Heidt came flying by. Throwing the phone down, I turned on the camera, pointed it at the fast moving runner and hoped the focus was pre-set. Nope.
- I phoned Dave, the Indian River Road photographer, to let him know that Aaron just flew past. While Dave described his route finding episode to Eagle Bluffs earlier that morning, Adam Campbell came flying by. Yeah, cell phone in left hand, camera in right hand. Time to put cell phone away.
Lesson: cell phone + camera + really fast runners = guaranteed fuzzy photos.
Here is another set of Karen Chow’s Race Day photos from Mount Seymour.
Meghan Rance spent race day making a video of her friend, Louse Oram, who won this year’s women’s division. You can view the video here. (Note: The video requires Adobe Flash.)
Another set of Damien Murphy’s Race Day photos from last 400m of BP and Panorama Park.
Well I had to smile at Andrew’s post last Sunday along the lines of ‘we’re all done until next year’… that shows Andrew’s level of organization and efficiency. I, on the other hand have been nursing my combined Knee Knacker “high” and “hangover” for a full week.
Thank you again to all of our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and runners who make the Knee Knacker what it is. I sincerely appreciate all of you who have reached out to send your thanks and offer help (for next year already!). We had the highest number of finishers this year at 198, and a full roster of 250 volunteers.
We will send out a survey to both runners and volunteers in the next week and I look forward to your feedback and suggestions. We’ve already got several interesting ideas about next year that we’ll look into over the upcoming months. (eg. Possibly live webcam for the finish line and a live/online lottery draw… no promises yet, but it could be fun.)
We do have a couple of lost and found items left – if anyone can identify the camera they lost and what piece of their Garmin equipment is missing, we do have these items ready for you to pick them up.
We’re proud this year to be donating $4,000 (plus any proceeds from the photos) to North Shore Search and Rescue, and very much appreciate their race day and year round support.
We will continue posting pictures (thank you Karen!), stories and info over the coming weeks, and then we will hibernate a bit while we enjoy the rest of the summer. Come the fall, we’ll gear up again and start to reach out with info prior to the end of the year.
Thank you for another outstanding year & happy trails,
The 23rd annual running of the Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run took place on Saturday, July 9, 2011, with clear skies and mild weather a marked improvement from the showers and dampness in the days leading up to the race. Course conditions were generally excellent, but the remaining snowpack on the peaks of the North Shore mountains provided an additional challenge along the 30-mile trail and demonstrated why the race is known as the “knarliest” in Canada and one of the most difficult ultra-marathons in North America. Continue reading
Check out Graham Johnson’s photos from Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.
Check out Ken Blowey’s photos from Cypress Mountain Checkpoint.