Um, yes, this part of the website’s renovations took a while. But the main contractor and logo supplier are perfectionists, and they couldn’t install just any logo. This particular logo was carefully chosen by them after several trips to a special logo foundry in Vancouver. Many versions were made but only this one, cast in a special black and white plaster, was deemed good enough to put over the front door. We hope you like it too.
As a runner, what you experience is a fun, well organized event. But there’s a lot of work that has to be done before we can put up the Start and Finish lines for you to cross. For example, to hold the race we need approval from various municipal, regional, and provincial bodies, as well as private companies. In total, there are eight permits and we started applying for them back in January. Many thanks to all of them, and that’s just one of the many details that goes into the Knee Knacker!
This month’s website header photos were taken by Karen Chow, Graham Johnson, Dave McKie, and Howard Ryujin. If you want the full version of any header photos, go to the photo archives to search through the SmugMug albums.
Heather’s blog from the 2011 race describes the event in terms of fishy crackers, cookies, and potato chips. What’s not to like?
Not everyone runs a sub-six hour Knee Knacker race. And it’s not for lack of trying, it’s just that all those pesky North Shore mountains get in your way. So from Edward Sargisson, here’s what happened in his 2011 race.
Baseball is all about numbers. Sometimes that’s the same for running. In that vein, Enzo, our statistician-in-residence, has updated the historical race statistics on our summary statistics page. The first seven statistics on the summary page now includes the results from last year’s race. Take a look and start some positive mental reinforcement–where do you want to be on that list for this year, and what plan do you have to get there?
The dust has settled, the paint has dried, and all the boxes have been unpacked (so that’s where we put the good dishes!). But there are still some minor changes needed on the website before we can really feel at home. For example, we’ve recently added or updated these pages (happy reading!):
We continue to look for and highlight various runner’s blogs to encourage and inspire you. This one is Andy Aitch’s 2011 race day experience.
Check out Andrew Wong’s photos from 2012 Lottery Night.