The Hollyburn Chute section of the Baden Powell is in great shape this year. After inspecting it today, we can report that it’s basically snow free, save for a few short patches south of the Blue Gentian Lake trail junction. North of the junction, there’s still continuous snow about 60cm-90cm deep. And unlike last year when people were doing contortions through all the blowdowns, this year the area is free of downed trees. Let your training begin!
Baden Powell Trail condition, April 11, 2014 near the Blue Gentian Lake junction.
Several people have asked if the Knee Knacker is involved with the Baden Powell Memorial Connector project. We fully support the project’s goal to create a new section of trail to bypass Indian River Road, but the race is not officially involved with the project. If you’d like to support the Baden Powell Memorial Connector project, go to http://bpmemorialconnector.com/
There’s more nervousness and excitement with tonight’s race lottery results than the Oscar’s Best Picture category. But how can you keep up with the results? First, gather your family and friends. These are the folks who–win or lose–you’ll need for support. Second, grab some snacks and your favourite beverage. (Add beverages as required.) Third, starting at 8pm, huddle around your computer or mobile device where you can:
- Go to our Facebook community page to see the live results, or
- If you’re not on Facebook (gasp!), visit our Lottery Results page and click your browser’s refresh button periodically to display the latest results.
Good luck to everyone!
When I think of Tim, my heart is filled with immense gratitude. Tim’s legacy is already being seen in the outpouring of love and respect from people whose lives he touched with his generosity, skill, leadership and care. On behalf of the Knee Knacker community, our thoughts go out to Tim’s family, his friends and North Shore Rescue.
North Shore Rescue, under Tim’s leadership, has been an integral part of Knee Knacker for over 15 years. Runner safety is our utmost concern and having Tim’s expertise on our organizing committee was a source of pride for us. Every year, Tim and his amazing crew met us at the crack of dawn to begin the exciting journey of getting 200+ runners safely over 30 miles to the finish line. As Race Director, I took great comfort in knowing we were as prepared as we could be, and as a runner, I felt safe throughout the day.
At Knee Knacker 2012, Tim was planning on stopping by the evening banquet to accept our thanks. At 8:03pm, we received a text saying, “Curtis & Bruce on the way… guess where I am” with a photo from within the rescue helicopter with a view of the Lions. Tim had spent the whole day with his team and our race, and didn’t miss a beat when he was called out.
Thank you Tim. We miss you.
Tim Jones: husband, father, friend, colleague, leader. Giving back immeasurably with the BC Ambulance Service and North Shore Rescue.