To quote Justin, a two-times Knee Knackerer finisher, “I am in that post race week obsession with the website pictures.” To stretch the post race week obsession to week 2, the website banner photos have been updated with moments from the 2013 Race. Enjoy!
Several runners posted their blogs on our Facebook community page. Shockingly, not everyone is on Facebook so to help share the Knee Knacker experience, we’re posting some of the guest blogs — many from first-time Knee Knacker racers — here:
- Gary Robbins gets floored by a Mr. Freezie.
- Mike Murphy lays it all on the line for a new course Masters record.
- Nick Elson enjoyed the climb up to Eagle Bluffs. The cramping during the last quarter? Not so much.
- Jeff Pelletier finishes his first Knacker. It won’t be his last.
- Solana Klassen. Flat cola or hugs? Both are energy boosters.
- Joshua Weiss fights through the darkness and comes out the other side.
- David Parkin and his diary of a running man.
- Jason Eads, a first-timer who trained exclusively on the flat Florida landscape.
- North Shore Rescue provided safety coverage for the race. As always, we’re extremely grateful for their support to help keep everyone safe. (Side note: The 2013 Knee Knacker fundraising campaign for North Shore Rescue will be open until July 31.)
- The Oatmeal: The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances. This blog has been circulating on the blogosphere and it’s worth sharing, if only to make you consider why you run. Whether enlightened or banal, it’s all good.
Check out Karen Chow’s Race Day Photos from the top of Hollyburn Chute here.
Note: The dark spots on some photos are the resident bugs.
Check out Knee Knacker veteran Randy Atkinson’s Race Day Photos at the LSCR Aid Station here.
Did you forget to pick up your drop bag from the finish line? Or maybe you misplaced a tent fly (cover) at one of the aid stations? In either case, you have until this Saturday, July 20 to claim your belongings. Email Kelsy to get your lost luggage back. (After this weekend, unclaimed items will be sent to the circular luggage carousel in the sky.)
For Immediate Release
The 25th running of the Knee Knackering North Shore Trail Run (“the Knee Knacker”) took place on Saturday, July 13, 2013, with ideal conditions on the trail and in the air. This was in stark contrast to the warm, muggy conditions of 2012. The trail itself was free of snow and the recent warm, dry weather had firmed up most of the muddy patches left behind. The race was on! The only thing standing in the way of the runners was 30 knarly miles along the trails of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains, with over 16,000 feet of elevation change. Continue reading
Finish Line race photos by Richard So are posted here. These photos can be downloaded for free; there is no fee for finish line photos.
(To download a finish line photo, click the desired photo’s thumbnail so that it displays as the main image . Move your mouse over the main image and a flyout menu bar will appear. Click the folder icon with the green arrow to download the photo to your computer. For mobile devices, press and hold the main image. An option will display to let you save the photo to your photo album.)
More Race Day photo galleries coming soon…
Check out David Cox’s Race Photos around the Finish Line Area here.
Spectacular views, enthuastic Knee Knackerers, bugs and a hovering helicopter sums up Eagle Bluffs on Race Day. Herman, a Knee Knacker veteran, was the mosquito net cladded photographer on Eagle Bluffs. In the video footage, Herman can be seen running around finding a viewpoint to capture both runners and the helicopter.
The results of Herman’s running around Eagle Bluffs can be found here.
From photo #56 onwards, the helicopter started to appear. The black spots in some photos are the neighbourhood bugs.
Note: The video footages will be posted soon.