Unofficial training runs

A number of runners will be getting together on Wednesday nights for unofficial training runs on portions of the Baden-Powell trail. These runs are a great opportunity to experience parts of the KKNSTR race route and other local trails. All skill levels are welcome. Contact Clive Boness if you want to join him on these runs.

The details

  • When: 5:15 pm, every Wednesday, April 1 – July 1, 2015
  • Where: Cleveland Dam parking lot
  • Start: 5:30 pm
  • Duration: 1.5 – 2.5 hrs
  • Contact: Clive Boness

The schedule

Date RouteDistance (km)Duration (hrs)Notes
April 1Brother's Ck. and return8.01.0 - 1.25Route info
April 8Brother's Ck. Crossover Trail Loop1.25 - 1.5Route info
April 15St. George's Trail and return11.01.25 - 1.5Route info
April 22Hollyburn Chute and return10.0 - 13.01.5 - 1.75Route info
April 29Brother's Ck. Full Loop12.51.75 - 2.0Route info
May 6Lower Cypress Look out and return13.5 - 14.51.75 - 2.0Route info
May 13Extended Crossover Loop14?Head west up through the British Properties. At Millstream Road turn right (along the road) and then go left up Kildonan. At the top of the hill this turns into a trail. Follow the trail to the Brothers Creek Fire access road. Go up the access road until the start of the Crossover Trail by a little bridge. Follow this trail over to Brothers Creek and continue to the BP, following it to the top of Brewis. Go down Brewis until the Skyline Trail under the powerlines. Go left to reach the BP and then return to Cleveland Dam.
May 20Grouse Peak via BCMC Trail and return1.75 - 2.0Route info
May 27Hollyburn Chute to West Lake plateau and return13.01.75 - 2.0Route info
June 3Mountain Highway via St. George's Trail and return13.01.75 - 2.0Route info
June 10Hollyburn Ranger Cabin and return15.02.0 - 2.5Route info
June 17Grouse via Mountain Hwy. (Gondola or BCMC Trail down)14.52.0 - 2.5Route info
June 24Upper Cypress Lookout and return - "Due to Trail Closure this run will be re-routed - route TBA."17.52.0 - 2.5Route info
June 30Lower Cypress Lookout and return13.5 - 14.51.5 - 2.0Route info
This run is on June 30 since July 1 is Canada Day.
July 8Rest!

Important information

  1. All runs start at Cleveland Dam parking lot at 5:30 pm sharp!
  2. Please arrive at 5:15 pm to allow time for the group to organize.
  3. Routes are subject to change based on trail conditions.
  4. Runs take place rain or shine.
  5. If possible, please email Clive Boness if you plan on coming so that we’ll know to keep an eye out for you before heading off for the evening’s run.
  6. You needn’t be a Knee Knackering registrant to come along on these runs. Anyone who wants to experience North Shore trail running is welcome!


These runs are not the responsibility of the Northshore Ultra Trailrunning Society (NUTS) or the Knee Knacker organizing committee.