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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #100 on: October 28, 2016, 06:05:09 pm »
Looks interesting if you are very fit:


SURVIVAL RUN™ CANADA is an 100km+ Ultra Distance Survival Race on the granitic flanks of the Howe Sound fjord, in British Columbia, an hour north of Vancouver. This race will push you in ways you have probably never been challenged and take you to some of the most spectacular terrain that any race accesses. The obstacles/challenges are natural and based on the history and current adventure pursuits of the area.  The race starts and finishes in the adventure sports hub of Squamish.

This is not your average ultra marathon, adventure race or obstacle course. You will not be scaling walls, doing burpees, kayaking or only running for hours on end, but you will be doing things you have never done before!  You will be challenged with rock climbing, swimming, carrying all sorts of things, digging, running brutal terrain, throwing, and surviving in this epic event! Most of the course and challenges are not revealed until race day; be ready for anything!

This race has aggressive cutoffs (expect a finish rate well below 50%!) and requires ultra marathon distance experience - athletes must have completed, within the previous year, two ultra marathons of at least 50km over technical terrain or one 100km ultra marathon over technical terrain, or otherwise be able to convince the organizers they will be able to safely race this terrain; completion of endurance obstacle course races, such as Ultra Beast or World's Toughest Mudder will count in your favour, but no particular experience will guarantee acceptance.

As this is the first year that Survival Run Canada is being run, there are no YouTube videos or blog reports to guide your preparations. Look to Survival Run Nicaragua and Australia to get a feel for the ethos and attitude. Watch the exploits of Squamish athletes to suss out the terrain you will have to negotiate. Now, after you mix a large spoon of cement with your breakfast cereal and HARDEN UP. sign up for this wild ride!!



( My son is organizing this, but naturally I am not advertising!! ):

http://fuegoyagua.org/indexc/#survival-run-canada
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #103 on: December 09, 2016, 08:49:23 am »
Thanks. This is the first time that he has organised a race of this magnitude, and there seems to be lots of interest from good runners.

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #104 on: March 19, 2017, 08:17:38 am »
Did the Kingfisher 9.5km trail run in Hoekwil on Friday. Hectic stuff with 500m+ uphills!!! But awesome trails.

At least I know I would never be able to do the 16km,  because I almost tapped out at the 8km mark.

Time was 58min
10th place out of 70

Average resting heartrate: 80 - 100
HR average:       179bpm (94%)
Max HR:              194bpm (102%)

Is that healthy?
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #105 on: March 19, 2017, 09:39:19 am »
Going by your numbers, you are very healthy.

Train a bit more and you will be doing the Survival races ( Nicaragua, Australia, Canada ).

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #106 on: March 19, 2017, 09:49:50 pm »
Going by your numbers, you are very healthy.

Train a bit more and you will be doing the Survival races ( Nicaragua, Australia, Canada ).
So theres nothing wrong with pushing my heartrate like that?

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #107 on: March 20, 2017, 07:01:39 am »
Anyone can have a heart attack ( or other vascular nasty disease ) anywhere.
The fitter you are, the longer you will last before you get a heart attack, and obviously increases the risk that you will die of something else before that heart attack.
What may seem to be contrary to what I said above, the harder you push yourself the greater the chances of sudden death during individual marathons or longer races ( perhaps shorter races too but I do not remember that I have seen studies of this ).
What this means is that if you are fit your heart attack will be due to happen at, say, 60 years of age instead of 40 years. When you are 59 and you run fast and hard you could well get that already long delayed heart attack or sudden death. That event is more likely to happen during exercise than at rest.

Since fitness improves longevity and enjoyment of life push yourself as hard as you enjoy. Don't bother to push yourself harder than the limits of happiness since the gains, if any, are small. Stay aware of any changes in your body, especially chest pain or other pains that are related to exercise. Most people who die during exercise have already had some sort of chest pain but continue running.
If you are worried stop exercising and consult a doctor.
If you know that you have a problem discuss exercise with your doctor and be honest with the amount and intensity that you hope to do. Endurance exercise will improve life span of people who have had or are at great risk of having a heart attack, but it must be well planned with a team of experienced heart specialists, including doctors, physiotherapists, and others.

If you run by yourself get a tracking device such as a DeLorme "in reach" so that you can request help quickly.

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5039-067/inReach-Explorer?q=delorme

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #108 on: March 20, 2017, 09:06:15 am »
Thanks for the advice.

I know that Fridays trail run is my max that I can/will push myself at this stage. I must say that my heartrate drops very fast after i had a run.
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #109 on: April 24, 2017, 12:19:54 pm »
anyone doing the Rosemary Trailrun this coming Sunday? I'm in for the 6km - love riding at Rosemary, so will be enjoying the trails on foot.  :thumleft:

https://www.facebook.com/events/291619294585884/

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #110 on: May 29, 2017, 08:15:13 am »
Doing my first "event" this coming weekend.
In for the 10km.

http://www.runnersworld.co.za/events/olyfberg-trail-challenge/


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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #111 on: May 30, 2017, 10:50:54 am »
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #112 on: June 29, 2017, 03:57:01 pm »
Ryan Sandes has won the Western States 100 Miler in the US. Good job, boytjie!!  :thumleft:



And Trail Running is beginning to test for doping. The sport has evolved.

“Four or five years ago, if you said there was doping in trail running, I would have said, ‘No way,’” said Sandes. “Now it’s a reality.”

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/well/move/some-ultramarathons-now-test-for-endurance-and-drugs.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #113 on: August 06, 2017, 08:26:18 am »
this week my son will be running a 200 mile trail race in the Mount St Helens area. His target time is 95 hours, but he hopes that if all goes will he will better ):


http://ultrasignup.com/entrants_event.aspx?did=40450
http://www.ultralive.net/bigfoot200#tracking/info


Last year’s race tracker ( will be updated at some stage before this year’s race )

http://trackleaders.com/bigfoot200-16

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #114 on: August 12, 2017, 06:33:11 am »
Bigfoot 2017 has been going for 12 hours.
This site show continuous tracking of each runner over the 200 miles ( That must cost plenty ):

http://trackleaders.com/bigfoot200-17

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #115 on: August 15, 2017, 10:07:16 am »

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #116 on: August 17, 2017, 08:09:03 am »
My son has finished at last.
http://trackleaders.com/bigfoot200-17i.php?name=Dylan_Morgan

Congrats Geriatrix

You can be extremely proud of your son.
That is one serious race. My quads are starting to cramp just thinking about it.



Eish, I need to up my training for the Sani Stagger in November. Going to suffer bigtime.

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #117 on: August 17, 2017, 11:47:23 am »
Yes, I am proud of him.
The last I heard he was planning to do a 50km and a 50 mile race this weekend.

http://squamish50.com/50-50/

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #118 on: August 17, 2017, 07:01:08 pm »
That's amazing, well done!

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #119 on: August 17, 2017, 07:40:41 pm »
Ta.

Why don't you do it next year? There is a bit of a financial problem of getting to North America.