While holidaying in Vancouver our Chairman, Jo Forbes, in good ERN tradition, looked up and entered a local race. Turned out to be a lovely, small & friendly, well organised 10km event – and the glorious weather didn’t hurt either!
Jo said: “I had a fantastic time in Vancouver, went downhill mountain biking in Whistler which was great as the lifts take you up meaning no uphill cycling! Fantastic! Vancouver city is gorgeous with loads to do & we also managed a trip over to Vancouver Island (which is the same size as Britain so hard to get your head around the scale of the country!) where we saw grey whales on a boat trip.
Now down to the 10km, here’s my report & I’ve attached photos:
While on a long holiday to Vancouver I decided to sign up for a running event to do while I was out there, so I found a lovely 10km race called the Gordon Harmon memorial rotary seawalk run. The race started at 7:30am so I was up very early to get to West Vancouver for an early start! The race was quite small with approx 200 runners (there was also a 5k walk option) and started in large shopping car park which ran next to the seawall promenade. Gorgeous sunshine made the early start worthwhile and after a lap round the car park with music provided by a local school band we headed on an out & back course taking the runner on a beautiful return journey along the West Vancouver waterfront of English Bay, along the Capilano River through Ambleside Park and along the length of the scenic Centennial Seawalk to the turnaround at Dundarave pier.
Well organised run, with a great breakfast provided afterwards while listening to the band was a perfect start to the day! Lovely blue t-shirt & mug memento for finishers.
My time was 55mins 35 secs.