Sunday, April 6, 2014

Diez Vista

Saturday was the 50km Diez Vista Trail Run. It is a great event with the Race Director being my trail buddy Wendy Montgomery.  I was signed up but have had a bad chest cold the last few weeks and decided to not do it. It's always a tough decision what to do. Neil completed it in his consistent pace! Fergus and I slept in and then set out to meet up with Neil along the course. It was Fergus's first Ultra as a spectator. He thought all the runners were Neil - greeting them all with a big smile and ready for a kiss!

Thank-you Wendy for the arm sleeves - great gift!

 My focus now is the Vancouver 100km event in June. I have ramped up my training on the route which feels really good. It is a tough 100km but it is the type of terrain I really enjoy. With time as with all things in life you learn to know your strengths. I really prefer the mountain trails to the roads or flat running. The next while I will be focusing my training on the Baden Powell. The ski hills are still open so there are some sections of the course we cannot yet access but Spring is here! Neil is doing the Cateran 110 mile even in Scotland in May. Last year we completed the 55 mile event together...what a great journey through the area where the Ambrose family farm was. Neil is turning 50 just after the event and what a better way to celebrate a birthday! ;-)
The Daffodils are blooming!
And the Cherry Blossoms!

Cloud covered mountains but nice Cherry Blossoms in the foreground.
Happy Spring - V100 we go! ;-)


  1. Very Dodgy MooreApril 9, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Congrats Neil on another DV finish. Carolyn keep up the consistent BP running and the reports. I need to know the trail conditions for the big day and I need to know you will finish strong once again.

  2. Hi DVM, we are heading up Black from Nelson Creek this weekend so will let you know. Tomorow night another loop on the BP! I'm in for a strong finish yet again. Keep training DVM!

  3. Looking forward to your report. But I don't know who this DVM is to whom you refer.