Smoke Bluffs 10k

My April run was the MEC Smoke Bluffs 10k and it was a killer. This was the most challenging yet.

  • Date – Saturday, April 4
  • Distance – 10k
  • Time – 1 hour 31 min
  • Place – 59th out of 67 males in the 10k race.
  • Start/Finish Location – Smoke Bluff Park in Squamish, BC
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Smoke Bluffs Park, Squamish, BC

It was akin to running 1/3 of the Grouse Grind followed by another 9.5k of aggressive trail running over tree roots and mud, through bogs and more. The upfront elevation gain was brutal. See the photo below.

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Success and fait accompli.
Success and fait accompli.

Knowing this, I almost backed out three times:

  1. While getting out of bed that morning
  2. While getting dressed that morning
  3. While driving to Squamish on the Upper Level Highways that morning

However, I made the commitment and followed through. I completed the race in 1.5 hours.

For only $15 it was good value – a tough race, free food at the end, and none of those useless medals. Note to future race organizers – don’t bother manufacturing those dust-collecting medals. Give us food or vouchers for another race instead.

Race website

Next in the OMG Running Series – (the biggie) BMO half marathon