Lynch Canyon Run.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This weekend is the Diablo Trails Challenge hosted by Brazen Racing. A portion of all entry fees collected will go to Save Mount Diablo to help them continue preserving open space and trails for all of us to enjoy. From the Save Mount Diablo website, "Since Save Mount Diablo's founding in 1971, preserved open space has increased from less than 7,000 acres to over 110,000 acres in more than 40 parks. Mount Diablo is still threatened by development. That could mean the loss of wildlife corridors, ecosystems and recreational opportunities. Your support will preserve these natural lands forever to safeguard our quality of life, including the quality of our air, water and views." For more information on ways you can help click here.
See you at the race!
Friday, April 11, 2014
The Lynch Canyon course has about 3000' of elevation gain and that (IMHO) makes it an "Ultra" half. Lynch Canyon is not technical single track on rock strewn and root covered trails, quite the opposite. This race is almost entirely on wide track trails cutting through pastoral grasslands with rolling hills for as far as the eyes can see. Sounds lovely doesn't it! It is a beautiful park but don't be fooled by its beauty. If it is a hot day you will need to have a strategy in place for that because this course is 99% exposed. If I were to describe it, I would say this course is the love child of the Contra Loma Regional Parks and the Marin Headlands with a sprinkling of Mt Diablo. Think steep, hot and super runnable with fast downhills. Chris Abess, the race director for this event described it perfectly to me last year when we were talking just before the start of the race, he said "This course is death by a thousand nicks" and that proved to be the perfect description!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
|Spring trails in the Bay Area|
The other big race of the month is one I will be participating in, The Diablo Trails Challenge. This is Brazen Racings only 50k of the year and that is a big draw. Brazen also offers up a half marathon that is part of the Ultra Half Series and a 10k & 5k. A portion of all entry fees will go to Save Mount Diablo to help them continue preserving open space and trails for all of us to enjoy.
Take a look at this months tasty selection of trail treats and get out there and enjoy the sunshine!
Friday, March 21, 2014
|Badger Cove is part of the "Ultra Series"|