The sixth and final trail run of the Sea 2 Sky Trail Running Series is the Lumpy’s Epic, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 13 at One Mile Lake in Pemberton.
Registration gets underway at 9 a.m., and the race starts at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $15, with all proceeds going towards the creation of the Friendship Trail between Pemberton and Mount Currie.
The course is moderately technical in sections, but the Lumpy’s Epic trail run is also one of the shortest in the corridor at 10 km, with the addition of another kilometre of trail to the race. Good shoes are a must, and if it’s raining you should bring a spare set of shoes to change into after the race.
The race is also potluck, so bring food or beverages to share with the other participants.
The overall winners of the Sea to Sky Trail Running Series will be confirmed after the Lumpy’s Epic. The other five races in the schedule are the Comfortably Numb Trail Run, the Squamish Thunder, the Squamish STORMY, Loop the Lakes, and the Rubble Creek Classic.
Hopkins top-10 in Cyclocross
Whistler’s Trevor Hopkins was one of the 40 riders in the B Grade to race in the B.C. Cup Cyclocross in White Rock this past Saturday, contending with heavy rain, mud, and temperatures of just six degrees.
“It was a hard race,” he said. “On the last lap there was a group of 10 of us still together all fighting for the front. There wasn’t one of us who didn’t crash in the mud on the last lap with everyone taking chances to be the first one into the last corner to the finish. I had to settle for seventh after crashing with two guys in the last corner.”
John Wong also went to the race and finished 38 th .
Hopkins races for Team Whistler, and is one of only a handful of locals racing Cyclocross. Events are drawing more riders than B.C. Cup events, as it’s a popular event for both road cyclists and mountain bikers. Courses are generally short, and are a mix of dirt trails, gravel and concrete. As well, there are sections where riders have to get off their bikes and climb over obstacles.
Whistler Nordics hosting annual meeting
The Whistler Nordics are hosting their annual general meeting tonight (Thursday, Oct. 11), at the Myrtle Philip Community Centre.