"While Dave was a good runner when he was young, he didn't really blossom until he became a master and he was more dedicated to the track. He ran a lot of top-quality races, producing a 2.00 min 800 at age 40.He also ran superb mile races on the road, He was a graceful smooth runner and a great competitor.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
(Mile 3 - Lillooet River)
Pemberton Aiport Road is named aptly, as it is the home to a bunch of aviation-related businesses and organizations. The airport itself is tiny. There are no regularly scheduled flights and there aren't a lot of buildings on the site. In the winter the airport is closed, but if you want to land your private plane there you can phone ahead and someone will clear the snow off the runway for a very reasonable (!) fee. If you want to see the valley and mountains from the air, you can also charter a sighseeing trip or go heli-skiing from Pemberton Helicopters. Pemberton Soaring Center also offers sightseeing tours in their gliders. Of course, there's also the Fire Attack Base. The region is very hot and dry in the summer so wildfires sometimes need to be tackled with planes.
(Mile 4 - Bridge over Lillooett River)
There are a lot of horses in the neighbourhood, so you will see signs like these (horse crossing) all over the place. The Lillooett River is named after the St'at'imcets-speaking people who live in the region, the Lil'wat First Nation. The name Lil'wat is the indigenous name for Mt. Currie.
(Mile 4 - View of Mt. Currie from bridge over Lillooett River)
(Mile 5 - Yet another view of Mt. Currie)
(Mile 5 - View of a someone's country estate with some mountains)
Sorry, I do not know who's estate this is, but it's very nice and they have a lot of fancy cars. The mountain in the foreground MIGHT be Sugar Loaf Mountain, but I can't be sure. I need a better map with all of the peaks clearly indicated.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
(Mile 1 - Kyakers in False Creek)
A little while after I took this shot I ran across the Burrard Bridge, leaving the downtown peninsula and heading into Kitsilano. I then ran past the Molson Brewery and ended up back on the seawall on the opposite side of False Creek than where I started.
(Mile 5 - Heading back across the Cambie Bridge toward Yaletown)