Friday, 12 October 2012

5 Peaks Buntzen Lake

Good Morning!!
Sorry for the lack of posting! I'm back here in Canada, I made it (I promise!) and have been keeping busy with a ton of training. It's awesome being able to hit the local trails and visit my sweet gyms! Oh how I missed proper weights! Hahahah! Big thanks to Ryne for setting me up with my workout schedules! Heyooo! =)

On Saturday September 29th, I raced the 5 Peaks Buntzen Lake trail race! IT WAS AMAZING! I ran it sporting my Kintec Race Team shirt and the course was an absolute riot to run! I loved it to pieces! There was a brutal uphill section that seemed to never end, but made all the better by the entertaining group of men behind me. I tried to ask for a piggy back up from one speedy guy, but for some reason he didn't want to! Beats me! He seemed to think it was hard enough without a girl on his shoulders. Weird! Hahahha! After the uphill grind we had a huge crazy technical downhill section that was so much fun, but so scary as well! Plyometrics and trying just jump through the ladders has absolutely nothing on that! I felt like a billy goat and was just laughing my butt off as I listened to the guy behind me hollering and whooping down the track! All of us were just running willy nilly and hoping for the best! The scenery was absolutely beautiful and I just felt totally on my stride! It was a fabulous run and I ended up fighting for 1st place with Lauren (who is awesome) for the last 5km. She managed to squeak out infront in the last bend beating me by 3 seconds! Wow! 2nd Place! I'm super excited about it! It's the best placing I've had at a 5 Peaks event as it's only been my 2nd.. and I came 2nd.. hey! That's fitting! Hahahah Here's a picture from the podium after the race!

(me, Lauren, Jude)

Hope you all are doing well and my next post will be more edible! Hahahah Love ya! xox


  1. Congratulations Shannon! Keep on running those trails and one of these days someone may give you a piggy back!!

  2. Shannon you are so awesome girl :)