Photo of the Week: Winter Trail Races

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To keep runners motivated throughout the winter, the Calgary Roadrunners does a Cross Country Race series called the Grand Prix. It consists of 10 races on various trails throughout the various parks in Calgary. The races are 8 or 4 km and usually one can expect to run on mud, snow, ice, narrow trails and of course lots of hills.

XC trail running in Calgary

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About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

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