Photo of the Week: Creek Crossing

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Ever done a trail race? We have an XC race series here in Calgary consisting of 10 races. This week’s photo features the Confederation Relay XC Race. The course runs through an inner city park and involves two creek crossing. It’s always fun to see how runners of all ages and skill levels make the crossing.

We have the

  • Slip off the side runners who cautiously slip into the water,
  • Those that go two by two–for them the race is on,
  • The high steppers,
  • The ones that just wade right in,
  • Young ones who laugh (yes we are related),
  • Then there’s the “maybe I can fly” (no, not related just a fellow team member).

So if your race involved a creek crossing, how would you get to the other side?

Thanks go to Kathy Taerum of the Calgary Roadrunners for these photos. You can check out their website for the originals and many other ways to cross a creek.

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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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