Whistler's Morgan and Joren Titus were among the hundreds of athletes challenging the annual Grouse Grind 2.9 km Mountain Run - arguably the steepest cross-country race in Canada with an average steepness of 30 degrees from start to finish and 853 metres of vertical gain from start to finish.
Morgan Titus placed third in 27 minutes and 52 seconds, followed by Joren in 28:04.
Sebastian Selas of West Vancouver finished the course in 25:24, setting a new race record (the actual trail record is 24:22) while Michael Simpson was second in 27:09.
Kristina Rody, formerly of Whistler, placed second in the elite female race in 32:23, about 45 seconds back of the winner.
Also from Whistler, Dusan Kafka was 23 rd in male 40 to 49 in 41:24.
Joe Codling of Squamish was 17 th in 12 and Under in 58:14. Dania Codling was fifth in Female Under 12 in 56:00.
Wolf Pack shooters wake up against Steelers
The Squamish Wolf Pack earned their second win of the season last Saturday on home ice, beating the Grandview Steelers 5-2.
With an overtime loss and two wins the Wolf Pack now have five points this season - last in their division, but now sit just two points back of the Delta Ice Hawks and three back of the Steelers.
The win was a vindication for the Squamish Junior B team. Although they have improved considerably from last season a tough schedule - including two games against the national champion Richmond Sockeyes - has put the team on its heels early in the season.
The Wolf Pack managed 42 shots on net compared to the Steelers' 25, and gave up just three power plays. Whistler's Joshua Schaubroeck also scored the last goal of the game with 11 seconds left on the scoreboard, bringing his total to three goals and an assist for the season.
Next up for the Wolf Pack is another home game, this time against the Aldergrove Kodiaks. The puck drops at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Brennan Park arena. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for teens and seniors.
It promises to be a tough match, as Aldergrove is the only undefeated team in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League with eight wins.
Lumpy's Epic on Oct. 17
The 12 th annual Lumpy's Epic trail run is set for Saturday, Oct. 17, starting and finishing at One Mile Lake in Pemberton. The 10 km trail follows the Lumpy's Epic mountain bike trail, and features technical singletrack and some incredible views of Mt. Currie and the Green River.
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