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Runners gets muddy at 5 Peaks opener

The B.C. 5 Peaks Series kicked off at Golden Ears Provincial Park this past Saturday, with almost 400 runners taking part in the off-road trail run.

In the 14-km Enduro category, Whistler's Barry McClure placed 44th overall and third in the men's 50 to 59 age category with a time of 1:16:38. From Squamish, John Redpath was 63rd overall and 22nd in Male 30 to 39 in 1:21:05. Helen Spencer placed 83rd overall and sixth in Female 20 to 29 in 1:24:32.

In the 8.8-km Sport category, Whistler's Dori Faulkner was 98th overall and second in the Female 50 to 59 category in 54:53. From Squamish, Marie Gosling was 30th in Female 30 to 39 in 1:09:23.

Whistler is once again hosting the fourth event in the five-race provincial series, taking part on Aug. 20 with a high-alpine course on Whistler Mountain. For more information on the races visit


Mosquito Lake run kicks off Sea to Sky season

The annual Mosquito Lake Trail Run has been confirmed for Sunday, May 1, meeting at the end of Reid Road. The course follows a roughly nine-kilometre selection of trails in the area, with a few rugged sections. Runners and walkers are welcome.

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start. The cost of entering is $15, with all proceeds going towards Pemberton Search and Rescue.


Spots still open for Every Woman conference

There are still spots available for the now eighth annual Every Woman in the World conference in Whistler, a three-day celebration of movement, health and wellness.

This year the range of activities on the calendar includes a four-hour hike, Nia, weight training, meditation, yoga, home-based fitness, Zumba, pilates, Boot Camp, spin class, cardio kickboxing, learn-to-run and RunFaster clinics, ballet, BellyFit, Gyrokinesis, Sport Fit, Bar Method, Capoeira, Cardio Striptease, Kayaking, Real Self Defense for the Busy Woman, Burlesque, Water Running, West African Dancing and Go-Go Dancing. There are also a variety of other workshops on nutrition, financial planning, organization, self-esteem and more.

The complete list of 60 workshops, dinners and guest speakers, is at

There are special rates for people who live in the corridor, one-day packages for mothers and daughters, and five workshop packages.