I have been a bit lax on keeping my blog updated, and Randi is really holding up the fort by making sure there are regular blog posts. I think the problem is that since we have moved and with a long commute, I am either tired or distracted. I do plan to work through this and my idea is to try and do a weekly blog post.
These posts may end up being quite short, but perhaps over time they will increase in size and breadth. Hopefully these posts will hold your interest and not be too boring. On the subject of new things; myself, Randi and a buddy are attempting to get off the ground our first ultra race here on the coast and that is demanding some of my time to. Perhaps I should learn to clone myself and then I can try to get everything done.
In regards to setting up a race there is way more to it than you think, and it is not an easy process and then trying to encourage people to register is hard work. Apologize to everyone and anyone I know through social media or real life, as I have been encouraging everyone to come run the race, but I really want the race to be a success.
The good thing about trying to set up the race is the fact, we are getting to know new people on the coast through trying to set up the race. When you are new to an area, it is not always easy to meet new people so having a way of meeting new people and broadening my horizons at the same time seems like a win win to me.
So in respect to the race, it appears others have tried and failed to get an ultra race on the coast up and running, so this just encourages me, my buddy Rich and Randi to try and make this race work and be a success. We are trying our best to reach out and get the community involved so it’s not just our race but a community event and an event that puts the Sunshine Coast trails on the map.
A lot of people tend to consider the coast for mountain biking, but people do not appreciate those same trails are just as good as anything in Squamish or the North Shore. We had hoped there would have been more take up for the race by now, but we are hoping that in due course the race will start to fill up more.
We have a 50km, 25km and a 1km kids race; we have set up a Facebook page, an Instagram account and to come shortly a website, which I really need to pull my finger out and help Randi with.
That’s it for now, but I will aim to get my weekly blog post in next week so watch this space.