Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cabot Trail Relay Race 2013 (Nova Scotia)

So I got a pretty big surprise the other day when I was asked to take part in the Cabot Trail Relay Race in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The race is 185 mile/276.33 km 17 stage event beginning in Baddeck, Cape Breton, over steep mountains in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, through many small communities around the famous Cabot Trail.

The race is on the weekend of the 25th - 26th May and I'll be running two of the stages, the first of which includes over a 400m drop and the second which is relateively flat, both will be at night so sadly I'll miss the views.

The elevation profile for the race can be seen below, some serious climbs that make the hell of the west in Connemara look easy in comparison: (click to view larger image)

My two stages are 11 & 13, as you can see the initial climb and drop in stage 11 is impressive. By comparison stage 13 is a handy number. More details on both of these are below:
This interrupts my training somewhat for Portumna 50km but I couldn't pass up the chance and it looks to be a seriously enjoyable event. So here's looking forward to it! :)

1 comment:

  1. A Canadian friend of mine runs that race basically every year. He absolutely raves about it - if it's even half as good as he says you'll love it.