19 November 2005
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Event Report (by Ean Jackson)
The Go Deep or Go Home 80/20 trail run is held in Deep Cove, BC in late August. It’s a tough 20K loop on technical trails that offers distances up to 80K. While many of Canada’s top trail runners have attempted the course, none have ever completed the loop 4 times.
The Go Home 20K is a fall classic and sister run to the Go Deep or Go Home. Starting at the civilized hour of 9:00, it’s a good workout on the same loop, and a challenge that trail runners of any ability can complete before lunch.
Today, host Dom Repta lived up to the challenge: He stayed home!
Poor Dom. Actually, he was stuck in Washington, DC. In spite of time he’d invested preparing the Go Home 20, he feared he would let his running guests down. There was a flurry of emergency calls and emails. Dho! Lightning struck twice: He could send email, but due to a computer glitch, he couldn’t receive!
As it turned out, a comparatively large group of runners for a Club Fat Ass event showed up in the parking lot of Panorama Park in Deep Cove. Kaioma, brother Wade’s dog, was the only one who may have noticed Dom wasn’t there!
Given that it was an election day, we took a vote and opted to have the finisher party at the start. Gary “Birthday Boy” Robbins from Squamish was awarded an annual subscription to Trail Runner magazine. (It was Dom's birthday, too, by the way.) After a very brief trail briefing, we were off.
The start area was a thick with fog, but looking up toward Mount Seymour, we could see the snow-capped peak draped in sunshine. It was cool, but since the course starts with a long, undulating ascent, it didn’t take long before the layers started coming off. By the time we reached the Deep Cove lookout, Troy Angrignon had removed his jacket and gloves. By the time we got to Old Buck, Sue Nicholson had stripped down to her jog bra. Goodness knows what was going on up ahead with the lead pack!
As with many Club Fat Ass events, a handful of runners figured they could figure out the way without a course description. They all logged a few bonus miles. Bill Dagg and Mike won purple heart awards for twisting an ankle and wrenching an arm, respectively. Patricia Jensen pointed out that a particular intersection near the mushroom parking lot was a “Y” and not a “T” as described in the course instructions. According to Club Fat Ass tradition, the Event Host buys a beer for the first person to indicate an error in their course description. Would this be considered a nit, or is Dommer buying?
No mystical patches of magic mushrooms were discovered. There were no bear sightings on the course. Warm sunshine and spectacular views of Deep Cove welcomed finishers who seemed to arrive in groups of 3s and 4s. A tailgate party spontaneous happened in the parking lot.
Many thanks to Cheryl Johnson who offered her windshield as a place to put the results list, Aimee Dunn who passed around a big Tupperware container of home baked cookies and muffins and Dom Repta who organized the event.
Please contact Sibylle if you have corrections/additions to the results below:
|First Name ||Last Name ||City/Town ||Event ||Time ||Points |
|Tim ||Wiens ||Vancouver ||20k ||2:12:45 ||2 |
|Magnus ||Johansson ||Vancouver ||20k ||2:13 ||2 |
|Chris ||Benn ||Vancouver ||20k ||2:13:42 ||2 |
|Jim ||Swadling ||North Van ||20k ||2:13:42 ||2 |
|Patricia ||Jensen ||North Van ||20k ||2:14:47 ||2 |
|Desmond ||Mott ||North Van ||20k ||2:24 ||2 |
|Bill ||Dagg ||Vancouver ||20k ||2:28 ||2 |
|Louise ||Oram ||Vancouver ||20k ||2:28:06 ||1 |
|Ron ||Adams ||North Van ||20k ||2:35 ||1 |
|John ||Foy || North Van ||20k ||2:35 ||1 |
|Derrick ||Johnstone ||North Van ||20k ||2:35 ||2 |
|Dan ||Havens || Whistler ||20k ||2:37 ||1 |
|Mark ||Fearman ||Pemberton ||20k ||2:37 ||1 |
|Gary ||Robbins ||Squamish ||20k ||2:37 ||2 |
|Tom ||Jarecki ||Delta ||20k ||2:37 ||2 |
|Aimee ||Dunn ||North Van ||20k ||2:37 ||2 |
|Rob ||Ruff || Surrey ||20k ||2:45 ||1 |
|Corey ||Doell ||Langley ||20k ||2:47 ||1 |
|Sue ||Nicholson ||North Van ||20k ||2:49 ||1 |
|Wade ||Repta ||Vancouver ||20k ||2:49 ||1 |
|Baldwin ||Lee ||Burnaby ||20k ||3:25:46 ||2 |
|Gilles ||Barbeau ||Vancouver ||20k ||3:34:55 ||2 |
|Christopher ||Oram ||Vancouver ||20k ||3:42 ||1 |
|Carolyn ||King || Maple Ridge ||20k ||4:00 ||1 |
|Craig ||Moore ||North Van ||20k ||4:00 ||2 |
|Cheryl ||Johnson ||Pitt Meadows ||20k ||4:01 ||1 |
|Patricia ||Barry ||Vancouver ||20k ||4:18 ||2 |
|Michele ||Sherstan ||North Van ||20k ||4:18 ||2 |
|Michael ||Grimley ||Vancouver ||custom ||2:57 ||1 |
|Troy ||Angrignon ||Vancouver ||custom ||1:24 ||1 |
|Ean ||Jackson ||North Van ||custom ||1:24 ||2 |