Loving Lynn 33K Run Report: 2009

The inaugural Loving Lynn 33K run was held on Sunday, August 23rd below a sunny sky and a canopy of trees. Originally misbilled as a 50K, it actually felt like a 50K, with grueling climbs, dexterous rock-hopping up Lynn Creek, and the spongy, rooty, and gravelly goodness of the trails that run the entire length of Lynn Creek.

This may be the first time that the Lynn has been run along its full length, from its misty headwaters at Lynn Lake to its mouth at Lynn Terminal. It is the only substantial moving water body on the North Shore where one can undertake such an epic. The run was almost an act of worship of the mighty and clear Lynn Creek, whose valley provides us with such a bounty of trail running adventures.
The omnipresent Lynn cougar was not spotted; nor were bears. The most fearsome and glorious creature spotted was a bright-orange flock of chickens of the woods, which I am about to consume with ecstasy.
Thanks to all who turned up and thanks especially to Doug Keir, who offered his digs for a post-run beer, and who toted out a garbage bag left recently by some human swine at otherwise pristine Lynn Lake.
Runners 
Tim Wiens: 33K (full route: gazebo to Lynn Lake and back; then down to Burrard Inlet): 4:58
John Neels: 33K (full route: gazebo to Lynn Lake and back; then down to Burrard Inlet): 4:58
David Crerar: 33K (full route: gazebo to Lynn Lake and back; then down to Burrard Inlet): 4:59
Terry Bushnell: 24.4K (gazebo to Lynn Lake and back): 4:__
Doug Keir: 24.4K (gazebo to Lynn Lake and back): 5:45
Ean Jackson: 22.1K (gazebo to Norvan Falls and back; storm up and down Lynn Peak for a bag): 4:02
Neil Ambrose: c. 18K (gazebo to Norvan Falls and back, and general frolicking around exploring the Lynn Headwaters network): c. 3:00
Carolyn King: c. 18K (gazebo to Norvan Falls and back, and general frolicking around exploring the Lynn Headwaters network): c. 3:00
Maureen Wiens: 16K (gazebo to Norvan Falls and back): c. 2:53
Kat Webb: 16K (gazebo to Norvan Falls and back): c. 2:53

 

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