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SNSC News — August 24, 2011
Aug 24th, 2011 by admin

We hope everyone is enjoying this final month of summer. Fall is approaching quickly, so if you are thinking about the upcoming ski season, Mount Washington nordic season passes are on sale for winter 2012. Note: Their earlybird prices are only in effect until September 30!

We’ll be opening our program registration in early October. Watch for website updates over the next couple of weeks. Additionally, your club needs you! If you can spare a few hours this fall and winter, contact us to choose from a variety of volunteer jobs! info@StrathconaNordics.com

In a blur of activity, the Junior Racing Team work hard at a recent plyometric training session.

All-club Run/Hikes

This Sunday, August 28, join your fellow club members on a run/hike at Nymph Falls Park in Courtenay. Meet at 10am in the Nymph Falls parking lot to explore the trails along the Puntledge River. Be ready for approximately 2-3 hours of activity. Dress for the weather and bring your own hydration.

Labour weekend, we hope enough snow will have melted, so we can take our run/hikes into the mountains! Look for updates next week.

SNSC Update — August 18, 2011
Aug 18th, 2011 by admin

We have a change in the schedule for this weekend’s all-club run/hike. Due to snow (still!), we will not be doing the cross-over from Forbidden Plateau to Raven Lodge this weekend. Instead, we’ll run and hike in the Snowdon Forest in Campbell River.

Sunday, August 21

  • Meet at the Elk Falls logging road bridge at 10 am sharp
  • Join the hiking group or the faster running group
  • Be ready for 2 – 2.5 hours of running or hiking
  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring your own hydration

Hope to see you there!


SNSC Bulletin — August 8, 2011
Aug 8th, 2011 by admin

A beautiful video from the folks at xczone.tv!

Check out our August activity schedule below!

SNSC Update — August 8, 2011
Aug 8th, 2011 by admin

We hope everyone is enjoying this lovely summer weather! Please make note of the following all-club run/hikes and roller ski workouts:

  • Tuesday, August 9 – Roller ski up the Strathcona Parkway – 9am start at the first pull-out on the Parkway as you turn off the highway
  • Sunday, August 14 – Run/hike Mount Becher – 10am start at the old Forbidden Plateau ski lodge parking lot, ready for 2-4 hours of running or hiking
  • Tuesday, August 16 – Roller ski up the Strathcona Parkway – 9am start at the first pull-out on the Parkway as you turn off the highway
  • Saturday, August 20 – Up-hill roller ski Time Trial (Strathcona Parkway) - 9am start at the first pull-out on the Parkway as you turn off the highway
  • Sunday, August 21 – Cross Over (Forbidden Plateau – Raven Lodge) run/hike – meet at Starbucks in Courtenay (for carpooling) at 9am prepared for a full day of running/hiking in the mountains

Note: Along with helmets, reflective safety vests/shirts are mandatory for all roller ski workouts and time trials. They are available at Canadian Tire, stores that sell running gear, and work supply stores.

Remember to dress for the weather and stay well-hyrdrated! Hope to see you there.

For more information, contact info@StrathconaNordics.com.  Happy Summer!

SNSC Update — August 5, 2011
Aug 5th, 2011 by admin

Join us this weekend for roller skiing and hiking!

  • Saturday, August 6 – Nymph Falls Park, roller ski, technique, 10 am
  • Sunday, August 7 – Raven Lodge, run/hike, 10 am

Remember to dress for the weather and bring your own hydration and snack. Be ready on both days for approximately 1.5 and 2.5 hours of physical activity.

Check out our mini video from last Sunday’s time trial – below!

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