Interesting Stuff

2017

  • Mike Sidic won the Fat Dog 40 mile event (7:09:25) AND the new Mountain Madness Brigade 50 mile event (9:12:20) in the same year.
  • Evgeny Sotnikov proposes after finishing 120 mile (31:07:10). He manages to kneel down!
 

Mike wins both races
Mike wins the double

  Evgeny proposes
He proposes on one knee!
 

2016

  • Spectacular Perseid meteor shower on Friday night.
  • Grainger Creek Trail had so much treefall that the trail was impassable. A team of 2 BC Parks Rangers and 2 volunteers Thomas Pickett and Karl Jensen flew in by helicopter and spent one weekend clearing it; by race day it was perfect.
  • Jessie Thomson Gladish gives herself a Fat Dog race as a wedding present. Two weeks later she gets married. Check out her belt buckle. 
 

Grainger Creek Trail
Grainger Creek Trail impassable

  Jessie gets married
Jessie in wedding dress 

2015

  • During a nasty storm, Nickademus Hollon still managed to set a record time for the 120 mile (25:07:28). Only 48% finished that year.  Bethany Lewis also set women's 120 mile record 30:18:49.  For the 50 mile, Vincent Bouchard set a record at 8:32:15, and Jenny Hoffman at 9:30:31. All of the racers who complained at the start about mandatory gear, thanked us at the finish because they wore all of it during the worst storm in 30 years.
  • Baby on a laptop! Andy Healey wins best hallucination award.
 

Worst storm in 30 years
Records set in storm year

  Baby on a laptop
Andy tells hallucination story
 

2014

  • Graham Perkins completes an unofficial  double (240 miles) for his fundraising project. He started two days before the race at the finish and ran toward the start. Then he did the usual race route from Keremeos to Lightning Lake in 45:09:04 for a total time of 101:52:09. Here he is resting at finish.
  • Three racers took 8 hours off their previous 120 mile race times: Ken Legg, Chris Cochrane and Grant Maughan.
  • While climbing Skyline, Rosemarie Sanche fell into the wildflowers. Wonderful.
 

Graham does double
Graham does double

  Wildflowers
Rosemarie falls in wildflowers
 

2013

  • Mark Woolley comes all the way from  Spain hoping to see a bear. No such luck.

2012

  • A North Shore riding group just happened to be biking Pasayten  area and came upon our racers. At Bonnevier, they provided a blow by blow description of where racers were located! Thanks!

2011

  • There was so much snow that we had to cancel the race. The following year, we moved the date to August.

2010

  • Of the 37 racers who signed up for the 120 miler, 15 finished. Hassan Lotfi-Pour sets men's first 120 mile record 27:59:42. Diana Widdowson sets first women's record at 34:18:18.