Wednesday, 13 February 2008

the first adventure challenge 2006

This was an event that was trial by fire for me. I had never been in a kayak until 2 weeks before the race, I did not own a mountain bike, and I think I had done the grouse grind a couple of times. Not the best training regimen but it was meant to be a lot of fun...right?
I had signed up for the short race...a 4k kayak, 25 k bike and 5k run. It turns out that we did the 6k kayak route...I managed to do the bike route BACKWARDS...and the run was uneventful.

My wife had purchased tickets to go and listen to the Dalai Lama...a very calming and peaceful event. Unfortunately I was more calm and more at peace than the majority of attendees having left my energy on the trails of Deep Cove.

I think that this third event I am registered is destined to be a doozy...things happen in threes, right?

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The Blog

My name is Malcolm and I was a volunteer at Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for nearly seven years. Now I support them by raising money by participating in the Canuck Place Adventure Challenges!

I said hospice. Not really a word that you associate with children but there you go. We will tell you about the house as this blog progresses with the hope that you will learn, and as you learn we hope that you will share. The purpose of the Adventure Challenge is to raise money for AND awareness about Canuck Place.

The name of each kid at the house you read about has been changed.

September 14th and 15th are the dates for the next Adventure Challenges.

You can sponsor me for the race here: Adventure Challenge
Maybe you should do the race?


Just a quick note about the names of the kids in the house that you will read about: they are made up!