Another year, another Knee Knacker. This year is more special because I have a bunch of friends running it and I really wanted to be a part of it. So I volunteered as photographer once more and was sent to the Hyannis section of the Baden Powell. Last year, I was at Grouse Mountain, which was a great section. I loved my photos from there. When I scouted my location, I was super excited to see the lush green foliage and boardwalks that runners will be passing by.
Check out some of my favourite photos below and to purchase one, head over to this link. Each digital download is $2 and proceeds will be donated to the North Shore Search and Rescue.
Congrats to the winners!
Mike Sidic won with a time of 4:55:29, with a comfortable 20+ minute lead. Less than half an hour later, Darbykai Standrick crossed the finish line as first female with a time of 5:22:53. Amazing accomplishments in not-so-optimal temperatures. Congrats to you both!
Congrats to my Trail Friends!
Trail races can be quite a gamble as you don’t know if luck will be on your side. It’s only fitting that the aid station at Hyannis dressed up in casino-themed costumes. They also had the most important items (aside from food)… a water bucket with sponges and a hose. It was the pick-me-up that the runners needed on this hot day, with about 8 km left of the race. Rest assured, they did all they could to deal the runners a good hand.
Runners who left with freezies from the Hyannis Casino looked like they won the jackpot. I loved all the looks of excitement as they ran through my section.
Still Smiling at 39 km
It’s so impressive and inspiring to see all these runners still smiling after a gruelling 39 km. They knew they had one more serious climb ahead but they kept their positive attitude right to the finish. Congratulations to all of you.
If you’d like to purchase your photos, head over to this link. Each digital download is $2 and proceeds will be donated to the North Shore Search and Rescue.
Would you run or volunteer at Knee Knacker next year?