I've got some really fun prizes to give away over the next month, including:
a Drymax Socks price package
a brand new pair of Montrail Rogue Racers
a new for 2011, 200 lumen Princeton Tec Apex Pro headlamp (the annual Roxy draw)
BUT FIRST UP...
IT'S HERE, and author Rich Wheater has been kind enough to spot me one of the very first books to hit the shelves as a FREE giveaway, right here, right now.
Vancouver Trail Running is a first edition guide book and as such it fills a massive gap in our local scene for relevant, accurate trail information. As with any first edition there is some room for improvement, but overall the pictures are engaging, the information flows nicely, and each route is accompanied by an adjacent trail map.
Elevation profiles are also added, though they are slightly small to get a fair estimation of exactly how much climbing each route really posses. Thankfully there is a fully functional legend for each run, which is complete with a heart (attack) guide, ranked from 1-3 and referred to as the 'burl factor'. This alone should clarify the possible need to pack your very own defibrillator.
My hat really goes off to Rich with what he's accomplished here, and I have no doubt that much like the 2005 release of Scrambles In Southwestern BC, this book will become a veritable bible for travellers and locals alike. In fact, these two books combined, would provide all the necessary information for one incredibly fun filled adventure/running summer!
ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO BE ENTERED IS,
tell me the square root of Pi...all of it...
(random draw from all comments will take place on Wednesday, April 20th at 8pm-ish)