Sunday August 18th we launched the fall clinic with our first long run of the clinic. We headed over to Smith Creek where groups split up with their designated TEAM leader and hit the trails! Run groups ran anywhere from 45min to 3hrs, depending on what groups you're training with.
Smith Creek is one of the few loops that offer a great meandering singletrack climb instead of a fire road ascent. Towards the top of the climb the trail gets steeper and a little more difficult to climb, but by this point you are nearly up and on a plateau looking over West Kelowna. There are varying wasy to descend the fast flowing downhill and it's hard to know which trail to take if you're not familar as they are not obvious or marked but most ways will dump you back to the parkin area. This trail was built for mountain bikiers, so be mindful if you're out hiking or running as these riders come ripping down at fast speeds!
It was a fun, social outing for all groups as people got to know new members of P.A.C.E. and just enjoy a steady morning out on their feet.