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Radium Camp Jun 8th, 2010

A large group of Canmore Nordic athletes headed to Radium this weekend for our second camp of the season.

Day 1 had the older athletes road biking about 5 hours from the 1A near Banff to Radium. Later that night the younger athletes arrived and we headed off to Fairmont for a mtn bike. Our local biker, Don, led us around the trails for a couple hours. SUPER FUN, THANKS DON!

Day 2 the whole group drove to Nipika and went on a skiwalk/hike up a large and long mtn ridge. The skiwalk/hike was led by Lyle, owner of Nipika resort ( We were met with a lot of snow on the way up so the workout had to be cut short at an elevation of 2400m. In the afternoon the older athletes went back to Radium for a road ride, while the younger athletes ate lunch at Nipika and went on another great mtn bike ride on a 17km loop that is used in the Crazy Soles Nipika running race. Big thanks to Lyle for hosting us!

Day 3 the crew of athletes were dropped off at the bottom of Panarama to do a classic ski strength workout (double poling only). Athletes were on the road for 2-2.75 hours, with the older athletes doing a soild 30-40min of threshold double poling work within the workout.

While in Radium, we were spending our nights camping. It was a social atmosphere but we also had some tired athletes! We were also pretty lucky as the weather forecast was better than predicted, so we missed most of the expected rain. Sunday was even a bluebird day!

Next up for camps is the Canmore end of June camp for the younger crew and the Jasper camp for the older athletes. Let the good times roll!

Enjoy the photo's (Thanks to Dee and Jeff Stokoe)

Sam, Nelson, Colin, Pavan heading up Vermillion Pass

The train of girls, led by Emma Lodge. Castle Mtn in background.

Macx leads the boys

Girls on a downhill, Emma trying to catch bugs..

Marni Stokoe reaches the "half way point" of the climb into Radium

Macx and Andrew taking care of their recovery.

Lyle and Zak leading the way on our skiwalk/hike workout.

Train of Canmore Nordic athletes, improving fitness, striving for personal goals, together.

Train of athletes.. and dog.

Relaxed at camp and hanging out with peers, all part of developing athletes and good people.  


All for now, happy training!