The NorthFace in Banff issued a challenge this week to run or bike up the Mt Norquay road and post a time. It starts on the outskirts of Banff and goes about 5 km in length and rises 230m vertical or 750 feet.
Suzanne offered to drive up to the top so I wouldn’t have to walk down so I thought I’d give it a go. The best time was set by Paul at 22 minutes by running (he’s a machine who oranizes the NFBanff trailrun group.) A few others were just a couple minutes behind in bike attempts. I posted a run time of 36 minutes which I hope to beat in a bike attempt soon. As well, for 2013 I’d like to run a sub 30.
Above: enjoying the view and some coconut water. Norquay road can be seen below in the valley leaving Banff and winding 6 switchbacks up to Mt Norquay where I’m standing.