T2T 2015 – Coming in Hot!
T2T 2015 is behind us now. Like each year, this race was memorable for what made it unique. And in 2015 it was the heat. Although our event is held in the middle of July, the temperatures are usually quite moderate. Not so in 2015. Haida Gwaii, like most of BC, was in the midst of a heat wave. As our wonderful cheerleader stood at the finish line cheering on the runners and shouting out “COMING IN HOT!” She was not just talking about the speed of the runners. Many runners, especially in the half and full marathons felt the heat of the day as temperatures got up to the mid-twenties. A couple had to drop out – one stopped for coffee and decided that was enough.
Despite the heat, we still had a new record for the Women’s 10km and several runners had personal bests. In 2015 we had three generations from one family taking part: mother, daughter, grand-daughter. The kids came to run! We had three young girls who each ran the 10km. That’s impressive – and maybe a challenge to the boys.
2015 will also be remembered for the T2T medal – a stunning design given by Robert Davidson. Every finisher in each race received this beautiful medal. And it will be around as a part of our event for many years to come.
Of course, what is impressive is how the community comes to support this run. We sincerely appreciate seeing the fathers and sons, sisters, husbands and wives and friends who come in July to Run Haida Gwaii. There cannot be enough said about the volunteers who come out on race day. The Finish Line Crew, who are there from beginning to end. The Balance Rock team who see every runner – the marathoners and half marathoners twice. The teams at Miller Creek, Jungle Beach and St, Mary’s Spring, the cyclists and the drivers – all of whom come out and make the event possible and safe for the ru
nners. And those behind the scenes, helping to organize. Your time and your effort is sincerely appreciated. Howa’a. We hope to see you in 2016.