I started off the year not with a hangover, but with a local grassroots ultra, the Club Fat Ass New Year’s Day Fat Ass 50K & Freeze Your Fat Ass Off Swim. It’s an unsupported, un-timed 50K mainly on urban paths and trails in Vancouver, BC. The event is held as a fundraiser for the club and costs only $25. I tagged along with a group of friends as a sort of mobile New Year’s Day party.
I picked up Dikesh and we drove over to Deep Cove for the Club Fat Ass event, Sweet Go Deep. The run offered three distance options 14 km, 20 km, or 40 km (two laps of the 20 km route). Directions were posted prior as the course was not marked and it was an everyone for themselves kind of event.