Scotiabank Vancouver HM Race Info

Date

6/25/17

Avg Temps f.

68/52

Gain/Loss in ft

~700/1000

Furthest Aid

4km

Highest Elev.

328ft

Start

7:30am

Surface

Road

Time Limit

3 hours

Sunrise/set

5:08am/9:22pm

Longest Climb

~200ft/1.7miles

 

Summary: A point-to-point course that starts out with an out and back, and then follows along the waterfront before ending at Stanley Park, which is much the same as the BMO marathon course. Lots of downhill but also lots of rollers and a few little steep uphills, the most memorable being the bridge near the end of the race.

Race Details

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • Easy to go out hard on the first downhill and wreck your quads
  • Temps get warm quickly and it’s a fairly exposed course (nearly identical to the BMO marathon)
  • Lots of little hills can wear you down and slow you down, some of them short but steep
  • Bridge after 11 miles that’s tough, followed by a downhill to the finish

Elevation

Total gain/loss: ~700/1000

Total climbs: Lots of little rollers of around 50 feet, 2 climbs of ~100 feet (miles 4-4.5 and 7.2-7.8), 1 climb of 200 feet (miles 2-3.7)

Longest climb: 200ft/1.7 miles from mile 2-3.7

Elevation profile:

 

http://canadarunningseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/14-svhm-publish.pdf

 

Aid stations

Total aid stations: 9 including Start and Finish

Furthest distance apart: 4km

Locations: Every 3-4 km; refer to course map above

What’s available: Water, Gatorade and Powergel at 13km

Crew access

Several locations accessible on foot, via car or public transportation. See course map for more details

 

Pacers

Race will have Asics Pace Leaders for the following goal times: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30

Race qualifiers

None

Race reports

http://bradleyontherun.com/2014/06/22/scotiabank-vancouver-half-marathon-race-report/

https://heyrickie.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/race-report-2014-scotiabank-vancouver-half-marathon/

http://slownewfast.com/2013/07/race-report-scotiabank-vancouver-half-marathon.html

 

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/156772222

https://www.strava.com/activities/621749383

https://www.strava.com/activities/175576705

 

Race Website

http://canadarunningseries.com/scotiabank-vancouver-half-marathon/?gclid=CPn00JOwk9QCFQsGhgod2IcO3g

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