Nose Hill

I got out to Nose Hill in the morning just before before it started snowing. So my pics show the fall weather, not the wet winter weather we are experiencing now.

Nosehill is mostly what you’d expect. It is a big open park with few trees, lots of trails, and mostly just open prairie.

But there are a few happy surprises involving trees, hills and single-track.

Endless loops of paved, gravel, single track, and if you want, you can run mostly hill-less.

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Kensington Pathways – Good, Bad, Ugly

Kensington is quite urban, but there are some trails. Especially along the adjacent hill called McHugh Bluff, but that means there are hills there too. You can always see the downtown skyline.

Hills!
Hills!
Trails!
Trails!
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Quiet – Riley Park
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Ugly! Traffic, trains, noise
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Right near downtown

Short days, dark evenings

Running along the Bow River

from sunrise…

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to sunset

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Indispensible headlamp

Even with the shorter days, that doesn’t mean we have to curb our running. I’m still getting out there and getting my fresh airĀ (although not all my vitamin D at this time of year)

Bowmont Park

You almost never lose sight of the River. From gnarly single track to well maintained paved path options. Situated between Silver Springs and Bowness. Park beside Maranatha Church or in Silver Springs

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Too many trails, too little time

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We live in the best place in the world with the mountains on our door step and beautiful running all around us, even in the city. There are too many places to run in Calgary, and too little time.