Who We Are

We are Chris and Jenna. We are adventurous (ask anyone that knows us)! We've ran up a volcano from sea level. We've finished a 120mile trail race. We've kayaked in the wilds of Haida Gwaii for 2 weeks without seeing another soul. We've done bike trips and backpacking trips. And so much more...

We are just two (relatively) normal people who love to get out and go until we run out of trails or road! Or food! To some our adventures are down right crazy, but to us they are an amazing challenge and an unbelievable experience. And we want to share those with you.

Please excuse the vacant look - photo
was taken 34 hours into FatDog!
Both from the small city of Penticton, B.C., we (Chris and Jenna) moved to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia. In 2013, Chris completed a BSc and MSc and is now studying medicine. Jenna is currently working as an engineer after receiving her degree in Geological Engineering.

It was here at UBC that we began trail running, starting with the small trails in Pacific Spirit Park, and eventually exploring the vast and seemingly endless trails on the North Shore.

Why The Name?
We came up with a number of ideas while trying to think of a name for this blog, some were clever, while others were decidedly not. Trail Effect was finally accepted and chosen for a couple of reasons:

My first thought was that 'trail effect' is an excellent term to describe the inability to accurately perceive or gauge time/speed while trail running. I have often found myself running along, engrossed in my thoughts, only to realize that it has been an hour or more since I looked at my watch. Or, as J.B.Running said after our recent Phantom Trail Race, "It felt so short", despite running for almost 3 hours!

The second reason that we chose Trail Effect was because this is the name for the visual effect of adding trails (i.e. ghosts or blurs) to quickly moving objects, and we'd like think that we run fast enough that others see us as blurred ghosts in the forest. Though, that may just be wishful thinking!

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