Results are in for Terrace’s King of the Mountain foot race

Race adopted virtual format this year in response to pandemic

King of the Mountain Connor Block, honorable mention Adam Brown and Queen of the Mountain Raina Trappl celebrate their achievements in the 43rd annual King of the Mountain foot race in August 2020. (Photo courtesy Skeena Valley Runners)

King of the Mountain Connor Block, honorable mention Adam Brown and Queen of the Mountain Raina Trappl celebrate their achievements in the 43rd annual King of the Mountain foot race in August 2020. (Photo courtesy Skeena Valley Runners)

By Joe Pelletier

President, Skeena Valley Runners

The 43rd annual King of the Mountain Foot Race featured a virtual competition with a familiar King, a new Queen and an all new third coronation category.

Forced to cancel the regular in-person race due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Skeena Valley Runners opted to stage a virtual event.

Runners had 30 days to run their fastest time Flathead Trail on Terrace Mountain. Runners were armed with GPS watches or smartphone apps to record their race. Event organizers could then verify that they ran the race correctly, and awarded the historic trophies to the fastest finishers.

Connor Block once again earned the title of King of the Mountain with a time of 36 minutes and 40 seconds. A member of UBC’s running team, Block has won the event four times in the past five years.

Raina Trappl posted a time of 44 minutes and 37 seconds to take the Queen of the Mountain trophy. She bested her nearest competition by nearly five minutes.

With 30 days to compete, runners were encouraged to run the course multiple times. Special recognition was awarded to marathoner Adam Brown who completed 20 laps of the course, including a whopping 6 laps in one day for the first ever 42.2km marathon on the King of the Mountain trail.

The event raised over $1200 for Terrace Search and Rescue. Organizers also donated money to TORCA for trail maintenance and supported local business by buying prizes rather than seeking donations.

Just Posted

James Nathan Roberts, 38, was found dead May 15 by a Terrace RCMP officer patrolling the woods between the curling rink and the train tracks. Police are asking the public to come forward with any information. (Submitted photo)
Terrace police renews assistance plea a year into homicide investigation

Investigation began after James Roberts’ body was found in May 2020

This concept artwork from July 2020 shows the inland port planned for the former Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace. (Image courtesy Hatha Callis, Progressive Ventures Group)
VIDEO: Highlights of Terrace’s inland port public hearing

Council gave third reading to two zoning amendments on June 14

San Group owners Suki, left, and Kamal Sanghera with technical manager Richard Zeller at their facility in Port Alberni in Feb. 2021. The forestry company is looking at expanding its business into northwest B.C. by setting up a manufacturing unit in Terrace. (SUSAN QUINN/ Black Press file photo)
Forestry company San Group eyes Terrace for northwest B.C expansion

The company looks at Skeena Industrial Park to set up a sawmill manufacturing unit

The Independent Investigations Office of BC has concluded police acted appropriately in the lead-up to a fatal ATV crash north of Terrace on May 23, 2021. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Police watchdog finds no police wrongdoing in fatal ATV crash

The May 23 crash resulted in the death of a Terrace woman

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

Conclusion: federal help should be on the condition airlines immediately refund Canadian travellers

Most Read