Hot on Your Heels. Squamish, BC Enduro race
This weekend was a new edition of Hot on Your Heels in Squamish. A pretty special race. Only women can participate and volunteers must be all men. In addition, it has a fun-hot component with massage stations, drinks … and an incredible after-party with a lot of prizes including a Norco sight, thanks to Norco and Republic.
This has been the first “true” enduro race for Ainhoa, the youngest racer.
What is most striking about this race is the good feeling. Many of the women were dressed with costumes and smiles were common. Downs with no too much technical difficulty. It is a race for all levels. It’s true that the climbs have to be done, so you have to be physically strong …
Ainhoa enjoyed a lot. The last stage was a little hard for her because she was pretty tired.
However, she was the first junior and 39 Open. Over 200 women (14 pro) with an incredible level. Women are fast … very fast …here in British Columbia.
After the race, dinner and party. Very good memory for Ainhoa about this race.
Here are the race times thanks to Sprucetiming
Thanks to Melissa Sheridan for an excellent organization of the race. And thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors that have collaborated in the event.
You can see more photos here…(some of them only for adults..lol)
Ainhoa’s Chronicle :
It has been an amazing Enduro race. Especially for the atmosphere. It is a race organized to enjoy and have fun.
The race was 4 stages. The first was very well for me. Quite long and hard climb, but I took it easy. The second stage had more technical parts with wet roots, rocks and quite technical steps. There were occasional drops, but everything went very well for me. On the descent of the third stage my chain went out and I lost some time putting it in place. The last stage had two very tough and long climbs. The truth is that I did not ride fast this stage because I was very tired.
The afterparty was great. Everyone was congratulating me and I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people. Especially Marilyne Aubin, first open women who encouraged me a lot. Amazing how fast she rides.
I had a good time. Next year I´ll race again, for sure.
Un saludo fuerte a todos/as