Winter running doesn’t have to be a drag as evidenced by recent footage captured on the Bruce Trail in southern Ontario.
Runners have a number of options when it comes to winter running: hit the treadmill, shovel away the snow like this North Carolina high school student or simply embrace the conditions and head outdoors. Adam Stevens chose the latter in his recent trail running adventure making a sweet one-minute video from selected clips.
“Winter running doesn’t have to suck,” the filmmaker and trail runner captioned the video on Facebook. “Having entirely too much fun winter trail running here in Ontario. This is the Hockley Valley section of the Bruce Trail, located about an hour northwest of Toronto. The conditions were great and it was so beauty I had to make this little video.”
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The Bruce Trail is one of the more popular running trails in the province as the approximately 885K route cuts through southern and central Ontario. The trailheads are located in Queenston near Niagara Falls and Tobermory, located on the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula. There are a number of trail races which have race routes that incorporate sections of the Bruce Trail.
The Bruce Trail is also notable for its fastest-known times (FKTs) as either groups or individuals try to complete the entire length of the trail in record time. The Wild Bruce Chase, for example, set a new Bruce Trail fastest-known time for an all-women’s team in 2016.
The footage, which so far has been seen more than 9,000 times on Facebook, comes from early January when the area had large amounts of snow following New Year’s Day. Since then, southern Ontario has experienced warmer than seasonal temperatures, arguably making the decision to head outdoors for runs a more attractive option.