Strange sports of the Townships: Obstacle courses

By Gordon Lambie

There is no denying that there are a lot of runners around. Whether it is on the streets of our towns and cities or along cross-country trails, jogging and running is practiced by many in the Townships because of its accessibility and low cost. That’s not to say, however, that people have not found ways to put their own twist on the sport. Serge Picard is the Director of Operations for Base Bootcamp, the outdoor obstacle course centre that has set up on the site of what used to be the Montjoie ski hill in Hatley, and he told The Record that he has seen a huge increase in interest from the general population in the five years he has been in operation. Presenting itself as “the headquarters of fitness fighters,” Base Bootcamp claims to be the largest all-terrain obstacle course in Canada and offers four to six kilometre runs on and around the mountain year-round for individuals and school or business groups. See full story in the Monday, Sept. 23 edition of The Record.

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