NAC Trail Run in Niseko

Today Niseko Adventure Center held it’s annual Trail Run in Niseko. The popular race is divided into 3 different courses 3km, 10km and 30kms. Today’s weather was not picture perfect with driving rain, gusty winds and the occasional flash of lightening – this did set the scene for some dramatic imagery.

NAC Trail Run finish line, 9 September 2012

NAC Trail Run finish line, 9 September 2012

Looking down on the NAC Trail Run finish line, 9 September 2012

Looking down on the NAC Trail Run finish line, 9 September 2012

Working hard in the rain, 9 September 2012

Working hard in the rain, 9 September 2012

With over 300 participants participating the courses quickly became very wet and heavy.

Scrambling up 1, 9 September 2012

Scrambling up 1, 9 September 2012

Scrambling up - the face says it all, 9 September 2012

Scrambling up – the face says it all, 9 September 2012

Straddling the rope, 9 September 2012

Straddling the rope, 9 September 2012

Workin' it, 9 September 2012

Workin’ it, 9 September 2012

Go team, 9 September 2012

Go team, 9 September 2012

Most of these shots were taken of runners in the 10km class on the Niseko Higashiyama Hiking Trail. We were unable to venture out into the outer realm of the 30km class!

Thumbs up from Az, 9 September 2012

Thumbs up from Az, 9 September 2012

Dynamic Duo, 9 September 2012

Dynamic Duo, 9 September 2012

Happy trail runner, 9 September 2012

Happy trail runner, 9 September 2012

The long and winding trail, 9 September 2012

The long and winding trail, 9 September 2012

Happy trail runner #2, 9 September 2012

Happy trail runner #2, 9 September 2012

Bridge Crossing ( thanks to Teppei and the NisekoMTB crew), 9 September 2012

Bridge Crossing ( thanks to Teppei and the NisekoMTB crew), 9 September 2012

Fun in the mud...., 9 September 2012

Fun in the mud…., 9 September 2012

Going for it, 9 September 2012

Going for it, 9 September 2012

Nicolas stretching it out, 9 September 2012

Nicolas stretching it out, 9 September 2012

Airborne, 9 September 2012

Airborne, 9 September 2012

An awesome event and great to see so many people out enjoying the great outdoors together in Niseko.

  1. Dean Robinson says:

    Guys, whets the lift in the background of the first two photo’s? its not the Ace Quad chair is it? just curious as there are enclosed gondolas visible, not the quad chairs as i remember. has it been upgraded or am I way off the mark

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