John Coffin of the Comox Valley Road Runners was the top local at the Bazan Bay 5k, which he ran in 17:24. Jim Hockley photo

Family fun in Bazan Bay

Husband and wife again top locals

  • Apr. 30, 2018 10:30 a.m.

The Comox Valley Road Runners had one of its strongest turnouts at the Bazan Bay 5k April 8 in Sydney, with 20 locals running the eighth and final race of the Island Race Series. John and Carolyn Coffin were the top local finishers. John ran 17:24 to place sixth in his category, while Carolyn ran 20:16 for fourth in her division. Their children Elyse and Trevor also raced well.

The Webster clan was also out in force. Hudson ran a speedy 21:50 for fifth in his category. Brailyn and Deb also ran well.

Another notable performance was Roslyn Smith, who won her category and set a new age group course record of 23:19.

Competition was once again high in the men’s 55-59 age group. Rob Kelly was second in the category in 18:42. He was followed by Danny Keyes in fourth, Brian Stewart in fifth and Roger Plamondon in seventh.

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Be sure to check out The Cumby, a local trail race that supports the Cumberland Community Forest Society, Saturday, May 12. It includes 13k and 25k options. For more information about this and other local running events, or to register, visit

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