Three-hundred participants competed in the TriStars Sooke 10K on Sunday. (Jack Most/Sooke News Mirror)

Holm top Comox Valley runner at Sooke 10k

A small but dedicated group of local runners made the trip to compete in the Sooke 10k, April 7. The beautiful course is winding, and includes some deceptively large climbs and descents to make for a challenging course.

The top Comox Valley runner was Neil Holm, who finished in 36:16 to place second in his category. Not far behind was Jonathan Noel, who finished in 37 minutes and placed third in his age group. Rob Kelly had a stellar day, breaking the 40-minute barrier and winning his category. Jules Galarneau finished just over 40 minutes to take fifth in his category. In the hotly contested M60-64 category, Keith Wakelin won in 40:32 followed seconds later by Derek Brenchley in second. A minute behind was Wayne Crowe, who took fifth in the same category. Steve Blacklock and Darrell Fisher both also ran well, each coming under the 50-minute barrier.

Kamma Wiggins was the top local woman, finishing in 51 minutes to take ninth in her category. Close behind was Sam Knowles, who placed sixth in his category. Cindy Blackmore and Laura Wyatt both finished in 55 minutes, placing seventh and eighth in their respective categories. And Tom Munro finished eighth in 1:20.

For full results go to racedaytiming.ca

The next local event is The Cumby, a trail race in support of the Cumberland Forest Community Society. It takes place May 12, and includes 5.5km, 13km and 25km distances. To get involved as a volunteer or to register, go to cvrr.ca

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