Perseverance Trail Run a big success

Mother Nature was kind to the 230 trail racers who tackled the Perseverance Trail Run on Sunday, Oct. 30.

CRAZY COSTUMES WERE part of the fun at the fundraising Perseverance Trail Run on Sunday in Cumberland.

CRAZY COSTUMES WERE part of the fun at the fundraising Perseverance Trail Run on Sunday in Cumberland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother Nature was kind to the 230 trail racers who tackled the Perseverance Trail Run on Sunday, Oct. 30. The sun was shining and the trails held freshly filled puddles from recent rains, making the perfect conditions for a fall trail race.

Organizers say the race was a huge success with all proceeds going directly to the Cumberland Community Forest Society to assist them in their goal of purchasing and protecting additional forest lands in the Cumberland area.

The competition on the new 10K course was fierce with 155 racers and many competitive runners toeing the start line. Racers came from all over Vancouver Island for this year’s event and there were some great battles on the challenging 10K mountain run.

Top overall results in the 10K mountain run:

Males: 51:11 Andrew Howard; 52:21 Neil Holm; 53:03 Stephan Jacobson

Females: 1:02:15  Ceri Jacobson; 1:02:53 Kaley Strachan;

1:06:07 Bobbie Taylor.

Sixty-eight racers, young and old, tackled the 3K cross-country run through the Cumberland Community Forest trails. This year’s race included more ups and downs than previous years but that didn’t slow down the racers.

Top overall results for the 3K cross-country run were as follows:

Males: 13:47 Matthew Salmon; 14:10 Berend Henkel; 15:03 Ross Lamon.

Females: 17:30 Jane Johnson; 18:08 Montana Mosher; 18:16 Jessica Reynolds.

“Extreme Runners and Equilibrium Lifestyle Management (ELM) co-organized this annual fundraising event along with fantastic support from Comox Valley volunteers and sponsors,” said Sarah Seads of ELM.

“A huge thank you goes out to nearly 60 wonderful and enthusiastic volunteers who donated their time and energy before, during and after this years race.  A special thank you goes to  the Comox Valley Search and Rescue and St. John Ambulance teams who spent the day watching over each and every racer on the course.”

This year’s race, once again held on Halloween weekend, brought out great costumes including everything from the Grim Sweeper to Gem and a Jailbird. Dozens of fantastic draw prizes were awarded including fresh doughnuts from the Cumberland Village Bakery for the best costumes.  With close to 40 draw prizes donated from local businesses many racers left with big smiles at the end of the day.

“A very big thank you to this year’s prize sponsors: Valhalla Pure, Riding Fool Hostel, Seeds Market, Darkside Chocolates, Zen Zero, Mosaic Vision, Lotuswear, Comox Valley Acupuncture, Ascent Physiotherapy, Active Comox Valley, HiTech, My Tech Guys, Jim Smiley of Remax, Extreme Runners and ELM,” Seads said.

The following community sponsors generously supported the race and helped to make it a great success: Thrifty Foods, Tim Hortons, Mudsharks Coffee, Fiesta Quest, ABC Printing, Hi Tech, nrichmedia, Odlum Brown, Mosaic Vision, Comox Valley Record. Landowners including the Village of Cumberland & Recreation, CCFS, Timberwest and Hancock.

A complete list of results as well as race day photos are posted at www.perseverancetrailrun.com. “Overall the race was a huge success so mark your calendars for next year – Oct. 28 2012!”

– ELM

 

 

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A man sustained burns to his body near this spot around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 in Courtenay. The fire was left of the pathway. The Station youth housing facility and city public works yard are to the right of the trail. Photo by Terry Farrell
Emergency personnel respond to man on fire in wooded area of Courtenay

A man was badly burned in the early morning hours Tuesday in… Continue reading

This 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 was stolen from Black Creek Motors at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, April 11. Photos via blackcreekmotors.com
VIDEO: Thieves steal truck from Black Creek car lot by towing it away

Have you seen a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 in your neighbourhood in… Continue reading

Teresa Hedley and a copy of her book, “What’s Not Allowed? A Family Journey with Autism.” Photo supplied
Comox Library recognizes Autism Awareness Month with presentation by local author

April is World Autism Awareness Month, an annual opportunity to increase understanding… Continue reading

Comox council will further look at a troublesome traffic area in the Point Holmes area of the town. Photo submitted
Comox council to look at speed calming measures at Point Holmes

“…We are waiting for a problem to happen if we don’t act.”

A 41-person air task force, including 12 members from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, seized more than $3 million CND worth of cocaine as part of Op Caribbe. Photo by Canadian Armed Forces Operations/Facebook
19 Wing Comox crew involved in three-tonne cocaine seizure worth more than $293 million

12 members from 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron involved in Op Caribbe

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 5, 2021. The province has restricted indoor dining at all restaurants in B.C. due to a spike in COVID-19 numbers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 indoor dining, drinking ban extending into May

Restaurant association says patio rules to be clarified

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Two men were seen removing red dresses alongside the Island Highway in Oyster Bay. (Submitted photo)
Two men filmed removing red dresses from trees on highway near Ladysmith

Activists hung the dresses to raise awareness for Vancouver Island’s Murdered/Missing Women & Girls

Comox Lake is the drinking water source for the CVRD. Photo supplied
Comox Valley Water Treatment Project nears completion

The Comox Valley Water Treatment Project is more than 85 per cent… Continue reading

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
Tougher COVID-19 restrictions in B.C., including travel, still ‘on the table’: Horgan

John Horgan says travel restrictions will be discussed Wednesday by the provincial cabinet

RCMP on scene yesterday at the altercation at the trailer park. (Submitted photo)
Violent altercation at Port Hardy trailer park sends one to hospital

Police say man confronted another over airsoft shooting, then was attacked with a weapon

Comox council approved a change in fees for using the Comox Municipal Marina, extending the collection of fees from March 1 to Oct. 31 each year. Black Press file photo
Fee changes, increased costs coming to Comox Municipal Marina

The town will be extending the collection of fees from March 1 to Oct. 31

John Albert Buchanan was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2017 death of Richard Sitar. Pictured here, Buchanan walking to the court in Nanaimo last year. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Six years including time served for Nanaimo man in bludgeoning death

John Albert Buchanan sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Nanaimo for death of Richard Sitar

Protesters occupied a road leading to Fairy Creek Watershed near Port Renfrew. (Submitted photo)
B.C. First Nation says logging activist interference not welcome at Fairy Creek

Vancouver Island’s Pacheedaht concerned about increasing polarization over forestry activities

Most Read