Road Runners impress at GoodLife Fitness races in Victoria

Roger Plamondon was the fastest Comox Valley Road Runnner in the GoodLife marathon with a time of 3:12:33

The Comox Valley Road Runners running club was well represented at the 2016 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Half Marathon and 8-km. Road Race Oct. 9.

Roger Plamondon was the fastest club member in the marathon with a time of 3:12:33, good for second in his age category, and Les Disher (M65-69) and Derek Brenchley (M60-64) each won their respective divisions.

Marion Bryan was the top female finisher from the Road Runners, finishing fourth in her category with a time of 3:29:35. Mark and Debra Arsenault also had strong finishes in the marathon, which is a qualifier for Boston.

In the half marathon, Road Runners club coach Neil Holm finished eighth out of more than 2,300 finishers and won his M50-55 category. Roslyn Smith, fresh off an injury, likewise took top spot in her F65-69 category.

The top local female in the half marathon, however, was Andrea Prager with a time of 1:38:18; Brandon Reeder finished fifth in the M-U19 category in his first ever half marathon.

Other local half marathon runners included John Youds, Sharon Bearpark, Sandra Linhart, Sheila Van Gisbergen, Wendy Sutton, Thomas Dargie, Sonja Leach, Jane Swintak and Leslie Dargie.

Club members Tom Munro and Cindy Blackmore both ran the 8K race, with Blackmore finishing an impressive eghth out of 125 runners in her category.

“We’re incredibly proud of our athletes,” says Comox Valley Road Runners president Roslyn Smith. “Not only was our club well represented in terms of numbers, but they all achieved impressive results, be they podium finishes or personal goals.”

Founded in 1980, the Comox Valley Road Runners comprise more than 150 members spanning all ages and running abilities. The club hosts regular group runs, and a Tuesday evening track workout.

Individual membership is just $20 for the year ($30 for families), and non-members are always invited to participate in a free session. Come learn more about the club at the annual Memorial Run and General Meeting on Nov. 27.  For details, visit www.cvrr.ca.

Many runners are now looking forward to the Perseverance Run held in Cumberland Oct. 23, which is a super fun trail running event and a fundraiser for the Cumberland Community Forest Society.

 

Just Posted

Bylaw rescinded after vacation rental owners express concerns

Concerns included a lack of consultation

Get ready for a week of sunshine across Vancouver Island

Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures in the high teens all this week

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

North Island Tour De Rock rider Benjamin Leah leads team to Port Hardy

“You don’t have issues and problems when you look at these kids and how much they’re going through.”

Denman Island awash with plastic debris

After 14 years of Community Beach Cleanups, the little Gulf Island of… Continue reading

Live bear cam: Let the fishing begin

Watch bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park catch their dinner live.

B.C. electric vehicle subsidy fund drains faster than expected

Province adds another $10 million to incentive fund

Wendy Morin running for seat on Courtenay council

Over 100 people braved torrential rain for Wendy Morin’s campaign launch at… Continue reading

Eric Krejci running for a seat on Cumberland council

It is with a keen sense of privilege that I have put… Continue reading

‘I’ll never forgive you:’ Victim impact statements at hearing for Calgary killer

Curtis Healy was found guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the death of Dawns Baptiste.

Man accused of mailing bomb to his brother in B.C. has died

Leon Nepper was found in ‘medical distress’ at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre on Sunday

It’s shaping up to be quite a finish in CFL’s West Division standings

The Calgary Stampeders (10-2) are first, four points ahead of the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-5).

Twice-convicted killer set to inherit multimillion-dollar company found guilty of father’s murder

A Toronto judge ruled that Dellen Millard is guilty of first-degree murder in death of his father,

Champs return to MOMAR

Multi-sport race Saturday in Cumberland

Most Read