Road Runners take Emperor’s Challenge in Tumbler Ridge

Two Comox Valley Road Runners did their imitation of mountain goats in the Emperor's Challenge, a half marathon held Aug. 6 in Tumbler Ridge.

JOHN INGRAM IN action at the Emperor's Challenge.

JOHN INGRAM IN action at the Emperor's Challenge.

 

 

Two Comox Valley Road Runners did their imitation of mountain goats in the Emperor’s Challenge, a half marathon held Aug. 6 in Tumbler Ridge.

This challenging race begins at the treeline then goes straight up to the summit of Babcock Mountain. Here runners are challenged by rocky, open terrain before tackling the steep and trecherous descent back to the finish line.

CVRR veteran John Ingram placed second in the Grand Masters M50-69 age division while partner Cathy Clarke showed her strength, finishing first in the Grand Masters F50-59 age division.

In other CVRR news, extreme racers Robyn Dicesare and Karen Siblely took on the Warrior Dash in Whistler on Aug. 6. This 5,000- metre race takes challenging to a whole new level. The race course is referred to as a battlefield, and for good reason. Racers cover rugged terrain with multiple obstacles including leaping through fire, climbing over walls and cargo fencing, crawling through mud pits and under barb wire fencing.

Dicesare has run hundreds of races and was quoted as saying, “This is the most fun race I have ever done.” The local warriors definitely showed their toughness with Dicesare finishing first in the W45-50 age group and 53rd overall out of 4,500 runners and Siblely finishing second in the W50-59 age group and 92nd overall.

Former Valley runner Robin Poirier finished an amazing second overall in this competition. They will all wear their fuzzy Viking hats, mementos of the race, with pride.

In other news, Gordon Harris and his team “Wii not so Fit” came 42/177 in the mixed division of the 125km Canadian Death Race in Grand Cache Alberta in a total time was 17:04:43 while Ken Richadson recently returned from the World Masters Athletic Championships with a seventh place finish in the M65-70 marathon.

– Comox Valley Road Runners

 

 

 

 

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

Just Posted

The 5th Street Bridge requires structural improvements, new coating to repair and prevent corrosion, and deck repairs. File photo
City of Courtenay awards contract for 5th Street Bridge project

The City of Courtenay has awarded the contract for the rehabilitation of… Continue reading

Pumpjacks pump crude oil near Halkirk, Alta., June 20, 2007.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Gas prices jump in the Valley – and experts predict prices to rise even more

“We still could be talking about record prices…”

NIC Practical Nursing instructor Barb McPherson (right) is pictured with student Rebecca Wood in 2018 in NIC’s SIM lab. NIC photo
Learn about Practical Nursing opportunities for Island students

Students interested in exploring a future in health care are invited to… Continue reading

The Comox Valley Cycling Coalition is hoping to see more bike lines in the Cumberland area. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cycling coalition wants better bike links for Cumberland

Group says members want more connections with Comox Valley

The Courtenay Legion has identified 16 homeless veterans living in the Comox Valley. File photo
Courtenay Legion unites with Qualicum to help homeless veterans

Last year’s Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless count conducted in the Comox Valley identified… Continue reading

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

Older rental apartments are prime candidates for renovations, and could result in lost affordable housing stock. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
B.C.’s renoviction overhaul a good start, but won’t preserve affordable stock, lawyer says

And still no protection for people who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19

Activists from the Fairy Creek Blockades hold the injunction application notice which was submitted by logging company Teal Jones to the B.C. Supreme Court. The application, which asks to have blockaders removed from the sites that stop access to cut blocks, is set to be heard on March 4. (Photo contributed/Joshua Wright)
Activists hunker down to protect Fairy Creek near Port Renfrew from logging

Forest company Teal Cedar applies for injunction to remove seven-month-old blockades

(Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
B.C. WHL teams to hit the ice with Kelowna, Kamloops hub cities

Kelowna, Kamloops centres chosen to host B.C. WHL teams for 24-game regular season

The victim of the homicide on Cowichan Lake Road early Monday morning was 17 years old, and was stabbed in the incident. (File photo)
Duncan homicide victim was 17 years old

RCMP report that teenager was stabbed

(File photo)
RCMP arrest man after report of gun-toting threat-maker near Parksville schools

43-year-old man taken into custody; students at nearby schools were asked to stay inside

The machines are akin to ATMs and allow drug users at risk of overdose to get hydromorphone pills dispensed to them after their palm has been scanned to identify its unique vein pattern. (CANADIAN PRESS)
Feds dole out $3.5M for ‘vending machines’ to dispense safer opioids in B.C.

The machines are located in four cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Victoria

Most Read