The CVRR made a splash in Victoria. Front, from left: Sonja Leach, Cindy Blackmore, Zina Richmond and Sharon Bearpark. Back: Richard Leach, Roz Smith, Ed Pietraszek, Derek Richmond and Paul Vieira.

Runners Keep it Kool

Roz Smith led the group

A strong contingent of masters runners from the Comox Valley made their presence known at the Kool Oak Bay Half Marathon last month in Victoria. The event included a 10-kilometre run.

In the half marathon, Roslyn Smith was the leader of the group, finishing in 1:46 to place second in the women’s 60 category. Zina Richmond and Sharon Bearpark finished in 2:02 and 2:07 respectively, both finishing in the top 10 in the same category. And Sonja Leach finished in 2:09 to just miss the top 10. Also running 2:09 was Paul Vieira, who finished top 20 in the men’s 60 division.

In the 10k, the Comox Valley Road Runners were led by Derek Richmond, who ran 46:30 to earn a sixth-place finish in the men’s 60 category. He was followed by Cindy Blackmore, who ran 56:06 to place fourth in the women’s 60 category. Richard Leach finished in 1:03:45, which placed him fifth in the men’s 70-plus division.

These were some fantastic results, and a testament to running into your 60s and beyond. For full results, visit racedaytiming.ca.

On the local front, be sure to check out the Canada 5th Street Mile. This is a fun and free family event put on by the Comox Valley Road Runners. It is a great way to start off the celebrations on Canada Day, as you get to lead the parade down 5th Street.

For more information on this and other local running events, visit cvrr.ca

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