One of the things I love about running, the running community and this event, is hearing the stories of people. We had family and travellers, long lost friends and exciting new entrants. Thank you all.
One day I actually will have a computer or timing system or maybe just a working stopwatch but until that time- here are the results to the best of our old school abilities.
Full - some were early starts
Jeremy Clegg (the local runner in orange) 2:47:24
Belinda Kissack - CeeVac! 4:46
Liz Ross-1st marathon-4:54:20
Charlotte Wilson- 1st marathon, 20th birthday!!! 4:57
Alexandria Wilson-1st marathon-4:57. They're cousins. I know.
Dylan Olsen- Nelson crazy runner- 5:00:19
John Bulmer- and his scene stealing pooch-5:08
Jim Wilson- from Quebec!-5:15:50
Sheila Dawe-local maniac and moon jogger ultra running wonder- 6:20:18.
Mylisa Evans had planned the full but ran the 1/2 instead at 2:30. Then she stripped to her swim suit and went for a dip. Yup.
1/2- we had a few people wisely decide to cut their run short and I always appreciate it when people listen to their bodies. It's really not fun running with a flu or bum knee.
Catrin Jones- the Victoria runner in orange. Obviously orange is the new fast. -1:33:20. But she kept going
Megan Lewis-Schneider and
Teresa Lewis-Schneider finished next but asked me not to post time. There must be a story there!
Ben Mars 1:55 CeeVac
Pete Langelo 1:57 more CeeVacs!
Michelle Peters 2:14
Lisa de Lusignan 2:14- I'll tell her story in a minute
Carolyn Sharp- 2:22. Who then passed a lovely morning with us at the pancake tent. She and Dylan are off on grand adventures. Bon Voyage!
Vicky Major- Rage! A Victoria derby girl! 1st 1/2! 2:26
Brenda Niziol 2:27
Jessica Kirby 2:27. Best finisher. Accompanied by kids. No dry eyed officials around.
James Griffin 2:27. James is one of the CeeVacs who started bringing all the other CeeVacs and now well the event is just lousy with CeeVacs!!!and thank goodness. What a great running club.
Darcie Nolan- 4:13 local triathlete completing her 2nd event here
Anne Heyes- :58. Secretly early started and then left. Long time supporter and Running Room manager
Kaleena Young- 1:02- runner and roller derby player!
Dale Spencer- 1:05:15
Catherine Macey -1:06
Andrea Thomson -1:06:07
Claire Spencer -1:06:25
Tara Janes -1:06:40
Danielle Welch- 1:11:30
Megan Larson- 1:11:30
Nicole Strong- 1:16
Bev Gruhn- who ran some distance for 1:40 !
I will take our donations to Loaves and Fishes after Christmas and it will be official but it looks like we raised close to $600 plus food. And we are able to cover Crystals expenses!! Yeah us!!!
This year I will, with Lisa de Lusignan's permission be making the donation in the memory of her nephew Mat Hancock. Mat died on Dec 21,2007 at 18. I'm honoured that this event can help Lisa remember her nephew.