Race Reports :: 2013
2013 Race Reports
- July 20: Records fall at Summerfast 10K
The record books were completely rewritten at the Summerfast 10K, hosted by the Vancouver Falcons. The final race in the 2013 Timex BC Road Race Series and race #8 in the Lower Mainland Series attracted a competitive field. Warm, calm conditions, and a flat course produced fast times for many. …more
- May 26: Running Room Shaughnessy 8k Report (4.2 MB)
Under ideal running conditions Nicholas Browne of Vancouver, BC and Shauna Skinner of Vancouver BC claimed victories at the 31st Running Room Shaughnessy 8K that was held in Vancouver on Sunday May 26th. Both Nicholas and Shauna also claimed the 2013 BCA 8K Championship titles. …more
- May 26: Shaughnessy 8k: Browne and Skinner crowned BC 8K Champions
Returning to competition following the birth of her first child, Shauna Skinner won the BC 8K Championship held in conjunction with the Running Room Shaughnessy 8K, hosted by the Lions Gate Road Runners. Skinner won in 30:29 over top masters Tracy Wakaluk (30:53) and Helen Ritchie (31:18). …more
- April 7: Browne coasts to victory, Brooking defends title at 36th Fool's Run
The 36th BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run presented by Coast Cable welcomed a near-record number of registrations and a dry calm day on Sunday. Lisa Brooking of Langley successfully defended her title, while a new men's champion was crowned as Nicholas Browne outran defending champion and team-mate David Palermo, both from Vancouver. …more
- March 16: Martinson Prevails at the St. Patrick's Day 5K — On a New, Fast Course
Six days after Victoria's Geoff Martinson stepped off the plane in Sidney, BC, (feeling completely under the weather) to win a come-from-behind five kilometre race in 14 minutes and 32 seconds against second and third place finishers Ryan Brockerville of Vancouver and Clifford Childs of Victoria, he flew to Vancouver to pull off the trick again. …more
- March 16: 2013 BMO St. Patrick's Day 5k Race Report
Despite slightly wet weather, a sold out field participated in the 8th annual BMO St. Patrick's Day 5k in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Two time Olympian Gary Reed was there to start the race — consisting of the strongest field ever, battling it out for the $1,700 in prize money sponsored by the Bank of Montreal and Saucony. …more
2013 BMO St. Patrick's Day 5k Race Report
VANCOUVER, BC (March 16, 2013) — Despite slightly wet weather, a sold out field participated in the 8th annual BMO St. Patrick's Day 5k in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Two time Olympian Gary Reed was there to start the race — consisting of the strongest field ever, battling it out for the $1,700 in prize money sponsored by the Bank of Montreal and Saucony.
Geoff Martinson from Victoria was the first to cross the finish line in a winning time of 14:38, missing by seconds the course record set by Olympian marathoner Dylan Wykes in 2010. On the women's side, Sabrina Wilkie of Vancouver was the top female in a time of 17:07.
The race also offers a mile prime sponsored by Realtor Eric Langhjelm. It was a battle to the mile with 2012 winner Mike Sayenko taking home the cash grab. The overall female winner, Sabrina Wilkie, took home the $100 for the women.
BC 5k Road Race Championships
Our overall female and male winners also took home the cash prizing for being the top BC 5k Champions. The overall depth of the field was the strongest ever with 40 people posting a sub-17 minute 5k time, securing the 2013 BMO St Patrick's Day 5k as one of the fastest and most competitive 5k races in BC.
Come for the Race… Stay for the Party…
It wasn't all about fast times as the bulk of the race consisted of hundreds of runners and walkers dressed in green with some great costumes. All there to not only take part in the Granville Island Brewing after party but also raising funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Participants were treated to stew from URBAN FARE, be coconut water, cupcakes from the original CUPCAKES on Denman, buns and mint scones from COBS BREADS, chips from OLD DUTCH, STARBUCKS coffee and other treats.
With the now famous "After Party" stretching into the late afternoon, the 2013 St. Patrick's Day 5k could be considered no less than a complete success!