News: Race Reports

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Kent and Pidhoresky Prevail in Windy Conditions to Win BC 8K Championship

Participants had to battle gale force winds along the banks of the Fraser River on Sunday morning, at the Steveston Icebreaker 8K. The out and back course ran into the teeth of the wind for the first 4K, before runners were rewarded with an equally strong tailwind for the return. Thankfully the rain largely held off for the second race in the 2018 BC Super Series, which also served as the BC 8K Championship, and the first race in the Lifestages Lower Mainland Road Race Series.

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Sarah Inglis and Geoff Martinson win the Under Armour Eastside 10K

Geoff Martinson cruised to a comfortable victory in 30:00 at this morning’s Under Armour Eastside 10k in Vancouver. Falkirk, Scotland’s Sarah Inglis claimed a surprise win in 33:45 in a thrilling women’s race. A sold-out record crowd of 2,800 runners toured historic Gastown and the streets of Eastside Vancouver under sunny skies and perfect 13 degrees Celsius weather. …more at canadarunningseries.com

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Speedy Kenyans steal the show, but hundreds bask in Sunday’s fun Shaughnessy spotlight

On a brilliant Sunday morning, nearly 200 runners gathered in front of Kerrisdale Arena for one of the more challenging runs on the B.C. road race circuit. The host Lions Gate Road Runners, who have been promoting the sport since 1971, attracted some of the finest runners in the country in the likes of Kimugul, Jonathon Chesoo, Benard Koske, Gladys Tarus, Christian Gravel, Robyn Mildren, Sabrina Wilke and Bilal Shamsi. …more at vancouversun.com

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Icebreaker attracts a fast, cool crowd in sunny Steveston

Christian Gravel of Vancouver won the race in an impressive 26:09, edging Coquitlam’s Brendan Wong to the finish line by five seconds. Jeremiah Ziak of Vancouver (26:23) and North Van’s Jeff Symonds (26:55) were third and fourth, respectively. The top woman was Sabrina Wilkie of Vancouver in 28:46. Runner-up Jen Moroz of Vancouver clocked in at 29:37, while Vancouver’s Jillian Fong was third in 30:26. …more at Vancouver Sun

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Eric Gillis and Leslie Sexton win 4th annual Eastside 10K

Eric Gillis, who recently finished tenth at last month’s Olympic marathon, won today’s 4th annual Vancouver Eastside 10K, a Canada Running Series event. His time of 30:16 was enough to hold off BC Endurance project runner, Justin Kent, who put some pressure on Gillis between the 6-8K mark. On the Women’s side, it was first time Eastside 10K runner, Leslie Sexton who managed to beat out Vancouver locals Dayna Pidhoresky and last year’s winner, Olympian Natasha Wodak. …more at canadarunningseries.com

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Kip Kangogo runs to victory, marking his fifth win at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon

Over 6,500 people took part in the 18th annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k on Sunday, June 26. The event raised more than $860,000 and counting for 81 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. This amount is a significant contribution to the $50 million raised nationally in the lifetime of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge since its inception in 2003. …more at canadarunningseries.com