News: Race Reports

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Nicholson delivers on prediction of winning memorable Squamish Days 8K

Surrey-based Drew Nicholson, making his first appearance at the Squamish Days 8K and Flashback Mile since finishing second five years ago, won the out-and-back, flat-course race in a sizzling 27:28, beating local favourite Shaun Stephens-Whale by 13 seconds in a spirited showdown. Meg Lewis-Schneider of Vancouver, who won the women’s overall title in 28:02, was equally impressive in the warm morning race, finishing 32 seconds ahead of Vancouver’s Darbykai Standrick.

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An estimated $970,000 raised for charity at the 2018 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k

Kip Kangogo defends his title with 7th win in 10 races
More than 6,700 people took part in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k, raising an estimated $970,000 for 70 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. This brings the grand total since 2007 to over $8 million. Lethbridge Alberta’s Kip Kangogo cruised to his 7th victory at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon, while Vancouver’s Dayna Pidhoresky had an impressive win over pre race favourite Sasha Gollish.


Koske and Richardson Win 41st Annual Fool’s Run

The 41st annual BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run presented by Coast Cable attracted nearly 620 registrants from all over BC and beyond, to run and walk from the Gibsons and Area Community Centre to Mission Point Park in Davis Bay. Leading the way were Benard Cheruiyot Koske of Kenya and Paul McNamara of Vancouver, who ran neck and neck until the very end, where Koske sprinted the final 30m in the park to win by 1 second in 1:13:46. On the women’s side, Vancouver’s Laurel Richardson had the strongest run on the day with a 1:24:56 clocking, followed by North Vancouver’s Allison Ezzat in 1:26:49.

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Natasha Wodak Blitzes a Canadian All-Comers Record at the St Patrick’s Day 5K

Going into today’s St Patrick’s Day 5K presented by BMO, expectations were high that some records would be broken, and the race sure didn’t disappoint in perfect running conditions. Natasha Wodak ran a blistering quick 15:39, bettering the old record of 15:42 set by Carol Montgomery in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland in 2006. Not to be outdone, Lucas Bruchet also broke his own 2016 course record by 10 seconds, reclaiming the title in 14:12.

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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.