We are off to a great season, here are some of our athletes performances.
The 21st Annual Chuckanut 50km again drew a top notch field and both the course records for men and women fell.
Top Canadian honors went to Ed McCarthy of Vancouver with a very stellar time of 3:55 (good enough for 6th overall). Oliver Utting of Burnaby was 8th in 3:58 and Gary Robbins snagged the final spot in the Top 10 in 4:02.
In the women's race Mel Bos took top Canadian placing 6th in a stellar time of 4:33 (which was also the 2nd fastest masters time in race history behind Susannah Beck who was a 2:32 marathoner). Tina Lewis, a Canadian living in Colorado was 7th in 4:36 and Stacie Carrigan of Kelowna was 8th in 4:37. Nicola Gildersleeve rounded out the Top 10 in 4:45.
This past weekend over in Japan Gary Robbins ran his was to a 4th place finish (20h20m) in the Ultra Tour Mount Fuji 100 miler.
Also this past weekend at the Mount Si 50km and 50 miler just outside of Seattle, Kristin Ohm-Pedersen snagged a podium finish in the 50km coming 3rd in 4:34. Stacie Carrigan of Kelowna had a breakout performance winning the race outright and smashing the women's course record by 21 minutes. She ran a 6:33:37.
"WELL DONE EVERY ONE"