Results from events hosted by PaceSetter. Note this is not an exhaustive list — these are just the ones we’ve posted about in our blog. You can find more results on the PaceSetter Athletic Run Club site.
Results from The Bricker 7k 2019 – Brewery Run Series
The final race of the 2019 Brewery Run Series had the biggest turn-out yet with 42 runners completing The Bricker 7k. Herman Mentz and Sara Tyne of Sechelt were the overall winners, each taking home a growler from The Bricker.
Starting and finishing at Mason and Norwest Bay in West Sechelt, the route took the runners past farms along Mason Road, past breathtaking vistas of Sechelt Inlet from Heritage Road, and through shady trails from the Crowston Connector back to Mason. A refreshing breeze kept the heat of the sun at bay, but participants still found it quite warm and made good use of the two water stations provided.
Unlike last week’s Tapworks 5k, the battle for first overall in the 7k was a close one, with Mentz edging out Byron Fader of Powell River by just four seconds. Taking a strong third 41 seconds later was Sechelt’s Jamie Leveque.
The women’s race was a different story with Tyne finishing well over a minute ahead of her nearest rival. Second and third were much closer, with Alexa Dornbierer of Sechelt crossing the line only nine seconds ahead of Katie Oliver of Gibsons.
There were a number of tight races for first place among the age categories. Tamas Mihalyi was just six seconds ahead of Stephen Rhodes in the Men’s 50+ division; the Women’s 40-49 division saw Roberta Sim finish only ten seconds ahead of Donna Findlay; and Brenda Simpson gapped Nadine Slingerland by only eight seconds in the Women’s 50+ group.
After enjoying fruit and goodies at the finish line, participants and volunteers headed over to The Bricker for the awards ceremony, a well-earned cider (included with the race entry) and breakfast from The Manor Born foods.
Leveque was the lucky winner of a pair of shoes from PaceSetter Athletic Footwear, in the Grand Prize Draw for the series. His name was drawn from among those who ran at least three of the series races.
The organizers would like to thank the wonderful team of volunteers who made this event possible: Alison Rhodes, Randi Johnsen, Mike Meggiato, Conchita Harding, Greg Carter, Kati Saarinen, Lori Leveque, Susan Blair, Randy Eistetter, Stephen Rhodes, and Michelle Von Schleinitz.
The next local road race hosted by PaceSetter is coming up August 11th in Garden Bay. Register now for the Four Lakes 10k + 3k Family Fun Run/Walk, and enjoy a morning (or a whole day) at beautiful Katherine Lake Park.
The Bricker 7k results:
Pl Time Bib First Name Last Name Cat. Cat.Pl. City ===================================================================== 1 30:25 102 Herman Mentz M20-39 1 Sechelt 2 30:29 693 Byron Fader M40-49 1 Powell River 3 31:10 678 Jamie Leveque M40-49 2 Sechelt 4 31:49 578 Darren Causon M40-49 3 Sechelt 5 32:20 660 Ed Aiken M40-49 4 Gibsons 6 33:51 679 Tamas Mihalyi M50+ 1 Gibsons 7 33:57 695 Stephen Rhodes M50+ 2 Gibsons 8 34:24 103 Chris Paul M20-39 2 Sechelt 9 35:14 692 Mathew Wilson M40-49 5 Gibsons 10 35:58 680 Scott Minch M50+ 3 Madeira Park 11 36:23 691 Sara Tyne F20-39 1 Sechelt 12 37:29 669 Dagan Benner M20-39 3 Sechelt 13 37:41 672 Alexa Dornbierer F20-39 2 Sechelt 14 37:50 683 Katie Oliver F20-39 3 Gibsons 15 38:44 101 Roberta Sim F40-49 1 Gibsons 16 38:54 553 Donna Findlay F40-49 2 Sechelt 17 39:19 661 Tracy Aiken F40-49 3 Gibsons 18 39:29 698 Daren Spithoff M40-49 6 R Creek 19 39:45 677 Krisztina Harasztosi F40-49 4 Gibsons 20 39:59 670 Heather Damsgaard F40-49 5 Sechelt 21 40:10 684 Brenda Simpson F50+ 1 Gibsons 22 40:18 434 Nadine Slingerland F50+ 2 R Creek 23 41:03 690 Lisa Stiver F40-49 6 Gibsons 24 41:30 676 Gera Gilroy F20-39 4 Sechelt 25 41:33 697 Jules Knox F20-39 5 Kelowna 26 41:41 104 Darryl Yates M50+ 4 Sechelt 27 41:56 685 Todd Simpson M50+ 5 Gibsons 28 42:00 688 Laura Spruyt F40-49 7 Cochrane AB 29 43:21 671 Gregory Dick M50+ 6 Gibsons 30 43:32 687 Meaghan Spithoff F40-49 8 R Creek 31 43:51 694 Nadia Morrison F50+ 3 Powell River 32 45:03 681 Michele Mocellin M40-49 7 HMB 33 45:03 667 Marisa Alps F40-49 9 HMB 34 45:04 668 Matteo Alps Mocellin M20-39 4 Vancouver 35 45:06 673 Liane Friedrich F50+ 4 Sechelt 36 45:21 689 Jennifer Stapleton F20-39 6 Sechelt 37 46:50 675 Sue Gillard F50+ 5 Sechelt 38 46:58 682 Laura Needham F40-49 10 Sechelt 39 47:11 696 Charlotte Goldenberg F50+ 6 HMB 40 47:14 700 Brynn Storey F19- 1 Sechelt 41 47:15 699 Erin Storey F40-49 11 Sechelt 42 50:58 674 Merideth Frost F40-49 12 Madeira Park
Results from Tapworks 5k 2019 – Brewery Run Series
Race #3 of the series was hot and sunny just like in 2018. A total of 31 runners challenged themselves on the scenic course which took them from Armour’s Beach along the oceanfront path, then back and forth through the residential area of Gibsons Landing below the bluff. A quick jaunt through the Arrowhead Park trail provided some respite from the hot sun before heading back to the seaside path for the final kilometre back to Armour’s Beach. Quite a few finishers cooled off with a refreshing ocean swim before heading over to Tapworks for the post-run festivities.
Powell River’s Will Rice was in a class of his own, blasting around the course in 18:19 for the overall win. Will is under 19 so his dad Tony (who also raced) was the lucky recipient of the first place growler!
Second and third overall spots were claimed by Sechelt’s Jamie Leveque and Gibsons’ Theo Kontekakis in 21:24 and 21:53, respectively.
First female finisher and 4th overall was Gibsons’ Liz Cullen in 21:59. Cullen was also the overall female winner at Race #2 (10.1k at The 101). Second and third women to cross the line several minutes later were Kelsey Mulvihill and Katie Oliver, just 14 seconds apart.
Amazing performance of the day goes to Jacob Norris of Sechelt, who finished the 5k in a very impressive 31:09 – at six years of age!
Huge thanks to all our wonderful volunteers: Randi Johnsen, Alison Rhodes, Deanne Shuttleworth, Conchita Harding, Greg Carter, Kati Saarinen, Brent Sanford, Alex Nightingale, Maria Nightingale, and Michelle von Schleinitz.
Overall winners each received a growler from Tapworks; top 3 in each age group received medals; and a number of draw prizes from PaceSetter and Tapworks were given away to runners and volunteers. Each participant and volunteer also received a ticket for 1 free beer or cider and enjoyed watermelon and cookies.
Join us for the final event of the 2019 series on Sunday July 28th at 10am – The Bricker 7k. Starts and finishes at Mason Road and Norwest Bay Road. Register online for best rate!
Pl Time Bib First Name Last Name Cat. Cat.Pl. City ===================================================================== 1 18:19 595 Will Rice M19- 1 Powell River 2 21:24 586 Jamie Leveque M40-49 1 SECHELT 3 21:53 585 Theo Kontekakis M20-39 1 Gibsons 4 21:59 572 Liz Cullen F20-39 1 Gibsons 5 22:44 582 Reid Eltherington M20-39 2 Uxbridge 6 23:40 587 Tamas Mihalyi M50+ 1 Gibsons 7 23:51 598 Mike Stevenson M50+ 2 Delta 8 23:54 663 Tom Grant M40-49 2 Sechelt 9 24:18 588 Scott Minch M50+ 3 Madeira Park 10 25:05 594 Tony Rice M50+ 4 Powell River 11 25:31 589 Kelsey Mulvihill F20-39 2 Vancouver 12 25:45 592 Katie Oliver F20-39 3 Gibsons 13 25:54 580 Bryce Dixon M50+ 5 N Vancouver 14 25:57 557 Tom Hierck M50+ 6 Gibsons 15 26:17 440 Mathew Wilson M40-49 3 Gibsons 16 27:23 584 Krisztina Harasztosi F40-49 1 Gibsons 17 28:07 577 Tracy Aiken F40-49 2 Gibsons 18 28:14 434 Nadine Slingerland F50+ 1 R Creek 19 28:49 596 Todd Simpson M50+ 7 Gibsons 20 28:59 599 Lisa Stiver F40-49 3 Gibsons 21 29:47 435 Meaghan Spithoff F40-49 4 R Creek 22 29:56 665 Sally Thicke F50+ 2 Gibsons 23 30:48 662 Daren Spithoff M40-49 4 R Creek 24 30:52 579 Gregory Dick M50+ 8 Gibsons 25 31:09 590 Jacob Norris M19- 2 Sechelt 26 31:12 591 Sharon Norris F20-39 4 Sechelt 27 31:55 583 Sue Gillard F50+ 3 Sechelt 28 34:09 597 Aurora Stevenson F50+ 4 Delta 29 34:20 664 Bev Craig F50+ 5 Gibsons 30 37:36 661 Sara Perry F20-39 5 R Creek 31 37:38 660 Madison Dempster F20-39 6 Gibsons
Results from 10.1K at The 101 2019 – Brewery Run Series
Thirty people came out to run in the rain at the second event of the 2019 Brewery Run Series. Temperature was great for racing, though, and everyone dried off quickly at the post-race celebrations at The 101.
A lead pack of 5 men stayed together until the bottom of the Mahan Trail. Hannes Weber of Sechelt broke away and led to the finish in 44:13. On the women’s side, Liz Cullen of Gibsons took an early lead and gradually extended it for a 48:30 first place clocking.
Trudy Baba finished only 2 seconds over 1:01, winning an extra beer ticket for being the closest to 1:01!
This year’s course was slightly different from 2018 with an easier, flatter final kilometre.
Big thanks to all our wonderful volunteers: Deanne Shuttleworth, Conchita Harding, Greg Carter, Randi Johnsen, Mike Meggiato, Alison Rhodes, Nadine Slingerland, Alex Nightingale, Maria Nightingale, Michelle von Schleinitz, Susan Blair and Randy Eistetter!
Overall winners each received a growler from The 101; top 3 in each age group received medals; and a number of draw prizes from PaceSetter, Chef Barry, and The 101 were given away to runners and volunteers. Each participants and volunteer also received a ticket for 1 free beer.
Join us for race #3 on Sunday July 21st, 10am – Tapworks 5k. Register online for best rate!
Pl Time Bib First Name Last Name Cat. Cat.Pl. City ==================================================================== 1 44:13 569 Hannes Weber M2039 1 Sechelt 2 45:39 570 Zdenek Zukal M2039 2 Gibsons 3 46:28 575 Graham Perkins M2039 3 N. Vancouver 4 46:39 546 Ed Aiken M4049 1 Gibsons 5 46:51 559 Jamie Leveque M4049 2 Sechelt 6 47:51 551 Darren Causon M4049 3 Sechelt 7 48:30 571 Liz Cullen F2039 1 Gibsons 8 50:12 572 Laura Dollison F2039 2 N. Vancouver 9 50:38 564 Harvey Sexsmith M50+ 1 Gibsons 10 51:15 561 Tamas Mihalyi M50+ 2 Gibsons 11 51:53 574 Stephen Rhodes M50+ 3 Gibsons 12 52:03 555 Tom Grant M4049 4 Sechelt 13 52:31 562 Gareth Moses M50+ 4 Gibsons 14 54:03 557 Thomas Hierck M50+ 5 Gibsons 15 55:18 554 Carmen Goojha F2039 3 Sechelt 16 55:18 549 Benjamin Bauer M2039 4 Sechelt 17 55:36 563 Katie Oliver F2039 4 Gibsons 18 56:34 425 Donna Findlay F4049 1 Sechelt 19 58:22 556 Krisztina Harasztosi F4049 2 Gibsons 20 59:02 576 Scot Witala M2039 5 Pt. Coquitlam 21 1:00:29 547 Tracy Aiken F4049 3 Gibsons 22 1:01:02 420 Trudy Baba F50+ 1 Gibsons 23 1:01:22 566 Brenda Simpson F50+ 2 Gibsons 24 1:03:30 567 Todd Simpson M50+ 6 Gibsons 25 1:04:29 573 Wendy Morris F50+ 3 Gibsons 26 1:05:53 428 Todd Loitz M50+ 7 Gibsons 27 1:06:41 552 Gregory Dick M50+ 8 Gibsons 28 1:07:22 558 Andrea Kevan F2039 5 Gatineau 29 1:11:12 565 Janet Shimizu F50+ 4 Gibsons Approx 5k: 53:08 Mary Kenny F50+ Sechelt
Results from Persephone Father’s Day 5k 2019 – Brewery Run Series
Beautiful sunny morning for the start of the 2019 Brewery Run Series! Great running by all!
Start and finish photos coming soon. See our Facebook page for some great shots mid-race (in the Soames trails) by Randi Johnsen.
Big thanks to all our volunteers including Randi Johnsen, Mike Meggiato and Lori Leveque – with special thanks to Shaunna-Rae Williams and Krystal Williams who stepped in when we found out a few days ago we needed certified flaggers on course due to new MOTI rules!
Overall winners Jamie Leveque and Michelle Von Schleinitz each received a growler from Persephone; top 3 in each age group received medals; and a number of draw prizes from PaceSetter + 2 more growlers were given away to runners and volunteers. Each participants and volunteer also received a ticket for 1 free beer. On-site farmer’s market and live music added to the festive post-run atmosphere.
Join us for race #2 on Sunday July 7th, 10am – 10.1K at The 101 Brewhouse & Distillery. Register online for best rate!
Pl Bib Time FIRST NAME LAST NAME CAT CAT PL CITY ================================================================ 1 439 21:58 Jamie Leveque M40 1 Sechelt 2 443 21:59 Jordan Wilson M20 1 Sechelt 3 418 22:26 Ed Aiken M40 2 Gibsons 4 429 24:05 Tamas Mihalyi M50 1 Gibsons 5 441 24:52 Jaye Thomas M40 3 Gibsons 6 438 25:09 Mathew Wilson M40 4 Gibsons 7 440 25:48 Michelle Von Schleinitz F40 1 Gibsons 8 425 26:53 Donna Findlay F40 2 Sechelt 9 433 27:45 Roberta Sim F40 3 Gibsons 10 442 28:19 Jen Harrison F40 4 Gibsons 11 428 28:27 Todd Loitz M50 2 Gibsons 12 434 28:32 Nadine Slingerland F50 1 Roberts Creek 13 419 28:40 Tracy Aiken F40 5 Gibsons 14 422 29:06 Sandra Buchanan F50 2 Halfmoon Bay 15 420 29:27 Trudy Baba F50 3 Gibsons 16 426 30:07 Krisztina Harasztosi F40 6 Gibsons 17 421 31:02 Elizabeth Boghean F50 4 Gibsons 18 436 31:58 Jennifer Stapleton F20 1 Sechelt 19 424 32:57 Gregory Dick M50 3 Gibsons 20 432 36:18 Joanne Parry F50 5 Sechelt 21 437 36:47 Diana Vanwoerkom F50 6 Sechelt 22 431 36:48 Freya Olson F20 2 Vancouver 23 430 36:49 Dennis Olson M50 4 Sechelt 24 423 42:56 Todd Buchanan M50 5 Halfmoon Bay
Results from 5-Dollar 5K Series 2019 Race #4
The spring 2019 edition of the PaceSetter 5-Dollar 5K Series concluded on Sunday March 10 under sunny skies and the mildest temperature so far. It was actually pleasant standing around at the finish line, even for participants who raced in shorts. Could spring be finally here?
Roberts Creek’s Keaton McIlwraith took first place for the 3rd week in a row. The temptation of a mega-sized chocolate bar, offered by volunteer and club-mate Alison Rhodes as a reward for beating last week’s personal best time, didn’t quite do the trick – but McIlwraith’s time of 20:07 was not far off and Rhodes relinquished the chocolate prize nonetheless.
Second place was again claimed by Sechelt’s Jamie Leveque, who managed to carve off another 11 seconds from his 5K personal best, even without the lure of candy.
Third overall and first female Kallalei Ryden of Gibsons slashed 23 seconds from her previous best time. She recorded 21:00 thanks to some pacing help from 1500m specialist and former Chatelech Eagle Jordan Wilson, who was visiting home for the weekend.
Sacha Stipec of Gibsons also put down her best time of the series (21:40) to again claim second female honours, three seconds better than last week’s result.
Third woman across the line was first-time racer Sara Skeath of Sechelt, who was thrilled to complete the 5K well under the 30 minute mark, with the clock reading 29:21.
The organizers would like to thank our dedicated volunteers Alison Rhodes, Nadine Slingerland, Ann Law, and Cole Buryniuk.
Next local race is the BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run presented by Eastlink, on Sunday April 7. And the second annual Sunshine Coast Brewery Run Series will be returning in June and July. Keep training and we’ll see you at the races!
Results from Race #4:
Place Time Bib Name M/F City ======================================================= 1 20:07 410 Keaton McIlwraith M Roberts Creek 2 20:39 392 Jamie Leveque M Sechelt 3 21:00 409 Kallalei Ryden F Gibsons 4 21:02 401 Jordan Wilson M Sechelt 5 21:40 415 Sacha Stipec F Gibsons 6 23:51 407 Stephen Rhodes M Gibsons 7 29:21 393 Sara Skeath F Sechelt 8 29:57 448 Litze Boghean F Gibsons 9 43:39 394 Mary Kenny F Sechelt
Photos: (more on our Facebook page)
Results from the series:
Race #1 Race #2 Race #3 Race #4 Name M/F City Pl Time Pl Time Pl Time Pl Time ==================================================================================== Keaton McIlwraith M R. Creek 1 20:01 1 19:43 1 20:07 Jamie Leveque M Sechelt 1 20:54 2 21:10 2 20:50 2 20:39 Kallalei Ryden F Gibsons 3 22:14 3 21:23 3 21:40 3 21:00 Sacha Stipec F Gibsons 2 22:06 4 22:10 4 21:43 5 21:40 Stephen Rhodes M Gibsons 5 23:15 6 23:10 6 23:51 Scott Minch M Garden Bay 4 23:37 6 23:24 8 24:33 Litze Boghean F Gibsons 10 29:34 10 28:27 8 29:57 Daren Spithoff M R Creek 5 25:21 7 26:55 Trudy Baba F Gibsons 8 28:47 9 28:01 John Law M R Creek 9 29:07 11 28:53 Meaghan Spithoff F R Creek 14 30:57 8 27:18 Amy Perry F Sechelt 11 30:08 16 31:09 Mary Kenny F Sechelt 13 47:31 9 43:39 Michelle Von Schleinitz F Gibsons 6 27:57 Nadine Slingerland F R Creek 7 27:57 Carmen Goojha F Sechelt 12 30:49 Ben Bauer M Sechelt 13 30:50 Anne Nikodem F HMB 15 35:25 Michelle Kwasney F Sechelt 16 35:25 Kathleen Colquhoun F Gibsons 17 38:16 Charlotte Goldenberg F HMB 12 29:40 Rachel Redding F Gibsons 13 30:08 Nicole Griggs F Gibsons 14 30:12 Myra Perry F Sechelt 15 31:09 Sierra Ryden M Gibsons 5 21:45 Darren Causon M Sechelt 7 24:01 Krisztina Harasztosi F Gibsons 9 25:58 Donna Findlay F Sechelt 10 26:16 Georgina Brandon F Gibsons 11 26:51 Paige Davies F Gibsons 12 28:25 Jordan Wilson M Sechelt 4 21:02 Sara Skeath F Sechelt 7 29:21
Results from 5-Dollar 5K Series 2019 Race #3
Race #3 of the 5-Dollar 5K Series was all about speed as a number of participants improved their times over the previous couple of weeks. The persistent snow and ice on the trails finally receded enough to allow safe use of the official course, rather than an out and back road-only route. Temperatures were still around the freezing mark with a light wind adding to the chill, but sunshine and blue sky cheered the runners and volunteers.
The top finishers were a repeat of Race #2. Keaton McIlwraith of Roberts Creek significantly improved his 5k personal best with a 19:43 clocking for the win. In second place at 20:50, Jamie Leveque of Sechelt cut 20 seconds off last week’s result — despite a plan to “take it easy” after completing a long marathon training run the day before.
To defend her third place spot, Kallalei Ryden of Gibsons not only had to outkick regular series rival Sacha Stipec of Gibsons, but also her own younger brother Sierra Ryden. The three teens gave it their all as they sprinted to the finish line, crossing just seconds apart, with Stipec in fourth and the younger Ryden in fifth (third male overall).
Gibsons’ Krisztina Harasztosi overcame jetlag to take third female spot in 25:58, having just returned from a visit to her home country of Hungary.
The organizers would like to thank our super volunteers Alison Rhodes, Ann Law, Jamie Leveque, Susan Blair, Randy Eistetter, and Valerie Ryden.
The fourth and final event of the series is Sunday March 10th at PaceSetter, with a 10am start — but it’ll feel like a 9am start as Daylight Saving starts the night before. Join us for some fun running or walking, coffee, snacks and draw prizes!
Place Time Bib First Name Last Name M/F City ============================================================ 1 19:43 417 Keaton McIlwraith M Roberts Creek 2 20:50 392 Jamie Leveque M Sechelt 3 21:40 409 Kallalei Ryden F Gibsons 4 21:43 415 Sacha Stipec F Gibsons 5 21:45 467 Sierra Ryden M Gibsons 6 23:10 407 Stephen Rhodes M Gibsons 7 24:01 395 Darren Causon M Sechelt 8 24:33 397 Scott Minch M Garden Bay 9 25:58 405 Krisztina Harasztosi F Gibsons 10 26:16 393 Donna Findlay F Sechelt 11 26:51 401 Georgina Brandon F Gibsons 12 28:25 414 Paige Davies F Gibsons 13 47:31 416 Mary Kenny F Sechelt
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Results from 5-Dollar 5K Series 2019 Race #2
Another sunny, frosty day greeted the participants of the second race of the spring 5K series at PaceSetter. Nearly the same number of runners took part as last week, while new winners claimed the overall spots.
Gibsons’ Keaton McIlwraith was first across the line, just missing a sub-20 clocking by a couple of seconds but setting a personal best nonetheless. Last Sunday’s winner Jamie Leveque of Sechelt was second this week in 21:10.
Top female finisher was Kallalei Ryden of Gibsons, slashing nearly a minute off last week’s clocking to cross the line in 21:23, good for a repeat third place overall. Elphi track teammate Sacha Stipec (Gibsons) ran pretty much the same time as last week (22:10), which had placed her ahead of Ryden in race #1 but second among females this week.
Rounding out the top 3 was Stephen Rhodes of Gibsons for the men (23:15), and Meaghan Spithoff of Roberts Creek for the women (27:18). Spithoff handed off the baby-jogger-pushing duties to husband Daren this week, allowing her to cut more than 3 and a half minutes from her time.
Organizers Teresa and Larry would like to thank volunteers Susan & Randy, Lori & Jamie, and Alison for coming out to help!
Race #3 is next Sunday March 3rd, same time, same place — 9am at PaceSetter.
Place Time Bib First Name Last Name M/F City ============================================================= 1 20:01 411 Keaton McIlwraith M R Creek 2 21:10 392 Jamie Leveque M Sechelt 3 21:23 409 Kallalei Ryden F Gibsons 4 22:10 414 Sacha Stipec F Gibsons 5 23:15 407 Stephen Rhodes M Gibsons 6 23:24 397 Scott Minch M Garden Bay 7 26:55 404 Daren Spithoff* M R Creek 8 27:18 403 Meaghan Spithoff F R Creek 9 28:01 401 Trudy Baba F Gibsons 10 28:27 448 Elizabeth Boghean F Gibsons 11 28:53 400 John Law M R Creek 12 29:40 410 Charlotte Goldenberg F Halfmoon Bay 13 30:08 412 Rachel Redding F Gibsons 14 30:12 413 Nicole Griggs F Gibsons 15 31:09 405 Myra Perry F Sechelt 16 31:09 395 Amy Perry F Sechelt *with jogging stroller
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Results from 5-Dollar 5K Series 2019 Race #1
The first event of the Spring 2019 5-Dollar 5K Series is in the books! It was a cold but sunny morning with a couple of icy spots on the otherwise snow-less course. Seventeen enthusiastic participants came out to test themselves over the out-and-back route.
Sechelt’s Jamie Leveque was first overall and first male, finishing in 20:54 despite having a week off training due to illness. Second and third overall and top 2 females were Elphi track team members Sacha Stipec and Kallalei Ryden of Gibsons, in 22:06 and 22:14, respectively.
Remaining races in the series are Sunday, February 24, March 3 and March 10. All start at 9am except for the final one which will start at 10am to offset the start of Daylight Saving Time.
Thanks to our awesome volunteers Susan & Randy, Jamie, Nadine, and Cliff!
Place Time Bib First Name Last Name M/F City ================================================================ 1 20:54 392 Jamie Leveque M Sechelt 2 22:06 405 Sacha Stipec F Gibsons 3 22:14 406 Kallalei Ryden F Gibsons 4 23:37 397 Scott Minch M Garden Bay 5 25:21 404 Daren Spithoff M Roberts Creek 6 27:57 401 Michelle Von Schleinitz F Gibsons 7 27:57 402 Nadine Slingerland F Roberts Creek 8 28:47 396 Trudy Baba F Gibsons 9 29:07 400 John Law M Roberts Creek 10 29:34 448 Elizabeth Boghean F Gibsons 11 30:08 395 Amy Perry F Sechelt 12 30:49 407 Carmen Goojha F Sechelt 13 30:50 408 Ben Bauer M Sechelt 14 30:57 403 Meaghan Spithoff* F Roberts Creek 15 35:25 398 Anne Nikodem F Halfmoon Bay 16 35:25 399 Michelle Kwasney F Sechelt 17 38:16 393 Kathleen Colquhoun F Gibsons *with jogging stroller
Record Turnout for 7th Annual Holiday Hustle 5k/2k
Over $2000 raised for Chat/Elphi Running Teams and Elves Club
December 9th, Sechelt: The weather outside was frightful — but the participation level at the seventh annual Holiday Hustle 5k/2k was delightful. By Saturday evening there were 135 registrants signed up online, a new record. Despite cold wind and rain on Sunday morning, an additional 21 people registered on site to bring the total to 156, an increase of more than 50% over the previous high of 99, set in 2014.
Online and in-person donations by participants totalled $562 for the Chatelech & Elphinstone Running Teams and $125 for the Elves Club. Net race revenue from entry fees was added to the donations, bringing the Running Teams total raised to $1829 and the Elves Club total to $250.
“The Running Team funds will help pay travel and uniform costs for the team, removing financial barriers to student athletes who want to compete,” said event co-organizer Larry Nightingale, who is the coach for both school teams. “That’s the reason we put on this event and others like it. Not only does it support the student athletes financially, it also provides a venue for kids and adults to discover a love of running, in a fun, no-stress setting.”
The 5k had 84 finishers, led by 3-time past winner and former Chatelech Racing Team member Jordan Wilson of Sechelt in a blazing fast 16:32. Teenager Keaton McIlwraith of Roberts Creek and Masters runner Jamie Leveque of Sechelt took second and third spots overall in 20:05 and 20:34 respectively. Both are PaceSetter Athletic Club members. Leveque was third last year as well, but ran nearly a minute faster this year.
On the women’s side, 16-year-old Kallalei Ryden of Gibsons, who races for Elphinstone and PaceSetter Athletic Club, easily captured first female position with a time of 21:04, placing her 5th overall. Second and third women to finish were Leah Painter of Sechelt in 25:11 and J Klassen of Sechelt in 25:21.
The fastest of 54 finishers in the 2k was 8-year-old Nolan Magnusson in 10:33, chased in by Dayton Tattrie (8) and Callum Storey (9) who were just 12 seconds behind. Right behind the boys was 10-year-old Isla Mackay of Madeira Park in 11:03.
After finishing, participants gathered inside the warm, dry Seaside Centre, festively decorated and filled with the smooth sounds of a jazz duo from Chatelech. Hot coffee, hot chocolate, mandarin oranges and home-baked Christmas treats supplied by sponsors and volunteers were enjoyed by all.
Thanks to many generous donations by local businesses, 38 prizes, valued from $5 to $110, were awarded to participants and volunteers in a random draw. This was the highlight of the morning for many, especially the younger participants, who eagerly crowded around the prize table in anticipation as the numbers were drawn.
More photos, full results and a list of sponsors are available at pacesetterathletic.club/hh5k/.
What’s next: training clinics for the BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run will be starting up in mid-January — check the clinics page soon for details and registration.
PaceSetter crew runs strong at 2018 James Cunningham Seawall Race
A large group of PaceSetter club and clinic members attended the 48th annual James Cunningham Seawall Race, held Sunday October 28th, 2018. This fun, well-organized race goes around the seawall for 9.5km, and sees many participants in costumes due to its proximity to Halloween.
Our costumes were very simple, just some dollar store devils horns headbands that we could all wear comfortably. They made it very easy to spot each other in the crowds.
It rained overnight and intermittently during the morning before the 10am start time, but stopped for the race. Patches of clear sky started to appear, and the sun was shining by the time we were finished. Nice!
Jamie Leveque got off to a fast start, and it wasn’t until about 5k near Lumberman’s Arch that Teresa Nightingale was able to catch up, after following those red horns halfway around the seawall. They finished just 22 seconds apart, in the top 45 overall out of 402 finishers.
Teresa was 7th overall female and first in the F50-54 category, while Jamie nabbed 5th spot out of 25 in the M45-49 division. A few minutes later Mathew Wilson was the 6th male in the 40-44 age group to cross the finish line.
The top-ten age group finishes kept going with Nadine Slingerland and Roberta Sim flying in just 11 seconds apart to take 8th and 9th spots in the F45-49 category.
Charlotte Goldenberg and Meghan Spithoff both ran strongly to finish well under an hour, in the top 50% of their respective divisions; while Tracy Forster was happily surprised with her finish time, battling a Halloween party hangover and minimal training of late.
Mary Kenny joined our group for the day after spotting us on the ferry. She was the final finisher in her age group but ahead of 20 people overall.
As a nice bonus, three of us also won draw prizes!
42:42 Teresa Nightingale 1st F5054 Halfmoon Bay 43:04 Jamie Leveque 5th M4549 Sechelt 47:39 Mathew Wilson 6th M4044 Gibsons 51:13 Nadine Slingerland 8th F4549 Roberts Creek 51:24 Roberta Sim 9th F4549 Gibsons 53:31 Kelly Jung 6th F5559 Gibsons 53:41 Trudy Baba 1st F6569 Gibsons 56:15 Charlotte Goldenberg 16th F4549 Halfmoon Bay 58:48 Meaghan Spithoff 13th F3539 Roberts Creek 1:09:53 Tracy Forster 22nd F3539 Gibsons 1:27:04 Mary Kenny 20th F5559 Sechelt