Category Archives: Event Results

Results of events hosted or sponsored by PaceSetter.

West Sechelt 8k/5k Time Trial 3 Results

Results are in! See below. Let us know of any spelling corrections.

Thomas Lavric was the winner of the shoe draw.

Thanks for participating and congrats on your results. Stay tuned for the next time trial announcement! (for mid-March)

West Sechelt 8K/5K Time Trial Feb 20-28, 2021
Organized by PaceSetter Athletic Footwear

Jamie Leveque       35:10
Katelyn Button      35:25
Jack Bryson         36:07
Joffrey Storey      37:06
Jordan Pratt        37:59
Teresa Nightingale  38:25
Tom Grant           39:14
Liz Cullen          39:45
Chris Norman        40:46
Rebecca Silver      41:36
Brian Williams      41:42
Nadine Robinson     42:20
Elly Schoepp        43:44
Lisa Stiver         45:44
Meaghan O'Brien     46:00
Miguel Staunton     46:59
Nadine Slingerland  47:16
Sally Thicke        48:00
Sue Gillard         48:55
Tracy Aiken         49:00
Donna Findlay       49:00
Jacob Norris        51:15
Sharon Norris       51:15
Thomas Lavric       56:54
Loretta Burke       58:20
Bev Craig           58:24

Larry Nightingale   23:11
Chris Norman        24:44
Lisa Stiver         26:07
Theo Grant          27:35
Justin Grant        29:45
Jacob Norris        29:53
Sue Gillard         30:36
Ryder Seabrook      31:00   21:00*
Gabrielle Belliveau 32:30
Dexter Bothwell     32:56
Lisa Vitols         34:16
Tyson Seabrook      37:00   27:00*
Thomas Lavric       38:17

*went off course, did extra distance: estimated 5k time

Gibsons 5k Time Trial 2 Results

Results are in – 45 times were submitted. See below. Let us know of any spelling corrections.

Kate Button was the winner of the shoe draw but she re-donated them back! The new winner is Francesca Apruzzese.

Thanks for participating and congrats on your results. Stay tuned for the next time trial announcement!

Gibsons 5K Time Trial Jan 16-24, 2021
Organized by PaceSetter Athletic Footwear

NAME                    Time
Jamie Leveque           20:46
Conor Lowe              21:06
Katherine McGillvray    21:47
Larry Nightingale       21:56
Melissa Russell         22:18
Mathew Cavers           22:35
Jordan Pratt            23:04
Bruce Devereux          24:22
Liz Cullen              24:24
Makiko Kitama           24:32
Kate Button             25:00
Mat Wilson              25:49
Elly Schoepp            26:01
Jacob Norris            26:34
Sharon Norris           26:34
Roberta Sim             26:35
Nadine Robinson	        26:49
Cheryl Trent            27:00
Ryder Seabrook          27:00
Tyson Seabrook          27:00
Jody Pashkewych         27:18
Meaghan Spithoff        27:37
Nadine Slingerland      27:38
Paige Davies            27:49
Harvey Sexsmith         27:59
Donna Findlay           28:14
Brenda Simpson          28:25
Sally Thicke            28:27
Trudy Baba              28:43
Tracy Aiken             28:55
Ben Bauer               29:04
Carmen Goojha           29:04
Alison Maxwell          29:47
Sue Gillard             29:52
Liane Fredric           29:52
Rikki Herold            32:08
Lisa Vitols             33:23
Loretta Burke           34:45
Bev Craig               34:45
Danielle Heguy          38:13
Tracy Forster           39:05
Danielle                40:04
Sigrid Petersen	        40:04
Francesca Apruzzese     41:38
Adalyn Norris           44:00

HMB 5k Time Trial 1 Results

Results are in! See below. Let us know of any spelling corrections.

Winner of the shoe draw is…. Tyson Seabrook (Chatelech Track and Field Club)

Thanks for participating and congrats on your results. Stay tuned for the next time trial announcement after Christmas!

Halfmoon Bay 5K Time Trial Dec 5-13, 2020
Organized by PaceSetter Athletic Footwear

NAME                   5k      10K       DATE
Jamie Leveque         22:11           2020/12/06
Ryder Seabrook        22:18           2020/12/12
Teresa Nightingale    23:18           2020/12/13
Larry Nightingale     23:24           2020/12/13
Chelsey Seabrook      25:30           2020/12/12
Tom Grant             25:34           2020/12/06
Theo Grant            26:00           2020/12/06
Tyson Seabrook        26:50           2020/12/12
Nadine Robinson       26:54           2020/12/12
Evelyn Reynolds       27:15           2020/12/12
Elly Schoepp          27:32   55:23   2020/12/12
Tracy Aiken           28:58           2020/12/12
Sharon Norris         28:26           2020/12/13
Jacob Norris          28:26           2020/12/13
Alison Maxwell        28:40           2020/12/09
Ingrid Lehman         28:46           2020/12/11
Donna Findlay         28:58           2020/12/12
Lexa Pomfret          29:19           2020/12/08
Meaghan Spithoff      30:30           2020/12/09
Carmen Goojha         30:45           2020/12/07
Sue Gillard           31:07           2020/12/12
Laine Friedrich       31:07           2020/12/12
Amy Lang              31:15           2020/12/06
Tyler Thompson        31:22           2020/12/12
Garrett White         31:22           2020/12/12
Charlotte Olsen       32:34           2020/12/07
Justin Grant          33:46           2020/12/06
Lisa Vitols           34:11           2020/12/05
Tracy Forster         35:47           2020/12/06
Erin Wilson           36:12           2020/12/12
Francesca             37:30           2020/12/12
Dave Lamb             41:41           2020/12/13
Danielle Heguy        43:34           2020/12/07
Ernie Barnum          44:03           2020/12/07
Madison Gardiner      45:57           2020/12/13
Kat Thompson        1:03:59           2020/12/12
Jordana White       1:03:59           2020/12/12

October Race Results Roundup

PaceSetter Run Club at the James Cunningham Seawall Race 2019

Club/clinic members have been busy with fall racing! Personal Bests are marked when we’ve been notified, if some are missing please let us know.

October 13, 2019: 2019 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon – Half Marathon

2:01:37 Tracy Aiken, Gibsons – 78th, F40-44 *PB
2:14:44 Wendy Morris, Gibsons – 54th, F55-59

October 13, 2019: 2019 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon – 8k

35:44 Edward Aiken, Gibsons – 7th M45-49 *PB
51:37 Bev Craig, Gibsons – 22nd F60-64

October 13, 2019: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

4:16:27 Michelle Von Schleinitz, Gibsons – 786th F45-49 *PB
4:51:22 Trudy Baba, Gibsons – 28th F65-69

October 14, 2019: Granville Island Turkey Trot 10k

48:01 Stephen Rhodes, Gibsons – 19th M50-59
48:04 Alison Rhodes, Gibsons – 3rd F50-59 *PB
51:28 Susan Blair, Sechelt – 3rd F60-69 *PB
1:00:08 Nadine Slingerland, Roberts Creek – 45th F50-59

October 20, 2019: Halfmoon Bay Volunteer Fire Department 10k

42:28 Jamie Leveque, Sechelt – 2nd overall
50:20 Alison Rhodes, Gibsons – 2nd Female
1:03:00 Charlotte Goldenberg, Halfmoon Bay

October 20, 2019: Edge to Edge Marathon, Ucluelet – Half Marathon

2:04:42 Mathew Wilson, Gibsons – 6th M37-45
2:16:43 Roberta Sim, Gibsons – 2nd F46-54
2:36:55 Meaghan Spithoff, Roberts Creek – 21st F37-45

October 27, 2019: James Cunningham Seawall Race 10k

40:39 Jamie Leveque, Sechelt – 5th M45-49 *PB
45:23 Teresa Nightingale, Halfmoon Bay – 2nd F50-54
49:03 Alison Rhodes, Gibsons – 4th F50-54
51:26 Mathew Wilson, Gibsons – 7th M40-44
56:23 Trudy Baba, Gibsons – 1st F65-69
56:30 Nadine Slingerland, Roberts Creek – 6th F50-54
58:59 Roberta Sim, Gibsons – 9th F45-49
59:18 Charlotte Goldenberg, Halfmoon Bay – 7th F50-54
1:35:10 Mary Kenny, Sechelt – 17th F55-59

Results from The Bricker 7k 2019 – Brewery Run Series

Award winners at The Bricker 7k 2019

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.

Start of The Bricker 7k 2019

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.

Herman Mentz and Sara Tyne, overall winners of The Bricker 7k

Overall winners Herman Mentz and Sara Tyne

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

Tapworks 5k winners

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.

Will Rice and Liz Cullen, winners, Tapworks 5kPowell 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

10.1k at The 101

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.lead pack - 10.1k 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!

10.1k at The 101Overall 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

Participants at Persephone Father's Day 5k 2019

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 SchleinitzOverall 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!

 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

Start of 5-Dollar 5K Series 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

Sprint for 3rd place

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

Photos (more on our Facebook page):

Results from 5-Dollar 5K Series 2019 Race #2

PaceSetter 5-Dollar 5K Series 2019 - race 2 start

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

Photos (more on our Facebook page):

Results from 5-Dollar 5K Series 2019 Race #1

5 Dollar 5K race 1 - Spring 2019

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

Holiday Hustle 5k 2018

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

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

James Cunningham Seawall Race 2018

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 at the Seawall Race 2018Teresa 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.

Trudy wins the F65-69 category at the JCSRNext it was Kelly Jung and Trudy Baba separated by 10 seconds, with Kelly 6th in F55-59 and Trudy winning the F65-69 category by only 2 seconds!

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!

Our results:

  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

Duff and Martin win 2018 HMB Fire Department 10k

HMB Fire Dept 10k 2018

Light rain didn’t stop 44 runners and walkers from completing the 7th annual Halfmoon Bay Fire Department 10k on September 30th. After making their way from Fire Hall 2 to Fire Hall 1, participants were rewarded with custom finisher medals, snacks, draw prizes, and – if they stayed around a bit longer – a burger BBQ made possible by generous sponsorship from Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

Fastest over the challenging hilly course was Nick Duff in 38:44, followed by Jamie Leveque (44:08) and Nolan McKenna (47:34). All three are from Sechelt.

On the women’s side, Michelle Smith took an early lead but couldn’t shake 2016 winner Yoshimi Martin, who took the lead in the second half to win by just 10 seconds in 50:13. Rounding out the top three was Katrina Walters in 52:41. All three are from Halfmoon Bay.

Duff and Martin were each rewarded with a $25 gift certificate from PaceSetter Athletic.

Three HMB volunteer firefighters took on and met the challenge of running the course in firefighter gear: organizer James Sas, Ben Borowski, and Bo Xaveriss.

Participants could make a donation to the HBVFD when registering, and a total of $350 was raised that way.

Net proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the Chatelech and Elphinstone running teams.

Full results are available here.

Photo gallery is on Facebook.

Thank you to all who participated in this fundraiser event, including the volunteers from the fire department and the community, and the event sponsors!

Last minute entries to Four Lakes 10k/3k double event size

Four Lakes 10k - photo by Jamie Leveque

We were expecting a modest turnout for the 11th annual Four Lakes 10k & 3k at Katherine Lake Park on Sunday August 12th. But a slew of race morning sign-ups, mostly 3k family entries from the on-site campground, nearly doubled the registration count.

By the time the race was about to start, 39 runners toed the line for the 10k while another 26 were ready for the 3k Family Fun Run & Walk.

The cool, cloudy morning allowed runners to really push the pace after weeks of subdued training in blasting heat. A sprinkle of overnight rain was just enough to keep the dust down and wash off the surrounding foliage.

Four Lakes overall winner Emilie Plante

Overall winner Emilie Plante

Fastest over the scenic 10k course was Vancouver’s Emilie Plante in the Open 20-39 category, leaving all the men and other women behind to cross the line in 42:58. Half a minute behind her was the first male, Rick Roberts from Earls Cove, in the 50-59 age division. Just 20 seconds later, Sechelt’s Jamie Leveque crossed the line in 43:50 to win the M40-49 age group and set a new personal best.

Second woman overall was Surrey’s Colleen Shulze, who picked up the pace in the second half to end up in 7th place overall and first in the F40-49 category. Halfmoon Bay’s Yoshimi Martin edged out Vancouver’s Leanne Karnehm by 5 seconds for third female honours, winning the F50-59 division in the process.

Of note, Shulze’s son Landon outran his mum by nearly 2 minutes to finish 6th overall in 47:09, an outstanding result for an 11-year-old!

The rest of the Schulze family (kids Sophia and Houston, followed by dad Kevin) continued their winning ways, being the fastest to complete the 3k Family Fun Run & Walk, a full five minutes ahead of everyone else. No awards are presented in the 3k so times and order of finish are just for bragging rights.

Full results and many photos can be found at

Next event hosted by PaceSetter Athletic is the start of the 2018 5 Dollar 5K Series, at 10am on Sunday August 19, part of the store’s 2-year anniversary weekend celebration. Race day sign up will start at 9am at PaceSetter.

Results from Sea Cavalcade Mile

Sea Cavalcade Mile 2018

With 144 finishers this was the second largest turnout so far (just shy of last year’s 161). Results are available on the Sea Cavalcade website and photos have been posted on the Sea Cavalcade Facebook page. Congrats to all finishers and especially to our club members who placed in their age group (or nearly did), and got personal bests!

Next event is the Four Lakes 10k & 3k on August 12 at Katherine Lake Park, Garden Bay. Register early and save!

Results from Bricker 8K – SC Brewery Run Series #4

Start of the Bricker 8k

Congrats to the 39 runners who came out and braved the heat for The Bricker 8K on Sunday July 15th! Huge thanks to our volunteers too!!

Winners of the Bricker 8k, James Montgomery and Donna Findlay

Winners of the Bricker 8k, James Montgomery and Donna Findlay

The distance was 8.4k and included 2km of trails. First overall and way ahead of the field was James Montgomery of Vancouver in 34:25, followed by John Jackson of West Vancouver in 37:39 and Keaton McIlwraith of Gibsons in 38:31.

The top three women finished 8th, 9th and 10th overall. First was Sechelt’s Donna Findlay in 45:45, then Roberts Creek’s Celia Clare in 47:08, and Sechelt’s Carmen Goojha in 47:18.

Montgomery and Findlay were each rewarded with a growler from The Bricker for their efforts. Lots of draw prizes from PaceSetter and 2 more growlers from The Bricker were given away to lucky racers and volunteers.

The grand draw prize of a pair of Brooks shoes from PaceSetter was won by Benjamin Bauer of Sechelt, whose number was drawn among the 21 participants who completed 3 or 4 out of the 4 series events. A total of 13 runners did all 4 events.

Many participants stayed around after the finish to enjoy cider in the relaxed atmosphere at the venue, which features a grassy picnic area with tables and umbrellas. A bonus was The Manor Born food truck, a very welcome addition to The Bricker, serving a Racers’ Special scrambled egg dish with salmon and goat cheese, as well as pizza and desserts.

Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for more photos!

Next up: Sea Cavalcade Mile (July 28) and Four Lakes 10k/3k (August 12), followed by the 2018 5-Dollar 5K Series (August and September dates TBA).

Results from Gibsons Tapworks 5K – SC Brewery Run Series Event #3

Tapworks 5K

The Gibsons Tapworks 5K saw a big jump in participation numbers over the first two events, with 50 finishers compared to 36; the series seems to be catching on!

Chantelle Abma and Rian Mizzi, winners of Gibsons Tapworks 5K

Chantelle Abma and Rian Mizzi, winners of Gibsons Tapworks 5K

Fastest on the out-and-back-plus-loop course in Gibsons Landing were Rian Mizzi from Burlington (Ontario) in 19:58, and Chantelle Abma of Edmonton (Alberta) in 25:35. Rian finished second in the Canada Day 10.1K at The 101 last weekend; this was his first time winning a race outright. Both winners were rewarded with growlers from Tapworks.

Rounding out the top three on the men’s side were Elliot Wadge in 20:27 and Darren Causon in 20:56, both from Sechelt. The women’s runners-up were Kyra McRae of Gibsons in 25:59 and Susan Blair of Sechelt in 26:18.

The youngest finisher was 9 year old Elliott McCauley of Gibsons, who literally left some adults in the dust while sprinting for home to an impressive 27:49, good for 21st overall.

Participants and organizers enjoyed the newly upgraded and beautifully landscaped Armours Beach Park for the start/finish area, with new picnic tables, flat grassy tiers, and easy access from Marine Drive. At least one racer took a cooling dip in the ocean right after finishing.

After consuming the traditional post-race watermelon and cookies, everyone headed back up to Tapworks to redeem their complimentary drink tickets, exchange race stories, and participate in the prize draw from PaceSetter.

Next and final event in the series is next Sunday, July 15 in West Sechelt, the Bricker 8k (actually 8.4k) at the Bricker Cidery on Norwest Bay Road. Start time 10am. Register online and save! Series t-shirts are still available for purchase, $18 each at PaceSetter and at the races.

Results from Canada Day 10.1K at The 101 – Brewery Run Series Event #2

Canada Day 10.1K at The 101

Under perfect conditions on the morning of July 1st, 36 mostly red-and-white-clad runners looped through the roads and trails of Upper Gibsons for the Canada Day 10.1K at The 101. The final 2km challenged everyone with a climb up the Mahan Trail. What goes down must come up….

Will Rice and Ginny Blattler, race #2 winners

Will Rice and Ginny Blattler, winners

Leading the way were junior runner Will Rice of Powell River (43:35) and masters runner Ginny Blattler of Gibsons (50:46), who were each presented with a growler from The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery. (Will, who is only 16, gave his prize to his father, who also raced — we hope he received something in return!)

Rounding out the top 3 were Rian Mizzi of Gibsons in 44:27 and John Jackson of West Vancouver in 44:44 (age 65!); on the women’s side we had Katrina Walters of Halfmoon Bay in 53:01 and Parm Mann of Gibsons in 53:40 taking second and third, respectively.

Participants enjoyed post-race libations at The 101 and draw prizes from PaceSetter Athletic, with an additional free beer awarded to Rinette Lagace for finishing within seconds of 1:01.

The Series continues this Sunday July 8th with the Gibsons Tapworks 5K. That will be a flatter course!

Results from Persephone 5K – Brewery Run Series Event #1

Persephone 5k - Brewery Run Series #1

Congratulations to all finishers of event #1 of the inaugural Sunshine Coast Brewery Run Series! Under rather warm conditions on Father’s Day, 36 participants headed out at 10am from Persephone Brewing Company’s Beer Farm, on an undulating course which included both road and trail portions.

Winners of Brewery Run Series event #1

Overall winners Rachel McKenzie and Darren Causon

Early leaders were Gibsons’ Tamas Mihalyi and Sechelt’s Jamie Leveque, but the order was shaken up in the second half by several strong finishers. Sechelt’s Darren Causon thought he had the win in hand but was overtaken in the final stretch by Rachel McKenzie of Roberts Creek, 20:30 to 20:37. Leveque held on for third overall in 21:13, followed by third male Levon Schmidt of Roberts Creek in 21:35.

Second and third women to cross the line were Carmen Goojha of Sechelt in 25:13 (8th overall) and Donna Findlay of Sechelt in 25:51 (10th overall).

Participants enjoyed post-run fruit and cookies and a complimentary beer at Persephone (included with race entry). First overall female and male were presented with refillable growlers (sponsored by Persephone), and everyone had a chance to win one of a number of draw prizes donated by PaceSetter.

Next event in the 4-race series is on July 1st: Canada Day 10.1k at The 101 – at The 101 Brewhouse + Distillery on Gibsons Way. Pre-register online for just $15 and save $5 over day of race entry fee.

More photos:

Results from Summer 2017 5-Dollar 5K #5

5-Dollar 5K Series #5

September 10 was the final race of our Summer 2017 5-Dollar 5K series! We were lucky with the weather once again, with a cool cloudy morning giving way to sunshine. 31 folks of all ages and speeds showed up at Persephone, and many ran their fastest yet in the series! Full results are available HERE.

See photos on Facebook.

Congrats to our Grand Prize Winner of a pair of shoes from PaceSetter, Nadine Slingerland!

Stay tuned for details of our next series, a BREWERY/DISTILLERY RUN SERIES!

Results from Summer 2017 5-Dollar 5K #4

5-Dollar 5K Series event #4

A perfect morning for a run, partly cloudy and cool, with the sun warming things up afterward. A small but enthusiastic group came out to challenge themselves over 5k in upper Gibsons, starting and finishing near PaceSetter. Great job by all. Thanks again to Michelle for volunteering, and to Barry for post-race snacks. Barry was also the fastest runner! Results can be found here.

See photos on Facebook

Next and final event of the series is happening September 10 at Persephone Brewing. Grand Prize will be drawn then too! (anyone who has done 4 or more events in the series will have their name entered)

Results from Summer 2017 5-Dollar 5K #3

Summer 5-Dollar 5K Series #3

We moved to Halfmoon Bay for this event of the series. Starting and finishing at Connor Park, the course was nearly half trails.

The sunshine was brighter (smoke was thinner) but the temperature stayed reasonable. On this long weekend we weren’t sure how many runners would be around, so eighteen was a good turnout! Fastest male was Findlay Day in 19:12, and his mum Meghan Day (former Creeker now living in Victoria) was fastest female in 27:21. Full results can be found here.

See photos on Facebook.

Next Series event, #4, will be August 20 at PaceSetter Athletic. 10am start. See event page for details and registration. See you there!

Results from Summer 2017 5-Dollar 5K #2

Summer 5k Series #2 at Persephone Brewing

Great turnout for event #2 of the summer 2017 5k series, located at Persephone Brewing! We welcomed 42 entrants of all ages and speeds. Some clouds and one or two drops of rain kept everyone cool before the start when the sun broke through and it was summer again.

Fastest finishers were Theo Kontekakis in 24:42, followed by Dan Brackett in 26:23, and first female Cari Miller in 26:45. Third male was Andrew Duval in 26:48; second and third females were Kelly and Morgan Pollock in 27:59 and 28:21, respectively.

Here are the full results: Summer 2017 5k Series #2 Results

See photo gallery on Facebook.

Next Series event, #3, will be August 6 at Connor Park in Halfmoon Bay. 10am start. See the event page for details and how to register. See you there!

Results from Summer 5-Dollar 5K Series #1

A small but dedicated group came out to start the 2017 series. First across the line was Puddle Jumper Classic race director Mike Meggatio in 23:29, followed by Tamas Mihalyi in 27:00 and Dan Brackett in 28:08. Top 3 women were Krisztina Harasztosi in 28:59, Nadine Slingerland in 29:53 and Tracy Aiken in 29:54.

Full results here: Summer 5k Series Event #1 Results

Photos are on our FB page.

Next Series event, #2, will be July 23 at Persephone Brewing in Gibsons, with a 10am start. See the event page for details and registration. See you there!