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 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
Duff and Martin win 2018 HMB Fire Department 10k
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
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.
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 pacesetterathletic.club/4lakes/.
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
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
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!!
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.
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