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