Snowshoe/Fondue POSTPONED to March 16 
Due to VIRA Race rescheduling. Sorry for any inconvenience
The Social Gals
L & K

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:11

The third race in the FrontRunners Island Race Series, the Cedar 12k, took place on February 9th. Despite temperatures hovering close to zero at race start time, 419 athletes braved the start line of the race. The cool temperatures, some snow and ice on the route, the unusual distance, and the hilly nature of the course itself made for very difficult racing conditions but it didn’t hold the athletes back and there were many exceptional performances.

The overall winner of the race was Logan Roots, of Victoria, who finished in a time of 40:33. The first Comox Valley Road Runner was Brad Crowe, who placed 8th overall and set a new personal best of 43:44. This also earned him 3rd place in his very difficult age category. The next local finisher was Mike Bridges, who also placed 3rd in his category with a time of 47:38. Hot on his heels was Wayne Crowe (Extreme Runners/Asics) in 47:40, again earning 3rd place in his category. The Road Runners continued to file in in rapid succession with many excellent performances. Les Disher finished in 47:46 and placed 2nd in his category. He was followed by Roger Plamondon, winning his age category with 48:09. Next was Keith Wakelin, who finished 4th in his category in 48:15. Kevin Park was right behind in 48:33, earning 8th in his category. Danny Keyes placed 3rd in his category, in 49:15, just ahead of Wille Scott, who finished in 50:49 for 10th place in his category. Hans Gane also had a great run, finishing in 50:55 and placing 6th in his category.

CVRR coach Kathy Rung had an excellent start to her season, finishing 4th in her category in 51:31. Marion Bryan also had a strong run, finishing in 53:00 and earning 5th in her category. Roslyn Smith continues to excel, winning her category and setting a new course record of 55:24. Angela Plamondon followed close behind, finishing 3rd in her category with a time of 56:02. Rick Martinson finished in 1:00:40, with Kindle Parsons finishing 8th in 1:02:03. Next came husband and wife Sharon and Darrell Fisher, with Sharon leading the way in a time of 1:04:21, and Darrell finishing strong in 1:06:38. Tom Munro had a great run, and finished 8th in a time of 1:10:28. Chris Robinson also ran well, finishing in 1:14:40 and 16th in his category.

The next race in the Island Series is the difficult and beautiful Hatley Castle 8k, which takes place on February 23rd in Victoria. Be sure to check out the Comox Valley Race Weekend on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23rd. It starts with the 5K Fun Run on Saturday morning. The Fun Run is the graduation for participants of the 5K Running Clinic but it is also open to all members of the public. Next is the Pasta Banquet on Saturday evening, featuring the music of Helen Austin, and guest speaker Lucy Smith. Finally, on Sunday, March 23 is the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon. For more information on any of these events, visit

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 08:46

Valentines Day Run Tuesday Feb 11th Feb 18. Wear something RED or HEARTS and LACE.

There will be music and treats for all.

Hope to see you at the Sports Centre Track at 5pm.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 14:14


Finally, the wait is over!! The 1st Ever, One of a Kind, CVRR Breathable, Lightweight Toques have arrived!!!!

Perfect timing for the CVRR Island Series Racers: Wear them during those rainy races or wear them post race to keep warm & dry!!!

There are a total of 50, but 22 have been claimed thus far. They're unique, functional & cost only $20.

I will distributing them at track & the Thurs. Run from Extreme next week. If you've pre ordered one or are interested in purchasing a toque & won't be at either runs please contact me at: to make alternate arrangements.

Please act fast as they're bound to sell out quickly.

Mary Ann

Coordinator of CVRR Apparel

Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 17:45

A reminder that there is a limited amount of CVRR T's & singlets available for purchase at a very special price. Now's the time to scoop up the remaining CVRR apparel to wear at the next Island Series Race.
$30 for T's$25. for Singlets.
Note: there's a further discount for YOUTH!!
 Available are:
2 Mens' Small T's (Black) 
2 Mens' XS Singlets
2 Womens' Med. T's 
3 Womens' Small T's
1 Womens' Small Singlet
Please contact Mary Ann at, if interested in purchasing any of these items.
Note I plan to be at Hill Running this Thurs.+ Tacky Sweater Tuesday at track next week!
Also stay tuned for news of the arrival of the 50 CVRR Toques.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 19:37

News from the Social Gals,
Lyn & Keisha

Happy New Year Everyone!
Bikini Blast Off was A blast!
Kathy led a gruelling workout followed by a 400m dash by members clad in bikinis and swim trunks waving colourful glow sticks. Quite a sight. 
Thank you everyone for bringing all the tasty snacks, mulled wine and the propane heater and a big thank you to everyone for helping with the clean up. 

Coming up soon; "Tacky Sweater run at Tuesday Track!"
Dig deep in your dressers and wear your tackiest sweater for the warm up at the Sports Centre Track  Tuesday, Jan 21st. 5 pm. 

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Feb 2nd. Weather permitting, Mark Arsenault has offered to lead a snowshoe hike on Mt Washington. Betty and Rick Clough have kindly offered their home again for the fondue potluck.  Details will be sent out soon regarding the potluck, car pooling, snowshoe location and address of the Cloughs residence.

Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 20:05

Thanks to all who placed an order for some CVRR apparel recently. Unfortunately the numbers for most items (except for TOQUES) were too low to be cost effective, so I will postpone ordering Jackets, T's, singlets, & Fizz Tanks until the Spring.

The good news is that there was plenty of interest in the Toques so I'll be ordering 50 of them. The ETA of them will be early in the New Year, so stay tuned for a future email announcing their arrival.

Hopefully there will be more interest in the Spring!!!

Clothing order Gal,

Mary Ann

Questions? Concerns, please email me at

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 08:48

Memberships for 2013/14 due!

Visit the Membership Page.

Time to renew or join the CVRR! Be part of a vibrant group where people enjoy running and learning about running. You will be welcomed into a social and fun environment at group runs, social events and track work outs.  It is necessary to be a club member if you wish to participate in 'track.'    Only members are covered under our club insurance.
Cost $20.00 for a single membership
         $30.00 for a family membership
You can register and pay on line on line by going to the Membership tab or you can register at Extreme Runners at 436 5th St. Courtenay and pay by cheque.
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 13:56

October 1 is an important track session as we will have a photo op/presentation recognizing the CVRR $1,000 donation for the new Vanier track.  Please come out wearing the CVRR colours and be a part of the event whether you participate in track of not.  Elected officials and school boards representatives will be in attendance.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 20:11

2013 Results:

Overall Results PDF

The 44th Annual Comox Nautical Days 4 Mile Road Race took place on BC Day, with over 100 finishers enjoying clear blue skies & a temperature ideal for running.

The run has been held every year since 1969 as part of the weekend’s Comox Nautical Days celebrations and is organized by Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR). Runners start at the Town Hall and race through the residential areas of Comox adjacent to the Marina, with the finish along Comox Avenue at the site of the former Lorne Hotel.

The overall male & female winners turned out to be a repeat of last year, with Craig Odermatt finishing in a time of 20:50 and Melissa Ross in 23:17. Every age group from under 12 to over 70 was represented with Molly Keyes, aged 10 years, being this year’s youngest runner. Another double occurred with both the current & past Presidents of CVRR winning their age groups, Roz Smith (F60-69) in 30:50 & Wayne Crowe (M50-59) in 24:15 respectively.

CVRR Race Director Graham Garner said ‘This is a great family event & everyone seemed to be having a really good time. To enable the race to go ahead safely, it requires 40 people and I am extremely grateful to our club members, their families & friends for giving up their time & making it possible. I would also like to thank the generosity of our sponsors.

Please support the local stores who supported the race, who are Extreme Runners, Medicine Shoppe, Canadian Tire, Coastal Credit Union, Avenues Restaurant, Little Caesars Pizza, Benino Gelato, Toscanos Restaurant, Blackfin Pub, Longlands Golf Course, Blue Heron Books & Visual Sound & Audio. Additionally, Quality Foods, Water Pure & Simple & Tim Hortons supplied the food & refreshments. A special thanks goes to the race’s main sponsor, Jim Smiley of ReMax Realty.


Nautical Days Results:

12 years & Under


1 Molly Keyes 32.54


13 - 19 years

Male Female

1 John Murray 29.30 1 Madison Naswell 30.46

2 Jonothan DeMuylder 35.52 2 Emily Keyes 32.29

3 Kyle Franceschini 37.35 3 Claudie DeMuylder 34.12


20 - 29 years

Male Female

1 Robin Poirier 21.27 1 Melissa Ross 23.17

2 Grant Ewert 23.57 2 Madeleine Elson 29.24

3 Dannielle Farrant 30.15


30 - 39 years

Male Female

1 Jerry Loeb 22.41 1 Kathy Rung 27.10

2 Trevor Shoesmith 27.50 2 Sarah Noga 30.13

3 Derek Spriet 30.20 3 Alison James 30.27

40 - 49 years

Male Female

1 Craig Odermatt 20.50 1 Angela Plamodon 28.07

2 Neil Holm 21.31 2 Chantal Sharpe 29.09

3 Steve Royer 24.51 3 Deanna Donovan 31.12


50 - 59 years

Male Female

1 Wayne Crowe 24.14 1 Jane Gibson 29.41

2 Wayne Demerse 24.34 2 Leslie Curry 32.00

3 Brian Fardoe 29.54 3 Karen Weller 32.21


60 - 69 years

Male Female

1 Duncan Stewart 27.18 1 Roz Smith 30.50

2 Barney Feenstra 28.29 2 Chris Round 32.06

3 John Elson 29.26 3 Bonnie Ervin 32.19


70 + years


1 Garth Ball 36.19

2 Tom Munroe 40.37

3 Ken McKenzie 41.37

The attached photo is of the presentation by the main sponsor, Jim Smiley of ReMax Realty, to the winners Craig Odermatt & Melissa Ross.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 00:00