CVRR Starts 2015 On The Run

Comox Valley Road Runners had a great start to the 2015 season, as 24 club runners challenged the 8 km road race held in Saanich this last weekend. Hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers Runners Club, CVRR athletes achieved first place in three age groups, second in two age groups and third in one more. Fastest runner from the Comox Valley was Derek Vinge, clocking 25:56 for an overall fourth place finish in a large field of 675 entrants. That’s an average speed of just under 19 kilometres per hour over 8 kilometres! Not far behind him was Vince Brotherston, who conquered the 50-54 age group with a great 27:37 time. Third for the club and fourth in his age group (55-59) was Roger Plamondon, placing 58th overall with a time of 30:46 Others placing first in their age group were Wayne Crowe (60-64) coming in at 31:06 and club president Roslyn Smith (65-69) at 36:57. Seconds were achieved by Derek Vinge (30-34) and Ken Richardson (70-74) who finished in 37:56. Marion Bryan cruised in at 33:52 for a third place in her age group (40-44).

Also, welcome to our two European guests who ran with us. Walter Grob , an apprentice cheesemaker from Switzerland, ran a very respectable 33:47 and Christian Porten, a foreign student studying at Vanier, ran a solid 42:18.

CVRR runners will regroup in two weeks for the next Island Series race on January 25 in Cobble Hill.

Complete info for the Island Series Prairie Inn Harriers 8 km are as follows:

Overall

Place in

Age Group

Age

Group

 

Time

4

2/26

M3034

Derek Vinge

25:56

17

1/33

M5054

Vince Brotherston

27:37

58

4/29

M5559

Roger Plamondon

30:46

67

1/24

M6064

Wayne Crowe

31:06

74

8/26

M3034

Wille Scott

31:24

81

9/26

M3034

Kevin Park

31:48

89

7/29

M5559

Danny Keyes

32:04

98

4/24

M6064

Les Disher

32:29

122

17/35

M4044

Mike Bridges

33:40

126

15/23

M2529

Walter Grob

33:47

130

3/38

F4044

Marion Bryan

33:52

149

6/36

F4549

Mary Bridges

34:39

212

1/13

F6569

Roslyn Smith

36:57

233

25/35

M4044

Jeff Donovan

37:30

236

12/36

F4549

Deanna Donovan

37:37

244

2/15

M7074

Ken Richardson

37:56

350

7/15

M7074

George Brose

41:31

377

11/13

M1619

Christian Porten

42:18

378

15/38

F4044

Kindle Parsons

42:20

418

18/24

M6064

Ron Crowther

44:18

422

17/23

M6569

Sam Knowles

44:30

450

19/32

F5559

Lynda Agar

46:05

523

26/32

F5559

Cindy Blackmore

50:22

574

15/15

M7074

Tom Munro

54:38

 

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