Road Runners Kick Off Gutbuster Season

The Gutbuster Series kicked off on May12, 2013 with a brand new race venue at the Western Speedway in Victoria. The race featured a 4 kilometre loop, with a 1.5 lap (6km) short course and a 3 lap (12km) long course.

The long course was won by Kris Swanson (male) and Dawn Anderson (female) in times of 53:10 and 1:05:19 respectively. These winning times show just how difficult and technical this race was. The Comox Valley Road Runners were lead by coach Kathy Rung, who finished second in her category and second woman overall. She was followed closely by Chris Perry, who had an excellent 5th place age group finish. Jon Ingram also had an great race, winning his age category.

In the short course the race was won by Justin Raycraft (male) and Shannon Couts (male) in times of 26:04 and 28:32. Crystal and Daisy Dargie raced together and had excellent finishes, placing second and first in their respective age groups. Leslie Dargie also raced the long course and finished 3rd in her age group. This made for the incredible result of three generations of Dargies all placing in the top 3 in their age groups!

The next race in the Gutbuster Series is the Ladysmith Gutbuster race at Transfer Beach on Sunday, July 7th.