Thanksgiving Weekend saw members of the Oceanside Running Club Association running in many directions.
ORCA president Barb Low was spotted in Paris among the 30,000 participants running a 20-kilometre race. While taking in all the sights and sounds of the city she ran the distance in a creditable two hours and seven minutes.
Closer to home Peter and Deb Poland ran the Okanagan Marathon, both finishing in the top 10 of their age groups. Peter (50-59) ran a 3:32:47 and placed 9th. Deb (50-59) ran 4:05:47 and placed 7th (gun times)
The Goodlife Fitness Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K were held on a sunny day in Victoria on Oct. 8. With near perfect weather conditions, nine Orcas lined up in various events.
In the marathon, Janet Manson ran the race in the 60-64 age division with a time of 4:33:16.
In the half-marathon, Sarah Larsen (30-34) completed the distance in a time of 1:41:41 for a personal best (PB), Natalie Nobert (50-54) ran with her daughter Emily and crossed the finish line together in 2:04:14.
In the 8K race, Terry Riggins made it to the podium with a second-place finish in the 70-74 age group with a time of 36:39. Other 8K runners were Jill Davies (70-74) in 50:03 and Maureen Kenyon (60-64) in 53:06
Graduates from Oceanside Running Club’s Learn to Run demonstrated the gains achieved through the annual programs. Special tributes go to Maureen Forscutt (55-59), a graduate from the 2016 clinic, ran her first 8K with a time of 47:13 alongside Jenny Hubner (50-54) from the 2017 clinic who also ran her first 8K and completed the course in 47:27.
Another Learn to Run graduate 2017 was Elena Dimitroff (60-64) who finished in 50:46 running alongside her sister Rayner of Nanaimo.
For more information about Learn to Run, please contact Doug Brown at email@example.com
— ORCA Submission