Mid-Island runners tackle Vancouver Marathon

Parksville relay trio places third in women's race

Matthew Nagra of Qualicum Beach placed 11th in his age group Sunday to pace local runners in the annual BMO Vancouver Marathon at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Nagra finished the 42-kilometer (26.2-mile) race in three hours, 27 minutes, 58 seconds to place 327th overall and 11th among men 20-24 years old.

Loriena Melnick, also of Qualicum Beach, finished in 3:32:12 to place 415th overall and 16th among women 35-39.

The event included a half-marathon, a marathon relay and an 8km race.

In the marathon relay, the Parksville quartet of Patti Rogers, Heather Beatty, Barbara Spencer and Laurie Ritchie placed third among 37 teams in the women’s division, in a cumulative time of 3:15:29.


May 1, Vancouver

Local finishers

(Age-group place, name, hometown, time)




20-24 — 11. Matthew Nagra, Qualicum Beach, 3:27:58. 30-34 — 209. Aaron Weikum, Parksville, 4:26.30. 35-39 — 226. Andy Chinaloy, Qualicum Beach, 4:41:46.



35-39 — 16. Loriena Melnick, Qualicum Beach, 3:32:12. 60-64 — 41. Jacqueline Duncan, Qualicum Beach, 6:28:09.




35-39 — 163. Robert Trirogoff, Qualicum Beach, 1:55:05.

45-49 — 89. Patrick Lou-Poy, Qualicum Beach, 1:48:54; 101. Todd Woodward, Parksville, 1:53:57. 55-59 — 54. Greg Sabo, Qualicum Beach, 1:54:50; 173. Steven Gilmour, Qualicum Beach, 2:20:38.



30-34 — 127. Alicia Pollock, Nanoose Bay, 1:52:42; 218. Erin Sjogren, Parksville, 1:59:48. 35-39 — 144. Angie Woodthorpe, Parksville, 1:59:35; 377. Katie Liedl, Parksville, 2:25:51. 40-44 — 52. Shauna Lou-Poy, Qualicum Beach, 1:51:40; 98. Crystal Wachter, Qualicum Beach, 1:58:59. 45-49 — 82. Beth Alden, Qualicum Beach, 2:02:18. 55-59 — 20. Alison Stewart, Qualicum Beach, 2:02:17. 60-64 — 50. Heidi Bromley, Nanoose Bay, 2:25:02; 56. Elaine Durant, Qualicum Beach, 2:25:51.


8 KM


20-24 — 56. Bronwen Luck, Parksville, 49:07. 25-29 — 70. Sonja Luck, Parksville, 49:06. 45-49 — 78. Leanne Porier, Nanoose Bay, 54:58. 60-64 — 8. Leslie Gilmour, Qualicum Beach, 53:21.




3. Orca Quad Squad, Parksville (Patti Rogers, Heather Beatty, Barbara Spencer, Laurie Ritchie), 3:15:29.

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