Mike Youds photo The 15-kilometre Alberni Paper Chase is set for this Sunday in Cherry Creek.

Oceanside runners fare well at Cedar 12K

Oceanside Running Club had six members reach the podium at the Cedar 12K over the weekend.

Leading the way was Jill Davies who came in first in the women’s 75-79 age group in a time of one hour, 18 minutes and seven seconds to take home the gold.

The Cedar 12K had to be rescheduled due to the snowstorm that hit Vancouver Island last month. A new course has been set for the fourth of the eight-race Vancouver Island Race series.

Davies said on the day of the race, it was sunny but the temperature was gold. The only setback was the school where the reception was held was broken into on the eve of the race and all the gold and silver medals were stolen.

The other Oceanside Running Club members that did well included:

• Sarah Larsen (W 30-34) fifth in a big, fast and very competitive age division with a quick time of 56.34

• Maureen Forscutt (W 55-59) eighth in 1.14.50

• Christine Rivers (W 65-69) eighth in 1.14.05

• Sandra Webb (W 65-69) ninth in 1.15.21

• Doug Brown (M 70-74) ninth in 1.15.45

The club will now prepare for the next race which is this Sunday, the Port Alberni 15K Paper Chase. The course for this race is on a rural route starting from the Cherry Creek Community Centre and running through the trails through the McLean Mill Historic Site. Registration is open online to March 8 or $40 on the day of the race.

— NEWS Staff

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