Oceanside runners’ quick start

Several medals and a personal best for Parksville Qualicum Beach

It was a ‘personal best’ for ORCA runner Melissa Ross at the recent Cobble Hill 10 km race.

In the second race of this year’s Island Series, Ross won her division (women’s 30-34) in just 37 minutes for the Oceanside Running Club Associaition (ORCA).

Ross said she was “Very pleased with my time, for this early in the season.”

Also among the medals were Terry Riggins (men 65-69) who took second place on the podium with a quick 43 minutes and 45 seconds.

Jill Davies took the winner’s medal in her division (women 70-74).

ORCA runner Shayne Stokes (women 40-44) — returning to racing after a long term injury that has kept him from running for a number of years — was also on the podium with a ribbon and a noteworthy time of 40 minutes and 46 seconds.

The next race in the series is the Cedar 12 km, next Sunday, February 8.

Anyone interested in racing, running for fitness or for fun, can contact www.orcarunning.ca for more information.

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