Michael Briones photo Oceanside Running Club Association had members that finished in the top ten in their age group in the 8K event at the 39th annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Sunday.

ORCA runners excel at Victoria Goodlife FitnessMarathon

Oceanside Running Club Association athletes were among the thousands of racers that run the 39th Annual Goodlife Fitness Marathon.

There were close to 8,000 racers that registered for the Thanksgiving weekend race which was held on a very wet and cold Sunday morning. ORCA members didn’t seem to mind the weather conditions as some placed in the top ten in their respective age groups.

In the eight-kilometre race, Terry Riggins finished first in the men’s 70-74, with a time of 37:38 while David Webb landed in seventh place in 47.23.

Jim McLean was second in the men’s 85-89 with a time of 1:07:03. Other ORCA finishers in the 8k race were: Jenny Hubner, 46.06, Barb Low, 48:48; Rita Loewen, 48:49; and Maureen Kenyon, 59:52.

In the half marathon, Dean Loewen run the distance in 1:55:14 while Brenda Light posted a time of 1:56. Other finishers were Sandra Webb who placed 9th in the F65-69 with a time of 2:16 and Maureen Forscutt who achieved a personal best in the F55-59 with a time of 2:17.

There were also four learn to run ORCA competitors that were encouraged on by Doug Brown, who heads the program for the club. In the 8K, Wendy Potter posted a time of 55:04 while the other three ran their first half marathon — Shannon Moore, 2:08; Ian Moore, 2:09; and Elena Dimitroff, 2:20.

— NEWS Staff

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