Jim McLean of the Oceanside Running Club competes in last weekend's GoodLife Fitness marathon in Victoria.

Jim McLean of the Oceanside Running Club competes in last weekend's GoodLife Fitness marathon in Victoria.

‘ORCAS’ rule the road

Members of Oceanside Running Club scale the podium at GoodLife Fitness races in Victoria

  • Oct. 18, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Five members of the Oceanside Running Club earned podium finishes — including three winners — in the 37th GoodLife Fitness marathon, half-marathon and 8-kilometre races in Victoria Oct. 9.

Faye Amos won the women’s 60-64 age group in the marathon, in a time of 3 hours, 46 minutes and 17 seconds.

Jim McLean, who four months ago was hospitalized following a stroke, was the top finisher among men 85-89 in the half-marathon. McLean covered the 21-kilometre distance in 2:26:57.

Melissa Ross added a silver medal in the half-marathon’s 30-34 women’s age group, in 1:22:15, and Peter Poland claimed bronze in the men’s 55-59 division in the same race, in 1:32:57.

In the 8K run, Terry Riggins was first among men 65-69, in 35:38.

In all, 13 members of ORCA took part in the races.

— Submitted by ORCA