Stillwell cruises to victory in Times-Colonist 10K

Parksville Qualicum Beach produces age-group winners in popular annual race, which drew more than 7,000 participants

Parksville Qualicum Beach MLA and Canadian Paralympian Michelle Stilwell rolled to a comfortable win last week in the wheelchair division of the annual Times-Colonist 10-K race in Victoria.

Stillwell finished in a time of 33 minutes, 22 seconds, crossing the line first ahead of all men and women in the wheelchair category.

Among runners, Jamie McLeod of Parksville led all area competitors, placing 89th overall and 11th in the men’s 30-34 category in 38:48.

Several local seniors finished among the leaders in their age group in the popular spring event, which drew 7,121 runners, walkers and wheelchair racers.

Terry Riggins of Nanoose Bay was first among men 65-69, in a brisk 45:20, and Eileen McMurchy of Qualicum Beach was top among women 70-74, in 1:10:59.

Jim McLean of Parksville placed second among men 80-84, in a time of 1:12:12 and Pete Kupiak of Parksville was second in the men’s 85-89 division, in 1:42:59.

More than a hundred local runners took part, including 71 women and 34 men.

The overall 10K race winner was Daniel Kipkoech of Eldoret, Kenya, in 29:42. The women’s winner was Jane Murage of Nairobi, Kenya, in 33:45. Melissa Ross of Nanimo, who runs with the Oceanside Roadrunners Club, was eighth overall among women in 38:17.

— NEWS Staff

 

Times-Colonist 10K

 

10K Wheelchair

1. Michelle Stilwell, Parksville, 33:22.

 

10K Run

Local finishers

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

Men

1-19

266. Matthew Dobinson, Qualicum Beach, 1:10:21.

20-24

139. Willem Kuun, Bowser, 56:28; 140. Alex McLeod, QB, 56:29.

25-29

79. Joel Knickle, Parksville (M25-29), 46:45; 182. Sage Dillworth, Parksville, 55:08; 240. Grant Powers, QB, 59:58; 283. James Murray, Nanoose, 1:08:48; 307. David Lampron, QB, 1:24:22.

30-34

11. Jamie MacLeod, Parksville, 38:48; 142. Andrew Todsen, QB, 51:34; 254. Steve Adams, QB, 1:02:39.

40-44

140. Derek Haupt, Nanoose, 56:26.

45-49

13. Dave Robinson, Qualicum Beach, 41:25; 87. Cory McIntosh, Parksville, 50:58; 149. Jason Nelson, QB, 59:13; 183. Allen Larsen, Parksville, 1:04:20; 260. Don Bold, Parksville, 1:49:58.

50-54

60. Bobby Kitazaki, Parksville, 49:56; 202. John Gunn, Nanoose, 1:09:39.

55-59

73. Albert Tomasson, 57:13; 108. Steven Gilmour, QB, 1:03:59; 145. Lawrence McClure, Parksville, 1:17:44; 157. Bob Dobinson, QB, 1:20:58; 183. Greg Utas, Parksville, 1:43:00; 185. Jerry Kupiak, Parksville, 1:43:04.

60-64

54. Robert Henry, Nanoose, 57:17; 110. Stephen Mitchell, QB, 1:18:43; 130. Robert Harris, Parksville, 1:36:48; 138. Jim Kupiak, Parksville, 1:43:03.

65-69

1. Terry Riggins, Nanoose, 45:02.

70-74

35. Tex Gooding, Parksville, 1:32:29.

80-84

3. Jim McLean, Parksville, 1:12:12; 9. Eric McColm, QB, 2:11:39.

85-89

2. Pete Kupiak, Parksville, 1:42:59.

 

Women

1-19

275. Brianna Bold, 1:28:25; 310. Madison Bold, 1:50:01.

25-29

173. Krystina Schmeisser, Parksville, 57:14; 176. Amanda Brittain, Parksville, 57:26; 235. Meaghan Mackay, Nanoose, 1:00:20; 260. Breanne Hutchison, QB, 1:01:39; 421. Jessica Atkinson, Parksville, 1:14:05; 437. Jamie Sudyko, Parksville, 1:16:19.

30-34

78. Marria Joughin, Parksville, 52:48; 87. Leah Hull, QB, 53:28; 214. Lesley France, Bowser, 1:02:23; 292. Anna Le Good, Parksville, 1:08:48.

35-39

57. Brie Sorensen, QB, 52:25; 93. Meghan McMillen, QB, 55:01; 139. Jalyn Sorg, QB, 57:55; 211. Lindsay Marriott, QB, 1:02:35; 407. Stacy Williams, Errington, 1:29:22.

40-44

70. Shauna Lou-Poy, QB, 55:07; 123. Evelyn Parker, Parksville, 58:59; 167. Colleen Jordan, Parksville, 1:01:39; 168. Susan Rowe, Nanoose, 1:01:39; 213. Lesley MacDougall, Bowser, 1:05:27; 319. Rachel Price, Parksville, 1:18:55; 320. Daniella Novak, QB, 1:19:07; 356. Arayna Tisdelle, Parksville, 1:29:09; 372. Rebecca Sharp, Parksville, 1:33:57; 389. Jenney Beaulac, Parksville, 1:38:57; 399. Becky Price, 1:42:13.

45-49

90. Ruth Stefanek, QB, 59:11; 100. Michelle Wilkinson, QB, 1:00:03; 176. Christina Joost, QB, 1:08:40; 186. Tandy Gunn, Nanoose, 1:09:39; 223. Michelle Ham, Bowser, 1:15:17; 254. Lesley Cowan, QB, 1:20:31; 282. Christine Bold, Parksville, 1:29:35; 297. Tuesday Riviere, QB, 1:35:53.

50-54

92. Jennifer Harder, Parksville, 1:00:45; 155. Anne Pearce, Parksville, 1:09:25; 156. Carrie Frampton, QB, 1:09:26; 176. Sue Miller, Parksville, 1:13:14; 190. Cindy Darroch, Parksville, 1:15:12; 245. Frances Pachkowsky, Parksville, 1:26:17; 246. Allison France, Parksville, 1:26:18; 291. Jill Grisdale, QB, 1:35:52; 306. Michele Cowan, Parksville, 1:38:57; 326. Mindy Lee-Kelloway, Parksville, 1:42:14; 347. Nicola Stanford, Errington, 1:45:49.

55-59

102. Lesley Lacouvee, QB, 1:09:26; 111. Debbie Shore, Parksville, 1:12:07; 150. Heather Dobinson, QB, 1:20:59; 183. Dianne McClure, Parksville, 1:29:09; 239. Debbie Timm, Nanoose, 1:42:14; 244. Heather McCoy, Parksville, 1:43:03; 259. Sheree Strang, Parksville, 1:46:32; 277. Peggy Burfield, Errington, 1:52:52.

60-64

37. Leslie Gilmour, QB, 1:03:58; 69. Virginia Hama, Nanoose, 1:14:20; 77. Erin Roberts, QB, 1:18:42; 86. Lynne McKinnon, Nanoose, 1:22:05; 119. Debra Johnson, QB, 1:33:17; 191. Antonia Olak, QB, 1:52:47; 224. Diane Herrington, QB, 2:11:36.

65-69

10. Kristine Riggins, Nanoose, 1:03:14; 31. Denise McCaig, Errington, 1:18:56; 65. Norma Griffith, QB, 1:32:22; 69. Alana Leung, QB, 1:33:11; 160. Liz Howard, QB, 2:11:42.

70-74

1. Eileen McMurchy, QB, 1:10:59; 11. Barb Brett, QB, 1:30:28; 14. Mavis Gooding, Parksville, 1:32:21.