Five hundred and seven runners take in the MEC Race Series 5K, 10K and Half Marathon
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The MEC Race Series events continue to grow, while many other races on Southern Vancouver Island seem to be shrinking in participation numbers. Perhaps it is MEC’s quick turnaround on the post-race activities and low prices that are attracting so many runners.
It helps to have a popular outdoors store constantly filled with prospective registrants.
It also helps to offer up courses that are accurately measured and provide runners with same day results, like the big races do.
Last Sunday, saw the Sooke 5K, 10K and Half Marathon event take place at a new venue, despite this disruption, the numbers went up two-and-a-half times from 2015.
“We had a total of 507 registrants for this race, compared to 233 in 2015 (when we hosted at Sooke Potholes). For a first year at our new venue, with a brand new 5K/10K/Half Marathon, we are very happy with the result,” shared Race Director Caitlin Brown.
Participants enjoyed the course, despite the fact that they had to traverse Lagoon Road Hill that leads to Esquimalt lagoon from Wishart Rd.
Top three results from each race, male and female. Full results>>
|1 (7 overall)||Patricia Roney||F30-34||22:28|
|2 (13 overall)||Renee Milne||F30-34||24:35|
|3 (18 overall)||Shannon Leydon||F30-34||25:16|
|1 (10 overall)||Allison Fryer||F40-44||45:01|
|2 (13 overall)||Camila Kuljis||F25-29||45:12|
|3 (15 overall)||Leanne Herrndorf||F20-24||46:07|
|1 (9 overall)||Rachel Thorley||F35-39||1:34:35|
|2 (11 overall)||Raisa Papish||F40-44||1:38:27|
|3 (12 overall)||Carolyn Swanson||F40-44||1:38:54|