STEVESTON ICE-BREAKER 8k ROAD RACE
The flat as a pan cake annual event allowed Langley’s Steve Osaduik to cruise home with a comfortable 24:53 win over runner-up Sam Pawluk’s 25:06 . In third spot Jeremiah Ziak was putting together a tasty 25:18 followed by a 25:34 for Jeremiah Johnston. Nailing 5th place was master’s leader Kevin O’Connor turning out a creditable 25:57.
Vancouver’s Shauna Skinner had to work hard for first but at the end her 28:42 was enough to hold off master’s leader Catherine Watkins 28:45. Tucked in behind the fight up front left Sabrina Wilkie’s 28:57 in third. Taking the next two spots were Care Nelson in 29:25 and Amy Sohneeberg closing out the top five with a 29:46.
Other Top 100 Age Group winners included Rachel Russ going 30:32 just ahead of Dave Frilund’s 30:41 who had his hands full most of the way with Sarah Reimer (30:48) and Phil Green 30:51. Rebecca Reid’s 31:27 turned back Scott Stewart’s 31:03 while Naomi Fuglem in 33:47, led Miriam Zderic (33:57) and Adele Wilson 34:49
“FIRST HALF” HALF MARATHON
Ontario’s Dylan Wykes was long gone by the time he passed Stanley Park’s Nine O’clock gun. With only an ocean view for company the Ottawa based runner’s 1:04:21 set a new standard for the Pacific Road Runner course. Breaking away from the trailing pack Steve Osaduik used his 1:07:25 to fend off Jeff Symonds’ 1:07:41, while Jeremiah Ziak (1:08:18) found the legs to create some space between Jeremiah Johnston and his 1:08:33.
Masters men Kevin O’Connor 1:08:46:73 Graeme Wilson 1:10:09:63 Craig Odermatt 1:11:32
Natasha Fraser 1:16:17:59 Lisa Harvey 1M 1:18:43:80 Shauna Skinner 1:19:23:68 Anne-Marie Madden 1:19:58:15 Pauline McLean 1:20:22:37