Despite heavy rain and early morning wind, the 23rd running of the River Runners Miracle Beach 10 & 5K race on Sunday, Oct. 14 went off without a hitch.
As the rain eased and the wind died down 165 runners lined up for the race start. The 5K race was won by Haven Ullstrom of Campbell River in 16:55; a course reord.
He beat local runner Jerry Loeb by only 12 seconds. In third place was Patrick Montgomery from Courtenay in 19:28.
In the ladies race Kaitlyn Logue crossed the line first in 25:01 folllowed by Tanya Ansley.
In third place was an amazing finish by a young Jamiliya Wellard of Campbell River racing in the under 15 year old category in a time of 25:46.
In the 10K race first female was local runner Kathy Rung (42:56). Two other local runners battled it out for second and third spot with Sophia Sauter beating Dawn Locker by only one second.
The men’s race saw Campbell River runner Ernie Lucas take first place in 36:21. Second place went to Brad Crowe and third place was taken by a very young local runner, Nicolas Toupin (16 – 19 years) in 37:09.
The adult event was followed by the very popular 1K kids fun run. The races wrapped up with soup, cookies, awards and draw prizes. Full results are available at http://racedaytiming.ca/raceday-results .
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