River Runners medal in Valley

Eighteen members of the River Runners Running club took part in the Comox Valley Half Marathon last Sunday

Eighteen members of the River Runners Running club took part in the Comox Valley Half Marathon last Sunday and brought home medals and ribbons.

A total of 512 runners from all over Vancouver Island took the starting line outside the Filberg Centre to run the 21.1 kilometres on an out and back route on country roads.

The fastest club member was Ken Wright finishing in 1:28, good for fourth place, in the men’s 50–54 division.

John Elson medaled in the 60–64 division taking third place as did Sandra Milligan who was third in the women’s 45–49 division.

Other club winners were Colleen Holbrook (fifth, Women’s 45 – 49); Arlene Halwa (seventh, W55 – 59) and Chris Round (fifth, W60 – 64).

The Comox Valley Half Marathon is race number six in the Vancouver Island Race Series. Race number seven is the Merville 15K on Sunday, April 7 which is hosted by the River Runners.

For online race registration go to eventsonline.ca/events/virs/index.php for club information: crriverrunners@gmail.com