Amidst torrential downpours and a brisk breeze, the Campbell River Comets Track and Field Club, along with the Campbell River Christian School track team, competed in the second annual “Candy Apple” Cross-Country Relay Race on Tuesday evening. Each member of a four-person, mixed-age team ran a 1,200-metre loop through the trails at the Sportsplex.
The 52 athletes were all fierce competitors, especially with the prizes for first to third place being chocolate and candy covered apples. The race was a close one, less than five minutes separated first to thirteenth place team finishes. This friendly race was a fun kick off the 2015 track season. Despite the less than optimal weather, a good time was had by all.
Candy Apple Cross-country relay results:
1. CR Comets Final 4, 28 minutes, 1 second;
2. CR Comets CR2, 28:03;
3. CR Christian School Team Samuel, 28:34;
4. CR Comets Super Team 5 Million, 29:20;
5. CR Christian School Team Jack, 29:24;
6. CR Christian School Team Joanna, 29:50;
7. CR Christian School Team Steven, 30:00;
8. CR Christian School Fantastic 4, 30:33;
9. CR Comets Slowpokes, 30:52;
10. CR Christian School Simba, 31:09;
11. CR Christian School Crimson Typhoon, 32:02;
12. CR Comets Pink Piranha, 32:03;
13. CR Christian School Team Nathan, 32:58.