Locals strong in Royal Victoria 

Dozen of Whistler and Pemberton runners took part in the 23 rd annual Royal Victoria Marathon Festival, taking part in the half and full marathon races.

Recognized as one of the top ten marathon events in the world by Runner’s World magazine, the marathon alone attracted almost 2,600 runners.

In the marathon, Whistler’s Ian Goard broke the three hour mark with a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 58 seconds. He was 32 nd overall, ninth out of 191 in the men’s 30 to 34 race, and averaged 6:32 minute miles (4:03 minute kilometres).

Also cracking the three hour mark was Daniel Havens, who was 70 th overall, and seventh in the men’s 45 to 49 race with his time of 2:59:18.

Karen Farr was 475 th overall in 3:33:19, finishing 17 th out of 232 women in the 35 to 39 category.

Leigh Edwards finished in 3:40:15, 648 th overall and 35 th out of 276 in the women’s 40 to 44 race.

Pamela Cook was 859 th overall, and 63 rd in the women’s 40 to 44 race with her time of 3:49:04.

Melissa Baker was 1257th and 26 th out of 67 in the women’s 20 to 24 race in 4:03:59.

Shirley Iida was 1276 th and 75 th out of 187 in the women’s 30 to 34 race, finishing in 4:04:42.

Roxanne Mellahn was hot on her heels, finishing 1283 rd and 97 th in the 35 to 39 race with a time of 4:04:57.

At 4:16:23 and in 1547 th overall was Karen Wylie with her time of 4:16:23. She was 91 out of 187 in the 30 to 34 age group.

Pierre Forand was 1559 th and 112 th out of 170 in the men’s 50 to 54 race with a time of 4:16:58.

Glen Irvine was 1706 th overall and 236 th in the men’s 40 to 44 group with a time of 4:22:52.

Shelley Toutain finished in 6:37:30.

From Pemberton, Lisa Helmer was 318 th overall and eighth out of 136 runners in the women’s 25 to 29 group.

Graeme White was 1690 th with a time of 4:22:06 in the men’s 30 to 34 group.

In the half marathon, Duncan Munro was 112 th out of almost 3,000 runners with his time of 1:30:28. He was also 11 th out of 107 runners in the men’s 25 to 29 category.

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