Rody on podium in half marathon 

BMO Vancouver Marathon attracts more than 12,000 runners

More than 12,000 people took part in the 37 th annual Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, May 4.

As always several Sea to Sky athletes took part in the event, either participating in their first long distance race or working to beat their personal bests.

With the late start to the season nobody from Whistler did the full run this year, although a handful of Squamish athletes went the full 42.2 km. David Smith from Squamish placed 75 th overall and fifth in the men’s 45 to 49 age category with a chip time of 3:07:07.

Alison Abell was 16 th in the women’s 35 to 39 category and 58 th out of almost 1,300 women. Her time was 3:29:23.

Brian Campo, running for Squamish Nation, was 47 th in the men’s 45 to 49 race in 3:32:36.

Rory Tucker was 134 th in men’s 35 to 39 in 3:52:41.

Nicole Lash was 96 th in women’s 25 to 29 in 4:09:34.

Ryan Massey was 170 th in men’s 30 to 34 in 4:12:29.

Chris Kaley was 246 th in men’s 35 to 39 in 4:27:18.

Kelly Churchill was 141 st in women’s 30 to 34 in 4:39:31.

Maryrose Reyes was 157 th in the same category in 4:47:19.

A much larger field of Sea to Sky athletes raced in the 21.1 km half marathon.

From Whistler, Kristina Rody — B.C. Athletics senior female athlete of the year for 2007 — placed third with a time of one hour, 19 minutes and 19 seconds. She was also 17 th overall, and first out of 588 women in the 30 to 34 age group.

Michael Zuccolin placed 22 nd in men’s 30 to 34, finishing in 1:32:24.

Running alongside Zuccolin was Ondrea Ross, who placed fifth in the women’s 30 to 34 age group and 22 nd out of 3,583 total women,. She finished in 1:32:27.

Hiromasa Sato was 211 th overall and 18 th in the men’s 45 to 49 category in 1:35:11.

Robin O’Neill was 10 th in women’s 30 to 34 and 42 nd among women in 1:36:08.

Greg Sandkuhl made the podium, placing third out of 87 runners in the men’s 60 to 64 age category in 1:37:59.

Heather Abernathy was 23 rd out of 570 runners in the women’s 35 to 39 group in 1:43:30.

Robert Tan was 63 rd in men’s 45 to 49 in 1:46:04.

Dave Clark was 99 th in men’s 35 to 39 in 1:47:10.

Chris Gamel was 43 rd in men’s 50 to 54 in 1:47:17.

Melanie Day was 45 in women’s 30 to 34 in 1:47:20.

David Evans was 153 rd in men’s 35 to 39 in 1:55:58.

Barry Clemiss was 138 th in men’s 45 to 49 in 1:58:07.

Melissa Skafel was 383 rd in women’s 25 to 29 in 2:16:17.

Caroline Bagnall was 298 th in women’s 40 to 44 in 2:20:56.

From Pemberton, Sarah O’Brien was 153 rd in women’s 30 to 34 in 1:59:09.

Antia Smauels was 348 th in women’s 45 to 49 in 3:29:32.

From Squamish, Sean McCreanor was the fastest athlete in 1:28:51, placing 78 th overall and 16 th in men’s 35 to 39 in 1:28:51.

Aenea Cameron was 84 th overall, 14 th among women and first out of 292 entries in the women’s 50 to 54 group. She finished in 1:29:22.

Trevor Lowe was 23 rd in men’s 35 to 39 in 1:32:47.

Tiffany Fenton was 40 th in women’s 30 to 34 in 1:44:48.

Diane Keeley was 255 th in women’s 30 to 34 in 2:09:01.

Amber Pascual as 341 st in women’s 30 to 34 in 2:15:53.

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