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Meanwhile, opening day at Lost Lake Cross Country and Snowshoe Trails is generally weather dependent and there's no snow yet to speak of.
McMillan fifth in Fall Classic
Whistler's Ashley McMillan placed fifth in the last big run of the season on Sunday, completing the half marathon in the New Balance Fall Classic in a chip time of 1:19:25. He also placed second overall out of 102 runners in the men's 30 to 39 age category.
David Higgins placed 22nd overall and was sixth in the male 40 to 49 race in 1:26:50.
Daryl West was 96th and 28th in male 30 to 39 in 1:39:10.
Sonia Mahoney was seventh in female 40 to 49 in 1:46:11.
Christine Suter was 13th in female 40 to 49 in 1:49:12.
Elizabeth Mezzabotta was 46th in female 20 to 29 in 1:47:38.
Beth Dunlop was 70th in female 30 to 39 in 2:01:33.
From Squamish, James Newby was 15th in male 30 to 39
Courtney Wittenburg was 20th in Female 30 to 39 in 1:43:52.
Kris Duncan was 64th in male 30 to 39 in 1:51:51.
Jasmin Dobson was 45th in female 30 to 39 in 1:55:44.
Heather Leach was 63rd in female 30 to 39 in 1:59:36.
Michelle Rosser was 86th in female 20 to 29 in 2:04:40.
Heather Sidwsorth was ninth in female 60 to 69 in 2:28:00.
Marianne Poynter was 145th in female 20 to 29 in 3:04:21.
There was also a 10km run. Squamish's David Roulston made the podium by finishing fifth overall and first in the male 30 to 39 age group in 36:13. Also from Squamish, Karen Newby was 15th out of 155 in female 30 to 39 in 49:36, Andrea Dirks was 35th in the same category in 54:48. Also in 30 to 39, Brandie Brown was 82nd in 1:02:22, Jessie Six was 129th in 1:13:3, Krista Breu was 132nd in 1:14:49 and Heather Squire was 133rd in 1:14:49.
From Whistler, Marie-Anne Prevost was ninth out of 129 athletes in female 40 to 49 in 46:33.
Sarah Dykes was 32nd in female 30 to 39 in 54:32.
Tough Mudder details slow to emerge
Tough Mudder Vancouver will return in 2013, taking place on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at a location still to be determined. The website says only that "Tough Mudder Vancouver 2013 will be within a 1 hour, 30 minute drive of Vancouver, B.C.," but does not indicate whether it will return to Whistler Olympic Park.
Whistler Sport Legacies, which owns and operates Whistler Olympic Park where the 2012 event was held, acknowledged that they were in final negotiations with Tough Mudder organizers regarding 2013. As well, the municipality confirmed at the Nov. 20 council meeting that they were part of the negotiations to sign a three-to-five year contract with Tough Mudder to host the event here.
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