Whistler runners podium in Scotiabank Half Marathon 

This past Sunday more than 3,500 runners were at the start line for the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5K, starting at UBC and finishing in Stanley Park. Kenyan runners, Moses Macharia and Josephat Ongeri destroyed the men’s field with times of 1:04:50 and 1:05:14, while Kenya’s Florence Jepkosgei won the women’s category in 1:14:04. Macharia averaged a kilometer every three minutes and five seconds.

But while the Kenyans stole the show, Whistler runners also did well in their age categories.

Placing 29 th overall, fourth among women, and second in the women’s 30 to 34 age category was Kristina Rody, completing the 21.1 km run in 1:20:30.

Brenda Baker was 95 th overall, 14 th among women and first in the women’s 55 to 59 age category in a time of 1:29:26. She also broke the previous record for her age group in the half marathon distance by more than seven minutes.

Guy Patterson was 125 th overall and 17 th in the men’s 30 to 34 category in 1:30:17.

Woochan Jeong placed 46 th in the men’s 35 to 39 race in 1:40:34.

Lee Edwards was 13 th in women’s 45 to 49 in 1:46:05.

Jennifer Gottschalk was 42 nd in women’s 40 to 44 in 1:51:13.

Jennifer Elfenbein was 41 st in women’s 35 to 39 in 1:45:33.

Robert Tan was 77 th in men’s 45 to 49 in 1:45:33.

Jane Clifford was 39 th in women’s 55 to 59 in 2:17:44.

From Pemberton, the fastest racer was Michelle Lewon, who placed 25 th in women’s 40 to 44 in 1:40:54.

Greg Edwards was 98 th in men’s 25 to 29 in 1:48:43.

Mark Leverton was 81 st in men’s 50 to 54 in 1:53:05.

Shannon Ellis was 158 th in women’s 35 to 39 in 2:04:40.

Susanne Chia was 236 th in women’s 30 to 34 in 2:14:25.

Crystal Tonkin was 278 th in women’s 25 to 29 in 2:21:34.

Shayne May was 185 th in men’s 25 to 29 in 2:34:48.


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