Locals go the distance 

Dozens race in Victoria marathon, half-marathon and 8K

More than two dozen local runners from Whistler and Pemberton were among the more than 8,000 athletes that took part in the 26 th annual Royal Victoria Marathon and Half Marathon on Oct. 9.

Running the full marathon, 42.2 kilometres or 26.1 miles, Jamie McSkimming finished fourth out of 211 runners and 36 th overall in the men’s 45 to 49 age category with a time of two hours, 55 minutes and 15 seconds.

Scott Taber also broke the three hour mark, crossing the line in 2:59:17 in 54 th overall. He was 18 th out of 247 in the men’s 40 to 44 age group.

John Hall was 276 th overall and 72 nd in the same group with a time of 3:29:29.

Robert Tan was 315 th and 36 th in the 45 to 49 group in 3:32:26.

Nils Robinson finished in 3:37:12, 383 rd overall and 39 th out of 135 in the men’s 30 to 34 category.

Dave Mclorie was 39 th , crossing the line in 3:38:05 to rank 25 th out of 80 in the 25 to 29 group.

Georgina Titus broke the four hour mark, finishing 785 th overall and 52 nd out of 174 in the women’s 35 to 39 race with a time of 3:56:18.

Rebecca Lindley and Cathy Owen crossed the line in 4:02:59 and 4:05:50 in the women’s 30 to 34 race respectively, finishing 36 th and 37 th out of 131 runners in their category.

Connie Sobchak was in at 4:29:22, 91 st in the women’s 45 to 49 race.

Tyson Stolberg was in at 4:42:44, 70 th in the men’s 25 to 29 group.

In the half marathon, Jen Segger led the way for locals with a time of 1:29:57, 106 th overall (out of 3,700 runners) and second in the women’s 20 to 24 race.

Jennifer Walker and Lisa Kallio weren’t far behind, finishing in 1:31:23 and 1:32:28 respectively, 129 th and 153 rd overall, and seventh and eighth in the 30 to 34 category.

Michel Berthonel was 33 rd in the men’s 30 to 34 group and 247 th overall in 1:33:54.

In the same group Rory Tucker was in at 1:36:52, 256 th overall and 35 th out of 177 runners.


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