Nothing halfway for local runners 

Athletes race in Victoria, North Shore

October is marathon month in B.C., and Whistler runners could be found at both the Royal Victoria Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, and the North Shore Half Marathon on Monday. The Okanagan International Marathon in Kelowna also took place, but local runners opted to keep to the coast this year.

In Victoria, Whistler’s Kevin Titus placed fifth overall in the full 42.2 km marathon and first in the men’s 50 to 54 age group with a time of 2:37:59 — a little shy of his personal best for that race, but almost 17 minutes faster than the next runner in his category.

Shizuo Kashino was 175 th overall out of 2,000 runners, as well as 33 rd in the men’s 40 to 44 group with a tie of 3:20:43.

Dusan Kafka was 325 th and 69 th out of 202 runners in the men’s 35 to 39 category in 3:31:11.

Claire Daniels placed eighth in the women’s 20 to 24 category in 3:34:16, as well as 78 th out of close to 850 female runners.

Robert Tan was 87 th out of 198 runners in the men’s 45 to 49 race in 3:49:05.

Diana Taxter was 41 st out of 155 in the women’s 40 to 44 race in 3:52:10.

From Pemberton, Gwendolyn Kennedy placed 62 nd out of 157 women in the 40 to 44 age group in 4:10:43.

In the 21.1 km half marathon, Scott Taber placed 104 th overall out of more than 3,700 runners in 1:29:48. He placed 14 th out of 216 runners in the men’s 40 to 44 age category.

Megan Wastle was 82 nd out of 2,375 women, and 15 th out of 310 runners in the women’s 30 to 34 age group in 1:40:16.

Lisa Kallio was 93 rd among women and 19 th out of 365 in the women’s 35 to 39 race in 1:41:05.

Heather Abernethy was 128 th among women and 24 th in the women’s 35 to 39 race in 1:43:07.

Chris Gamel was 47 th out of 219 men in the 50 to 54 category in 1:45:20.

Corinne Cowden was 44 th out of 381 runners in the women’s 40 to 44 race in 1:48:28.

Georgina Titus was 49 th out of 381 women in the 40 to 44 age category in 1:49:40.

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