Ride of the Valkyries draws 30 riders 

Kevin Calhoun the fastest rider

Only 39 riders turned out for the inaugural running of the Ride of the Valkyries, but to be fair it was a busy weekend with the Pre-Fondo in Squamish, the Warrior Dash, the Tenderfoot Boogie and other events taking place.

In addition, it was a hard course with huge climbs and descents on Alpine Flank and Mid-Flank, and a selection of singletrack trails that includes Industrial Disease, Mid-Danimal, South Danimal, Lower Beaver Pass, Get Over It and Emerald Forest.

Kevin Calhoun was the fastest rider on the 50km route, finishing the course in 2:02:01, with Chris Clark a minute later in 2:03:00. Leighton Poldevin was third in 2:03:01.

The top Whistler racer was Matt Bodkin in fourth in 2:09:15, followed by Trevor Hopkins in 2:10:15. Both were second in their respective age categories. Tony Routley was seventh overall and first in Male 50 to 59 in 2:11:10.

The top female was Brandi Heisterman in 2:14:20, followed by Kristen Johnston in 2:28:51 and Chrissy DeVall in 3:05:00.

Mahon Lamont was the top, and only junior in 2:26:50, placing 12th overall.

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