Sports Briefs: Almost 300 runners brave Whistler Spirit Run 

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The race will instead run this Sunday, Oct. 6; with the same start time and details, providing the conditions are safe. Organizers will give refunds to anyone not able to do the event.

The sign-in is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the Cheakamus Lake Trail parking lot, and there's a soft start for runners expecting to take over four hours at 7:30 a.m. It's not a loop race, and runners do need to arrange transportation to the start and from the finish line.

The race has sold out all 80 spots, but more spots may come available. Visit for details.

Whistler riders strong in enduro

The final event of the North American Enduro Series was a five-stage event in Moab, Utah. A few Whistler riders headed to the event, including Dylan Wolsky and Katrina Strand. Wolsky finished the event ranked 10th out of close to 50 riders in the pro men's division, logging a total time of 1:32:51. His Nomads teammate Chris Johnston had a great race and finished fifth overall.

Katrina Strand, who missed the Enduro World Series race in Whistler with an injury, was back in the saddle for this event and placed seventh in Pro Women in a time of 1:54:48.

Tour de Victoria names missed

Last week's coverage of the 2013 edition of Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria was missing several names, with the official results pages not including hometowns.

Mike Rogerson finished 74th overall in 4:26:06, and was the second Whistler athlete in the event.

From Whistler Village Sports, Luke Onesti was 120th in the 140km race, finishing in 4:37:09 while David Eastwood placed 168th in 4:52:00.

Elizabeth Rogerson also finished the race in 6:03:36, and was the top Whistler racer. Pique also neglected to mention that she raced the RBC GranFondo Whistler two weeks before the Tour de Victoria, and was the second Whistler female in the 40 to 49 category in 4:51.

Mike Rogerson said he had a few low points on course — including a crash on an oil patch at the 93km mark that damaged his front derailleur and left him with only his big ring for the last almost 50km of riding — and a lot of short, steep hills. However, he had some high points as well, including latching onto 2012 Giro d'Italia winner Hesjedal for about 10km.

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