Sports Briefs 

Whistler runners compete in marathon

Local runners fared well in the 35th annual Adidas Vancouver International Marathon and Half Marathon last Sunday that drew more than 7,000 runners to B.C. Place Stadium.

In the half marathon, Nick Bladen was the fastest Whistler resident at 1:25:26, posting 6th in the male’s 20-24 category.

Greg Sandkuhl finished second in the men’s 60-64 category with a time of 1:37:53.

In the marathon, Shizuo Kashino was the fastest Whistler resident at 3:23:35, and finishing 38th in the male’s 40-44 category.

Whistler’s top women runners were Ondrea Zugloff, finishing 7th in the female’s 30-34 half marathon category, and Claudie Simard ranking 138th in the female’s 30-34 full marathon category. She was the only Whistler female competing in the full marathon.

Ultimate returns

Ultimate Frisbee league starts up Monday, May 15 at Myrtle Philip school lower playing fields.

The no-contact, seven-on-seven co-ed game originated in the mid-1960s in New Jersey. Whistler attracts from 70 to 100 people to the league and many players have ended up on Canada’s national team.

Organizer Tasso Lazardis says Whistler will host an Ultimate Frisbee tournament in July.

Drop-in fees are $3, plus a $20 membership for Monday and Wednesday games, which go from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For further information, call Tasso, 604.902.3472

Register online for slo-pitch

The Whistler Slo-pitch League is holding its annual registration online this year. Visit www.wspl.ca to renew your entry or put in a new team. Deadline is May 15.

Hoary Marmots looking for players

Rugby wannabes, fans, and players listen up. Whistler Hoary Marmots Rugby Football Club starts up at Whistler Secondary School playing fields Tuesday May 16. Doesn’t matter if you’re new or an old hand, throw on the boots for 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday starts. We also need a coach and first aid volunteers. Call John Gideon, 604.935.4966 for more information.

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