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Runners top 5 Peaks finale

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In the age category, Whistler’s John Muzzillo placed 30 th overall out of 461 grinders, and was sixth in the men’s 40 to 49 group in 37:32.

Squamish runners Tiffany Tremblay, Mike Mehychuk and Helle Wilburn also had strong finishes, placing 100 th , 104 th and 114 th respectively, with Wilburn also placing third in the women’s 50 to 59 category. Tiffany Fenton was 158 th and Lois Lemieux 239 th .

Skiers win Award of Excellence

Quebec’s Genevieve Simard and Canmore’s Thomas Grandi were presented with Alpine Canada’s top award at their annual congress in Regina this past weekend, recognizing their results from last season.

Simard, the Canadian Alpine Ski Team’s Female Athlete of the Year, recently won three out of four South America Cup races while training in Chile, and had two World Cup podiums last season as well as a fifth place finish in the Olympic giant slalom.

Grandi, the Male Athlete of the Year, placed 11 th overall in the World Cup standings with five podium results in technical events.

For the Disabled Alpine Ski Team, the top male was Chris Williamson, a blind skier, who with guide Bobby Taylor won the overall World Cup globe as well as a silver and bronze medal at the Paralympics in Torino. The top female was Victoria’s Lauren Woolstencroft, who won the women’s overall World Cup globe as well as a gold and silver in Torino.

Invermere’s Christina Lustenberger won the Breakthrough Female Athlete of the Year award, while Francois Bourque won the Breakthrough Male Athlete of the Year honours.

Ontario’s Georgian Peaks won for the ACA Club of the Year, while the Sierra Wireless Whistler Cup won the ACA Race of the Year award.

Thunderbirds in Whistler

Provincial motocross comes to Pemberton

This Saturday and Sunday the Green River Motocross Track will host the fourth of six events in the CMA-sanctioned provincial Harvest series, billed as the Vision Motorsports 2006 Fall Classic.

This is the fourth event that the Pemberton track has hosted this season, and organizers are expecting between 180 and 200 riders to take part, based on numbers at other Harvest Series events as well as the growing interest in the Green River facility.

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