Sports Briefs 

Runners tackle Seawall

This past Sunday, Oct. 29, almost 1,200 runners took part in the annual ING James Cunningham Seawall Race — a 9.5 km lap around the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver.

Whistler’s Daniel Havens placed 164 th overall and 19 th in the men’s 50 to 54 race with a time of 42:03.

Running in the same category, Donnie Carmichael was 29 th , 285 th overall, in 45:36.

Mark Watt was 30 th in 45:45.

Christine McCann was 12 th in the women’s 20 to 24 category in 50:52.

The last major running event of the season is the annual Haney to Harrison Relay this weekend. At least three Whistler teams of eight are taking part, and one solo runner will attempt the whole 100 km.


Endurance athletes talk Primal Quest, Ironman

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Sea to Sky endurance athletes Gary Robbins (Primal Quest, MOMAR adventure racing series) and Marie-Anne Prevost (Ironman World Championships) will give a presentation on their experiences.

The show, which will include slides and stories, will take place at Myrtle Philip Community Centre from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

As well as presentations from Robbins and Prevost, local endurance clubs and programs will be on hand to provide information to people looking to get into racing.

Robbins was part of a Mind Over Mountain adventure racing team, along with Whistler’s Mark Fearman, that took part in the 2006 Primal Quest adventure race. The competition was one of the hardest yet, set in Utah with temperatures climbing into the 40s Centigrade, and numerous teams pulled out with heat-related illnesses and injuries.

Prevost placed second in her category at an Ironman in Idaho this year, her first ever, qualifying for the world championships in Hawaii last month. She finished 25 th in her age category at the championships.


No undefeated Winterhawks teams remain

The Whistler Winterhawks Atom Rep Team suffered its first loss of the season this past weekend, tying their first game on Saturday and finally losing on Sunday. With the loss there are no undefeated Whistler teams remaining, although six of nine teams emerged from week three with winning records.

The Atom Rep team tied Burnaby 3-3 then lost 8-2 to West Vancouver, dropping to a record of 3-1-2. Their next home game is this Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Peewee C1 beat Sechelt 3-1 on Saturday, boosting their record to 2-1-0. They play next on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Peewee C2 beat Sechelt 7-0, the team’s first win of the season, pulling their record up to 1-1-1.

The Bantam Rep team improved to 3-1-1- after downing Vancouver B by a score of 9-2 last Thursday. Their next home game is on Sunday at 3:15 p.m.

The Bantam C1 team won two in a row this weekend to improve their record to 3-2-0. The first game was a 4-3 win over North Vancouver, followed by a 4-0 win over Sechelt.

The Midget Rep team is now 4-1-0 after downing a team from Seattle 12-0 on Sunday. Their next game is on Sunday at 6:15 p.m.

The Midget C2 team lost 3-1 to Hollyburn then beat North Shore Winter Club 3-1 to bring their record to 4-2-0. Their next home game is 4:45 p.m. on Sunday.

The Midget Girls continue to struggle, losing 7-1 to Richmond on Saturday, and 4-1 to Langley on Sunday to bring their record to 1-5-0. Their next home game is 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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