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Locals in Burnaby 5 Peaks

The second event in the B.C. 5 Peaks trail running series took place this past Saturday on the trails surrounding Simon Fraser University, with a 9.8 km enduro course and a 6.3 km sport course.

In the Enduro category, Whistler's Mike Conway placed 11th overall out of 160 racers with a time of 51:02. He was also fifth in the Male 30 to 39 category.

Duncan Munro was 22nd overall and 11th out of 40 runners in the same group with a time of 55:37.

Barry McClure was 36th overall and second in Male 50 to 59 in 58:30. In the same category Walter Wallgram was third in 1:00:32.

Gillian Woodward was 11th in Female 30 to 39 in 1:13:17.

From Squamish, Helen Spencer was 59th overall and third in Female 20 to 29 in 1:02:57.

The third event in the series is at Mt. Seymour on July 23, followed by the Whistler event on Aug. 20. For more information visit www.5peaks.com.

 

Registration open for Betty vs. Veronica

Registration for the inaugural, women's only Betty vs. Veronica race opened on June 15 on the WORCA website, www.worca.com.

The core of the Betty vs. Veronica race is a two-part event: a race down the blue Crank It Up run on Whistler mountain in the morning and a 15 km bike race on Whistler west side trails in the afternoon - most of it blue with a few black sections thrown in. All of the participants will be competing for themselves, but will also be divided into two teams after answering a questionnaire to determine whether they'll race with Team Betty or Team Veronica. Teams will be balanced, and the winning team is decided on a points system rather than by cumulative time.

The cost is $60 for WORCA members, and a jersey will be available for $25. Registration is limited to 180 riders.

The after-party will be at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre with live music, silent auction and other festivities, with the proceeds of the event going towards the Howe Sound Women's Centre - and the creation of a Whistler Women's Centre in the fall of 2011.

For more, visit www.worca.com.

 

WORCA's next rides, trail days

Tonight, (June 16), the weekly WORCA Toonie Ride is hosted by Garbanzo Bike and Bean and the GLC with a ride in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Check-in is at 5:30 p.m. at the Bike and Bean, and the race gets underway at 6:30 p.m.

As always, you need to be a member of WORCA to take part and pay a $2 entry fee. Online registration is encouraged at www.worca.com, but you can also register in person at the start. The cost is $45 for an adult plus $2 for the race. Youth memberships are $25 and children 12 and under are $15.

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