Local athletes take run at the Victoria marathon

A weekend full of marathons brought out some surprising results, as well as six runners from Sooke.

  • Wed Oct 14th, 2015 2:00pm
  • Sports

Sooke runners made their presence known at the 36th Annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Sunday.

Six Sooke residents took part in the full marathon, a distance of 42.2 kilometres.

Caroline Brochery led the local contingent with 3:40:30.

The marathon winner was Daniel Kipkoech who successfully defended his title with a time of 2:25:40.

On the half marathon side, 27 Sooke runners took part with Howard Manderson leading the local pack with a time of 1:28:14.

Ken Pungente, who was profiled by the News Mirror last week,  finished the race at 2:10:41.

The half marathon was won by top seed Paul Kimugul in 1:05:00.

There were 6,819 finishers – 1,204 in the marathon, 3,257 in the half marathon, 2,358 in the 8K, plus 1,087 in the Thrifty Foods Kids Run, for a total of 7,906.

The 37th annual GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon will take place on Oct. 9, 2016.