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.