Howard Manderson was the top Sooke runner in the third race in the Vancouver Island Race Series Cedar 12K, which took place Feb. 7.
Manderson clocked a time of 48:38.
Sooke resident Robert Butterworth placed first in the Men’s 75 to 79 age division, with a time of 1:04:41.
The race was won by UVic Vikes athlete Forrest Simpson with a time of 37:57, while the women’s title was captured by Lauren Babineau (45:53).
Hosted by Nanaimo’s Bastion Running Club, there were 373 participants in the race, 20 from Sooke.
Other Sooke results:
Jonathan Dvorak, 50:35; Christie Macintyre, 53:37; Claude Laforce, 54:32; Mark Ziegler, 59:43; Victoria Van Ek, 59:40; Magnus Hanton, 59:49; Maki Pfeiffer, 1:00:20; Jess Peterson, 1:00:50; Robyn Van Ek, 1:01:05; Lemmie Adam, 1:01:41; Jacklyn Evans, 1:02:57; Wendy Johnson, 1:04:48; Bruce Hawkes, 1:07:34; Laura Barnes, 1:08:54; Kathrine Schroeder, 1:11:16; Don Brown, 1:13:37; Vince Trahan, 1:26:22; Sylvia Jones, 1:39:49.
Cedar 12K is followed by Hatley Castle 8K on Feb. 21, Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5K on March 6, Comox Valley RV Half Marathon on March 20, and Sooke River 10K on April 3. All races are sanctioned by B.C. Athletics.