Sooke residents win honours in Victoria marathon races

Donna Ferguson and Robert Butterworth place in respective age divisions

More than 40 runners from Sooke took part in Sunday’s GoodLife Victoria Marathon races.

Six locals finished the 42.2-kilometre marathon course including: Reg Hillock, 3:31:56; Maki Pfeiffer, 3:54:07; Terry Slater, 4:09:16; Claude Laforce, 4:35:24; Brent Cournoyer, 4:35:32 and

Sandra Fawcett, 5:30:50.

Two Sookies placed in the top three in their age division in the half-marathon (21.1-kilometres). Donna Ferguson was second in the Female 65-69 age group with a time of 1:51:38 and Robert Butterworth, 2:08:07 in M75-79.

Other top Sooke finishers in the half-marathon included Victoria Van Ek, 1:46:08; Jacklyn Evans, 1:49:19; Robyn Van Ek, 1:50:07 and Tanner Logan.

On the *K Road Race side, top Sookies were Jason Seysener, 34:22; Tor Rabien, 35:52; Anton Rabien, 35:53; Tracy Forberg, 35:57 and Brayden Heal, 40:56.

The overall marathon was won by Daniel Kipkoech of Lethbridge, with an official time of 2:20.03

Abel Kirui won the men’s race, with an official time of 02:11:23. Sabrina Wilkie won the women’s race with an official time of 2:45:54.