The race results for the Sooke River 10K are in. There were 360 participants, with the fastest runner (Derek Vinge, of the Comox Valley Road Runners) crossing the finish line after 33:14 minutes. Sooke had 37 runners registered, with Matthew Thomson of the Sooke Trail and Road Runners (STARR) leading our pack. He placed 51st overall, with a time of 41:14. The top female runner was Kim Ebbs-Canavan, who placed 86 overall, with a time of 44:59.
Upcoming in a week and a half is the Times Colonist 10K walk/run, on Sunday, April 27. You must pre-register to run, as there are no race day registrations. Registration ends at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday April 26, at the Fitness Expo, which will be held at Crystal Gardens.
The start time is 7:50 a.m. for wheelchair athletes, 8 a.m. for runners, recreational and competitive walkers, and recreational wheelchair athletes. The 1.5K family run heads out at 11 a.m. Race maps are available at their website, http://www.tc10k.ca/, under the Race Info tab.
Last year’s top competitive runner in the TC 10K, from Sooke, was Dr. Anton Rabien, who completed with a time of 34:54 and placed 35 overall. The top placing female runner from Sooke was Sarah-Mae Pyndus, with an over-all time of 40:58.