Sooke runners shine at Victoria Marathon

Sooke runners shine at Victoria Marathon

Danielle Mennie leads local runners

Sooke made its presence known at this year’s Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon Sunday.

Fifty-four runners from the Sooke Region participated in the marathon, half-marathon and the 8K road race.

The majority of local runners competed in the 8K run, while 11 took on the half-marathon and eight challenged the full marathon.

The best local marathoner of the day was Danielle Mennie, who placed 93rd overall with an impressive time of 3:14.40.

Other Sooke runners in the marathon included Aisling Owton (3:26:40); Cohen Floch (3:47:23); Terry Slater (4:15:54); Tess Vally (4:35:27); Drue Julien (4:35:28); Josh Simich (4:52:13): and Sandra Fawcett (5:32:48).

Kenya’s Daniel Kipkoech won the overall marathon crown with a time of 2:22:39, while on the woman’s side Emily Setlack of Cold Lake, Alta. was the woman’s marathon winner, in a time of 2:46:20.

There were 7,989 racers registered for the events: 1,339 for the marathon; 3,266 for the half-marathon; 2,384 for the 8K; and 1,000 for the Thrifty Foods Kids Run. It was almost exactly the same registration number as last year, said spokeswoman Louise Hodgson-Jones.