Sooke Trail and Road Runner Vince Trahan passes the finish line at the Sooke River 10k race.

Sooke’s runners place seventh in series

About 352 runners from 34 different teams showed up for the final race of the 2012 Frontrunners Island Race Series

The eighth and final race of the 2012 Frontrunners Island Race Series, the Sooke River 10K, was held on April 15.

Down from 359 in 2011, 352 runners and walkers came out to run the hilly Sooke River Road course.

The temperature was again perfect and seasonal, with sunny and calm conditions.

The weather was definitely on our side in this series. The time in brackets next to the finishing time is the 100M sprint time. The OA (overall winner) and his 1st Island Race Series win was Joel Deschiffart (16-19) from Bastion Running Club in Nanaimo with a fast time of 33:28 (16:06).

The OA female was Julie Van Veelen (35-39) from the Prairie Inn Harriers (PIH) with another fast time of 39:08 (24:07) and 16th OA.

The top Male Master was Vince Brotherston (45-49) from the Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR) in a time of 35:12 (17:32) and seventh OA .

The Female Master winner was Deborah Epps (40-44) from Bastion in a time of 43:01(22:82) and 74th OA.

The Sooke Trail and Road Runners had 17 runners in nine various age groups and finished with nine top 10 finishes.

Our STARR sprinter was Darren Laquerre with a 19:82.

STARR finished in 7th place of 34 teams entered.

More STARR results:

Ryan-James Adams (25-29) — 60th OA with 41:44.; sprint time 22:59.

Darren Lacquerre(40-44) — 72nd OA with 42:57; sprint time 19:82.

Claude Laforce (50-54) — 118th OA with 45:20; sprint time  25:08.

Jonathan Dvorak (35-39) — 123rd OA with 45:33; sprint time 23:07.

Sarah-Mae Pyndus (25-29) — 189th OA with 49:43; sprint time 26:06.

Tara Poirier (45-49) — 246th OA with 54:13; sprint time 27:77.

Bruce Hawkes ( 70-74) —  245th OA with 54:15; sprint time 24:71.

Tom Burgess (70-74) — 248th OA with 54:16; sprint time 35:29.

Karen Way (45-49) — 268th OA with 55:55; sprint time 32:53.

Charmaine Munro (45-49) — 273rd OA with 56:36; sprint time 25:53.

Jacklyn Evans (25-29) — 272nd OA with 56:37; sprint time 23:27.

Desirae Meija (20-24) — 278th OA with 57:00; sprint time 25:01.

Vince Trahan (65-69) — 277th OA with 57:01; sprint time 31:28.

Ken Pungente (70-74) —  279th OA with 57:07s; sprint time 28:77.

Robert Oyler (50-54) —  288th OA with 58:08; sprint time 35:51.

Rintje Raap (70-74) — 298th OA with 59:29s; sprint time 33:52.

Steve Sorensen (50-54) — 302nd OA with 1:00:00; sprint time 29:76.

To all the STARR’s who participated, running or cheering in the Series, thank you. You are all awesome.

 

By Vince Trahan

 

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