On a perfect day to be running the rolling hills, the Sooke Trail and Road Runners (STARR) participated in their second of 2014 Frontrunners Island Race Series. This 10K Cobble Hill run took place on January 26, with a total of 577 runners crossing the mat.
STARR had 10 runners competing in eight age groups, and ultimately picked up four awards.
The top STARR performer was Amanda Johnston, running in the 35-39 category, who received a gold medal for her 40:38 finish time. Johnston was first in a field of 26 and placed 75 overall (OA).
Next up was Tory Van Ek, in the 45-49 category with 34 others, who won a bronze medal for her crossing time of 43:45. Ek placed 128 OA.
The first STARR male to cross the mat was Keven Jolicoeur (35-39) with a time of 49:16. He placed fourth in a field of 28, and ranked 133 OA.
Bruce Hawkes (70-74) ran with a Bronze medal time of 51:35, and came in third in a field of 13 with an OA rank of 311.
The other STARR performers included Jackie Eddy (60-64, fourth out of 13, 331 OA), Maggie Curtis (40-44, 20 out of 34, 373 OA), Sarah-Mae Adam (25-29, 17 out of 25, 398 OA), Charmaine Munroe (45-49, 22 in her field, 421 OA), Vince Trahan (65-69, 12 out of 16, 454 OA), and Tom Burgess (70-74, 12 in the field, 464 OA).
The overall winner was Craig Odermatt (40-44) with a time of 33:29 and the top female was Lucy Smith (45-49) with a time of 36:08, coming in 15 OA.
The third race of the series is the Cedar 12K on Sunday, February 9.