Local master’s runner Ed Ansems competed in the Scotiabank half-marathon on June 22 in Vancouver, finishing first in his age category following a tight race.
The 21 km race started at the University of British Columbia and followed a scenic route to the finish line in Stanley Park.
Ansems placed first with a time of 1:37.13 in the 65 to 69 age group and was 248 out of the 3334 finishers in the race.
“I had a great warm-up and a fast first 10 kilometres,” he said. “However, after that, things started to fall apart. Still, I managed to be 26 seconds ahead of the second place runner in my age group.”