Three times a charm for winner at annual fall run

It was sunny skies and mild weather for runners lacing up for the Skeena Valley Runners Club’s 31st annual All Seasons Fall Run Oct. 2.

Here is Mike Christensen running during the All Seasons Fall Run Oct. 2. Christensen took the top spot for the third year in a row for the men with a time of 1:29:41.

It was sunny skies and mild weather for runners lacing up for the Skeena Valley Runners Club’s 31st annual All Seasons Fall Run Oct. 2.

The overall winner in the 21km half marathon for the third year in a row was Terrace’s Mike Christensen with a time of 1:20:42.

Amber Sheasgreen from Prince Rupert took the second overall spot with a time of 1:32:29.

“It went very very well,” said organizer Jack Worobey.

And while he says there were 40 fewer runners than last year, there were 173 runners who came  from Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat and the Hazeltons for the event.

The half marathon and 10 km walk departed at 11 a.m., and the 5 and 10 km run and 5 km walk departed at noon, so that runners and walkers could all finish around the same time.

Runners took off from the Northwest Community College, which was also the finish line.

In the 10 and under boy’s 5 km run, Landon Evans won with a time of 26:40. For the girl’s 10 and under 5 km, it was Sophia Franco who took the top spot with a time of 26:44.

For the youth 5 km run, Craig Penfold won for the boys with a time of 20:19 and Regan Yee won for the girls with a time of 19:06.

In the 20-39 age category for the 5km run, Dale Young won with a time of 23:14 and Candice Marleau also placed top in her group with a time of 27:32.

In the 40-59 age category for the 5 km run, Simon Kruithof came in first with a time of 19:18 and Donna Hull came it at 22:26 for the ladies.

Geoff Phillips won it for the men’s 60-plus category with a time of 22:50 in the 5km, and Ruth Mills took the top spot for the ladies at 30:04.

In the youth 10 km events, Regan Kern won for the boys with a time of 40:55.

in the 20-39 age category for the 10 km run, Mustafa Jamaly won for the men with a time of 43:09, and Tamara Checkley won for the ladies with a time of 50:57.

For the 40-plus 10 km run, Willie Muller won for the men’s group with a time of 42:44 and Dora Davies won for the ladies with a time of 52:53.

For the half marathon (21 km) Peter Nicholson won for the youth with a time of 1:48.

For the 20 -39 age category in the half marathon, Mike Talstra won for the men with a time of 1:42 and Amber Sheasgreen came in first for the ladies with a time of 1:32, which was second overall.

In the 40-plus half marathon, Sherrie Hamer won for the ladies with a time of 1:46:11.

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