Fast finishes for Rupert and Terrace runners at Crest Glory Days

More than 85 people ran the 5K or 10K course around Prince Rupert on May 11

More than 85 runners from Prince Rupert and Terrace ran the hilly and scenic Crest Glory Days course on May 11.

The 34th annual race is the goal of many Rupert Runner Learn To Run participants who train in a 13-week program starting Feb. 12.

“Everybody had a really good race. Our Learn To Run runners completed the 10K, and there were a few 5K runners, which was really good to see,” said Andrea Nelson, Crest Glory Days race director.

The 5K route started at The Crest Glory Days, went down to the Rotary Waterfront Park, through Cow Bay and up toward the hill on Fourth Avenue East and down McBride Street, through the Sunken Gardens, and back to the hotel. The 10K runners ran the route twice.

The fastest 10K women was Learn To Run coach, Ashleigh Lockhart, with a time of 50:18. Lockhart also won the women’s half-marathon on April 7. The fastest 5K woman was Prince Rupert’s Carrie Coley with a time of 27:39.

“It was a perfect day for running in Rupert,” said Lockhart after the race. “I was really excited to see the Terrace crew running. It feels like a bigger community than just Prince Rupert running.”

Lockhart gave a kudos to Nelson for doing such a fantastic job directing the race, and a huge congratulations to all the Learn To Run participants who ran. “They were all really inspiring,” she said.

Race season isn’t over for her yet. She’s training for the Skeena River Relay on June 1, and then the July 20 Totem To Totem marathon.

READ MORE: Runners brave the rain for Rupert’s Half Marathon and 8K

Two Terrace residents took home the top finishes for the men’s division. Braeden Cober won the 10K run in just 39:23, and Skeena Valley Runner’s Joe Pelletier won the 5K with a time of 20:34.

“It was nice and cool compared to Terrace where it was 28C yesterday (May 10). The pace is pretty good. There’s a pretty nasty hill on this course, I survived that and was lucky to come in for a win,” Pelletier said.

He plans to return for one more race in Prince Rupert on Sept. 14, when The Northern View and Rupert Runners host the Cannery Road Race.

READ MORE: More than 125 runners take part in Northern View Cannery Road Race

This was Cober’s first time running in the Crest Glory Days race.

“It was a lot of fun, the conditions were pretty much perfect. I had to do the hill twice, it was a little bit worse, but it was still a lot of fun, and there’s a great community here, the Rupert Runners are great.”

Next up for Cober is the Totem To Totem Marathon on Haida Gwaii and the Mount Robson 50K Ultra-Marathon.

For full results visit rupertrunners.com

 

Mike Reid ran the 5K in 34:45, followed by 10 year olds, Isobella Norman and Emma Touchet, who finished the 5K holding hands in 34:48. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Terrace’s Skeena Valley Runner Joe Pelletier finished in 20:34, and came first in the men’s division for the 5K race at the Crest Glory Days on May 11. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Carrie Coley placed first for women in the 5K race with a time of 27:39 at the Crest Glory Days on May 11. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Terrace’s Joe Pelletier and Braeden Cober were the fastest men in the the 10K and 5K at the Crest Glory Days on May 11. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

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