Runners ready at the start line for the 35th annual King of the Mountain trail race on Aug. 26. Sixty-nine people participated in the race.

King of the Mountain race reigns

The 35th annual King of the Mountain trail race was a terrific success

The 35th annual King of the Mountain trail race was a terrific success, with a higher turnout than organizers expected and solid reviews of the race’s new route.

Sixty-nine people, ages ranging from seven to 63, turned out for the 10-kilometre race that this year took the Terrace Mountain bike loop instead of the hiking loop.

The new route appeared to breathe new life into the race, which has seen its numbers decline the last few years.

“Everyone loved the new route,” said organizer Nadene Butler. “We had people mention that the King of the Mountain is the best trail race in the northwest.”

Racers, hailing from Terrace, Smithers, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and Prince George, started at the Terrace Sportsplex and continued past the pool entrance onto Park Avenue. From there, they travelled approximately one kilometre up  the Park hill road until hitting the Johnstone Street trail head and continuing all the way around the bike loop, 7.9 kilometres, until ending up back at the start of the trail head.

“We are hoping that through word of mouth we can add even more people next year and maybe get over 100 people,” said Butler.

“We would like to mention a big thanks to all of our hardworking volunteers as well as Terrace Search and Rescue for attending,” she said.

The awards list, provided by King of the Mountain organizers, is as follows:

Male Overall:

Judson Rowse

Female Overall:

Donna Hull

Male Aged 1 – 17:

1. Ryan Roseboom

2. Thomas Christensen

3. Kai Davies

4. Keel Haldane

5. Tristan Walker

6. Kelton Shinde

Female Aged 1 – 17:

1. Raychel Davies

2. Lexi Shinde

3. Olivia Shinde

4. Logan Shinde

Male Aged 18 – 39:

1. Dave Peray

2. Neale Postman

3. Vincent Hamann Beno

4. Andrew Whittington

5. Dwayne Felewich

6. Mark Billey

7. Brodie Lamarche

8. Cameron Kerr

9. William Granges

10. Werner Pienaar

11. Josh Murray

12. Richard Woodward

13. Garrett Kerr

14. Jeff Chapman

15. Curtis Brethenick

Female Aged 18 – 39:

1. Tara Irwin

2. Lynsey Haynes

3. Dani Shinde

4. Zelda Keirmann

5. Meredith Wolfe

6. Samantha Garvey

7. Danielle Allain

8. Autumn Martindale

9. Daphne Heenan

10. Dana Vigneault

11. Tammy Wilson

12. Estelle Lambard

13. Liz Willmot

14. Cindy Onstein

15. Leisha Grebinski

16. Amy Lashek

Male Aged 40 – 99:

1. Chris Hampton

2. Willie Mueller

3. Richard Kriegel

4. Willem Lambard

5. Michall Hoss

6. Gordon Cross

7. Nick Willmot

8. Jordon Boblow

9. Geoff Parr

10. Bruce Martindale

11. Gord Buxton

12. Mike Christensen

13. Ed McCarter

14. Allen Wooten

15. Frank Driol

16. Kurt Schlegal

17. Mitch Shinde

Female Aged 40 – 99:

1. Nancy Vandevelde

2. Shirley Hahn

3. Kristi Farnell

4. Shelly Haynesmarrel

5. Sue Simpson

6. Vicki Gardiner

7. Val Zilinski

8. Bonnie Corey

9. Marion Rodger

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