Locals give their all in annual Sun Run

One Terrace runner placed sixth of 674 entrants in her category and another finished 34th in hers in the April 19 Sun Run marathon

Sun run competitors Ron and Birgitte Bartlett.

One local runner placed sixth of 674 entrants in her category and another finished 34th in hers in the April 19 Sun Run 10k marathon in Vancouver which featured just over 39,000 competitors.

Birgitte Bartlett’s 6th place finish was in the female 60-64 age category and she was among the top 1,000 female finishers at 883.

She was the 4,657th person to cross the finish line with a time of 52:35.

Lynsey Haynes’ 34th place finish was in the female 19-24 age category, making her the 286th fastest female runner and she was the 2,112nd person to cross the finish line with a time of 47:39.

In all, 13 local runners took part in the event, one of the top mass-participation competitions of its kind in North America.

Jim Coelho ran in the male 65-69 category, finishing 26th. He was the 3,820nd fast male runner at 52:41 and he finished 4,728 overall.

Pam Kawinsky placed 385th in the female 40-44 category with a time of 1:03:34. That placed her 4,792 among female runners and 13,168 overall.

William Blair ran in the male 25-29 category and he finished at 1,167 with a time of 1:06:48. Overall for male runners, Blair stood at 9,409 and 15,603 among all runners.

With a time of 1:08:25, Liz Smaha was running in the female 45-49 category and finished at 526. Among all female runners, Smaha ranked 6,852 and overall at 16,716.

Maxine Champion ran in the female 45-49 category with a time of 1:11:40 and finished at 643. Overall she was the 17,776th person to cross the finish line and 8,127 among all females.

Running in the male 45-49 category, Russell Billson placed at 910 with a time of 1:14:27, making him the 11,201st male to cross the finish line and 20,296 overall.

Kari Eisner competed in the female 40-44 age category, finishing 727th with a time of 1:14:28. That gave her an overall placing of 20,926 and 9,096 among female runners.

Ron Bartlett finished 362nd in his male 60-64 category, sufficient to rank 12,597 among all males and 24,294 overall. His time was 1:23:59.

Roberta Clarke ran the 10 kilometres in 1:43:31 and finished 1,228th in her female 45-49 category. That was a finish of 14,722 among female runners and overall at 28,810.

Kathy Jewer ran in the female 50-54 category, finishing in the 1,132nd spot, providing a finish of 14,880 among female runners and 29,033 overall.

Maria Ramon Ancheta ran in the female 1924 category, finishing 1,609th with a time of 1:44:32. Overall her ranking for all females was 14,881 and  among all runners at 29,035.

Jill Demedeiros ran in the female 40-44 category with a time of 1:44:33, finishing at 1,268.  Among all runners, she ranked 29,037 and among female runners at 14,883.


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