With some last-minute entries, the Rupert Runners-hosted Crest Glory Days’ 30th anniversary run brought in a high count of 120 participants in the five kilometre walk and five/10 kilometre run on Saturday morning.
After the 10 a.m. start to the 10 km run, participants were greeted with sunny skies and temperatures that weren’t too cold and weren’t too hot – perfect for some distance running.
Prince Rupert’s Sarah Williams won first in women aged 20-39 10 km run, with a time of 0:44:50 (and won first overall), Emma Christison finished second and Ellen Christison finished slightly behind Emma.
In the 40-49 ages, Corinne Bomben took first-place, followed by Karen Cruz in second and Christine Franes in third.
Gail Bennett grabbed first in female 50+, while Terrace’s Birgitte Bartlett took second and Paddy Jones won third.
For the males’ 10 km race, Piers Denton raced to first in male 19-and-under and Jakob Henry finished second.
And it was an all-European one-two punch in the male 20-39 race as France’s Maxime Guillaume nabbed first-place with a time of 0:40:54, as well as first-overall, and Till Hoffman from Bremen, Germany took second at 0:41:07. Kitimat’s Elie Busson broke through for third-place.
In the male 40-49 category, Prince Rupert’s Joe Pelletier took first, with Kitimat’s Tony Pace in second and James Koch in third. The male 50+ winners were Dale Robinson at 0:50:40 and Dale White, clocking in at 0:57:49.
For the five km race, Michaela Reid-Yeo from Terrace claimed first in the female under-15 race with a time of 0:26:27. Brooke Andreesen took first in female 15-19 at 0:22:55 and she was followed by Ashtyn Andreesen in second and Navi Nanan in third.
Emma Payne crossed the finish line first on female 20-39 at 0:22:44 and took first overall, Cora Parnell notched second-place just nine seconds after Payne and Karmen Jongewaard from Victoria took third.
In female 40-49, Terrace’s Megan Reid raced to first, Shelley Bondy came in second and Jacqueline Bromley finished third.
Kathy Murphy claimed first-place in female 50+, followed by Vancouver’s Cheryl Mitchell in second and Debra Fabbi in third.
On the men’s side of the five km run, Jaren Swan grabbed first, followed by Koa Franes in second and Landon Franes in third for the under-15 male category.
The male 20-39 race saw Victoria’s Adam Kelly take first in the category and first overall, with Greg Malcolm in second and Chris McKenzie from Kitimat in third.
Greg Campbell notched first-place in male 40-49, followed by Vincent Sampare and Vancouver’s Jim Rogers took first in male 50+, followed by Nanan Ballwinder in second and Terrace’s Mike Reid in third.
Gary Dillabaugh took first in the male five km walk and Mamie Lawson crossed the finish line first in the female five km walk, followed by Sandra Jones in second and Kristi Tillman in third.