Vernon's Shanda Hill wraps herself in a Canadian flag after completing the Swiss Deca Ultratriathlon Continuous race. (Photo Submitted)

Shanda Hill starts her racing year on a positive note

Hill ready for her next race

The year has just begun and Vernon-based ultra-athlete, Shanda Hill is already crushing it.

On Jan.28, Hill ran the MEC Vancouver 10 kilometre race — the first of what will likely be many races of 2018.

The 35-year-old powerhouse said on social media that her results weren’t exactly where she’d like them to be, but noted that she now has a “starting point” to work from.

“I’m not much of a short distance runner,” she wrote on Shanda Hill Ultra Athlete, her athlete Facebook page following the race on Jan. 28.

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Vernon Ultra Athlete Shanda Hill breeze across the finish line at her first race of the year in Vancouver.

“But I gave 100 per cent, and clocked in at 48:27, and ranked 27th out of 166 female competitors overall. It’s two and a half minutes slower then my best time. I’m grateful simply just to be strong and able to run.”

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Looking for inspiration? Watch Shanda Hill climb faster than a frightened kitten in a tree

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