The third annual KidSport Classic half marathon, 10-kilometre race and relay, treated participants and spectators to a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning under clear skies.
In total, 217 participants took part in the event.
Williams Lake’s Sheldon Manchur was the first half marathon runner to cross the finish line, wrapping up in 1:19.01. Shortly behind was local Ryan Oliver, in 1:20.10.
In the men’s under 18 division Conlan Sprickerhoff finished in 1:33.48.
The top finisher in the men’s 40-plus half marathon was Gary Stokes, coming across the finish line in 1:37.16. Stokes was followed by Bob Shiach in 1:40.41, who ran his very first half marathon.
In the women’s half marathon Williams Lake’s Jane Flinton finished first with the fastest time in 1:59.49, with Nicole Robert-Mortimer of Bridge Lake coming second at 2:01.22.
For women 19-39 Robyn Rekunyk crossed first with a 2:00.24, while Amandah Cullum crossed second in 2:06.27.
In the men’s 10-kilometre event 100 Mile House’s Brandon Balbirnie set a frantic pace in the 18 and under category, taking first in 45.55.
Local Conley Pinette finished second in 54.34.
In the men’s 19-39 category Matthew Bennison (60.27) finished first, while Chris Young (69.48) finished second. In the men’s 40-plus category Bruce Rolph ran the fast time of 48.02.
In the women’s 10-kilometre event Erin Wymer was the fastest on the day, finishing in 53.54.
For women 18 and under, Korah Konopke finished first(58.57) while Victoria Boffa (65.40) took second.
Meanwhile, in the women’s 40-plus division, Patsy Kohnke claimed first in 55.49, with Tammy Konopke crossing second in 56.07.
In the Corporate Relay event it was Total Ice 2’s team of Zach Straza, Tyrel Lucas, Kurtis Bond and Rob Sandrock claiming the top spot.
In the 40-plus relay “The White Fangs Return” — Martine Vitoratos and Claudia Rau — finished first in 1:57.17.
The elementary relay saw Mountview 2’s team of Ayme Desmond, Landon Christiansen and Adrianne Kennedy claim the top spot in a time of 1:44.59.
In the 19-39 relay Jen French, Lacy Knill, Amy Penny and Bridget Russell claimed the top spot in 2:09.14.
Finally, in the family relay event, it was the team of “My Mama Made me Run” — Ben Bedford, Linnaea Beford, Levi Bedford and Noah Bedford, crossing first in 1:46.10.
For a list of full results from the KidSport Classic visit www.activewilliamslake.com/activeindex.asp?p=834.