Williams Lake runners Cade Enns (left) and Sheldon Manchur took some time to train together this week in preparation for their respective races at the BMO Vancouver Marathon this weekend. Manchur

Williams Lake runners Cade Enns (left) and Sheldon Manchur took some time to train together this week in preparation for their respective races at the BMO Vancouver Marathon this weekend. Manchur

Generations collide as runners prepare for BMO marathon

Williams Lake runners Cade Enns, 13, and Sheldon Manchur, 28, have something in common.

Williams Lake runners Cade Enns, 13, and Sheldon Manchur, 28, have something in common.

It was 18 years ago when Sheldon, who recently returned from a six-month marathon training regiment in Iten, Africa, working with some of the top marathon runners in the world — set the 1,000-metre Grade 6 record along with his brother, Trent — who set the Grade 4 record — in the School District 27 District Run.

Last year Cade and his brother, Finley, both broke longstanding records held by Sheldon and Trent.

Cade’s new Grade 6 record is three minutes and 25 seconds.

This weekend Sheldon and Cade will both be taking in the atmosphere at the BMO Vancouver Marathon.

Cade will be running the eight-kilometre BMO Teen Challenge, while Sheldon will be competing in the full marathon.

After Cade and Finley broke Sheldon’s record, they thought it was neat that two brothers broke another two brothers’ record. Following the race they decided to meet Sheldon and have since kept in touch, even throughout Sheldon’s training in Iten.

Both took time this week to train together, while Sheldon shared stories about his experience in Iten with Enns.