On Sunday, Nov. 4, the final cross-country race of the season put on by the Interior Running Association was held in Summerland by the Rodeo Grounds.
The 7.4-kilometre loop took the 71 runners along the Trans Canada Trail and then at the 3.5-kilometre mark to a return by a higher trail that parallels the TCT.
The winner of the race was Jeff Symonds from Penticton in a time of 25:55, while Kerry Haaheim from Kelowna took first overall for the women in a time of 35:08.
Top Summerland male runner was Mike Berrisford who was 10th overall and fourth in the very competitive male 45-49 category, while Sophia Chadwick was the top female runner from Summerland in a time of 37:57, third female overall and first in female 20-29.
Other Summerland runners were Don Walker, sixth in male 45-49; Chantel Weston, second in female 35-39; Patrick Amundsen, fourth in male 55-59; Alison Crawford, third in female 55-59; Cheryl Hills, fourth in female 45-49; Susan Kast, third in female 40-44; Jud Thompson, first male 70-74; and Shannon Thompson, second in the under-15 female category.
Race directors thank the local sponsor, Summerland Sweets/Sleeping Giant Winery for age category awards as well as draw prizes, and Dale McDonald at the Summerland Recreation Department.