A 7.4-kilometre adult cross-country running race and a 3.2-kilometre race for younger runners was held on Sunday. The race took place along the Trans-Canada Trail and then back towards the Rodeo Grounds. The event was put on by the Interior Running Association

Runners head cross-country in sweet race

On Sunday, October 5th at the Rodeo Grounds the second cross-country race of the Interior Running Association took place

On Sunday, October 5th at the Rodeo Grounds the second cross-country race of the Interior Running Association took place. In the Summerland Sweets Cross-Country Race 87 runners competed in the 7.4K route and 34 ran the 3.2K kids’ race.

Top male runner in the 7.4K race was John Machuga from Kelowna in a time of 27:43, while Catherine Harrold from Summerland took first place in the female category in 33:58.

Summerland runners in the 7.4K race were: Michael Berrisford 11th 31:52 3rd M45-49, Kyle Stevens 15th 33:31 4th M40-44, Catherine Harrold 17th 33:58 1st F45-49,

Joey Meisters 19th 34:08 5th M40-44, Carrie Allen 21st 1st 35-39, Heming Sola 26th 1st M01-15, Steve Buzikievich 32nd 36:19 3rd M55-59, Paul Girard 34th 36:24 7th M40-44, Haley Berrisford 55th 40:49 2nd F01-15, Kirby Sands 57th 41:03 5th M45-49, Patrick Amundsen 62nd 41:51 3rd M60-64, Gillian Stevens 67th 42:37 4th F40-44, Susan Kast 69th 42:48 5th F40-44, Carlos Neves 70th 43:16 10th M50-54, Dana Balfour 72nd 43:37 6th F40-44, Bill Fulton 75th 46:42 4th M60-64, Grant Stone 80th 47:30 5th M55-59, Krista Borsheim 81st 48:15 6th F35-39, and Anne Carroll 82nd 50:43 4th F55-59.

A total of 34 primarily young runners did the shorter 3.2K yet challenging race. Overall winners were Keagan Ingram from Summerland, setting a new course record in a time of 12:42, and Julianne Moore from Salmon Arm in 14:23. The other Summerland finishers were all in the Under 12 category: Olivia Harrold 15:04 2nd F, Tayla Ingram 15:26 4th F, Holden Girard 15:38 3rd M, Connor Berrisford 15:42 4th M, Carmen Harrold 15:47 5th F, Maximilian Patenaude 17:01 7th M, Alistair Martin 17:02 8th M, Holden Berrisford 17:10 10th M, Paige Gibbings 17:17 6th F, Isla Kast 22:36 7th F, Logan Borsheim 24:41 13th M, and Fiona Girard 27:00 9th F.

Race directors, Bill Head and Mike Braid, would like to thank the main sponsor, Summerland Sweets/Sleeping Giant Winery for all of the prizes, as well as the Summerland Recreation Department. Thanks also go out to the other sponsors: Peach City Runners, The Starting Block (running and outdoor store) in Vernon, New Balance, Covert Farms, Canadian Tire, Tri Power Triathlon Club, as well as to Jean and Steve King, Neil MacDonald and to all of the other volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

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