Also see 2007
Club Team participation was great with 11 club members racing! The weather was quite good, little to no rain, no wind, about 8 degrees - comfortable for shorts. Lots of MUD but the puddle was fairly shallow and not TOO long, and not too cold. Definitely an advantage to wear spikes on this one. The after-party wasn't as good as previous years (ran out of food) but 3 of us did win draw prizes and the entry fee was still just $10. And it was great to get a shower and rinse the mud off! Full results: 10k; 5k. Click group photo to enlarge.
10k: 11. 37:43 Larry Nightingale 1st M45-49 63. 43:19 Teresa Nightingale 1st F40-44 74. 44:56 Roger Handling 2nd M55-59 94. 47:50 Charles Steemers 12th M50-54 140. 55:20 Liz Dilasser 1st F60-64 142. 55:44 Susan Blair 5th F45-49 146. 58:07 Helen Sabourin 1st F65-69 150. 59:34 Elisa Jardine 5th F35-39 159. 62:48 Linda Willesen 5th F50-54 167. 67:55 Lindsay Hatloe 7th F40-44 5k: 16. 28:00 Tammy Dean (injured so did 5k - 1 loop)
Photos by Linda Wong: (for more/larger click here)
Below: a bunch of club members attended the Arbutus Sounds Christmas Party, Dec 2
Not all of us who wanted to do this one were able to, but a few made the trip and ran well! Note: if you check the official results you'll see Liz's name but she actually gave her entry to Norma Bond, so that's Norma's result.
Half Marathon: 2:02:31 Helen Sabourin 1st F6069 2:33:10 Elizabeth Boghean 105th F4049 10k: 54:03 Susan Blair 23rd F4049
The rain wasn't too heavy but the ground was sure soaked! The Stanley Park trails were fine but the sections on grass were very squishy and muddy/slippery. Norma's first muddy race! A challenging course with some tough uphills and downhills in the middle. Good XC fun followed by free pizza and beer, and hot showers.... We and others suspect the course was a bit shy of 8k, judging by the times under those conditions. I wasn't going THAT fast!
3. 28:05 Larry Nightingale 2nd M45-49 17. 32:32 Teresa Nightingale 2nd F40-44, 3rd master female overall 56. 49:28 Susan Blair 4th F45-49 58. 50:26 Norma Bond 1st F65-69 Team Competition: 2. Sunshine Coast Athletics 2 3 8 (12) = 13 Larry Nightingale, Teresa Nightingale, Norma Bond, Susan Blair
Full results here, including age-graded and category results.
With the 6:20am Sunday ferry reinstated, some locals (besides club members) were able to get to this event. Others originally wanted to but didn't register early because of the ferry cuts, and made other plans for that day. The weather was gorgeous, cold and crisp but lots of sunshine which warmed us up on most of the route. No wind. Lots of great costumes!
Note from Teresa: I was just doing this one to get in a Sunday morning run, following the XC champs — I was staying overnight Saturday for a Sunday afternoon meeting. When signing up I was recruited to run for a women's team from Bellingham who needed 1 more runner after a last-minute scratch. We ended up being the 1st place women's team, with 5 of us finishing within 30 seconds of one another, and I made 7 new friends who will probably do the 2009 April Fool's Run! See photo (click to enlarge), we had a blast!
Chip times: 44:32 Teresa Nightingale 7th F40-44 52:25 Helen Sabourin 3rd F65-69 Women's Non-Corporate Team Competition: 1st: "Plumbug Runners with Wings" (Bellingham, WA) (Christy FAZIO, Lindsay MANN-KING, Lora OLINGER, Kara MILLHOLLIN, Teresa NIGHTINGALE, Pat HOPKINS, Linden DARLING, Polly FAVINGER)
This was also event #5 in the Lower Mainland XC Series. Beautiful fall day in Stanley Park (Brockton) with all the trees in full colour, mix of clouds and sunshine, mild, very little wind. The course was a 2km loop with about 2/3 on grass, 1/3 hilly trail. There were a lot of participants in all events from kids to masters, very festive. Other Sunshine Coasters who competed were Jessica Marquis in the Girls 15 4km (4th), Shaun Stephens-Whale running for UBC in the Senior Men's 10km, and Eric Leinberger in the Masters Men.
Masters Women 6km (age 35+) 8. 26:04 Teresa Nightingale 23. 34:10 Susan Blair 24. 40:32 Linda Willesen Masters Men 8km (age 35+) 9. 30:29 Larry Nightingale 29. 37:23 Charles Steemers
Our own event right here in Porpoise Bay Park. Great day weather-wise, couldn't have been better. For full results see website.
Boys 11-12 2.6km 6. 14:11 Alex Nightingale 3rd M11-12 Jr/Open/Masters 6km 1. 22:16 Larry Nightingale 1st M45-49 3. 25:02 Teresa Nightingale 1st F40-44 7. 27:22 Charles Steemers 2nd M50-54 9= 36:08 Dave Bromley 1st M55-59
A whole bunch of coasters went over for this one too. Club results listed here. Check out the photo gallery as there are certainly some photos of our group! I can see Susan at the bottom of page 1... photos here
Chip times: 45:33 Charles STEEMERS 10th M5059 52:56 Liz DILASSER 1st F6069 55:35 Susan BLAIR 42nd F4049 56:17 Lexa POMFRET 62nd F4049 1:05:13 Linda WILLESEN 88th F5059 1:06:48 Elizabeth BOGHEAN 182nd F4049 1:09:39 Pamela KNOWLES 99th F5059
Some excellent results by club members. Both Carl and Helen qualified for Boston with their times. There were lots of other locals who ran as well. See full results here (you can search by city).
Chip times: 3:40:25 Carl Green 12th M60-64 4:16:36 Helen Sabourin 2nd F65-69
Event #3 of the LMXC Series. It was supposed to rain but we had beautiful weather. Cloudy and calm, nice temperature, and the sun came out later on (unlike the rain back at home - opposite from the Pinetree race!). This race started out with some comedy. We were directed the wrong way by marshals after about 200m and found ourselves near the end of the loop almost right away! We all stopped and decided to re-start. You'd think that would be it. But guess what - we were directed wrong AGAIN! This time on a different turn slightly past the first one, putting us back where we were before. This time we decided to just keep going back through the start area and hope for better luck on loop 2 (of 4) - Larry had to kick some cones out of the way to clear the correct path. I knew both times as soon as we were off course but since I wasn't leading the race, there wasn't much I could do about it! Anyway the rest of the race was fine, but instead of 8.2k we probably raced about 7.5k. At least I can't compare my time to last year's (and that's a good thing).
One nice bonus - 3 of us won draw prizes - myself a $50 GC from Peninsula Runners and Liz and Susan got steel water bottles.
Maria and Alex both got to run this time in the later kids events organized by Ocean Athletics, with over 400 kids participating from elementary to high school. Maria's race was 1.1km with 32 six-to-eight year olds racing around the loop. Alex's race was 2.1km for boys and girls born in 1996. He was 10th out of 10 but only 11 seconds behind the 9th place finisher (not far back from 8th). A little too short a distance for Alex.
Open/Masters approx 7.5k 2. 27:54 Larry Nightingale 2nd M40-49 22. 32:10 Teresa Nightingale 1st F40-49 46. 39:20 Liz Dilasser 1st F60+ 48. 40:57 Susan Blair 5th F40-49 Track Rascals 2000-2002 Boys & Girls 1.1km 26. 6:23 Maria Nightingale 1996 Boys 2.1km 10. 9:02 Alex Nightingale
A small group of us had a beautiful run on the Skookumchuck Trail Sunday morning September 21st. It was a glorious fall day with lots of sunshine and mild temperatures, and lots of kayakers to watch in the rapids.
Photo taken by Alex Nightingale
First event of the 2008 Lower Mainland Series. We got the club points off to a decent start with some top placings in the masters division! It was raining before and after the adult race, pouring for the kids races, but a great turn-out despite that. Men's race was ~8k, women's was ~5k (all starting together). Alex Nightingale ran 2.5k in the Juvenile Development race, with nearly 100 kids (boys and girls) on the starting line.
8k: 6. 28:43 Larry Nightingale 1st M45-49 5k: 7. 19:53 Teresa Nightingale 2nd F40-44 5k: 17. 26:31 Susan Blair 2nd F45-49 2.5k: 49. 11:04 Alex Nightingale 7th 1996 Boys
A successful first year for this very scenic 10k, despite wind and some rain. It was nice and warm though. We had 23 registrants/finishers including 7 from off-coast. Thanks to all who participated and volunteered!
Club results: 2. 46:47.2 Charles Steemers 1st M50-59 8. 53:36.9 Liz Dilasser 1st F60-69 21. 1:14:48.9 Amanda List 1st F50-59
Big thanks to Karen, Chuck and Carl for volunteering at the mile! We would have liked to see more club members actually running it... besides me and Alex...
5:57 Teresa Nightingale F40-49 2nd 7:24 Alex Nightingale M10-12 3rd
Full results plus photos at www.seacavalcade.ca.
We are posting full results here as there is no website for this event. Club members shown in bold. The weather was sunny and warm, a bit hot in sections of the course but the shady portions were nice!
1. 17:54 Shaun Stephens-Whale Roberts Creek M13+ 2. 23:03 Teresa Nightingale Halfmoon Bay F40+ 3. 24:12 Corina Bennett Calgary AB F30+ 4. 26:52 Griffin Troup Halfmoon Bay M13+ 5. 27:30 Alec Troup Halfmoon Bay M40+ 6. 29:35 Fred Langston Steveston M60+ 7. 31:33 Frank McKenna Halfmoon Bay M70+ 8. 32:46 Colton Bennett Calgary AB M13+ 9. 32:52 Hamish Troup Halfmoon Bay M12&U 10. 34:51 Alex Nightingale Halfmoon Bay M12&U 11. 37:11 Braydon Bennett Calgary AB M12&U 12. 39:18 John Stevenson Halfmoon Bay M75+
Three club members took part in this popular summertime 10k around the Stanley Park seawall. The day was sunny but not too hot, especially at 8:00am when the race started.
42:40 Carl Green 1st M60-64 53:36 Lexa Pomfret 9th F45-49 53:41 Helen Sabourin 1st F65-69
Temperature was perfect for racing, not too hot. A bit breezy. Not a bad turnout considering advertising was practically nil this year! Congrats to Lexa, first woman to finish! (photo at right by Ian Jacques, Coast Reporter)
Ov'll Time Name Cat/Place 6 6:54.0 Lexa Pomfret F40-49 1 15 7:56.5 Alex Nightingale M10-12 2 17 8:21.4 Edith Troup F40-49 2
Full results and more photos are here.
Here are the results:
Name 2-Mile pace Half-Mar pace 5-Mile pace 10k pace Teresa 14:34 7:17 1:39:29 7:36 33:59 6:48 50:31 8:09 Helen 22:42 11:21 2:01:55 9:18 46:05 9:13 1:00:34 9:46 Susan 22:21 11:10 2:09:55 9:55 46:05 9:13 1:11:42 11:34 Liz 19:58 9:59 1:59:12 9:06 1:15:25 15:05 1:00:47 9:48 Frances 22:34 11:17 2:23:33 10:57 1:15:25 15:05 1:12:45 11:44 Linda 21:45 10:53 2:20:18 10:43 1:15:25 15:05 1:20:05 12:55 Pamela 23:09 11:35 2:34:15 11:46 1:15:25 15:05 1:20:05 12:55 Linda was the female stage winner (closest to deck pace) in the Half; Liz was the female stage winner in the 10k. TOTAL Marathon pace Teresa 3:18:33 7:35 Helen 4:11:16 9:35 Susan 4:30:03 10:18 Liz 4:35:22 10:31 Frances 5:14:17 12:00 Linda 5:17:33 12:07 Pamela 5:32:54 12:42
It was chilly but the rain managed to hold off - just (while it was pouring on the Sunshine Coast). This was Race #9 in the Timex Series. Larry's fourth place overall finish moves him to fifth place in the current Series rankings, and he continues to lead the M45-49 division. Lexa is currently fifth in the women's 45-49 standings, and Liz is third in the F60-64 division.
34:56 Larry Nightingale 1st M45-49 (4th Overall) 51:53 Lexa Pomfret 8th F45-49
Nice temperature for running with the sun only coming out later at the awards ceremony. This is a challenging course with a big climb near the start, a long gradual climb at halfway, and big downhill near the finish. All three club members placed in the BC Championships age groups; plus Larry was 3rd overall and got a cheque for $150. This was also Race #8 in the BC Timex Series.
28:10 Larry Nightingale 1st M45-49 (6th overall) 42:25 Lexa Pomfret 6th F45-49 42:25 Liz Dilasser 3rd F60-64 BC 8k Road Running Championships: Larry Nightingale 1st Male 45-49, 3rd Overall BC Champion Lexa Pomfret 2nd Female 45-49 Liz Dilasser 2nd Female 60-64
Lots more photos here
Conditions were near-perfect for racing, cloudy and calm and about 10 degrees. The sun came out later and warmed us up during the kids runs and awards. This is a fun but challenging course with small 'roller coaster' hills in the first and last 1.5km (paved bike path in the trees) and longer slight inclines in the middle 2km (road). Lots of draw prizes: Liz won socks and Teresa won a bottle of wine! There were 277 finishers. Alex and Maria enjoyed playing with some of the many babies present.
16:59 Larry Nightingale 1st M45-49 (6th Overall) 20:39 Teresa Nightingale 1st F40-44 (5th Overall Female) 24:25 Liz Dilasser 2nd F60-64 24:52 Lexa Pomfret 6th F45-49 33:33 Alex Nightingale 17th M15&U 800m kids run: Maria Nightingale (no times)
The Nightingales travelled over to the Island for the weekend. Fortunately a friend was able to watch the kids so we could both race (the kids did the 1.5k fun run afterwards). The weather was perfect for racing - light cloud, about 12-15 degrees, no wind. It didn't rain until 11am when we were leaving. The course was scenic but not easy, with gentle ups and downs throughout. The post-race food was excellent: yogourt, milk, fruit, really big chocolate chip cookies and juice.
34:47 Larry Nightingale 2nd M4549 41:59 Teresa Nightingale 4th F4044
Click here to see all LOCAL results! Club members only are posted here:
Division Place Name Time 2/6 Men 55-59 Carl Green 1:39:40 1/5 Women 60-64 Liz Dilasser 1:54:30 1/1 Women 65-69 Helen Sabourin 1:59:13 4/11 Women 50-54 Linda Willesen 2:06:47 7/11 Women 50-54 Pamela Knowles 2:26:50 1/1 Men 70+ Arne Tveit-Pettersen 2:56:17
24:53 Liz Dilasser 2nd F6064 25:53 Lexa Pomfret 8th F4549
Lots more photos here
6. 36:11 Larry Nightingale 1st M45-49
Gun Time Chip Time Name Division Place 1:56:11 1:55:45 Helen Sabourin 2nd F60-69
Four of us travelled over on the first ferry for this very popular St. Paddy's themed event. The weather was great, no rain this year! There were 675 finishers. We all were very happy with our results, and the Irish Stew, beer, music and party afterwards were terrific. Linda had never run under 30 minutes for 5k before, so this was a huge PB! Crystal was aiming for 22 minutes, so beat her goal by a minute.
Gun Time Chip Time Name Division Place 19:55 19:52 Teresa Nightingale 4th F40+ (10th Female) 21:19 21:01 Crystal Spence 13th F39- PERSONAL BEST 25:11 24:46 Liz Dilasser 8th F40+ 27:49 27:25 Linda Willesen 21st F40+ PERSONAL BEST
Four club members (the Four L's - Larry, Liz, Linda and Lexa!) took part in this race, first in the 2008 Timex Series (Teresa took photos). Snow and ice made footing poor despite the organizers throwing salt onto the path before the start, and it was quite cold as well, so times were slower than expected. Still, it was a nice day with sunshine coming through mid-race and very little wind. There were over 280 finishers.
3rd M4044 28:54 Larry Nightingale 2nd F6064 40:26 Liz Dilasser 6th F4549 41:28 Lexa Pomfret 9th F4549 45:53 Linda Willesen
(click photo to enlarge)
First annual fun run/walk went really well, with 23 folks coming out for 1, 2 or 3 loops (1.8k each) in the park. The weather forecast was for windy and rain/snow, but none of that happened and it was really nice all morning and afternoon, with just clouds and calm conditions. Below are the 'unofficial' results (don't have everyone's last name and two boys ran 1 loop unrecorded):
3 loops (5.4k) 1. 19:45 Shaun Stephens-Whale 2. 20:20 Larry Nightingale 3. 26:04 Charles Steemers 4. 27:00 Carl Green 5. 29:39 Lexa Pomfret 6. 37:22 Elisa Jardine (started late) 7. 37:37 David Bromley 8. 38:00 Helen Sabourin 9. 38:04 Barb Watt 10. 39:01 Maria Nightingale* 11. 39:04 Liz Dilasser** 11.=39:04 Teresa Nightingale** 13. 40:20 Pamela Knowles * In baby jogger (pushed by Teresa) for 2 laps, then ran lap 3. ** Teresa and Liz ran with Alex Nightingale for 2 laps then with Maria for lap 3. 2 Loops (3.6k) 1. 21:54 Alex Nightingale 2. 26:05 Larry Knowles 3. 26:06 Peter Corbett 4. 34:01 Nancy McKay 5. 42:00 Heather 6. 42:01 Hannah 7. 42:25 Laura Smail 8. 42:26 Lynn