Puddle Jumper breaks records

There were plenty of puddles to jump at the third year of the ultramarathon Puddle Jumper Classic in Roberts Creek. Runners from as far away as Scotland visited the Sunshine Coast for the weekend to run either 25k or 50k. With over 200 runners registered, the race broke last year’s numbers.

Several personal bests were broken and not one but three course records were broken and the lucky winners could cash in an extra $100 for their efforts.

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There were plenty of smiles from the runners out enjoying the local trails and the finish line party continued until the last runner came across the finish line. With live music, MC, burgers from IGA in Gibsons and beer and cider from four different brewing companies, the event was a great success.

50k top male winners:

1.  Scott Maguire  4:21:36

2.  Craig Fowler  4:26:12

3.  Rob Watson  4:32:26

50k top female winners:

1.  Nicki Seaborn  5:35:41

2.  Hailey Van Dyk  5:53:11

3.  Kate Entwistle  5:53:29

25k top male winners:

1.  Philippe Brunet  2:24:13

2.  Dimitrios Mylonas  2:35:19

3.  Serge Grenier  2:42:26

25k top female winners:

1.  Patricia Roney  2:47:09

2.  Katherine McGillivray  2:59:43

3.  Fainne Martin  3:02:34

Full results can be found at https://bit.ly/2XAcfpH

– Submitted by Randi Johnsen, co-race director, Team Wolverine Athletics

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