Sunshine Coast Brewery Run series continues

Race #3 of the Brewery Run series was hot and sunny just like in 2018. A total of 31 runners challenged themselves on the scenic course that took them from Armours Beach along the oceanfront path, then back and forth through the residential area of Gibsons Landing below the bluff. A quick jaunt through the Arrowhead Park trail provided some respite from the hot sun before heading back to the seaside path for the final kilometre back to Armours Beach. Quite a few finishers cooled off with a refreshing ocean swim before heading over to Tapworks for the post-run festivities.

Powell River’s Will Rice was in a class of his own, blasting around the course in 18:19 for the overall win. Will is under 19 so his dad Tony (who also raced) was the lucky recipient of the first place growler.

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Second and third overall spots were claimed by Sechelt’s Jamie Leveque and Gibsons’ Theo Kontekakis in 21:24 and 21:53, respectively.

First female finisher and fourth overall was Gibsons’ Liz Cullen in 21:59. Cullen was also the overall female winner at Race #2 (10.1k at The 101). Second and third women to cross the line several minutes later were Kelsey Mulvihill and Katie Oliver, just 14 seconds apart.

Amazing performance of the day goes to Jacob Norris of Sechelt, who finished the 5k in a very impressive 31:09 – at six years of age!

Huge thanks to all our wonderful volunteers: Randi Johnsen, Alison Rhodes, Deanne Shuttleworth, Conchita Harding, Greg Carter, Kati Saarinen, Brent Sanford, Alex Nightingale, Maria Nightingale, and Michelle von Schleinitz.

Overall winners each received a growler from Tapworks; top three in each age group received medals; and a number of draw prizes from PaceSetter and Tapworks were given away to runners and volunteers. Each participant and volunteer also received a ticket for a free beer or cider and enjoyed watermelon and cookies.

Join us for the final event of the 2019 series on Sunday, July 28, at 10 a.m. – The Bricker 7k. Starts and finishes at Mason Road and Norwest Bay Road. Register online for best rate.

– Submitted by Teresa Nightingale

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