March 29, 2015 - 4:01 PM
KELOWNA – More than 400 runners crossed the finish line today at the Okanagan College 13th annual Half Marathon in Kelowna.
The women’s 10 K course record was shattered by Kelowna’s Christy Lovig with a time of 36:48. Salmon Arm’s Glynis Sim finished second at 38:32 and Kelowna’s Martha Sirdevan was third with a time of 42:39.
The men’s 10 K race was won by Greg Edgar with a time of 35:49. Second and third place went to the father-son duo of Jacab and Jeremy Harris; they crossed the finish line together with a time of 36:36.
The half marathon men’s race was won by Vernon’s Aaron Heidt who crossed the finish line with a time of 1:14:49. Kelowna runners Jeff Vogt, who posted a time of 1:17:19 and Rory Switzer with 1:21:09, finished second and third, respectively.
The female half marathon was won by Claire Young (1:26:44), followed by Tracy Dayman (1:33:48) and then Cindy Rhodes (1:34:19), all from Kelowna.
The half marathon relay event was won by a team from Fresh Air Experience in Kelowna. The team of five runners worked together to achieve a time of 1:38:36.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better day for this event and the group of runners and volunteers who took part this year were incredible,” race director Christine Ulmer said in a media release. “I heard runners saying they couldn’t have experienced better weather for this time of year – it was the perfect temperature and nice and dry.
Ulmer said the course was well managed by a great group of volunteers.
The Okanagan College Half Marathon, 10 K and Relay is an annual not-for-profit event that raises funds to support student bursaries.
Complete race results are available online: www.okanagan.bc.ca/halfmarathon.
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