Running for a good cause
Two hundred and seventy-seven runners were pounding the pavement on Sunday as part of the 2013 Golden Ears Half Marathon and 10k run.
The day began with some rain, but the weather conditions improved to a nice, cool, overcast day.
Altogether, 154 runners took part in the 10K portion of the run while 123 participated in the half marathon.
The race began and ended at Pitt Meadows’ Bonson Centre, crossing over the Golden Ears Bridge into Langley and then back over again.
Proceeds from the event will be split among the Langley School District school meal program and the Friends in Need Food Bank in Pitt Meadows.
Surrey’s Rob Barber was first among all runners in the 10K division, finishing in a time of 38:29.00. He was in the 50-59 age group. Top female was Coquitlam’s Olivia Willett (U20), who completed the course in 39:30.91.
The top runner in the half marathon was Vancouver’s Mark Bennett, who finished in 1:17:38.32. He was also in the 50-59 age group. The top female was Langley’s Kendra Braun (20-39) who finished in 1:29:33.60
Other male and female division winners included:
Max Proske (Langley) 39:28.49 and Olivia Willett (Coquitlam) 39:30.91
Anthony Toth (Chilliwack) 35:53.54 and Sheri Knight (Chilliwack) 46:34.42
Adam Butler (Coquitlam) 45:49.77 and Tina-Louise Harris (Coquitlam) 44:30.26
Rob Barber (Surrey) 38:29.00 and Paula Naylor (New Westminster) 53:38.16
Doug Jensen (Langley) 55:54.05 and Lynette Baldock (Surrey) 53:57.87
70+ Rob Daniel (Burnaby) and Barbara Cameron (Maple Ridge) 1:04:50.69
Sarah Roggett (Port Coquitlam) 1:52:55.05
Daren Atkinson (Vancouver) 1:25:49.56 and Kendra Braun (Langley) 1:29:33.60
Rob Durrant (Langley) 1:25:37.87 and Vanessa Corke (Maple Ridge) 1:41:40.42
Mark Bennett (Vancouver) 1:17:38.32 and Lizzie Lee (Lynnwood) 1:59:16.61
Alan Caroll (Fort Langley) 1:39:08.68 and Vici Zazulak (Aldergrove) 2:16:44.27
Irene Neave (Maple Ridge) 2:34:58.85