Race bridges communities
A pair of local Langley runners were first across the line in their respective races at the annual Golden Ears Half Marathon and 10K events on March 9.
The race began and ended in Pitt Meadows, with the runners crossing the Golden Ears Bridge into Langley and then looping back around.
Peter Faitl won the 10K event in a time of 38:31, beating the other 127 racers in the event. Port Coquitlam's Tina Connelly was tops among female racers at that distance, completing the course in 39:16.
The half marathon featured another 103 runners and the overall winner was Langley's Matthew Hidasi, who finished in a time of 1:20:56. The top female competitor was North Vancouver's Cheryl Orlovsky, who crossed the finish line in 1:25:29.