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Holiday Hustle Results

Congrats to all finishers and thanks to our volunteers! The 4th annual Holiday Hustle results are now posted: click here. Photos here.

Flooded trail Kim Doerksen Jordan Wilson

The tide was high at just the wrong time and the duck pond was quite flooded by the time the 5k runners got there. Could be fun if you like races like the Gunner Shaw XC in Vancouver... but it was a little icy on the feet, oops! Well it'll be one to remember when you're telling your grandkids about your running accomplishments.

Congrats to Jordan Wilson for defending his title and setting a new course record of 17:22, flood and all, and to (now) ultra runner Kim Doerksen for taking second overall in 18:24 and completely dominating the women's field.

17:22  Jordan Wilson    1st Overall
20:50  Alex Nightingale 6th Overall

Loon Lake Race a Success

A gorgeous sunny day favoured the 68 participants in the 20th annual Loon Lake Race. Club members Alex Nightingale and Jordan Wilson won the 7k and 13k overall, respectively. Many Special Olympic athletes from Powell River also took part, and raised $1000 for S.O. themselves. Full results here; photos on our Facebook page.

30:18  Alex Nightingale 1st Overall

51:05 Jordan Wilson 1st Overall

Numbers up for Run the Rock

The 5th annual Run the Rock Marathon, Half and 8k on Texada saw a record turnout and all three events won overall by women! Weather was perfect all weekend. Results here; see our Facebook page for photos.

32:20 Larry Nightingale 2nd overall
33:11 Teresa Nightingale 3rd overall

4:49:20 Rob McWilliam 3rd Male

Four Lakes a success

Four Lakes 10k/3k results are posted! View results here. Congrats to Kim Doerksen for the overall win, and Jordan Wilson for fastest male (2nd overall).

Squamish Days 10k, August 2

An updated course this year meant the middle 3k was in complete shade instead of blazing hot sun — so much nicer! With Alex still on the injured list, we didn't quite have enough club entries for the team category this year, but still brought home 3 age group medals and a 3rd overall prize.

Larry Nightingale  41:06 3rd M50-54
Teresa Nightingale 42:29 3rd Female Overall, 1st F45-49
Steve Merrick      50:57 6th M50-54
Suzette Narbonne   52:39 2nd F50-54

Sea Cavalcade Mile, July 25

Sea Cav Mile

Another record turn-out for this popular event! 133 registrants and 123 finishers, up from 118 registrants in 2014 and 112 finishers. Weather was the best: sunny but cool and a tail-wind down the highway. Overall winners were Paul Krochak (4:40) and Grace Milley (5:55). Full results are here and photos are on the Sea Cavalcade's Facebook page.

Summerfast 10k, July 18

Larry Teresa Alex

As usual this race was quite warm despite the 8am start. Thank goodness for the shade all around the west side of the seawall in the last 4k! Great organization by VFAC, with their famous post race home made goodies.

(chip times)
Larry Nightingale  41:51 6th M50-54
Teresa Nightingale 43:07 3rd Female Master, 2nd F45-49
Alex Nightingale   44:14 7th M19&U (injured)

Vancouver Sun Run 10k, April 19

Teresa, Tammy and Larry

Awesome sunny day again, great crowd energy! Larry, Teresa and Tammy did an extra long warmup and even longer warmdown to add more mileage (for Teresa and Tammy) for an upcoming long race. Total distance covered was approx 24km including the race. None of us felt particularly good, we were still recovering from last weekend in one way or another! But a great workout at least.

41:56 Larry Nightingale 24th M50-54
41:57 Teresa Nightingale 9th F45-49
46:05 Tammy Mariano (Dean) 17th F45-49
1:08:55 Elizabeth Boghean 

BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run, April 12, Gibsons

We totally lucked out with the weather, getting a sunny weekend with hardly any wind, after forecasts for a horrible winter storm. See full results and photos at

Club results:
1:39:16 Tammy Dean         1st Local Woman, 5th F40-49
1:40:43 Robin Merriott     2nd M60-69
1:53:47 Steve Merrick     19th M50-59
1:55:14 Suzette Narbonne   7th F50-59
2:09:54 Debra MacWilliam  23rd F40-49
2:39:57 Elizabeth Boghean 31st F50-59

1:35:12 Alex Nightingale on team: 2nd 4-person Relay

Modo Spring Run-Off Vancouver 8k, March 22, Vancouver

Debra Teresa

Beautiful morning this time with partly sunny skies and only a slight breeze on the last section of the seawall before Lumbermen's Arch. Debra managed to run 5 minutes faster than her prediction!

32:46 Teresa Nightingale  3rd F45-49
47:16 Debra MacWilliam   25th F40-44

BMO St. Patrick's Day 5k, March 14, Vancouver

Teresa with awards swag Alex and Teresa at the mile

Heavy rain absolutely soaked everyone before the race start, but then miraculously it stopped right before the 9:30am start and we ended up with a beautiful sunny afternoon! Great event, great food and party.

Club results (chip times):
19:22 Alex Nightingale   14th M19&U
19:51 Teresa Nightingale  2nd F45-49
19:51 Larry Nightingale   4th M50-54

Resolution Run, January 1, Sechelt

start of Resolution Run

About 15 people came out to Porpoise Bay Park on the first day of the new year to run or walk between 2k and 6k on the trails. The weather was frosty with brilliant sunshine and not a breath of wind to ruffle the waters of Sechelt Inlet. Home baked scones and cookies, oranges, hot chocolate and coffee were enjoyed following the run. Much more pleasant than jumping in the ocean! Photos on Facebook