The Starting Block 10K Report
Results for The Starting Block 10K can be found here or with the 2008 Race Results link in the upper left column.
Thanks to Gerry and the rest of his 'Year of the Rats' crew, (as well as The Starting Block and other sponsors), for starting our road running series off in fine fashion. Participation was down a bit from the previous year, likely due to less than favourable outdoor running conditions this past winter and the somewhat slippery running conditions on race day.
Those conditions didn't hinder Jeff Symonds (M20-29) of Penticton who melted a strip for all to follow, in winning the February 10th race. Jeff blazed his way on the icy roads, to a new course record, of 32:25, taking two minutes and twenty-one seconds off the previous mark set by Steven Murenbeeld, on the all dry, 2006 course. Vernon’s Greg Johnson (M30-34) repeated his last year’s second place finish with a 36:52 clocking and Taylor Lick (M16-19) of Kelowna finished third, bettering his last year’s time by almost a minute.
In the women’s division Yvonne Timewell (F40-44) of Kamloops took first place in 41:57 with Cindy Rhodes (F50-54)of Kelowna running second in 43:11. Mandy Sellars (F35-39) finished third in 44:01.