by Louise Hodgson-Jones
February 10, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The third race in the Frontrunners Island Race Series – Cedar 12K – took place yesterday, Sunday, February 9th. The race started and finished at Cedar Intermediate Secondary School, 2215 Gould Road, Nanaimo.
Cedar 12K was hosted by the Bastion Running Club. There were 418 finishers.
The race was won by Logan Roots from the Prairie Inn Harriers in 40:33, with Thomas Holm second in 41:13 and Nicholas Walker third in 41:52. The women’s race was won by Claire Morgan (Prairie Inn Harriers) in 44:44, second was Melissa Ross in 44:50 and third was Jill Ramstead in 47:39. Top Women’s Master was Cheryl Davies finishing in 48:29, with Hugh Trenchard winning the Men’s Master category in 43:06.
“The conditions for the Cedar 12K road race were nothing short of ideal, cool and very little wind, and a sun that even peeked at us for brief moments,” said Race Director, John Durkin, “With conditions like that we had two age group course records and many runners saw PB’s. Our 70 some strong volunteer crew gave the runners a safe and enjoyable experience today. Great food, great entertainment and perfect running conditions, I couldn’t have asked for more.” The age group course records were in the Girls 1-15: Bridget Cameron (51:27), and in the W 65-69: Roslyn Smith (55:27).
In the club standings the Prairie Inn Harriers lead with 1393 points followed by Bastion Running Club with 989 and Comox Valley Road Runners with 819.
Full race day results are available on http://racedaytiming.ca/results/Cedar2014
Eight races make up the Frontrunners Island Race Series. The next race is Hatley Castle 8K on February 23, followed by Synergy Health Management Ltd Bazan Bay 5K on March 9, Comox Valley RV Half Marathon on March 23, Merville 15K on April 6, and Sooke River 10K on April 13. Synergy Health Management Ltd Bazan Bay 5K and the Comox Valley RV Half Marathon are part of the Timex BC Series. All races are sanctioned by BC Athletics.