2013 Vancouver Eastside 10k
VFAC were out in force on September 14th for the inaugural running of this Canadian Running Series 10 km road race. Despite muggy weather conditions and a rolling course, there were many excellent performances against a strong field, with Kevin O’Connor leading the charge for the men in 32:23 (5th overall, 1st master) and Kimberley Doerksen for the women (35:36; 4th overall, 1st F20-24). Following them were (deep breath): Nic Browne (33:40, 8th overall), Mark Bennett (33:59, 1st M50-54), Drew Nicholson (34:00, 2nd M25-29), Bryan Andrews (34:25 PB, 3rd M25-29), David Palermo (34:49), Aaron Weidman (34:49), Catherine Watkins (36:11, 5th overall, 2nd master), Dave Lewis (38:25 PB), Courtney Powell (38:51 PB, 10th overall), Shu Sanatani (39:01), Helen Ritchie (39:35, 1st F45-49), Pascal Gray (41:16), Jim Davies (43:29), Susan Gordon (43:34, 1st F50-54), Barry Young (44:42), Vicky Harris (44:46), Karyn Mitchell (45:14), and Sharon Emslie (52:24).
After the race, a number of us celebrated with an excellent brunch at local establishment Catch 122 – thanks to Nic for organizing!
The official results can be found here. The race web site is located here.