April Fool’s Half Marathon – 6 April 2014

  • 8 of our 17 runners ran personal bests (Bryan Andrews, Kimberley Doerksen, Anthony Bourdel, Roberto Desandoli, Ellie Greenwood, Alex Grimbley, Lissa Zimmer, Brian Townsend)
  • Kevin O’Connor raced like a champion to the line against David Jackson only missing the win by 3 seconds, yet still ran a M45 Canadian Record and Masters Race Record in 69:12 (record to be ratified).
  • Kimberley skipped the 76 and 75 minute ranges to crush a 74:53 Win (capital W), PB, Race Record, and 3rd ranking for Canadian Women Half Marathoners in 2014! (1st and 2nd on the list are sub 2:30 marathon runners! – https://www.athletics.ca/pr2.asp)
  • VFAC women had a clean sweep of the podium with Kimberley taking the win, Ellie getting 2nd, and Anne-Marie Madden 3rd
  • In the men’s race, Kevin was 2nd, and Bryan was 3rd
  • VFAC Men and Women had 6 of the top 10 in their respective gender races, and also had 11 of the top 20 overall! There was no doubt as to who won the teams competition

Event WebsiteFull Results | Club Results | Photo Album (NB) | Photo Album (RH) | Race Video (RH)

Modo Spring Run Off 8k – 23 Mar, 2014

It was successful morning for the VFAC crew at the Modo Spring Run Off 8k this morning with some top overall performances, multiple age group placings, and a few new personal bests. Leading the way was Kevin O’Connor blasting through for a great fourth place overall, and first Master. The next four VFAC men managed to help the club sweep 5 of the top 10 placings.

In the women’s race Kimberley Doerksen lead the way coming home in the prizes, finishing in fifth place in an extremely competitive women’s field that included multiple Canadian representatives.

VFAC Results | Full ResultsPhotos by Rick Horne | Video by Rick Horne

First 1/2 Half Marathon

VFAC was out in force again at the 2014 First 1/2 Half marathon with over 30 participants and plenty of new Personal Bests.

Our women were leading the charge again with 5 of the top 10 positions including 2nd for Kimberley Doerksen (PB), 4th for Ellie Greenwood (PB), 6th for Katherine Moore, 9th for Kristin Smart, and 10th for Lissa Zimmer (PB).

In the men’s race the performance of the day went to Mark Bennett who ran a new personal best at 53 years old which was a new Canadian and BC Masters Men 50+ record.

Full results here | VFAC ResultsRick’s VFAC Finishers Video | Rick’s Photos

2013 VFAC Club Awards

Open Men: Nicholas Browne Open Women: Kimberley Doerksen
Masters Men: Kevin O’Connor Masters Women: Catherine Watkins
Age Graded: Mark Bennett Andrew Kamara Award: Helen Ritchie
Most Improved: Kimberley Doerksen Athlete’s Athlete: Nicholas Browne
Service: Rebecca Reid & Steve Malyon

5K

Overall  Male / Overall Female

  1. Kevin O’Connor 15:27 / Kim Doerksen 16:49 PB
  2. Nic Browne 16:11 / Katherine Moore 17:43 PB
  3. Mark Bennett 16:19 / Anne-Marie Madden 17:50
  4. Aaron Weidman 16:28 / Kris Smart 18:03 PB
  5. Roy Millen 16:53 / Lissa Zimmer 18:07 PB
  6. Drew Nicholson 17:23 / Courtney Powell 18:49
  7. Dave Stephens 18:26 / Shelly Heneghan 19:37

Masters Male / Masters Female

  1. Kevin O’Connor 15:27
  2. Mark Bennett 16:19
  3. Dave Stephens 18:26

8K

Overall Male / Overall Female

  1. Kevin O’Connor 25:31 / Kim Doerksen 27:56 PB*
  2. Nic Browne 25:51 PB / Anne-Marie Madden 28:25 PB*
  3. Mark Bennett  26:40 PB / Katherine Moore 29:27
  4. Bryan Andrews 27:06 PB / Lissa Zimmer 29:53 PB*
  5. Aaron Weidman 27:13 PB / Courtney Powell 30:49
  6. Ron Loewen 27:37 PB* / Kris Smart 31:02*
  7. Roy Millen 27:58* / Shelly Heneghan 31:49

Masters Male / Masters Female

  1. Kevin O’Connor 25:31 / Janette Purdham 32:12*
  2. Mark Bennett 26:40 PB

* denotes Club 8Km time

Half Marathon

Overall Male / Overall Female

  1. Kevin O’Connor 1:09:12 / Kim Doerksen 1:14:53 PB
  2. Nic Browne 1:09:31 PB / Ellie Greenwood 1:17:40 PB
  3. Mark Bennett 1:13:32 PB / Anne-Marie Madden 1:19:28
  4. Bryan Andrews 1:14:19 PB / Lissa Zimmer 1:21:19 PB
  5. Anthony Bourdel 1:15:00 PB / Katherine Moore 1:21:27
  6. Darren Lee 1:15:18 / Kris Smart 1:22:19
  7. Drew Nicholson 1:15:50 / Courtney Powell 1:24:57
  8. Roberto DeSandoli 1:17:16 PB / Helen Ritchie 1:26:24
  9. Alex Grimbley 1:17:59 PB / Janette Purdham 1:29:04
  10. Jono Lloyd 1:19:41

Masters Male / Masters Female

  1. Kevin O’Connor 1:09:12 / Helen Ritchie 1:26:24
  2. Mark Bennett 1:13:32 PB / Janette Purdham 1:29:04

Marathon

Overall Male / Overall Female

  1. Nic Browne 2:26:37 PB
  2. Darren Lee 2:41:57

 

 

Women

PLACE GENDER PLACE NAME CATEGORY TIME PACE
5
1/271
Kimberley Doerksen
Female 20-29
1:14:53
3:33
PB
10
2/271
Ellie Greenwood
Female 30-39
1:17:42
3:41
PB
13
3/271
Anne-Marie Madden
Female 30-39
1:19:30
3:47
20
5/271
Lissa Zimmer
Female 20-29
1:21:21
3:52
PB
24
7/271
Kristin Smart
Female 20-29
1:22:21
3:55
44
9/271
Janette Purdham
Female 40-49
1:29:06
4:14
73
17/271
Allison Ezzat
Female 30-39
1:38:04
4:39

Men

PLACE GENDER PLACE NAME CATEGORY TIME PACE
2
2/234
Kevin O’Connor
Male 40-49
1:09:12
3:17
3
3/234
Bryan Andrews
Male 20-29
1:14:20
3:32
PB
6
5/234
Anthony Bourdel
Male 20-29
1:15:02
3:34
PB
8
7/234
Ramsey Ezzat
Male 30-39
1:16:42
3:39
9
8/234
Roberto Desandoli
Male 20-29
1:17:17
3:40
PB
11
9/234
Alex Grimbley
Male 30-39
1:18:01
3:42
PB
15
12/234
Jonothan Lloyd
Male 20-29
1:19:43
3:47
26
19/234
Brian Townsend
Male 30-39
1:23:52
3:59
PB
32
25/234
David Palermo
Male 30-39
1:25:54
4:05
64
49/234
Jim Davies
Male 50-59
1:35:51
4:33

30k

Firstname Lastname Div Place (M/F) OA Place Time /mile pace
Dave Lewis M 35-39 3 3 2:05:08 6:44
Ben Hanemaayer M 30-34 4 5 2:10:56 7:02
Courtney Powell F 25-29 1 4 2:06:09 6:47
Anonymous VFAC F 25-29 6 21 2:29:43 8:03

 

15k

Firstname Lastname Div Place (M/F) OA Place Time /mile pace
Brian Townsend M 30-34 1 1 1:00:02 6:27
David Han M 40-44 5 7 1:04:55 6:59
Jim Davies M 50-54 8 10 1:06:30 7:09
Tim Nixon M 45-49 12 * 17 1:08:56 * 7:25
Chris Chan M 55-59 26 40 1:13:55 7:57
Janette Purdham F 45-49 4 * 12 1:07:21 * 7:15

* Misdirected (16-17km for both runners)

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