2014 BMO Vancouver Half and Full Marathons

VFAC had it’s second female winner in three years in the 2014 BMO Vancouver Marathon. Kimberley Doerksen had the run of her life running away from the female field to record a 6 minute victory in 2:36:59. Her time ranks her with the 2nd fastest female time at the BMO marathon, the 2nd fastest Canadian female marathon time this year, the VFAC club record, and 373rd in the all-athletics.com Women’s Marathon World Ranking List for 2014.

Also running spectacularly well was ultra-running international and former BMO Vancouver Marathon champion Ellie Greenwood who finished second in 2:43:04. This was a build-up race for her as she continues preparing for the Comrades Marathon in South Africa where she is a contender to win the 89km race where she finished second in 2012.

In addition to these fantastic results, VFAC also managed 10/15 Personal Bests across the 8k, Half, and Full marathon events. 8k: Susan Gordon. Half: Aaron Weidman, Brandon Quinn, Lerly Luo. Full: Kim Doerksen, Bryan Andrews, Anthony Bourdel, Roberto Desandoli, Dave Leiws, and Other.

Official Results | VFAC Club Member Results | Ryan’s Photos | Rick’s Photos | Rita’s Photos | Kim’s Interview

Sun Run 10k – 27 April 2014

Today was another great event for the VFAC women who took out 4 of the top 20 positions in a women’s field of over 20,000.

  • Leading the charge was the Kimberley Doerksen who continues to have the season of her life recording a 1:26 PB. She was in an exciting race against Lindsay Carson who managed to pull away from Kim in the end for second place by 6 seconds. The race was won by Rachel Cliff in 33:14.
  • Also running exceptionally well was Anne-Marie Madden who finished in a new 8 second PB of 35:03 in 8th place. Other top 20 finishers were Katherine Moore and Lissa Zimmer
  • On the Men’s side Kevin O’Connor lead the way with a 32:18 run for 22nd place overall (1st M45 and 4th MM).
  • Next up were Bryan Andrews in 33:34 for a 51 seconds PB (38th) and Aaron Weidman in 33:39 (39th).

Official Results | Rick’s Photos | Rick’s Video | VFAC Member Results

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

5K

Overall Male / Overall Female

1. Kevin O’Connor 15:21 -  Kim Doerksen 16:44 PB*
2. Bryan Andrews 15:58 PB  Katherine Moore 17:43 PB
3. Aaron Weidman 16:04  Anne-Marie Madden 17:50
4. Nic Browne 16:11  Kris Smart 18:03 PB
5. Mark Bennett 16:18  Lissa Zimmer 18:07 PB
6. Anthony Bourdel 16:49 PB  Courtney Powell 18:49
7. Roy Millen 16:53  Kristyn Webster 19:03
8. Drew Nicholson 17:23  Helen Ritchie 19:28
9. Ron Loewen 17:33 PB  Shelly Heneghan 19:37
10.Ryan Allderman 18:03  Kendra Viney 19:40 PB

* Club Record

Masters Male / Masters Female

1. Kevin O’Connor 15:21 - *  Helen Ritchie 19:28
2. Mark Bennett 16:18 -
3. Ryan Allderman 18:03 -
4. Tim Nixon 18:24
5. Dave Stephens 18:26

* Canadian Masters Men45 Record

 

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  Kris Smart 30:20 -
6. Ron Loewen 27:37 PB *  Courtney Powell 30:49 -
7. Roy Millen 27:58  *  Kristyn Webster 31:30 PB
8= Jono Lloyd 28:16 -  Shelly Heneghan 31:49 -
8= Drew Nicholson 28:16 -
10.

* denotes Club 8Km time

^ Club Record

 

Masters Male / Masters Female

1. Kevin O’Connor 25:31  Janette Purdham 32:12  *
2. Mark Bennett 26:40 PB  Susan Gordon 32:58 PB
3.
4.
5.

* denotes Club 8Km time

 

10K

Overall Male / Overall Female

1. Kevin O’Connor 32:18 -  Kim Doerksen 33:54 PB *
2. Nic Browne 32:52 -  Anne-Marie Madden 35:03 PB
3. Bryan Andrews 33:34 PB  Lissa Zimmer 36:58 PB
4. Aaron Weidman 33:39 -  Katherine Moore 37:05 -
5. Dave Stephens 36:11 -  Kris Smart 37:45 -
6. Drew Nicholson 36:22 -  Kristyn Webster 39:02 PB
7. Roy Millen 36:22 -  Helen Ritchie 39:35 -
8. Christian Butzek 36:35 -  Shelly Heneghan 39:57 -
9.
10.

* Club Record

 

Masters Male / Masters Female

1. Kevin O’Connor 32:18 -  Helen Ritchie 39:35 -
2. Dave Stephens 36:11 -  Janette Purdham 40:37 -
3. Ryan Allderman 38:35 -  Susan Gordon 41:36 PB
4.
5.

 

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. Aaron Weidman 1:12:12 PB  Anne-Marie Madden 1:18:15 PB
4. Mark Bennett 1:13:32 PB  Lissa Zimmer 1:20:36 PB
5. Bryan Andrews 1:13:46 PB  Katherine Moore 1:21:27 -
6. Anthony Bourdel 1:14:48 PB  Kris Smart 1:22:14 PB
7. Darren Lee 1:15:18 -  Courtney Powell 1:24:37 -
8. Drew Nicholson 1:15:50 -  Kristyn Webster 1:26:01 PB
9. Roberto DeSandoli 1:17:16 PB  Helen Ritchie 1:26:24 -
10. Alex Grimbley 1:17:59 PB  Janette Purdham 1:29:04

ecord

 

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 -
3.
4.
5.

* Canadian Masters Men45 record

^ Canadian Masters Men50 record

 

Marathon

Overall Male / Overall Female

1. Nic Browne 2:26:37 PB  Kim Doerksen 2:36:59 PB *
2. Mark Bennett 2:34:41 PB  Ellie Greenwood 2:43:04 -
3. Bryan Andrews 2:37:42 PB  Lissa Zimmer 2:50:46 PB
4. Anthony Bourdel 2:38:29 PB  Courtney Powell 2:59:42
5. Darren Lee 2:41:57 -
6. Dave Stephens 2:45:14 -
7. Roberto DeSandoli 2:45:46 PB
8.
9.
10.

* Club Record

 

Masters Male / Masters Female

1. Mark Bennett 2:34:41 PB
2. Dave Stephens 2:45:14
3.
4.
5.

 

Date Runner Achievement Time Event Location
2014-06-01 Kimberley Doerksen Club Record (5000m) / 2nd / PB 16:44.05 University Athletics Series #2 Coquitlam
2014-06-01 Kevin O’Connor Canadian MM45 Record 15:21.93 University Athletics Series #2 Coquitlam
2014-05-31 Ellie Greenwood Winner 6:18:15 Commrades Marathon Natal, South Africa
2014-05-31 Alicia Woodside Winner 4:33:10 Canyon Meadow Summer 50k Oakland, USA
2014-05-31 Anne-Marie Madden Winner / PB 1:11:52 Survival of the Fittest 13k Squamish
2014-05-25 Tara Berry Winner 2:05:58 Iron Knee 24k Trail Race North Vancouver
2014-05-25 Lissa Zimmer Winner / PB 1:20:36 Run for the Water Half Marathon Abbottsford
2014-05-11 Kimberley Doerksen Winner / Club Record / PB 2:36:59 Vancouver Marathon Vancouver
2014-05-10 Alicia Woodside Winner 6:58:28 Elk/Beaver Ultra – 50 Miles Vancouver Island
2014-04-27 Kimberley Doerksen Club Record / 3rd / PB 0:33:54 Sun Run 10k Vancouver
2014-04-21 Mark Bennett MM50 Winner / PB 2:34:41 Boston Marathon Boston, USA
2014-04-06 Kevin O’Connor Canadian MM45 Record / 2nd place 1:09:12 April Fool’s Half Marathon Sunshine Coast, BC
2014-04-06 Kimberley Doerksen Winner / Club Record / PB / Race Record 1:14:53 April Fool’s Half Marathon Sunshine Coast, BC
2014-03-30 Alicia Woodside Winner 12:00:47 Gorge Waterfalls 100k Oregon, USA
2014-03-29 Courtney Powell Winner / PB 2:06:09 Birch Bay 30k Blaine, USA
2014-03-29 Brian Townsend Winner / PB 1:00:02 Birch Bay 15k Blaine, USA
2014-03-15 Ellie Greenwood Winner 4:11:51 Chuckanut 50k Bellingham, USA
2014-03-09 Kimberley Doerksen Club Record / 2nd / PB 0:16:50 Bazan Bay 5k Vancouver Island
2014-02-16 Kimberley Doerksen Club Record / 2nd / PB 1:17:26 First Half Half Marathon Vancouver
2014-02-16 Mark Bennett Canadian MM50 Record / 10th / PB 1:13:32 First Half Half Marathon Vancouver
2014-02-01 Nicholas Browne Club Record (1500m) / 2nd 4:07.53 Harry Jerome Indoor Meet Richmond
2014-01-22 Kimberley Doerksen Club Record / 1st / PB / Race Record 0:27:56 VFAC Club 8k Handicap Vancouver

VFAC Boston marathon results:

The club highlight was the 1st place M50 position for Mark Bennett as he finished in a personal best time of 2:34:41.

 

BIB NAME AGE M/F CITY ST CTRY CTZ
390 Bennett, Mark 53 M Vancouver BC CAN  CAN
5k 0:17:59 Pace 0:05:54
10k 0:35:59 Proj. Time 2:34:41
15k 0:54:14 Offl. Time 2:34:41
20k 1:12:32 Overall 170
Half 1:16:29 Gender 149
25k 1:30:45 Division 1
30k 1:49:34
35k 2:08:20
40k 2:26:33
16300 Wong, Sabrina T. 44 F Vancouver BC CAN USA
5k 0:24:45 Pace 0:08:22
10k 0:49:08 Proj. Time 3:39:01
15k 1:13:48 Offl. Time 3:39:01
20k 1:39:31 Overall 12112
Half 1:45:08 Gender 3520
25k 2:05:31 Division 562
30k 2:32:22
35k 3:00:14
40k 3:27:17
18474 Chan, Chris 55 M Vancouver BC CAN  CAN
5k 0:25:17 Pace 0:10:33
10k 0:51:09 Proj. Time 4:36:25
15k 1:19:03 Offl. Time 4:36:25
20k 1:49:20 Overall 24339
Half 1:55:21 Gender 13961
25k 2:20:29 Division 1396
30k 2:57:17
35k 3:36:45
40k 4:20:55

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