Mother’s Day 5K 2007

In the well run Mother’s Day 5K in Port Moody, VFAC runners again showed their mettle for racking up Timex Series points in a heavy medal performance. (See all 7 medal wearers in the Flickr photos) Oliver Utting won the race in 15:29 on the roller coaster course (mostly on a bike path), while Meaghan McCollum was 1st woman in 17:28. Kapil Anand was 1st VFACer with huge ~40 sec PB 17:27 to finish 10th overall and 3rd 20-29. Next were Guy Smith, winning the 50-54 in 17:43, and Bob Wade 2nd in the 44-49 with a 18:01. Fiona Jenkins was our 1st female, finishing 6th overall with a 18:59 PB (and 4th 20-29). Next was Laura De Munain, placing 2nd in the 35-39 with a 19:35. Adele Wilson won her 1st race in the 50-54 category in style, her 19:47 being the 2nd best age-rated time amongst all females in the race! They were followed by Bonnie Kramer with a 21:41 PB (4th 35-39), Sharon Emslie, whose 21:45 placed her 2nd in the 45-49, Lilian Wong winning the 55-59 with a 22:20 a week after her 3:52 Vancouver Marathon, and Rick Horne with a 24:01 and 5th M55-59. The race had a record 312 finishers, helped no doubt by the free kids 1k event. Phoenix, the organizers, also put up $500 for the top age-rated club team of 5, but deservedly took it themselves. We finished 3rd, but with a few more out there next year….and also note to all, remember to put VFAC on the entry whenever it asks for team or club name!! PS Simon Cowell you can’t hide….. congrats on your 4th overall in the Pacific Spirit Trail Race!

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