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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.


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

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 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! –
  • 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

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