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.
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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.
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.
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.