The running community for the Interior BC, organising the Canadian Tire Road Race Series and the Starting Block Cross-Country Series.

Starting Block 10K

January 12

Online sign-up is now open for the first race of the 2016 road race series; The Starting Block 10K. This year the event is on February the 14th and features a couples race, for those of you in need of a romatic event for the day.

 

Age group awards 2015

January 11

During 2015 the Interior Running Association executive reviewed the age group awards given to series winners. This was prompted by the increasing number of awards that are purchased and personalised only to never be collected. To make the process more efficient the executive agreed that the 2015 awards will include gift certificates to a number of local running stores; easier to personalise, and easier to distribute.

There has been a bit of a delay in getting this process completed. Eligible winners of the age groups in the road race series have already received their Timex watches, and eligible winners of the cross country series have already been sent their gift certificates. However, we are still in the process of distributing gift certificates to other award winners. We will be sending out gift certificates to those who placed 10 deep in the road race series age groups (must complete 4 races) and 5 deep in the cross country series age groups (must complete 3 races). We hope to have this process completed within the next week. If you still have not received your award by then or have any questions please contact us at awards@interiorrunningassociation.com.

We apologise for the delay in getting these awards distributed and shall be conducting a survey shortly to determine the preferred awards given and their scope.

 

Cross Country Series Iron Legs

November 19

Congratulations to all those runners who took part in the Starting Block Cross Country Series this year, and many thanks from the Interior Running Association executive to all the Race Directors and volunteers for putting on a fantastic series. As with the road race series 2015 saw a significantly increased participation at all the cross country events.

The following runners completed all of the cross country events: Kendal Cowley, Lisa Michail, Rhian Harrison, Janice Bradshaw, Wendy Krasuin, Astrid Varga, Dustin Quigley, Bradley Meikle, Dirk-Tiger Handke, Dean McCarthy, Dan Kunzelman, Stephen Joyce, Markus Heinrichs, Kris Malczynski, Patrick Amundsen, Melvin Doherty. They each receive a custom Iron Legs long sleeve shirt.

 

Road Race Series Iron Legs

November 16

Congratulations to all those runners who took part in the Canadian Tire Road Race series this year, and many thanks from the Interior Running Assoication executive to all the Race Directors and volunteers for putting on a fantastic series. 2015 saw an increased participation across the board from the long established events to the brand new ones. The following runners who completed all of the road race events can now brag about their Iron Legs status: Patrick Amundsen, Janice Bradshaw, Brenda Dickson, Mel Doherty, Bill Falkner, Dirk-Tiger Handke, Rhian Harrison, Shanda Hill, Stephen Joyce, Dan Kunzelman, Bradley Meikle, Dustin Quigley & Astrid Varga. They each receive a custom Iron Legs singlet.

 

Starting Block Cross Country Race Series Winners

November 10

The following runners won their age group in this years Starting Block Cross Country Race Series. Congratulations to them all. This year we are sending out a gift certificate to each of the age group winners that is redeemable at local, participating running stores:

Kamloops - Runners Sole
Vernon - Starting Block
Kelowna - Fresh Air Experience
Penticton - Peach City Runners

Women’s Winners:

F20-29 Kendall Cowley, F30-34 Jennifer Spencer, F35-39 Annie Bergen, F40-44 Erica Malerby, F45-49 Rhian Harrison, F50-54 Leslie Gamble, F55-59 Claire Parker, F60-64 Joanne Montgomery, F65-69 Astrid Varga, F70-74 Karen Willies.

Men’s Winners:

M16-19 Liam McGrath, M30-34 Josh Heinrich, M35-39 Brad Smart, M40-44 Trevor Haaheim, M45-49 Dirk-Tiger Handke, M50-54 Danny Kermode, M55-59 Kris Malczynski, M60-64 Roly Muller, M65-69 Gerry Breneman, M70-74 Ellis Andrews, M80-84 Bruce Butcher.

 

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