Grizzly 12K 2008
Almost a record turnout for this race. Thanks to all who made the trek and supported this race! Thanks too to the many volunteers including the Columbia Park School Grade 7 class who manned the aid stations. Three hundred dollars of the race proceeds will be going towards a class trip they are planning.
Former Olympians, and husband and wife duo, Paul McCloy and Lisa Harvey, of Calgary took the top spots in their divisions. Paul (M45-49) crossed the line in 42:54 ahead of 2006 winner, Cameron Egan (M20-29) of Coldstream who ran a close second finishing in 43:09. Aspiring Olympian, Skeets Morel (M20-29) of Vernon claimed third in 43:23 just four seconds ahead of last year's winner Hans Aabye (M30-34) of Merritt.
In the women's division, Lisa Harvey (F35-39) finished in 46:21 with Shannon Thompson (F20-29) of Kelowna taking second in 50:45. Abbigail May (F35-39) of Salmon Arm was third in 51:34.
In the men's age-graded division Paul McCloy ranked first with a time of 39:09. Second place went to Ellis Andrews (M60-64) of Penticton in 40:21 and Cameron Egan scored third with an a-g time of 43:08.
The women's age-graded rankings had Lisa Harvey first in 45:16, Min Rayson (F65-69) of Kelowa second in 47:25, and Astrid Varga (F55-59) of Westbank third in 47:54.