Monday, October 19, 2009

Royal Victoria Marathon and Half

UBCTC had 7 athletes racing; Ceilidh in the full marathon, and Winston, Kelsey, Melanie, Kori, Kim and Vincent in the half marathon.

It was quite a successful day for everyone!

Ceilidh finished the marathon in a time of 4:23:30 to start his training for ironman in 2010!

Kelsey Foote, running in her second half marathon wanted to run it in under 2 hours and succeeded by running in 1:56:09. In a post race recap she was quoted as saying that her favorite part of the race was that at midway there were people serving beer. How could she not have a good time.

Kimberly Beck also ran the half marathon, in a time of 1:55:46. Unfortunately I don't know if this was a pb or not, you'll have to ask her yourself.

Melanie Van Soeren ran herself to a personal best with a time of 1:44:08 falling below her target time of 1:45!

Kori Seder ran himself to a PB in the half marathon with a time of 1:38:08. Not only that, he snapped a pretty funny picture.

Winston prior to the race was worried that he may not be able to run a pb, his previous pb was from two years ago when he was in "better running shape". This I find hard to believe, especially since he set a 19 second PB with 1:28:32 along with being runner up at the uphill TT this past week.

Vincent Lavallee was the last of the racers also running a pb in the half with a time of 1:23:57. Seeing as how Vincent had never run a half marathon without a 90km bike first, a pb was in the works.


Winstonian said...

We learned recently that Kory and Kimberly also did the half. Great job guys! UBCTC was 7 strong at Victoria.

Kory said...

Wow, I'm impressed you found our results.