Local runners compete well at annual Sun Run

Vancouver Sun Run draws top runners from Burnaby at all age groups

Burnaby runners made a big impression in all age divisions at this year’s Vancouver Sun Run.

Ryan Brockerville was the 11th-fastest competitor across the line, finishing the hugely popular 10-kilometre run in a tick under 31 minutes.

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Oliver Utting, who topped the male 40 to 44 age group, was 14th overall in a 31:25 clocking. Nicolas Jirot was just a step behind Utting in 15th place.

Burnaby South grad Travis Fraser placed 33rd overall in the men’s division at 33:25.

Kim McMullen was the fastest Burnaby woman, finishing 34th in a time of 39:39. Lara Duke of New Westminster was the quickest finisher among Royal City competitors, placing 67th in the women’s division with a 42:29 time.

In the various age groupings, Burnaby runners had a top-10 presence in many of them.

Andrew Juni was sixth in the under-16 group, while Joshua Juni was third among 16 to 18 year olds.

Riaan Naude, who had a top-53 finish among the men, was sixth in the male 35 to 39 division.

Rob Nielsen and Robert Watt were ninth and 10th, respectively, in the 50 to 54 category.

Bruce Morley topped the 60 to 64 class with a 39.32 clocking.

Norman Cartwright of New Westminster was fifth among 65 to 69 men, while Ian Ross placed fifth and Peter Madderom was eighth at 70 to 74. Albert Paletta also finished in the top 10 among men over 80.

On the women’s side, Winnie Alston of Burnaby won the women’s over-90 group.

Heather McKeown was seventh in the over-80 category, while Magda Moricz and Gerlinde Bellet were fourth and ninth, respectively, at 75 to 79.

Pat Hargreaves made it into the top-10 70-74 group in just over one hour. Carol Green was seventh in the 65 to 69 division in a time of 55.52.

Miriam Palacios placed seventh at over 60 in 53:52. Rainy Kent was the third fastest at 55 to 59 in a time of 47:55.

Susanna Makela was 10th in the women’s 40 to 44 group and 73rd overall.

Elizabeth Croft was 10th in the over-45 category.

In the youth challenge school team division, Moscrop placed fifth ahead of seventh-place Burnaby Mountain and Burnaby South in 13th. Carver Christian Academy was 18th among 116 participating schools.

In the non-corporate class, Douglas College running club finished runner-up to Vancouver Frontrunners.

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