Sunny skies and temperatures to +22 greeted the 6 running teams in the 35th running of the Fort to Vanderhoof Relay on May 11th. Many mothers were in the field celebrating Mother’s day with a run along Highway 27. The fastest team was the Fort’s “Conifex” who took 5 hours 36 minutes. Fastest individual stage time was 35 minutes by Curtis Macdonald of The” Undecided” team from Vanderhoof. Fastest time by a female runner was 36 minutes run by Amy Rasmussen also from the “Undecided” team.
Several runners ran 2 legs (each about 8 kms) being Greg Pearson, Cheryl Hodder, Lisa Spingle, Craig Houghton, Deirdre Houghton, Anthony Boyd, Rona Boyd and Stan Irvine.
In addition to the runners there were some cyclists who biked part of the distance and several hardy ones who did the whole trip being Terry and Margaret-Ann Houghton, Roma Jane Boschman and Sean Houghton. For Sean, it was his 5th year cycling the full 62 kms; not bad for being only 10 years old.
Following are the Teams with team coordinator and finishing time:
Conifex (Lisa Spingle) 5:36
The Clans (Yvvone Gilbert) 5:44.00
The Undecided (Jaden Scott) 5:46
The 60’s+ team and Less Experienced (Keith Gordon) 6:03.52
The Young and the Rest of Us (Jen Duncan) 6:10.30