The Fernwood Social Run Club entered a few photos into the social media photo contest. In a random draw, the one below was the winner.
The prize? Ten pairs of Vancouver Island Race Series socks.
Pictured here are a few members of the Fernwood Social Run Club positioned at the front of the startline to the McLean Mill 10K in Port Alberni.
The race took place at the National Historic Site McLean Mill. It was the first year of the new race course, name and location.
Follow the intrepid Fernwood club on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/fernwoodsocialrunclub/
See other awesome submissions from Badass Chicks Run Trails (BCRT), Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club, Capital City Run Crew among others. Below is a montage from BCRT.
The next race on the schedule is the Westcoast Sooke 10K.
The event includes a 1K kid’s run with chocolate for every finisher. Entry is just $5. Runners must be U12, however, we will not being checking ID.
The club competition is getting exciting.
VIRA Cup standings, heating up
The VIRA Cup is turning into a race. The defending champion Ceevacs Road Runners, have made big ground over the recent two races. The Prairie Inn Harriers who lead, will need to be on full force to hold off the Ceevacs during the final two races coming up.
Big first place age-group wins by Ceevacs Jill Ramstead, Angela Maclean, Teresa Lewis-Schneider, Colleen Vanderheide, and second place finishes by Gary Vermette, Kelly Shellenberg and Diana Persson helped the powerhouse Ceevacs make good ground on the Harriers at the McLean Mill 10K.
However, Keith Mills second overall, first master, had a great race, David Hoskins with an age-group win and Mark Ritchie with a second place run in the 55-59 age-group was a good counter.
Both teams will be showing down at Sooke, for sure, because the grand finale, the Bazan Bay 5K will see all toe the line. It’s a two-horse race for first, but wait! There’s more.
There is a five-horse race for fifth place between the GCE South Island Runners who currently have 764 points and Speedfarm with 606. In between are the Badass Chicks Run Trails, Capital City Run Crew, and Salt Spring Sneakers.
Potential civil war to break out in the Comox Valley for third place. The battle isn’t over yet between the Comox Valley Road Runners and Run to Beer Comox Valley.
Get yer ya ya’s out — this is going to be fun to watch. All hands on deck for Sooke and Bazan.
Prairie Inn Harriers – 2272
Ceevacs Road Runners – 2102
Run to Beer Comox Valley – 1536
Comox Valley Road Runners – 1086
GCE South Island Runners – 764
Bastion Run Club – 727
Salt Spring Sneakers – 722
Badass Chicks Run Trails – 620
Speedfarm – 606
Esprit RC – 515