Runners take off at the start of the 10-kilometre race in the Dirty Feet race on Sunday.

Locals shine in Revelstoke Dirty Feet trail race

220 runners converged on Revelstoke’s own Mount Macpherson trails to take part in the Dirt Feet Trail running races last Sunday.

By Rory Luxmoore

220 runners converged on Revelstoke’s own Mount Macpherson trails to take part in the Dirty Feet Trail running races last Sunday.

Runners chose between 5, 10 and 21 kilometre distances. The scenic, challenging trails were popular were participants. Many runners commented that it was their favorite running race of the popular Dirty Feet trail running series. Others were impressed with the beautiful Nordic lodge and the fine food provided by Revelstoke’s Nordic Ski Club.

Many Revelstokians laced up their shoes for the event and represented the town well with their results and their efforts.

Melanie Bernier was the top female finisher in the 21 kilometre event with a time of 1:59:11, with Ann-Marie Gill placing a close second in 2:01:23. Five other Revelstoke women cracked the top 10 — Sarah Newton, Natalie Stafl, Jody Lownds, Leslie Opatril and Tanya Wolgram.

Matthew Fortuna from Oyama, B.C., won the men’s 21 kilometre run in a time of 1:39:29. Rory Luxmoore was the top Revelstokian with a time of 1:44:24, good for a third place overall finish.

14-year-old Elizabeth Elliot topped the podium in the women’s 10 kilometre race in a time of 55:04. Fellow Revelstokian Clare Peacock finished third and Simone Palmer was fourth. Liliane Lambert, Alana Brittin, Tayla Koerber and Alex Heeps also cracked the top 10.

The men’s 10 kilometre race was won by Joshua Tremblay from Kelowna in a blistering 44:46. Revelstoke’s Thomas Nelson finished second in 51:24. Stefan Hood and Matthew Johnston of Revelstoke also cracked the top 10.

The five kilometre race was won by Sarah Cordeaux on the women’s side and Jon Shephard on the men’s side.

The event saw runners of all ages and abilities take to the trails. To see the full results check out the Dirty Feet website.

 

Just Posted

Photos: Railway Days at Revelstoke Railway Museum 2019

Today was Railway Days at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. There was food,… Continue reading

City launched Tech Strategy 2.0

Revelstoke received $100,000 in funding to build on its Technology Strategy project

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

‘It’s just the freedom:’ Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing life on the water

The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year

Summerland cannabis shop receives approval in principle

Inspection now required before Green Gaia may sell cannabis

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Most Read