Melanie Bernier races to first place amongst all women in the Stoked to Get Spanked race on Sunday.

Over 100 get stoked, get spanked

John Connor and Revelstoke’s Melanie Bernier were the big winners in the Stoke to Get Spanked race at Mt. Macpherson last Sunday.

John Connor and Revelstoke’s Melanie Bernier were the big winners in the Stoke to Get Spanked race at Mt. Macpherson last Sunday.

Connor and Bernier finished atop the men’s and women’s standings respectively, beating out more than 100 competitors for the victory.

Connor finished the 35-kilometre course, which featurd a mixture of single-track and logging roads, in 2:16:17.4, five minutes ahead of runner-up Jason Backman. Richard English came in third in the men’s elite category.

On the women’s side, Stacey Smith finished six minutes behind Bernier’s time of 2:36:47.6 to take second. Annie Gornall was a distant third.

The race featured U-11, U-14, U-17, 18-29, 30+ and 50+ categories. Racers could ride either one or two laps of the 17-kilometre long course, with shorter courses available for younger riders.

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