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Coming from behind, Andy Bachmann took control of the race just after the halfway point, to win the final running of the Haney Harrison 100Km Ultra in a time of 8:43:44. This was just 5 minutes ahead of Suzanne Evans of New Westminster, who ran 8:49:07 to win the women's race, while placing second overall.
Bachmann from Pitt Meadows, easily recognized on the course by his smiling, cheerful demeanor is a six time finisher of the race. Second place male was early leader Oleg Tabelev of Calgary, with third place in the men's race going to veteran North Vancouver runner, Jim Swadling.
Evans overcame stomach distress early in the race, running negative splits to take the women's title, improving on her last year's placing of 2nd female and 3rd overall. Second place female was Margreet Dietz of Squamish, who also ran a strong second half to move through the field, while newcomer Nicole Ahern of Maple Ridge took third place.
Race conditions were the best in years, with temperatures near 10°C (50°F) and cloudy skies giving way to sunshine late in the race. The favourable conditions meant weather was not a factor, contributing to one of the race's lowest drop out rates, with only one runner retiring early. This was a welcome respite from the last few years when the runners endured rainy windy conditions.
The course consists of paved highways following British Columbia's scenic Sasquatch Drive. Starting just outside Vancouver in Maple Ridge, the course winds its way over rolling hills, passing through Mission and into the lush farmlands of the Fraser Valley enroute to the finish in the idyllic resort community of Harrison Hot Springs.
This year marked the 14th and final running of the event. Next year the relay and the ultra race will move to Whistler, BC.
Full race results are at: www.raceheadquarters.com/results/2010/run/H2H2010Ultra.html.
H2H 100Km, Ultra