July 23, 2005, Vancouver – The fast flat course at the Summerfast 10k produced some great performances with the top three males and top two females all breaking the course records set last year. Perhaps they derived a boost from a light Easterly breeze this Saturday compared to having to battle a Westerly wind through the latter portion of the course last year. In addition the participants were blessed with a cool cloudy morning this year after racing at the peak of last year’s heat wave.
First across the line was Warren Barker 31:41 followed closely by Rob Berry 31:53 and series leader Oliver Utting 32:06. Nancy Tinari (36:12) conceded first place overall to Tina Connelley (35:28) but still shaved 30 seconds off her winning time from last year to take the masters award. Sheila Mullins matched her third place series standing in a time of 37:28. Richard Lee took the masters prize for the men finishing 5th overall in 34:14. A brief sober moment was shared when the club commemorated the life of long time VFAC member Phil Hornby who passed away recently and would have been celebrating his 48th birthday at the race.
– Report submitted by Simon Cowell, event director