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This year's event was a wonderful success and the race organizing committee and BC Athletics would like to thank all those who took part in both the Ultra and Relay events.
In the 6:30am relay start group, approximately 22 runners took a wrong turn shortly after the start, turning left off 224th. During the event and following the conclusion of the relay the Race Committee was informed of this by the zone captain and at least one of the team coaches.
Following the conclusion of the Relay, the Race Committee reviewed the matter, discussing it with course marshals and zone coordinators plus gathered information and suggestions on how to determine final results from the team coach and one team captain.
It was initially felt that all stage 1 results would be eliminated for all teams regardless of their starting time. However upon a review of the results prior to the award presentations, it was determined that the results and consequently the awards should be based on the full 8 legs.
As is provided for in the rules for Athletics (Cross Country Running, Road Running and Track & Field), protests of the results were received. The process when protests are received includes:
The protests in this matter were directed to the Jury of Appeal who met on Nov 13 and determined that there should be two sets of results and two sets of prizing. The full text of the Jury of Appeal decision is provided below.
To that end we have requested that results be posted for:
Prizing based on the new results will be provided in all categories except in the Recreation Division Teams as their prizing is by random draw and not based on the final results. All Recreation teams were included when those draws were made. In some divisions the team placing in some categories does not change. Prizing for the teams based on the new results will be determined and sent to the teams and individuals.
Since the decision of the Jury of Appeal the Race Committee has met to review the 2007 H2H event and have made a number of recommendations with regard to this matter and the overall event. These recommendations together with those of the Jury of Appeal will be incorporated as appropriate into the 2008 H2H event. Further input and recommendations are also planned through a follow up to all the team captains.
BC Athletics apologies for the delay in presenting this information and thanks those involved for their input and recommendations. Click here for the decision of the Jury of Appeal.
Making it look easy, Darin Bentley of Surrey won the Haney to Harrison 100K for the third consecutive year in a time of 7:39:44—knocking more than 12 minutes off the previous course record which had stood for 9 years. The race, which featured all 4 members of Canada's mens World Cup 100K team, started out fast with a close race to the half way point, but then Bentley steadily pulled away for the win finishing 35 minutes ahead of fellow World Cup team member Darren Froese of Victoria (8:15:01). Early leader Hassan Lofti-Pour of North Vancouver finished third in 8:25:09 ahead of Calgary's Richard Webb in 8:36:42 (also a World Cup team member).
Tania Whelan of Surrey took the women's race for the second straight year trimming more than 24 minutes off her previous year's time to finish in 10:15:22. Second place in the women's race went to Heather Flaherty of Nevada, Iowa in a time of 12:17:17 and 3rd place was taken by Penny Youngash of Surrey.
This year saw the first 10-time finishers of the race. Matt Sessions and Mark White both accomplished this feat. They each have now run the last 10 consecutive editions of the race, coming back year after year with consistent performances in conditions that have varied from ideal to downright miserable. This year they both earned bragging rights, not only for the 10 completions, but for doing it while drenched to the bone.
Race conditions could be described in one word: "wet", with steady rain, drizzle and mist all day long. The runners even experienced low cloud and fog at the summit of Mount Woodside. Temperatures were cool ranging from 5°C at the start to 7°C at the finish (low forties F).
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 en route to the finish in the idyllic resort community of Harrison Hot Springs. This year marked the 11th running of the event.
Of course, if it weren't for the volunteers, nobody would be running at all. This year, Cheryl Johnson, Rhonda Schuller and Cynnimon Rain came out to spend their day on the course helping others. 100 mile trail runner John Machray sacrificed a training day to see just how much fun a road 100K can be in the rain. Veteran race announcer Steve King was on hand for the full day from the very first finisher to the very last finisher announcing the arrival of each runner. And of course, I can't forget my own wife, Cathy, who just loves =:-0 to spend the day standing around drenched to the bone in monsoon conditions in November making sure that each of the runners is looked after. The race is held in conjunction with the Haney-Harrison road relay. The efforts of relay race management made the whole event possible and the contributions of Miranda Reece and Brian McCalder cannot go unnoticed.
Full race results are at:
H2H 100K Ultra Event Director