October 07, 2016
The 12 race BC Super Series, that kicked off on the Island in January with the Harriers Pioneer 8K, will conclude down the road on Sunday at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. Sunday’s race also serves as the 2016 BC Marathon Championship.
Although the series leads, held by Rob Watson and Dayna Pidhoresky, are unlikely to change, keen competition can still change some of the minor placings. Watson will be in Victoria, but racing the half marathon, not the full marathon distance.
Sabrina Wilkie, currently occupying third place in the rankings, will make her marathon debut. And Cheryl Pepin, who has only run three series races so far, could move into the top half dozen overall. But favourite for the BC Championship title is former winner Catrin Jones.
On the mens side, Drew Nicholson is the highest ranked of those taking part, and could move up into the top 10. But the battle for the BC Championship is more likely to be between Bryan Andrews and defending BC Marathon champion Oliver Utting.
The BC Super Series is a collaboration between BC Athletics and 12 of BC's best road races, which bring the best athletes in BC together in competition, and encourage participation from all abilities. Complete series details at www.bcathletics.org/BCSuperSeries/