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Summer Beckons at the Longest Day 5K

June 15, 2018

Action resumes this evening in the BC Super Series, with the BlueShore Financial Longest Day 5K at UBC, the eighth race in the series.

Favourite in the womens race is Jenn Dowling-Medley, who currently lies fifth in the BC Super Series rankings. Her competition will likely come from UBC Thunderbird Madelyn Brunt, SFU’s Olivia Willett, Olympic 800m specialist Jessica Smith, and Lissa Zimmer who can move into the top 10 with a good performance.  

Theo Hunt, who ran 14:20 for 5,000m on the track last weekend, is the men’s favourite, and can move into the top 3 of the BC Super Series rankings with a time of 15:14 or quicker. Steeplechaser Ryan Brockerville should provide his closest competition. But watch also for top masters Jerry Ziak, Craig Odermatt and Kevin O’Connor.

Super seniors Gwen McFarlan (84) and Lenore Montgomery (88) will also likely show a clean pair of heels to many younger runners.

In addition to the 5K race, the event also has a 10K option, and a Kid’s Mile. A feature of the event is the post race barbeque, beer garden and a live performance by Taboo Queen. The event also supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Complete race information at http://www.thunderbirdstrack.org/longest-day-road-race/

The BC Super Series is a collaboration between BC Athletics and 12 of BC’s best road races, http://www.bcathletics.org/BCSuperSeries/. The next event is the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon on June 24.