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Rain and cool temperatures prove to be no match for runners
Okanagan College Media Release

The tenth annual Okanagan College Half Marathon, 10 K and Relay Race went off without a hitch, despite cooler than normal temperatures at the start line.

In the women’s division, Mary Edgar of Vernon won the half marathon with a time of 1:29:33. Edgar was followed by Kelowna’s Nikki Reiter, who captured second place with a time of 1:30:14, and Cindy Rhodes finished third at 1:30:20.

Kelowna runners swept the men’s half marathon. The event was won by Nathan Reiter with a time of 1:15:21. John Machunga finished second at 1:15:29 and Chad Reid was third with a time of 1:17:19.

Okanagan College student Riley Martin won the wheelchair half marathon division, finishing the 21.1 km course in 3:00:14.

Students from UBC’s Okanagan campus swept the men’s 10 K division. Garrett Anstett recorded the winning time of 37:12. Alex Hansen followed in second place at 38:28 and Aurelien Schilles finished third at 38:29.

Kelowna women finished in the top three spots in the 10 K division: Tiffany Fowler came first with a time of 43:37, Lisa Vinge followed with a time of 44:24 and Victoria Frost finished third at 44:36.

In the relay race the team from Kelowna Mazda finished first with a time of 1:37:23. Team members included: Fernando Alves, Larry Stephens, Jonathon Mertz, Andrew Mertz and Paul Hutchinson. Dan Middleton, Emma Middleton, Quinn Middleton, Justin Boersma and Kristin Boersma from Zoom finished second at 1:40:59 and the Beelineweb.com Speedy Bees finished third at 1:50:56: Christine Neilson, Laura Gaglardi, Maizal Munif, Siona Holomis and Jennifer Johnston.

More than 500 runners took part in the annual fundraising event – all proceeds support student recreation and athletics at Okanagan College.