The pouring rain did little to dampen the spirits of those who came out on Saturday morning for the Crest Glory Days, an event with a five and 10 kilometre run.
Prince Rupert men took the majority of the top spots in the 5k run. Lyndon Drummond was the top male under 15 with a time of 32:04, while Anthony Magliocchi, Matthey LaFiandra and Ryan Staschuk swept the 20-39 age group with times of 29:38, 31:16 and 31:18 respectively. Skeena – Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen, who was in town to support NDP candidate Jennifer Rice, won the 40-49 age group with a time of 24:24, followed by Ken Veldman with a time of 31:13. Gary Pettipas of Terrace was the lone non-Rupert winner, taking first in the 50-and-over group with a time of 24:55, followed by Erwin Cacher at 25:04 and Balvinder Nanan at 30:29.
As with the men, Prince Rupert’s female runners took the majority of the 5k run results. Michaela Yeo of Terrace was the lone under-15 runner, finishing with a time of 36:48. Johanna Wick was the fastest woman and fastest runner in the 5k, finishing in 21:56, followed in the 20-29 age group by Amber Sheasgreen at 22:14 and Leigh-Anne Magnusson at 24:53. In the 40-49 age group, Bonnie Corey placed first at 29:55 followed by Kate Mercer of New Aiyansh at 31:14 and Elisabeth Scott at 32:14. Susan Enns won the 50-and-over age group with a time of 33:47, Marianne Wick placed second at 35:14 and Loretta Robinson placed third at 28:56
It was essentially a Prince Rupert sweep in the men’s 10k, with only two out of town runners placing. In the 19-and-under category, Avery Baily placed first at 43:34, followed by Kendal Drummond at 50:35. Remy Talbot had the fastest time in the 20-39 category and the fastest time overall, finishing at 40:47, followed by Luke Robin at 41:38 and Charles Tree at 45:23. Dave Magnusson won the 40-49 age group at 58:04, followed by Ross Franes at 1:01:11 and Willard Lincoln of Kincolith at 1:29:42. In the 50-and-over group, Bob Cuthbert finished first at 53:25, Terry Pierce finished second at 56:08 and Michael Bruce of Terrace was third at 57:00.
Prince Rupert women took all the top 10k spots. Keisha Sankey topped the 19-and-under division at 48:47 followed by Katrina LaRochelle at 48:50. Mary Bartlett was the fastest in the 20-39 group and the fastest woman, finishing at 47:37, followed by Jema Leavens at 48:38 and Erin Mutrie at 49:51. Kathy Murphy won the 40-49 age group at 55:40 followed by Karen Sankey at 1:02:22 and Erica Pikola at 1:03:24. Sandy Jone topped the 50-and-over group at 55:05, followed by Paddy Jones at 58:40 and Gail Bennett at 56:53.
In the 5k walk, Leisha Mercer of New Aiyansh had the fastest time at 50:40, followed by Arlene Perez of Prince Rupert at 53:01 and Hilda Robinson of New Aiyansh at 56:23.