Starting Block story
The second race on the Starting Block Cross-Country Series was held at Kenna Cartwright Park on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Finishing first overall with a time of 41:59 was John Machuga of Kelowna. The top female was Deborah Buhlers, also of Kelowna, who crossed the finish line in 46:54.
The fastest River City runner was Phillip Sigalet, who finished in 45:51, while Yvone Timewell earned top Kamloops female honours with a time of 49:13.
There were 13 runners who travelled shorter distances than the rest of the field, according to a press release from Karen Willies.
The race was meant to be 10.6 kilometres, but "who knows how many ran longer routes (up to 12 kilometres)," the press release said.
Next up on the series is the Larry Nicholas Memorial Run 9k in Kelowna on Oct. 21.