Runners take off during the GutBuster run Saturday

Great conditions for GutBuster

Ladysmith recently hosted the third race in the trail running series

The GutBuster Trail Running Series stormed through Ladysmith early this month.

With the town making up one part of the series, a long course and short course race both took place Saturday, July 5.

It was the third race in the series, following races May 18 in Victoria and June 7 at Mount Tzouhalem.

“It all went extremely well,” organizer Nick Walker said, speaking of the Ladysmith part of the series. “The weather was perfect, and it was all organized extremely well.”

The series teamed up with the Ladysmith Striders, a local running and walking club committed to promoting fitness and recreation locally in a casual environment.

“They put out the route and were an amazing group to work with,” said Walker.

Other GutBuster runs also take place in Duncan and at Mount Washington.

“All the money is donated to local charities,” said Walker. “The Striders will use the money for their Cinnamon Bun Fun Run that they put on. It’s a great event, as it gets people active and out in the community. All the participants seemed to be happy and we had lots of positive feedback from both participants and organizers.”

Thomas Holm of Victoria won the long course race at a time of 1:13:57, a whopping 33 seconds above the average time of the race. Erica Summers was the fastest female at 1:35:43.

In the short course race, Royd Burkart from Port Alberni was victorious at a time of 38:44, with Carmen Goulden the fastest female at 52:45. The average time for this race was 59:51.

More detailed results can be found online at www.racedaytiming.ca/gutbuster/2014.

 

Just Posted

Ladysmith-Chemainus weight loss coaches know what works first-hand

Bev Robinson and Marilyn Mons are living proof of what works

Editorial: British Columbians depending on affordability promises

Following last month’s campaigning, throne speech introduces coming initiatives

North Oyster students could Play Here by April

Initial work to begin in March on playground Ecole North Oyster won in BC-wide contest

Ladysmith Steeling itself for some football

Youth Football Club ready to ride some great fall momentum into spring

Letter: Town of Ladysmith and Canada Post dropped the ball during snow storms

The snow removal by the Town of Ladysmithwas abysmal, at the very… Continue reading

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Most Read