The Timex BC Road Running Series is BC’s premier road race series, featuring 15 of the most competitive events in BC. With 10 events complete, competition for places is intensifying. Participants must complete a minimum of 5 races to qualify for series prizing, as well as being a Junior, Senior, Masters or Road & Trail member of BC Athletics.
After 10 events, Geoff Martinson has a clear lead with 4,477 points. Second and third places are extremely close with David Jackson (4,395) just one point ahead of Jim Finlayson (4,394). Ryan Huff is fourth with 4,222 points.
On the women’s side Sabrina Wilkie leads with 4,371 points. Only 7 points cover second to fourth places, with Catrin Jones (4,304) edging Erin Burrett (4,301) and Catherine Watkins (4,297).
This year series prizes will be awarded to the top 10 qualifiers, with prize money of $1,000, $500, $300, $200 awarded to the top 4 men and women, and Timex merchandise awarded to places 5 through 10. In addition, the top 4 men and women will be invited to represent BC at the Timex Series National Finale and National 10K Championship in Toronto on September 21.
The remaining 5 races in the 2013 Timex BC Road Running Series are:
- Sunday, May 26 (8:30am) – Running Room Shaughnessy 8K, Vancouver
- Sunday, June 9 (9:00am) – Sandcastle City Classic 10K, White Rock
- Friday, June 14 (6:45pm) – North Shore Credit Union Longest Day 5K, UBC
- Sunday, July 7 (8:00am) – Midsummer 8K, Kelowna
- Saturday, July 20 (8:00am) – Summerfast 10K, Vancouver
The Running Room Shaughnessy 8K also serves as the 2013 BC 8K Championship, with additional Championship prize money available to BC Athletics members.
Complete Timex BC Road Running Series details, individual race details, and the latest rankings can be found on the series website at http://www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/