Nearly 200 trail runners took part in Kaslo Sufferfest today. Racers had a choice of three distances on courses that took them through the picturesque backcountry trails that surround the community.
Nineteen racers were up before dawn to start their 50 km run. Jordan McTaggart of Ottawa was first male to finish that event with a time of 4:56 (four hours, 56 minutes) and Ann-Marie Gill of Revelstoke was the first female across the line, finishing in 5:06. Scott Legere of Nelson was the top local finisher, crossing the line fourth over all with a time of 5:13. Kaslo’s Heather Hewat was the only local female to brave the 50km run.
The 25 km run was completed by 40 races. Richard Hamilton of Revelstoke won that event with a time of 2:01 and Mathiu Paye of Ymir was close behind, finishing six minutes later in second place. The top female finisher was Alysson Marshall of Canmore, AB, with 2:18 on the clock. Less than a minute later Nelson’s Leanne Douglas crossed the line in second for women and sixth overall.
The most popular event of the day was the 10 km, which 131 racers took part in. Nelson’s Chad Badry was the top finisher with a time of 47 minutes and the first female was Dahria Beatty at 49 minutes. Natasha Miles of New Denver was the top local female finisher, with a time of 51 minutes — she was 11th overall and eighth among the women.
The 10km event also had a youth category. Elizabeth Elliot of Revelstoke finished in 49 minutes and was the first girl to cross the line. The fasted boy was Alex Jay of Revelstoke with a time of 51 minutes.
Kaslo Sufferfest was founded in 2010. The two day endurance festival includes cross country mountain bike events on the Saturday and trail running on Sunday.
For all the results from the two days, click here.