Because it takes place right before Halloween, it’s not unusual for runners in the Autumn Classic to don costumes for the race. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Dusty Spiller wins combined race at Cowichan Ceevacs Autumn Classic

Dusty Spiller of Duncan posted the top time in the combined distance at the Ceevacs Autumn Classic, held at Zanatta Vineyards on Oct. 20.

Entrants in the race can choose to run the 5K or 10K distance, or both, which 38 competitors opted for. Racing in the M30-39 division, Spiller finished first with a time of 54 minutes and 46 seconds.

Rounding out the top 10 in the combined were Reg Willick (M50-59, 1:05:56), Kristin Smart (F30-39, 1:06:02), Kevin Wanke (M40-49, 1:09:03), Jenna Wickham (F30-39, 1:15:09), Darren Eveleigh (M40-49, 1:11:59), Michael Kennedy (M50-59, 1:10:47), Dennis Mousseau (M40-49, 1:16:25), Britney Ruzesky (F20-29, 1:16:30), and Kelly Schellenberg (F60-69, 1:17:57).

The top time in the 10K was had by Lucas Tuloman in the M30-39 division, finishing in 39:09. The rest of the top 10 were Evan Russell (M01-19, 39:44), Simon Minkow (M01-19, 44:37), Darren Stanger (M40-49, 47:34), Ethan Stanger (M01-19, 47:34), Kate Cook (F30-39, 48:01), Amanda Glendinning (F30-39, 49:11), Michelle Stroulger (F30-39, 49:30), Andrea Gandy (F30-39, 49:44), and Roger White (M60-69, 50:38)

Luke Kurelja had the best time in the 5K, leading the M01-19 division in 23:02. The rest of the top 10 included Angela Maclean (F040-49, 23:13), Monni Savory (F30-39, 24:07), Brittany Clark (F30-39, 25:39), Phil Cowley (M30-39, 25:58), Kevin Rumsey, M50-59, 26:53, Robin Taylor (F60-69, 26:53), Willow Weber (F01-19, 27:20), Dee Ogden (F50-59, 27:25), and Laura Shand (F30-39, 27:50).

Just Posted

Drivesmart column: What I’ve learned from a year of driver monitoring

Over all, I’m pleased that I have taken the time to use the app.

Quamichan Lake area a hot spot for bear sightings

WildSafeBC continues education programs for Valley residents

Robert Barron column: School bus rules should be respected

Motorists must NEVER pass a school bus with its stop lights flashing.

‘Nutcracker’ a hit with Cowichan audiences

A big crowd was entranced Saturday, Dec. 7 when the Royal City… Continue reading

Andrea Rondeau column: Remembering the windstorm of 2018; how prepared are you for an emergency?

Last year on Dec. 20 the Cowichan Valley was walloped by the worst windstorm in memory in the region.

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Most Read