Shawnigan Hills parkrun Report for Jan. 11

Shawnigan Hills parkrun timekeepers Phichaya Hirantantisakun and Victoria Qiu. (Submitted)

Parkrun number 16 saw 11 first-timers cross the finish line in a field of 21. Heather Truhn led the way for the newly registered runners, finishing third in a time of 26:37, whilst Peter DeVries and Doug Kirkby had a reversal of fortunes from last week, the former prevailing with his seventh first finish on this course and a personal best time of 23:29.

Other personal-best finishes included Jeffrey Patterson (35:05) and walkers Jackie De Jong and Elaine Hamilton, who were agonizingly close to breaking one hour, missing out by three and six seconds respectively.

We also had four unregistered runners. Whilst not a problem, we are unable to add names to the results if this is the case. It only takes two minutes to register at

With heavy snowfall predicted this week, please check the Shawnigan Hills parkrun website for updates. This week’s event will go ahead unless the snow has made the surface unsafe for running. A decision will be made by 8 a.m. at the latest.

Walk, jog, run, volunteer or simply come and watch — it is up to you. Be a part of the community, make new friends and socialize — we meet at Shawnigan Coffee House post-run after each event. It is a great way to start the weekend.

Next run: Saturday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m.

– Mark Swannell, organizer

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