It's been just a week after the inaugural "Conquer The Lake" running race took place in Lake Country, BC. With a turnout of 27 runners and an equivalent number of volunteers, we had great weather, a great venue and lots of smiling supporters!
The admirable Arno Compas came in first place for the Half Marathon around Woods Lake with a whopping time of 1:39 minutes! Close behind, Jodi Cochrane took second place with 1:41 finish and Gerry Naito in third at 1:47! With such a hilly, challenging course it was impressive to see these fast finishers cross the finish line at GESS.
In the 12 km, our top three finishers were Trevor Lethewaite (55:21), Tyler Russell (57:07) and Marni McCarthy (1:12)*!
For the fast 6 km course, our first place finisher came in at just 30:02, Grant Spelsberg of Lake Country, 2nd place finisher Julia Keller at 32:39 minutes and 3rd place Chaz Friesen at 32:56 minutes! A pretty tight grouping for 13 total runners!
We were extremely thankful to all of the volunteers, sponsors and supporters with donations for the top three runners in each race from Oyama Zipline, Plan B Salon in Kelowna, and Sweet Legs!
Other supporting organizations for the event include; Laing Roofing, Lake Country Environmental & HSE Services, Western Canadian Steel, the Royal Bank of Winfield, Interior Portable Rentals and Labatt - Budweiser!
A many special thanks to Coralie and her Team; AllSafe Traffic Control who provided amazing road safety and management planning for the event. Thanks to the District of Lake Country and Ministry of Transportation for supporting and helping the event take place in such a wonderful place!
We can't wait to host this event again next year! See you in 2017!