VANCOUVER, BC (March 16, 2013) — Despite slightly wet weather, a sold out field participated in the 8th annual BMO St. Patrick’s Day 5k in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Two time Olympian, Gary Reed, was there to start the race consisting of the strongest field ever, battling it out for the $1,700 in prize money sponsored by the Bank of Montreal and Saucony.
Geoff Martinson, from Victoria, BC was the first to cross the finish line in a winning time of 14:38, missing the course record by seconds set by Olympian marathoner Dylan Wykes in 2010. On the women’s side, Sabrina Wilkie of Vancouver, BC was the top female in a time of 17:07. The race also offers a mile prime sponsored by Realtor Eric Langhjelm. It was a battle to the mile with 2012 winner, Mike Sayenko taking home the cash grab. The overall female winner, Sabrina Wilkie, took home the $100 for the women.