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Course record set

Erin Burrett of Nanaimo was the first female across the finish line at the Bazan Bay 5k race Sunday in Sidney.  Saanich runner Geoff Martinson set a new course record in his second straight Bazan Bay win. - Steven Heywood/News staff
Erin Burrett of Nanaimo was the first female across the finish line at the Bazan Bay 5k race Sunday in Sidney. Saanich runner Geoff Martinson set a new course record in his second straight Bazan Bay win.
— image credit: Steven Heywood/News staff

Geoff Martinson set a blistering pace in Sunday’s Bazan Bay 5k road race in Sidney.

Last year’s race winner, Martinson set a course record of 14:12.

The time tops the Saanich-based runner’s race in last year’s Bazan Bay event (14:32) and is being touted by race officials as the fastest time in the distance in B.C. this season.

Martinson has now won the Bazan Bay event two years in a row and was recently honoured by Frontrunners Island Race Series organizers as one of their top runners this season.

Martinson was followed by a contingent of runners from the University of Victoria. Patrick Psotka was second overall at 14:48 and Dylan Haight was right behind in third at 14:51.

The first woman across the finish line was Nanaimo’s Erin Burrett. The Bastion Running Club racer finished in a time of 16:35, a personal best.

She was followed at 16:50 by Kimberley Doerkson of the Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club and Catherine Watkins at 16:52.

For full race results, visit www.racedaytiming.ca and look under the VIRA (Vancouver Island Runners Association) race series for the 2014 results lists.

 

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