Heidts come clean in Dirty Feet

Kitty Brodie of Vernon celebrates her birthday with an eight-km race at Kal Lake Provincial Park Sunday in the North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series. She was 28th. - Roger Knox/Morning Star
Kitty Brodie of Vernon celebrates her birthday with an eight-km race at Kal Lake Provincial Park Sunday in the North Face Dirty Feet Trail Series. She was 28th.
— image credit: Roger Knox/Morning Star

The Heidts came out smelling like roses after The North Face Dirty Feet Kal Park trail races Sunday.

Aaron Heidt of Vernon won the men’s 50-kilometre event in four hours, 16 minutes and 59 seconds. He competes in the 30-39 category.

Heidt’s 25-k split was 2:06:49. He was a clear winner, finishing 34 minutes in front of runner-up Matthew Fortuna of Oyama, Tim Dickinson of West Kelowna was third in 5:12.

Michael Burkhart of Lumby placed seventh in the field of 29, in 5:48:22, while Tom Cull of Vernon was 10th, in 6:25:17, and Brian Hill of Vernon was 14th, in 6:43:12. Hill was third in the 50-59 class.

Hans Danielsson (40-49 group) was 21st overall, in 7:45:19.

Lisa Heidt kept up to her husband and claimed the women’s 25k race, in 2:33. She runs in the 30-39 division.

Ann-Marie Gill of Revelstoke finished seven minutes back of Heidt, while Christina Nilsen of Kamloops took third, almost 10 minutes behind.

Carol Winn of Vernon placed 10th, in 3:02:13, while Nicole Heffner was 15th, in 3:11:22, Dawna Jodoin was 19th, in 3:15:35 and Renate Terpstra was 22nd, in 3:21:30.

Trish Marshall was 23rd in a field of 55, in 3:21:30, while Alana Simms took 25th, in 3:22:04, and Tammy Buick was 27th, in 3:22:33. Marshall topped the 50-59 class.

Darren Derochie of Vernon placed fourth in the men’s 25-k, in 2:32, eight minutes behind winner Sean Mcevoy of Salmon Arm.

Warren Bell was sixth, in 2:38:53, while John Wilson was 10th, in 2:47:54 and Anthony Berdan 12th, four minutes back of Wilson.

Ryan Henry was 13th, in 2:54:01, while Trent Dansereau finished 18th, in 3:19:17 and Russell Williamson was 21st, five minutes behind Danserau.

Deb Russel of Calgary ruled the women’s 50k, in 5:53.28, 26 minutes ahead of Jasper’s Wendy Copp, in a field of 16.

Blind Bay teenager Chantel Jeffrey topped the women’s 8-k, in 42:06, edging Vernon’s Alesha Miller (43:29) and Silping Wong (43:36). There was a field of 80.

Seija Deleenheer was fourth, in 44:34, while Sara Watt took seventh, in 47:42, Samantha Loewen was next, in 48:16, Niclole McLeod was ninth, in 48:33 and Kira McClellan was 10th, in 48:59.

The next series stop is Sunday, June 1 in Kelowna.

Vernon’s Nathan Champness won the Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon last Sunday ahead of Jake Allen of Kelowna.

Champness Start


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