Heidts come clean in Dirty Feet
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.