Enthusiastic runners hit the trails for the 5-kilometre event of The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Race Sunday morning at Kalamalka Provincial Park.

Enthusiastic runners hit the trails for the 5-kilometre event of The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Race Sunday morning at Kalamalka Provincial Park.

Runners make tracks at Kal Park

A total of 200 runners competed in three distances at The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #3 Sunday morning at Kalamalka Provincial Park.

A total of 200 runners competed in three distances at The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #3 Sunday morning at Kalamalka Provincial Park.

A Kelowna duo took first and second overall in the half marathon, with Gary Wade crossing first in one hour, 50 minutes and 12 seconds, followed by Tim Dickinson in 1:52:54.

Delta’s Rob Lang rated third with 1:59:03, and Armstrong’s Mike Brown was the top local, placing fourth in 2:02:26.

Vernon’s Bill Mah (2:08:56), Brian Hill (2:15:28), Phil Carruthers (2:16:10), Dan Straw (2:22:10) and Danny Kermode (2:28:30) all made the top 20.

In the women’s half marathon, Ann-Marie Gill (2:00:35) and Sarah Newton (2:04:48) finished one-two, followed by Squamish’s Birgitte Marthinsen in third at 2:07:14.

Vernon’s Lisa Heidt was fourth with 2:07:39. Daniela Doebler, ranking 17th with 2:40:42, and Lyndsey Rosen, claiming 19th with 2:42:23, also cracked the top 20.

In the 10-km distance, Vernon’s Terry Hamilton secured third place in 52:38, trailing Kelowna’s Drew Lejbak (49:27) and runner-up Damian Hawley (50:19). Wade Cantolope (46:42), Greg Baturin (58:30), Sean Hamilton (1:03:53), Ken Riegel (1:04:17), David Harris (1:05:17) and Bill Fair (1:10:18) recorded top-20 times.

Vernon’s Jenna Hunter earned first overall with 54:19 in the women’s division, followed by North Bay’s Nel Vandermeer (56:16) and Patricai Konay in 57:17. Valerie Hruschak (1:02:39), Cathy Hooper (1:06:54) and Alison Carruthers (1:09:07) and Sarah Pestridge (1:10:58) were inside the top 20.

John Davies of Coldstream clocked a 27:32 to place second behind Kamloops Shawn Frain (24:39) in the men’s 5-km event.

Bryan Carruthers was fourth with a 29:18, and Coldstream’s Jacob Kuiken was ninth with 34:58. Lumby’s Paul Fisher (35:56), Coldstream’s Jordan Carter (36:05), Vernon’s Greg Thompson (36:45), Coldstream’s Teagan Sayer (41:27), Byron Sayer (41:29) were the other locals in the 19-man field.

Glynis Sim of Salmon Arm took top spot in the women’s 5-km, racing a 26:45.

Spots two through seven were all Vernon runners – Amelia Smart (29:05), Rosina Whitelock (30:33), Marin Carruthers (32.16), Janice Morgan (33:22), Sam Davies (34:36) and Rachel Scott (34:41).

Coldstream’s Kim Carter (36:06), Vernon’s Lisa Thompson (36:48) and Coldstream’s Lydia Copland (39:27) were in the top 20.