Haaheim win Summerland race
Kelowna runner Trevor Haaheim left the field in his wake to post a convincing victory at the Willis Greenaway Half Marathon.
Haaheim (M35-39) completed the 21.1 km Interior Running Association event on Sunday morning in Summerland in a time of one hour 18 minutes.
Vernon's Trevor Jordan (M45-49) was nearly two minutes back of Haaheim to take second place in 1:19:59.
Kelowna's Gary Wade (M40-to 44) was third overall in 1:26:38.
Haaheim has won many local road and cross country races over the years at various distances, including the Peak to Beak in Kelowna four times.
Two other Kelowna runners cracked the top 10 in Summerland: Roy Uzelman was seventh overall and first in the men's 60 to 64 age bracket in 1:38:07; and Jason Rodine won the men's 30 to 34 division and was eighth overall in 1:38:43.
Penticton's Jenny Ayers was the first woman to finish the race in 13th in a time of 1:42:35.
Laurelee Welder was the first Kelowna woman to finish as she was 16th overall and first in the 55 to 59 age group in 1:43:16.
Other age class winners from Kelowna were: Michelle Sinclair, women's 40 to 44 in 1:53:20; Jennifer Spencer, women's 20 to 29 in 1:57:47; Diane Leonard, women's 65 to 69 in 2:00:15; Bill Stephens, men's 70 to 74 in 2:05:46; and Barb Robertson (West Kelowna), women's 50 to 54 in 2:18:01.
The next event on the IRA series is the Grizzly Bear 12 K, Sunday, June 26 in Revelstoke.
Kelowna's Midsummer 8 K Run is set for Sunday, July 10.
For complete results and schedule, visit www.interiorrunning.ca.