Kelowna's John Machuga heads along the final stretch of trail en route to first place finish at the Campbell Mountain Cross Country Race Sunday in Penticton.

Machuga wins Campbell Mountain run

Kelowna runners finishes 8.2 km cross country event in 36 minutes 54 seconds

Kelowna’s John Machuga set the pace at the Interior Running Association’s Campbell Mountain cross country race on Sunday in Penticton.

Machuga completed the 8.2 km run in 36 minutes 54 seconds, 39 seconds ahead of runner up Josh Heinrich of Penticton.

Vernon’s Liam McGrath was third in 39:15, while Kelowna’s Dirk ‘Tiger’ Handke placed fifth in 40:05.

Kelowna’s Brett Henderson was 11th in 42:30.

Ingrid Musselman Bell of Penticton was the top female finisher, placing 15th overall in 45:08.

Age group winners from Kelowna were: Machuga (M35-39), Handke (M45-49), Roly Muller (M60-64) in 45:17, and Robert Hautala (M55-59) in 47:15.

The next race on the IRA Series is the Summerland Sweets X-Country 7.4 K on Sunday, Oct. 5.


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