With a spate of mild weather over the recent past, the course was very snow-free and in great running shape, and some fast times were posted. For only the second time I can remember, the overall winner on age grading was a woman, with 2011 Runner of the Year Liz Borrett (F70-74) claiming the honor by clocking 53:13 at age 74, which graded out at 32:38, to break her age group record set last year. Liz has run faster every year she has run this race, what an inspiration! Jack Miller (M65-69) was the top man on age-grading, running 44:11 at age 67, which graded out at 33:22, to break his age group record set last year. These performances overshadowed the winners on clock time, Hans Aabye (M35-39) of Merritt,who ran 34:17, and Jessica Hannah (F30-34) of Kelowna, who ran 38:57. For Hannah, it was her third overall victory in the race, and for Aabye, whose nemesis John Machuga chose to run the First Half in Vancouver, it was his second victory at Lavington. Aabye’s time was also an age-group record, besting the time set by Tom Evans in winning the race in 2004.