The River's Spring Run Off 10K report
The fourth race in the IRA road series the Spring Run Off is also the third race in the Timex road series.
Mark Bomba M(35-39) of Coquitlam, finished first overall in a time of 32:14 with Paul Krochak (M30-34) of Vancouver second in 33:03. Greg Johnson (M30-34) of Kamloops took third in 35:02. In the women's division, Yuliya Yastrebova (M35-39), recently from the Ukraine and now residing in Penticton, took top spot with a time of 40:07. Yuliya was a member of the Ukraine National Track team from 1994 to 2000 and still holds a 4:09 1500 metre stadium record in Spain. Second place went to Kelowna’s Cindy Rhodes (F50-54) in 40:42 with Shannon Thompson (F20-29) of Kelowna third in 41:21.
Mark Bomba also took top spot in the men's age-graded category with a time of 30:41. Jack Miller (M60-64) of Kamloops was second in 31:07 and Dave Frilund (M50-54) of Port Coquitlam ranked third in 32:03. For the women Cindy Rhodes maintained her 2008 first place series a-g sweep with a time of 35:09. Laurelee Welder F(50-54) of Kelowna was second in 35:34 and Joanne Montgomery F(50-54) of Penticton took third spot in 39:34.