Matt Priestly from Victoria got out front on the 12k run from start and finished first in that event with a time of 1:07:56

Run up Red

Red Mountain hosted the first ever Broken Goat event on Saturday.



On Saturday, Red Mountain hosted the first ever Broken Goat, a race featuring five separate events, including a challenging 50 km race over the seven summits, and a kids’ race.

This is the first year the event has ever been held, and it was put on by PACE Sports Fitness out of Kelowna. Rene Unser, founder of PACE, has been coaching and running for over a decade, and has organized many races.

“I have a couple of local races that I do in Kelowna, however I’ve been bringing some mountain running camps here for the past few years,” she says.

Unser could be seen cheering on racers throughout the day, giving each one a hug as they crossed the finish line.

For some, it was long trek, starting at Nancy Greene at 6 or 8 a.m. and covering 50 or 25km.

Others signed up for a shorter sprint.

Participants who chose to compete in Friday’s vertical climb made their way up Redhead trail—climbing 450m in 1.7km.

Those who participated in the 12km did the same climb the next day, but then continued back around Red Mountain and down again to finish the race.

But the highlight of the afternoon was the kids’ race. Some of the contestants were under five years old and had to be accompanied by their parents, who tried not to slow them down too much. Waiting at the finish line was a sweet reward: bags of skittles fashioned into medals.

Adult racers made due with specially crafted clay medals, and beers at the BBQ that followed.

Top three results for the 50km race:1st: Jeff Krar, Calgary, AB, 5:21:102nd: Rob Doyle, North Vancouver, BC, 5:50:153rd: Loic Letailleur, Kelowna, BC, 6:11:55

Top three results for the 25km race:1st: Shane Ruljancich, Victoria, BC, 2:12:002nd: John Laughton, Calgary, AB, 2:16:153rd: Adam Elliot, Kelowna, BC, 2:31:12

Top three results for the 12km race:1st: Matt Priestly, Victoria, BC, 1:07:562nd: Michael Fitzpatrick, Canmore, AB, 1:12:443rd: Liza Pye, Canmore, AB, 1:16:08

Top three results for the vertical climb:1st: Peter Watson, Kelowna, BC, 17:342nd: Loic Letailleur, Kelowna, BC, 18:133rd: Blaine Penny, Calgary, AB, 18:32

 

Just Posted

Rossland council split on arena fix

Rossland council approves band-aid for arena, while its future is debated

Fruitvale man identified in fatal zipline accident in Thailand

Spencer Donaldson, 25, was from Fruitvale, B.C., the city’s mayor has confirmed

Fruitvale man, 25, dies after falling from zipline in Thailand, reports say

Bangkok Post says man fell from Flight of the Gibbon zipline in Chiang Mai

Facing high regulatory barriers, Kootenay cannabis producers gather for support

Symposium on barriers facing legalization attended by hundreds

U.S. and Canada continue to talk Columbia River Treaty

Katrine Conroy says flood risk and hydro power were topics of discussion

UPDATE: Four victims identified in deadly Penticton shooting spree

John Brittain, 68, faces three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

Prince George sweeps to first-ever BC Hockey League crown

Spruce Kings beat Vernon Vipers 3-1 in the Okanagan Wednesday for 13th straight playoff win

Hwang’s first MLS goal lifts Whitecaps to 1-0 win over LAFC

Vancouver picks up first victory of season

Child-proof your windows ahead of warm weather: B.C. expert

Fifteen children were taken to BC Children’s Hospital for falls in 2018

B.C. trucker pleads guilty to lesser charges in fatal Manitoba crash

Gurjant Singh was fined $3,000 and given a one-year driving prohibition.

Study links preschool screen time to behavioural and attention problems

The research looked at more than 2,400 families

More than $100,000 raised for family of professional skier who died near Pemberton

Dave Treadway leaves behind his pregnant wife and two young boys

BC SPCA asks public for donations after puppy caught in trap

The puppy’s medical bills are expected to amount to more than $4,600

B.C. party bus monitors required to watch for booze, drugs on board

New rule in time for grad outings, minister Claire Trevena says

Most Read