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Race series ends in Richmond

 Kicking it into gear are several of the 132 runners who woke up early Sunday to participate in the 2014 Richmond Olympic Oval 10k Race, the final leg of the 10-race Lower Mainland Road Race Series. - Jared Hume photo
Kicking it into gear are several of the 132 runners who woke up early Sunday to participate in the 2014 Richmond Olympic Oval 10k Race, the final leg of the 10-race Lower Mainland Road Race Series.
— image credit: Jared Hume photo

It may seem surprising that a 10-kilometre race would be decided by mere seconds. But that’s what happened Sunday in the final leg of the Richmond Olympic Oval 10k road race.

Vancouver’s Evan Elder held off Nicholas Browne of Richmond to win the last of the 10 Lower Mainland Road Race Series this year. Elder’s winning time was 34:09, while Brown finished in 34:59. Jorge Parra of Tullahoma, Tenn. was third in 35:12, while the top female finisher was Tanith Maxwell of North Vancouver, who was sixth overall in 37:04.

The sixth annual Richmond Olympic Oval race, held along the scenic Middle Arm Dyke Trail over River Road, was hosted by the Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club and is one of the club’s major fundraisers.

Meet director Jared Hulme said the annual race provides people with an opportunity to pursue personal best times, or simply enjoy good exercise and fellowship.

“We are really excited about hosting this annual run at the Richmond Olympic Oval plaza and for encouraging people to get active and achieve their personal goals best," he said.

 

 

 

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