This article was published on April 13th, 2013
April In the days leading up to the BMO Sunshine Coast April Fools Run, the constant downpour of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the would-be half marathon participants. As runners geared up for the Sunday, April 7, 2013 race, the overcast skies remained dry and kept temperatures cool, creating ideal running conditions for the 36th annual race.
The 628 participants lined up for the 9:30am start in Gibson’s for their 21.1km (13.3mi), journey from Gibsons to Sechelt. The first place overall and men’s finisher was Nicholas Browne, followed by the 2012 first place finisher, David Palermo, both from Vancouver. For the second year in a row, Lisa Brooking took home the first place women’s finish.
Watch the highlights video by Keith Dunn, of the top finishers:
Personal Results (new half marathon person best):
- Finish Time: 1:36:28
- Overall: 62/ 627
- Men’s Overall Finish: 51 / 235
- Men 30 – 34: 12/29
- Average Pace: 4:35m/km