Four Ceevac Roadrunners completed the 50km Elk Lake Ultra Marathon on May 9, while a fifth member of the club finished his first-ever regulation marathon.
Janet Curley celebrated her 65th birthday by challenging herself to her first ultra marathon. Her previous longest race was a 21km half marathon. She was joined by two other first-time ultra runners, Janine Frank and Shannon Lebeuf, and race regular James Griffin. Meanwhile, Darrell Frank completed his first 42km marathon.
"The [ultra marathon] is multiple loops around Elk Lake; each loop is 10km," Janine Frank explained. "So not only is the distance you run challenging, so is the mental aspect of running five laps.
"The following day I chuckled when we were leaving Victoria and saw a road sign that said ‘Duncan – 50 km.’ Put the whole thing into perspective."