Half marathon hits Oak Bay

107.3 KOOL FM Oak Bay Half Marathon comes to town May 24

Lace up for the 107.3 KOOL FM Oak Bay Half Marathon, coming to town May 24. Walkers and others needing an early start for the half-marathon will begin at 7 a.m. with the regular half-marathon and relay beginning an hour later.

For the children, there’s a one-kilometre run starting at 10:30 a.m. Avoid late-entry fee increases by signing up online until May 21. During race weekend, register at the Frontrunners on Shelbourne Street. Visit oakbayhalf.com for details.

After sweeping the White Rock Tritons this past Saturday and splitting the two games Sunday with the Abbotsford Cardinals, the Victoria Eagles Senior Premier team hopes to do everything they can to take all four games this coming weekend. The senior boys will be in Surrey Saturday playing the Whalley Chiefs, but return home to Lambrick Sunday when they host the Cardinals. Game times for Sunday’s games are noon and 2:30 p.m.

As for the Junior Eagles, they have just Saturday afternoon to worry about this week when they host the Nanaimo Pirates for a two-game series at Lambrick Park. The Junior Eagles, 4-6 on the season, hope to reach .500 with a pair of wins this weekend. Games for the Saturday series will be noon and 2:30 p.m.

The Eagles’ Premier Baseball League rivals, the Victoria Mariners have the weekend off, but will host two out-of-town teams the following weekend.

The Victoria Horseshoe Club welcomes those from many different age groups interested in trying their hand at the timeless sport. Wednesdays offer senior men’s drop-in starting at 10 a.m. while Sundays at 10 a.m. offers  an open drop-in.

The regular men’s league is every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. The ladies league will be Wednesdays, also at 7 p.m. There’s also a junior league for younger people who are interested in horseshoes Mondays at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Learn more at www.gvhpa.org.

The Boulders Climbing Gym is set to host the International Federation of Sport Climbing Speed Climbing Cup and the Climbing Escalade Canada National Youth and Open Climbing Championships this coming weekend.

Men’s and women’s Canadian record holders, siblings Robert and Alison Stewart-Patterson, will compete in the hopes of surpassing their own milestones. The tournaments will take place from Saturday, May 16 through Monday, May 18.

The Falcon gymnasts are training hard for this weekend’s 33rd annual Garden City Invitational, at the Panorama Recreation Centre where these athletes will display their physical strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination.

Two Victoria and District Cricket Association cricket games are coming up next weekend May 23 and 24 when the Islanders Cricket Club hosts the Incogs CC, and Victoria United CC hosts Oak Bay CC the following day. Both games will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Beacon Hill Park.

 

 

 

Devon Gall is an avid sports fan and former Carnarvon baseball player. Send your sports events news to jocktalk@telus.net.

 

 

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