Olympian’s record wiped out at Bazan Bay 5K

Victoria runner beats Simon Whitfield’s course record in Sidney

A Victoria man annihilated Olympian Simon Whitfield’s course record for the Synergy Health Management Ltd. Bazan Bay 5K race last weekend.

Geoff Martinson finished the course in 14 minutes, 20 seconds, beating Whitfield’s previous record from 2010 by 16 seconds.

Brent McMahon crossed the finish line second in the Sunday, March 4 race at 14:44 and Dylan Haight finished third at 14:48.

Malindi Elmore of Kelowna earned 943 points in the Island Race Series with her finish time of 15:48 – three points ahead of Jon Brown, the previous top points winner.

Hilary Stellingwerff finished second among the women at 16:32 and Ellen Pennock third, at 16:54.

“It was a fast course and although slower than my track time, I was very pleased. I train with Hilary and it was good to see some good competition out there,” Elmore said.

Marilyn Arsenault was the top finisher in the masters women’s race with a time of 16:54 and Ian Hallam won the men’s masters with 15:31.