Sunday, January 28th saw the 16th running of the Cobble Hill 10K. The race organized by the Ceevacs Roadrunners is the second fixture of the Vancouver Island race series. The 2024 and 2025 editions feature the BC provincial 10K championships.

Several records were set Sunday at Cobble Hill including course records by the men’s winner Andrew Davies with his new personal best time of 29:32. That’s an event and course record

and the women’s winner Glynis Sim clocking a new personal best and course an event record as well in the time of 33:23. While Davies is currently enrolled in law school at the University of

British Columbia, he is from Southern Ontario, while Sim is from Greater Vancouver

and is post-grad from UBC and currently represents the Vancouver Thunderbirds. Both athletes will be representing Canada at the world cross country championships on March 30th in Belgrade

Serbia. Another record set at the Cobble Hill 10K was by Surrey’s Yemane Mulugeta who is

representing the Ocean Athletics Track and Field Club. He ran a new Canadian junior U20 record time of 30:54 finishing second overall Mulugeta will be competing in the First Half half marathon in Vancouver on February 11th.

At the other end of the age spectrum, Roslyn Smith of Courtenay British Columbia representing the Comox Valley Roadrunners set a world 75 to 79 age group record clocking chip time and 49:11 officially. The performance is the world best best-known time it is a ratified Canadian record. The next race in the Vancouver Island Race Series takes place on Sunday, February 11th

in Nanaimo, British Columbia and is called the Cedar 12K. You may check out all the information related to the Vancouver Island race series eight events at w.

Islandseries.org

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