Revelstokians suffer way to the top in Kaslo
Madeleine Martin-Preney was the winner of the first ever 200-kilometre-long Loonie-Toonie race at the Kaslo Sufferfest last weekend – the top result amongst an impressive turnout by Revelstokians at the two days of endurance races.
The Kaslo Sufferfest included running races of 10, 25 and 50 kilometres; mountain bike races of 14, 45 and 100 kilometres, a 1,300 vertical metre downhill enduro race dubbed the Monster; and kids biking and running races.
Here are the top performances by Revelstokians:
The Loonie Toonie was a three day, 200 kilometre trail run with about 10,000 metres of elevation gain through the Selkirk Mountains between Kaslo and New Denver. Martin-Preney finished in a time of 31:58:43 to win the race by more than four hours over runner-up Margaret Li of Calgary.
In the 10 kilometre run, Elizabeth Elliott, Beth Granstrom, and Josi Koerber swept the podium in the 11-13 age category. Eric Brosch (11-13), Nelson Luxmoore (11-13) and Brittany Evans (17-19) also had podium finishes.
Tayla Koerber won the 25 kilometre run in the under-30 women’s catergory. Sarah Newton, who competed in the 100 kilometre bike race on Saturday, won the 50 kilometre run in her 40-49 age group on Sunday.
In the kids bike race, Elizabeth Elliott finished first in her 11-13 age group, while Beth Granstrom was runner up and her sister Kate finished fourth. Rebecca Brosch was third in the 9-10 age group and Alexandra Luxmoore won the 7-8 age group.
In the 14 kilometre bike race, Beverley Brosch of Revelstoke was the top woman, followed by Kevan McCroy. Nelson Luxmoore was second in the 11-13 age group and Tayla Koerber topped the 14-16 group.
In the gruelling 100 kilometre mountain bike race from New Denver to Kaslo, David Sinclair of Revelstoke topped his 20-29 age category and finished 15th overall. Rory Luxmoore was the top Revelstokian, finishing in 14th spot.
In the Monster Enduro, Don Robertson finished in fifth spot, and first amongst 40-49-year-olds.