Victoria's Jeremy Stead (629) of the Wounded Gazelles sprints to the finish along ahead of local runner Stuart Williams during the Hatley Castle 8K. Runners had beautiful conditions for the race

Hatley 8K draws nearly 500 runners to Royal Roads

Locals set the pace at annual race around the historic grounds in Colwood

Great weather brought out both the casual runners and the more serious competitors to the Hatley Castle 8K race Sunday around Royal Roads University in Colwood.

The Frontrunners Island Race Series event saw Victoria’s  Andrew McCartney and Alison Hooper cross the finish line first among their respective genders.

McCartney, in the  25 to 29 age category, was fastest finisher overall, timing in at 26 minutes, 39 seconds. Behind him were two other Victoria runners, Shaun Stephens-White (25-29) in second in 27 minutes flat, and in third, Shane Ruljancich (35-39) in 27:27.

Among the women, Hooper, competing in the age 20 to 24 division came across in 29:43, good for 11th spot overall. Placing second was Victoria’s Patricia Roney (30-34) in 30:24, followed by Julia Tschanz (25-29) of Victoria in 30:48.

A total of 478 runners hit the trails and pavement for the event. For a complete list of results, visit

Just Posted

Saanich Inlet bridge billion-dollar price tag too expensive says ministry

Malahat alternatives not practical from engineering, budget standpoint

Seven years later, what’s changed since the 2011 Malahat fuel truck crash and closure?

Trans-Canada Highway reopens to traffic Friday morning after roughly 13-hour closure

Shamrocks home opener tonight

Victoria opens play against Burnaby at 7:30 p.m., tailgate party starts at 5

Vehicle crosses into median and flips on Pat Bay Hwy

The vehicle landed upside down in oncoming lanes of traffic on the McKenzie overpass

WATCH: Final thoughts before the 75th Swiftsure Yacht Race

Nautical stories and racing strategies of some of the 200 crews heading out to sea Saturday

Black Press Media to launch Pipeline Full of Controversy series

Series covers Trans Mountain’s history, science, Indigenous reaction, politics and economics

B.C. RCMP swoop in to save injured eagle

An eagle with a broken wing now in a recovery facility after RCMP rescue near Bella Coola

Catalyst Paper to sell U.S. mills to Chinese company

Sale will allow company to focus on B.C. interests, says president Ned Dwyer

Bug spray 101: Health Canada wants you to stay bite free

Health Canada is reminding Canadians to use bug spray and other insect repellents safely

Unions reject CP Rail contract offers

Both meeting Friday to determine next steps; 72 hours notice required before strike action.

B.C. jewellers warn public about fake gold scam

‘They are playing on people’s sympathy and their greed’

Former B.C. premier says pot industry about to enter Wild West

Mike Harcourt says Canada is about to enter a new gold rush with many dreaming of striking it rich

Hunt continues for two suspects in Ontario restaurant explosion

The explosion left 15 people injured, but all victims have now been released from hospital

B.C. teacher charged with sexual offences involving two teens

Henry Kang, 50, of Abbotsford charged with two counts each sex assault and sexual exploitation

Most Read