Inaugural Bear Mountain St. Paddy’s 5K race in the books

More than 200 runners take part in first event around golf course

Victoria’s Julien Marceau led a field of more than 200 runners in the inaugural St. Paddy’s Day 5K race on the trails through the golf course at Bear Mountain on Sunday.

Marceau, competing in the men’s age 30 to 34 category, crossed the line in 20 minutes, 43 seconds.

He wound up 16 seconds ahead of Victoria runner Warren Beattie (40-44) in 20:59. Gary Duncan, in the men’s 55 to 59 group, was third in 21:17.

Jessica Lougheed of Victoria was the fastest woman runner, clocking 22:26 and also winning the 30 to 34 category.

Jenny Quilty (25-29) of Victoria was just behind at 22:29, while Kyla Beattie (35-39) rounded out the top three in the close race for No. 1 woman, timing in at 22:32.

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