— L-G Road Runners (@LGRoadRunners) February 11, 2018
Rachel Cliff raced to a course record at Vancouver’s ‘First Half’ Half-Marathon on Sunday.
The B.C. Endurance Project member lowered the women’s course record to 1:12:21 as Rob Watson won the men’s race in 1:06:57.
Sunday’s race marked the second time in a month that Cliff has contested a half-marathon. On Jan. 14, Cliff clocked 1:11:52, a personal best, at the Houston Half-Marathon. She’s gearing up to race the 10,000m at April’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Previously, the women’s record stood at 1:12:47. The men’s course record, 1:04:22, remains untouched for another year.
In 2017, the race was cancelled due to weather.
— BC Athletics (@BC_Athletics) February 11, 2018
The annual February event attracts upwards of 2,000 runners and features a course around the perimeter of Stanley Park.