North Vancouver’s Ellie Greenwood and Vancouver’s Anne-Marie Madden took the top two spots at the Chuckanut 50K trail race in Bellingham, Wash on Saturday. The world (IAU) 50K bronze medallist Catrin Jones, a Victoria resident, also made an appearance on Saturday finishing sixth overall.

Greenwood is one of the world’s most accomplished trail and ultra runners with the open women’s course record at the Western States 100-mile endurance race (16:47:19 in 2012), two world (IAU) 100K championships to her name (2010 and 2014 representing Great Britain) as well as being a sub-2:45 marathon runner. She was born in Scotland and after graduating university relocated to North Vancouver where she now resides.

She covered the course in 4:11:58 to take the win, 11 minutes ahead of Madden. The 37-year-old is featured in the newest trail issue of Canadian Running.

Madden was back in action for the second consecutive weekend after running a 5K personal best (17:02) at the St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Vancouver’s Stanley Park last Saturday. Showing off some incredible range, she was able to finish second in 4:22:52, a 50K PB.

Women’s top-10 results can be found below:

Chuckanut 50k
Top-10 women at the Chuckanut 50K ultra race in Washington on Saturday.

The March 19 race gets its name from the Chuckanut Mountains and Chuckanut Bay located in northern Washington. The race site is about a 70-minute drive south of downtown Vancouver.

Runners begin in Bellingham and follow the city’s Interurban Trail for the first and final 10K of the race, mostly smooth running, with the middle 30K involving 5,000 feet of ascent as runners make their way up the Chuckanut Mountain ridge.

Yesterday marked the 24th year of the race.

Full results can be found here.

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