A popular race for runners in the southwestern Ontario region took place over the weekend. Over 1,400 runners headed to Oakville Sunday morning to compete in the Nutrience Oakville Half.
The race, which also features a 10K, 5K and student relay is quite the staple in the GTA running scene. Those who run it are attracted to Oakville’s picturesque downtown where the race course runs right down by the waterfront. It also has a reputation for being a fast one– that’s enough to give a much-needed boost for runners preparing for other fall races.
Sunday’s race ran in perfect conditions with sunny skies and cooler temperatures in the morning. Victor Gatundu took the men’s race leading by over a minute. He crossed the finish with a time of 1:15:19. Second to him was Damen Lee running 1:16:16. Tyler Chacra came in just after him with his time of 1:16:45.
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The top runners in the women’s race came in fairly close together compared to the men’s event. The half-marathon was won by Julie Martens. Martens finished the course in 1:26:23 with Darlene Hall placing second soon after her in 1:26:46. Tanya Porcelato took third place. She ran a 1:27:05.
Runners who take part get to enjoy a fun atmosphere with the celebration happening in the park afterwards.
For full results of this weekend’s race, see here.