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Rob Watson sets SeaWheeze half-marathon course record

Watson ran a solo 1:08:47 to break the old course record by almost a minute

On Saturday, August 15, Rob Watson ran a new SeaWheeze half-marathon course record of 1:08:50, averaging 3:14 per kilometre. Conveniently located in Vancouver, Watson decided to stick with his plan of tackling the record in 2020, and on his own early Saturday morning, he was successful. The SeaWheeze Strava page has nearly 50,000 members and counting. If you’re interested in running the event, it’s not too late to sign up

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As of August 15 (and running through August 23) runners can do their virtual SeaWheeze half-marathon or 10K. So far, Watson is leading the men’s race with his 1:08:50. The old course record stood at 1:09:47 from 2019. Watson’s goal was to break it and kick off the virtual event. He said, “Unfortunately due to the circumstances of the world we can’t join as one this year, but there are virtual runners signed up from over 100 counties, which actually makes it more inclusive. So we’re all coming out here and throwing down our virtuals this week.”

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Runners will still get their SeaWheeze participation medals, just shipped a little later than usual. Those who registered before August 4 will receive their medals within eight weeks and those who registered after August 4 will get them within 12. 

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