It was a perfect day on Sunday for the Squamish Days 8K and Flashback Mile. The event drew a huge crowd for the long weekend race.
The men’s 8K winner was Drew Nicholson in 27:28. Nicholson paced the out-and-back course perfectly to win the event after coming second five years ago. Nicholson’s next race will likely be the Under Armour Eastside 10K.
The women’s winner was Meg Lewis-Schneider in a blazing 28:02.
Canadian Olympian and 10,000m record holder Natasha Wodak was ninth in 29:21. She was pacing her friend Katherine Moore to a new personal best of 29:21. The pair crossed the finish line together.
The Flashback Mile commemorates one of the first-ever races held in Squamish. The event is popular with kids, but there’s also an open category for adults who prefer for shorter distances.
The overall winner was Nicholas Browne in 4:35. Second place overall went to Chase Grobs who competed in the 10-11 division. Grobs ran a 5:32. The first woman across the line was Malia Stuart in 6:08.
The event also includes a stroller division so that parents and their young ones can compete in their own division. The overall winner was Shea McKinney 40:20.
James Hustevdt won the wheelchair competition in 31:05.
If you’re a multi-talented runner, there are many logging themed activities going on at the Squamish Days Festival for you to check out post-race.