A small lake formed at the Gunner Shaw Memorial Cross-Country race on Saturday at Jericho Beach in Vancouver. A decent amount of water is expected at the race, with organizers advertising that this is a proper cross-country course. “Depending on weather conditions you can expect varying amounts of mud and water (but always some!). Shoes with good mud traction are recommended.”
Yesterday’s conditions don’t even seem that extreme compared to the water levels of other years. Below is a video from the 2012 course, and shows runners in water up to their knees.
The Gunner Shaw Memorial race on Saturday served as the final event of the BC Athletics Lower Mainland Cross-Country Series.
In yesterday’s 10K race Alexandre Campbell took the win in 35:18, second place went to Marus Ribi and third place to Adam Way. In the women’s event, Honor Walmsley won, Eleanor Greenwood was second and Michelle Heneghan was third.
Full results can be found here.