Course record set

Geoff Martinson the fastest ever at Bazan Bay 5k last weekend

Erin Burrett of Nanaimo was the first female across the finish line at the Bazan Bay 5k race Sunday in Sidney. Saanich runner Geoff Martinson set a new course record in his second straight Bazan Bay win.

Geoff Martinson set a blistering pace in Sunday’s Bazan Bay 5k road race in Sidney.

Last year’s race winner, Martinson set a course record of 14:12.

The time tops the Saanich-based runner’s race in last year’s Bazan Bay event (14:32) and is being touted by race officials as the fastest time in the distance in B.C. this season.

Martinson has now won the Bazan Bay event two years in a row and was recently honoured by Frontrunners Island Race Series organizers as one of their top runners this season.

Martinson was followed by a contingent of runners from the University of Victoria. Patrick Psotka was second overall at 14:48 and Dylan Haight was right behind in third at 14:51.

The first woman across the finish line was Nanaimo’s Erin Burrett. The Bastion Running Club racer finished in a time of 16:35, a personal best.

She was followed at 16:50 by Kimberley Doerkson of the Vancouver Falcons Athletic Club and Catherine Watkins at 16:52.

For full race results, visit and look under the VIRA (Vancouver Island Runners Association) race series for the 2014 results lists.


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