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 www.racedaytiming.ca and look under the VIRA (Vancouver Island Runners Association) race series for the 2014 results lists.