2015 Races within the Race, Top Finishers

2015 King & Queen of the Hill Winners

The new Camosun Hill Challenge is an innovative initiative that times Marathon runners on a 1,230m intensive portion of the course

King of the Hill – Male

  1. Takanori HARAGUCHI – Saga, JPN [4:33]
  2. Mike MCMILLAN – Vancouver, BC, CAN [4:35]
  3. Graham VIKSE – Edmonton, AB, CAN [4:40]
  4. Patrick REAVES – Portland, OR, USA [4:43]
  5. Yuki NAKAYA – Tokyo, JPN [4:51]
  6. Jonathan HILTY – Seattle, WA, USA [4:52]
  7. Peter HANSON – Seattle, WA, USA [4:52]
  8. Michael DOYLE – Toronto, ON, CAN [4:55]
  9. Eric ZHAO – Vancouver, BC, CAN [5:03]
  10. Aksil ALHAMRANI – Edmonton, AB, CAN [ 5:06]
Queen of the Hill – Female

  1. Joanne NORMAND – Levis, QC, CAN [5:32]
  2. Vicky HARRIS – Vancouver, BC, CAN [5:39]
  3. Amy SCHNEEBERG – Vancouver, BC, CAN [5:40]
  4. Rika HATACHI – Coquitlam, BC, CAN [5:40]
  5. Allison BLACKMORE – Calgary, AB, CAN [5:42]
  6. Sophia LIU – Redmond, WA, USA [5:42]
  7. Wakana FUKUSHIMA – Tokyo, JPN [5:45]
  8. Kathryn CLAIBORN – Brookline, MA, USA [5:47]
  9. Stephanie HUGHES – Chicago, IL, USA [5:47]
  10. Anne Marie LANDRY – Calgary, AB, CAN [5:48]

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“This was my first BMO Vancouver Marathon and it was an awesome event. The spectators were loud and plentiful and the weather was phenomenal. I think it was a neat initiative to throw in the Camosun Hill challenge. I definitely enjoyed it and I’ll just have to go a bit faster next year!” – local Mike McMillan [2nd, King of the Hill Challenge].


2015 Marathon Relay Winners

Marathon Relay – Overall

  1. PRSjax – Jacksonville, FL, USA [2:47:29] Ryan Oberneir and Paul Mcrae
  2. Vancouver Frontrunners 1 – Burnaby, BC, CAN [3:05:02] Ian Wong, Jag Bilkhu, Mark Soo, Nicholas Soverel
  3. Rackets and Runners – Richmond, BC, CAN [3:14:13] Dave Menis, Kelly Kovach, Clara Westwell-Roper, Dan O’leary
  4. Cordova Chasers – Vancouver, BC, CAN [3:15:22] Pamela Campbell, Maureen Curtin, Maureen Curtin, Nancy Hancharyk
  5. Vancouver Park Board – Vancouver, BC, CAN [3:20:16] Michelle Larigakis, Zane Hil, Philip Lai, Dave Hutch
  6. OrcaQuadPod – Parksville, BC,CAN [3:21:44] Heather Beatty, Barbara Wildman-Spencer, Laurie Ritchie, Patti Rogers
  7. Vancouver Frontrunners 4 – Burnaby, BC, CAN [3:24:31] Guy Mcauliffe, Andrew Hind, Khai Pham, Bart Stockdill
  8. The French Kissers – Montreal, QC, CAN [3:25:11] Sebastien Bisson, Benoit Charbonneau, Jonathan Bezeau, Dany Laroche
  9. Vancouver Frontrunners 5 – Bowen Island, BC, CAN [3:26:27] Gerry Tincher, Conrad Mcneil, Rob Dufty, Ritchie Chow
  10. VanConventions – Vancouver, BC, CAN [3:28:42] Jenna Nicholson, Melissa Manchon, Jeff Barnes, Anthony Busby

Marathon Relay – Male

  1. PRSjax – Jacksonville, FL, USA [2:47:29] Ryan Oberneir, Ryan Obernier, Paul Mcrae, Paul Mcrae
  2. Vancouver Frontrunners 1 – Burnaby, BC, CAN [3:05:02] Ian Wong, Jag Bilkhu, Mark Soo, Nicholas Soverel
  3. Vancouver Frontrunners 4 – Burnaby, BC, CAN [3:24:31] Guy Mcauliffe, Andrew Hind, Khai Pham, Bart Stockdill
  4. The French Kissers – Montreal, QC, CAN [3:25:11] Sebastien Bisson, Benoit Charbonneau, Jonathan Bezeau, Dany Laroche
  5. Vancouver Frontrunners 5 – Bowen Island, BC, CAN [3:26:27] Gerry Tincher, Conrad Mcneil, Rob Dufty, Ritchie Chow

Marathon Relay – Female

  1. Cordova Chasers – Vancouver, BC, CAN [3:15:22] Pamela Campbell, Maureen Curtin, Maureen Curtin, Nancy Hancharyk
  2. OrcaQuadPod – Parksville, BC,CAN [3:21:44] Heather Beatty, Barbara Wildman-Spencer, Laurie Ritchie, Patti Rogers
  3. Team We Woke Up Like This – San Francisco, CA, USA [3:41:33] Lauren Phillips, Jennifer Riley, Bailey Heckel, Anne Boller
  4. Your Pace or Mine – Vancouver, BC, CAN [3:50:04] Barbara Bilsand, Shannon Vrlak, Stephanie Anderson Redmond, Susan Schoenals
  5. Baby J – Bowen Island, BC, CAN [3:52:54] Brooke Grondahl, Nicole Forshaw, Lindsay Forshaw, Jill Kenney

Marathon Relay – Mixed

  1. Rackets and Runners – Richmond, BC, CAN [3:14:13] Dave Menis, Kelly Kovach, Clara Westwell-Roper, Dan O’Leary
  2. Vancouver Park Board – Vancouver, BC, CAN [3:20:16] Michelle Larigakis, Zane Hil, Philip Lai, Dave Hutch
  3. VanConventions – Vancouver, BC, CAN [3:28:42] Jenna Nicholson, Melissa Manchon, Jeff Barnes, Anthony Busby
  4. OneNote – one not – Bellevue, WA, USA [3:31:38] Barry Steyn, Ailsa Leen, Itziar Lopez, Christian Kauth
  5. Kinpractopaths – Vancouver, BC, CAN [3:32:48] Jamus Meyer, Amy Meli, Stella Seto, Andrew Bell

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“After doing some research and finding out that the BMO Vancouver Marathon was one of the best destination marathons in the world, couldn’t pass it up. The event was amazing. I enjoyed the course. The crowd support at the exchange zones was unbelievable!”- Ryan Oberneir, who traveled and ran with his former collegiate coach. [1st Marathon Relay – Male and Overall]

“We are a group of women runners who are part of larger “club”… We thought it would be fun to be a part of the event this year as a team given that we have so much fun together socially. The view is gorgeous and the crowd was full of excitement.” – Maureen Curtin [1st Marathon Relay – Female]

“It was unexpected, and we were all thrilled. Our run coach decided the legs for us based on our strengths… I got the first leg because I thrive on punishment and so got that horrible (Camosun) Hill. – Dave Menis [1st Marathon Relay – Mixed]


Largest Teams

Team In Training had the largest team with 165 runners supporting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Team in Training is a National Charity in the event’s Run4Hope program, which helps to raise awareness and funds for social impact and community good.

Templeton Titans of East Vancouver, BC, was the largest school team in the 8KM event, and they will receive a cash prize of $500 that will go towards Templeton Secondary’s running program, from the Vancouver International Marathon Society.


Fastest mixed teams in the the 2015 BMO Vancouver Marathon

** TEAM\CLUB SCORING = average time of 5 fastest runners ** with at least two runners of the opposite sex

1st. Running Room Cambie (3:37:40)

  • 3:07:07 – Greg Lockwood (M)
  • 3:12:29 – Dimitrios Mylonas (M)
  • 3:43:00 – Wade Clinton (M)
  • 3:51:35 – Judy Nakashima (F)
  • 4:14:05 – Erin Eccles (F)

2nd. H.I.S. CANADA INC. (3:51:56)

  • 2:52:44 – Kiyoshi Saito (M)
  • 3:27:08 – Yoshio Shimoda (M)
  • 3:47:37 – Keita Takahashi (M)
  • 4:32:29 – Nozomi Takahashi (F)
  • 4:39:41 – Yuko Saito (F)

3rd. Team Devi (4:02:19)

  • 3:48:17 – Maxine Hill (F)
  • 3:53:25 – Kim Sorensen (F)
  • 4:06:26 – Kevin Koonar (M)
  • 4:10:55 – Carmen Walton (F)
  • 4:12:30 – Gordon Bruce (M)

4th. Steve Nash Fitness Clubs (4:04:18)

  • 2:44:59 – Ken Ginnan (M)
  • 3:31:05 – Crystal Higgins (F)
  • 3:57:07 – Yoshikatsu Nitta (M)
  • 4:03:05 – David Kuch (M)
  • 6:05:12 – Amanda Welby (F)

5th. Running Room Denman (4:20:23)

  • 3:59:58 – Danielle Wensauer (F)
  • 4:04:56 – Myriam Gonzalez (F)
  • 4:21:54 – Hearthy Liu (F)
  • 4:31:57 – Lynne Litzenberger (F)
  • 4:43:09 – Craig Slagel (M)

 


For 2015 Age Category Award Winners click here