3rd Annual Brickyard Beast sees record 117 runners take part

Monday, August 11 2014

The 3rd annual Brickyard Beast 10k run took place on August 3, 2014, with a record 117 runners taking part. The annual route starts on Tait Road (top photo), ascends ‘the saddle’ in the middle of Gabriola and descends down Ferne to South Road. Runners must then go up the 18 degree slope of Brickyard Hill (first photo below) before running the rest of the route, to finish at the Gabriola Commons.

This year’s winner was Master runner Melissa Ross (seen finishing to the right), followed by Simon Reeves, Damien Allen, Will Sprogis and Rafael Albert (all entered in the Master runner category). Top senior (over 50) were Stewart Denholm and Evelyn Valge, Top young runners were Todd Walshand Tara Chang-Swanson. Top runners over 60 were Rob Robinson and Lucille Hendry. A full list of finishers can be found at brickyardbeast.com. Photos courtesy Don Butt. More photos available for viewing online at dbutt.smugmug.com