(Victoria, BC – May 20, 2019) – In 1986, the first Douglas Mile took place with only 12 runners (and it was still quite the finish!). Today we saw 84 runners take part in the resurrected event. Starting at Douglas & Summit just prior to the Island Farms Victoria Day Parade, the runners were greeted with enthusiastic cheers for the full mile of the run (that’s 1.6km for us Canadians!). The finish line was at Centennial Square in front of the parade grandstand.
Matthew Wrinkler was the first male finisher in a time of 00:04:25, followed closely by Chet Goerzen and Gabe Van Hezewijk, both at 00:04:27. Kendra Pomfret was the first female with a time of 00:05:20, followed by Georgina Ginther at 00:05:33 and Nicola Oldroyd at 00:06:23.
The oldest competitor was 97 year old Jim Silvester! Jim finished in a time of 00:18:46.
The Victoria Day Douglas Mile was organized by the Victoria Marathon Society and the Greater Victoria Festivals Society.
Full results can be found here – RESULTS