2011 Marathon Shuffle Results

Marathon Shuffle 2011
2011 start photo

On Sunday, April 17 nearly 90 participants gathered for the 18th Marathon Shuffle. The event drew hikers and runners from as far away as Denver, Colorado, and Kelowna, but the vast majority came from Powell River, many of them first time participants. This was the best turn out we have ever had, and the sunny day surely had something to do with that. Some early flowers were just beginning to appear, but as far as reports have it, no one went swimming this year.

Over 50 registered for the Full Shuffle, while another 35 began the Half Shuffle at the Wilde/Tomkinson road crossing. A few shuffled but did not sign in.

The Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (1992) with help from the BOMB Squad and local hikers hosted the annual rite of spring. In preparation of the Shuffle nearly 1000 new red aluminium square markers were installed all along the Sunshine Coast Trail section from the start at Malaspina Road to the finish line at the Shingle Mill. The new large kilometre markers and wooden directional signs also augmented these and made it easy for the shufflers to stay on the correct route.

Each year some approach the event from the point of view of smelling the orchids and stopping for pictures, etc., while others like to do it as fast as they can. A great number of shufflers provided positive responses in regards to the experience, but some wished that Scout Mountain at the end of the course were rather less challenging.

Many of the shufflers commented on the excellent condition of the trail, and how the new marking made following the trail easy. The support stations also impressed them. About 20 support staff were stationed along the way in six locations and at the finish line, supplying water, juice, fruit and even cookies and chocolate bars, plus smiles and encouragement.

This year Shelley Armitage ran an amazing 3:31, eclipsing the old record by 27 minutes in the Women’s Division. Alston Miller clocked a blistering 3:01 and claimed the Tom Mills trophy for fastest overall time, coming within four minutes of breaking the shuffle record set two years ago by Kevin Sigouin.

Prizes were donated by Alpha Outdoor Adventures Store (basket of recreational items to Steve Merrick of Gibsons), Shingle Mill/Capone’s Cellar (Garmin wrist GPS 305 to Graham Kerr), Marine Traders (gift certificate to Alex Combe), Behr’s Massage (half hour massage to Lisa Skinner) and PRPAWS (XSNRG video to Kate Cooper).

Trophies for the three fastest times in the men’s division went Alston Miller, Steve Beck, and Kevin Sigouin, and in the women’s division they went to Shelley Armitage, Saravie Brewer and Valda Smith. Medal recipients in their age and gender groups were Byron Fader, Scott Fisher, Wayne Brewer, Tony Rice, Raimund Guse, Charlotte Styles, Maralie Brewer, Wendy Thomas, Trisha Thomas, Jill Brewer, and Christie Lepitre. Nadia Morrison received the trophy for the most leisurely shuffler this year.

Please let us know if you find any mistakes, wrong times, distances, mispelled names, etc. Some Half Shufflers did not sign in at the start and are missing from this list. Please contact us to get your results up.

Bib # Name Age Group Distance Gender Time
44 Alston Miller Full 30-39 M Full M 3:01:17
12 Steve Beck Full 50-59 M Full M 3:18:03
45 Kevin Sigouin Full 30-39 M Full M 3:18:04
38 Byron Fader Full 30-39 M Full M 3:24:30
31 Shelley Armitage Full 30-39 F Full F 3:31:26
56 Graham kerr Full 30-39 M Full M 3:55:05
48 Saravie Brewer Full 20-29 F Full F 3:57:00
22 Valda smith Full 50-59 F Full F 4:06:48
35 Jamie Burt Full 30-39 M Full M 4:14:22
28 Rod Perrault Full 40-49 M Full M 4:14:22
29 Tony Rice Full 40-49 M Full M 4:14:22
15 Scott Fisher Full 50-59 M Full M 4:14:22
21 Victor Sarnowski Full 50-59 M Full M 4:57:08
49 Maralie Brewer Full 20-29 F Full F 4:58:55
4 Wayne Brewer Full 60-69 M Full M 4:58:55
23 Wendy Thomas Full 50-59 F Full F 5:05:40
36 Aaron Dovauo Full 30-39 M Full M 5:08:21
30 Trisha Thomas Full 40-49 F Full F 5:08:21
3 Jill brewer Full 60-69 F Full F 5:29:50
13 Diana Bloom Full 50-59 F Full F 5:37:55
11 Eleanor Sinclair Full 60-69 F Full F 5:37:55
14 Georgie Brewer Full 50-59 F Full F 5:38:49
6 Alex combe Full 60-69 M Full M 5:51:28
26 Meghan McAllister Full 40-49 F Full F 5:57:10
34 Karin Burnikell Full 30-39 F Full F 5:57:58
42 Christie Lepitre Full 30-39 F Full F 5:57:58
46 Shay Wilson Full 30-39 M Full M 6:00:08
43 Angus Mclellan Full 30-39 M Full M 6:00:09
9 Ron Sellers Full 60-69 M Full M 6:11:50
18 Suzanne McBride Full 50-59 F Full F 6:43:22
19 Tom McBride Full 50-59 M Full M 6:45:23
50 Raimund Guse Full 20-29 M Full M 6:45:24
2 Charlotte Styles Full 70+ F Full F 6:55:12
41 Emma Larocque Full 30-39 F Full F 6:57:40
25 Matt Larocque Full 40-49 M Full M 6:57:40
7 Murray Dobbin Full 60-69 M Full M 6:58:27
16 Ellen Gould Full 50-59 F Full F 6:58:38
71 Shirley Zystra Full 50-59 F Full F 6:58:58
1 Ann Innes Full 70+ F Full F 7:00:22
8 Phil Kemp Full 60-69 M Full M 7:20:45
10 Penny Shillingford Full 60-69 F Full F 7:21:45
27 Nadia Morrison Full 40-49 F Full F 7:34:45
17 Mardi Lavertu Full 50-59 F Full F 7:34:45
68 Bobbie Warman Half 20-29 F Half F 4:37:30
78 Grant Findlay Half 30-39 M Half M 1:37:00
77 Lisa Skinner Half 40-49 F Half F 1:54:50
51 Diana Caldarone Half 20-29 F Half F 1:59:54
76 Rosalyn Culos Half 30-39 F Half F 2:02:54
59 Suzette Narbonne Half 40-49 F Half F 2:03:00
58 Steve Merrick Half 40-49 M Half M 2:03:00
57 William Langlands Half 50-59 M Half M 2:12:20
54 Tricia Cox Half 30-39 F Half F 2:16:23
66 Kenneth Taylor Half 30-39 M Half M 2:41:27
52 Jessica Chiles Half 20-29 F Half F 2:42:05
32 Danielle Bratseth Half 30-39 F Half F 2:42:05
83 Shana Marfell Half 30-39 F Half F 2:42:05
69 Adam Watchorn Half 30-39 M Half M 2:42:05
84 Meeker Howey Half 50-59 F Half F 2:42:05
82 Doug Brown Half 50-59 M Half M 2:42:20
64 Lynda Sowerby Half 50-59 F Half F 2:43:20
73 Glen Higgins Half 50-59 M Half M 2:43:20
75 Sandra Morales Half 20-29 F Half F 2:59:35
74 Elena Senilova Half 40-44 F Half F 2:59:35
24 Russell Brewer Half 40-49 M Half M 2:59:35
60 Nicole Narbonne Half 50-59 F Half F 3:06:53
80 Sarah Langlands Half 50-59 F Half F 3:06:53
65 Elise Statham Half 20-29 F Half F 3:07:55
79 Josh Statham Half 20-29 M Half M 3:07:55
53 Kate Cooper Half 50-59 F Half F 4:00:29
85 Doug Cooper Half 50-59 M Half M 4:00:29
55 Brad Gaebel Half 20-29 M Half M 4:37:30
63 Karen Skadsheim Half 40-49 F Half F 4:50:15
62 Suzan Roos Half 50-59 F Half F 4:50:15
67 Eagle Walz Half 60-69 M Half M Sweep
47 Ashley Bolden Full 20-29 F Custom F
40 Hilary Kemp Full 30-39 F Custom F
72 Laura Segouin Full 30-39 F Custom (first half) F 2:20:57
5 Anne Combe Full 60-69 F Custom F
70 Doug Hudson Full 60-69 M Custom M