2012 Marathon Shuffle Results

Marathon Shuffle 2012
April 29, 2012 start photo

The 19th annual Marathon Shuffle brought out the participants in droves. This year a record number of 124 participants braved a dampish marine cloud that had lowered itself over Powell Lake and environs. But what was misty in the morning turned into bright sunshine in the afternoon. The Shuffle, an increasingly popular rite of spring hosted by the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (1992) and their friends, is a hike or a run on a 29-kilometre long section of the Sunshine Coast Trail from Malaspina Road near Lund to the Shingle Mill pub and bistro on Powell Lake. A Half Shuffle from Wilde/Tomkinson roads is also becoming a favourite with the crowds.

More than thirty people came from out of town, some from Vancouver Island, many from the Lower Mainland, but some as far away as Prince George and Canmore, Alberta to enjoy the local amenities for the weekend. A good many of them were members of Club Fat Ass, which has supported the event for a good many years, and helps promote it with the running fraternity outside of Powell River.

As in previous years the month leading up to the Shuffle was a busy one for the maintenance crews that spent approximately 250 man-hours teasing the route into shape. After two late winter storms a fair number of trees had been blown over and needed to be bucked and moved off the trail. Then the salal whackers went to work and groomed the trail so that wet branches and fronds would not touch the legs and shoes of the athletes to help keep their feet dry. More red metal squares were added this year to ensure folks could always see the next marker ahead. At junctions more signage was put up, and orange arrows were sprayed on the ground to take the guesswork out of which way to go.

Now folks can simply head out to Malaspina Road and do a Shuffle at their own leisure, or up Wilde Road to do the less strenuous, but no less equally beautiful Half Shuffle along the Sliammon Lakes and over panoramic Scout Mountain. We received many positive comments after the event. We do appreciate getting constructive feedback that helps us improve as we strive to become a world-class destination.

A Thank You ad will be published separately in the Powell River Peak newspaper, a gesture of PRPAWS’ sincere appreciation of the many volunteers and donors who helped make this year’s Shuffle the record-smashing success that it was.

The top three male and female finishers were:

  • Chris Bratseth (Powell River) 2:54:46 (new record – male)
  • Nadine Butler (Terrace) 3:04:50 (new record – female)
  • Stephanie Smith (Richmond) 3:06:09
  • Carlie Smith (Vancouver) 3:10:02
  • Alston Miller (Powell River) 3:20:10
  • Sawyer Gowan (Powell River) 3:26:07 (new record – 19 and under)

Numerous participants also set new personal bests.

And many of the folks who were out for a Sunday hike to take pictures of spring unfolding found orchids, birds, frogs and many other interesting subjects along the way. It was a great day to take in the smells, sounds, sights, and for some, the touches and tastes of what the pioneers called “the jungles”.

For later this August we have begun exploring the feasibility of hosting a low-key relay that will stretch the length of the Sunshine Coast Trail from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay at the mouth of Jervis Inlet, 180 km of coastal terrain. At this point we are talking about teams of six, with each leg being roughly 30 km long, but we are still in the musing stages, and don’t know whether there would be any interest in participating in such an event. If you are interested let the conversation begin.

Please let us know if you find any mistakes, wrong times, distances, mispelled names, etc.

Bib # Name Event Age Group Sex Time
126 Chris Bratseth Full 30-39 M 2:54:46
28 Nadene Butler Full 30-39 F 3:04:50
109 Stephanie Smith Full 30-39 F 3:06:09
5 Carlie Smith Full 30-39 F 3:10:02
34 Marc Schmitz Full 30-39 M 3:10:02
122 Alston Miller Full 40-49 M 3:20:10
53 Sawyer Gowans Full 19-younger M 3:26:07
100 Steve Gould Full 50-59 M 3:27:22
102 Bryon Fador Full 40-49 M 3:29:58
68 Sandy Holloway Full 30-39 F 3:31:54
131 Anamieke Tataryn Full 20-29 F 3:33:30
13 Pat Walsh Full 50-59 M 3:42:23
111 Shelley Armitage Full 30-39 F 3:44:03
4 Melanie Sullivan Full 30-39 F 3:54:30
85 Jonathan van Wiltenburg Full 30-39 M 3:58:18
9 Joseph McLean Full 30-39 M 3:58:47
57 Marie Boucher Full 40-49 F 3:59:45
23 Gail Forshaw Full 60-69 F 3:59:45
16 Ean Jackson Full 50-59 M 4:01:31
8 Valda Smith Full 50-59 F 4:05:17
29 Troy Butler Full 40-49 M 4:06:30
78 Milo Bookout Full 30-39 M 4:09:35
87 Megan McAllister Full 40-49 F 4:14:54
3 Howard Cannatella Full 50-59 M 4:30:05
94 Spencer Crowter Full 19-younger M 4:40:59
59 Maria Weinheimer Full 40-49 F 4:44:32
14 Carrie Walsh Full 50-59 F 4:44:32
58 Chad Allen Full 40-49 M 4:44:32
19 Ana Clara Maria Arantes Full 20-29 F 4:46:16
12 Trisha Rogers Full 40-49 F 4:46:20
98 Jon Wescott Full 40-49 M 4:49:02
101 Shannon Behan Full 40-49 F 4:52:11
127 Robert Devlin Full 20-29 M 5:24:00
63 Jon Young Full 60-69 M 5:24:27
123 Alex Combe Full 60-69 M 5:30:49
88 Jill Brewer Full 60-69 F 5:31:23
128 Margaret Reckenberg Full 60-69 F 5:31:23
97 Susan Olsen Full 50-59 F 5:32:09
39 Karin Burnikell Full 30-39 F 5:38:46
38 Victor Sarnowski Full 50-59 M 5:45:36
42 Silke Pfeifer Full 40-49 F 5:53:00
70 Lori Jensen Full 50-59 F 5:53:28
96 Ron Sellers Full 60-69 M 6:04:50
89 Rudi van Zwaaij Full 50-59 M 6:09:08
120 Charlotte Styles Full 70 better F 6:17:29
35 Wanda Griffloen Full 40-49 F 6:33:12
10 Wendy Thomas Full 50-59 F 6:33:30
112 Heather Anderson Full 30-39 F 6:43:11
114 Christine Dudgeon Full 50-59 F 6:53:54
115 Graham Dudgeon Full 40-49 M 6:53:54
132 Ellen Gould Full 50-59 F 6:56:07
66 Mardi Lavertu Full 50-59 F 6:56:07
130 Shirley Zylstra Full 50-59 F 7:03:34
40 Ann Innes Full 70-better F 7:12:08
36 Brenda Heatley Full 40-49 F 7:23:04
47 Marian DeVita Full 40-49 F 7:23:04
17 Barbara Cooper Full 50-59 F 7:23:04
49 Wendy Mann Full 50-59 F 7:31:50
71 Sue Gaudet Full 60-69 F 7:31:51
81 Shelley Craigen Full 50-59 F 7:31:52
80 Heather Hagen Full 40-49 F 7:31:58
72 Chris Gaudet Full 60-69 M 7:31:58
15 Phil Kemp Full 70-better M 7:40:33
124 Alison Kemp Full 30-39 F 7:41:03
125 Nicole Lanzon Full 30-39 F 7:41:03
121 Christina  Mills Full 50-59 F 7:45:52
74 Emily Walz Full 20-29 F 9:02:00
75 Zoe Pelton Full 20-29 F 9:02:00
76 Andrew Parker Full 20-29 M 9:02:00
6 Francois Carpentier Full 30-39 M 9:02:00
99 Grace Klassen Half 40-49 F 1:48:18
105 Lisa Skinner Half 40-49 F 1:57:17
137 Alan Walker Half 50-59 M 2:15:35
43 Maureen Parsons Half 50-59 F 2:17:38
62 George Smith Half 50-59 M 2:17:41
45 Rose Temple Half 40-49 F 2:20:18
77 Cindy Cole Half 40-49 F 2:20:18
83 (1) Erik Jackson Half 19-younger M 2:26:16
140 Kyle Beer Half 20-29 M 2:31:14
91 Kazuko Miyakawa Half 20-29 F 2:43:09
24 Justine Powell Half 40-49 M 2:43:14
25 David Dickson Half 40-49 M 2:43:14
107 Tommy Pfeifer Half 19-younger M 2:49:12
110 Volker Pfeifer Half 50-59 M 2:49:12
54 Laura Beer Half 19-younger F 2:49:29
56 Janet Chinn Half 50-59 F 3:02:12
H6 Elsie Parsons Half 60-69 F 3:02:12
37 Sibylle Tinsel Half 40-49 F 3:06:44
95 Dorothy Crowter Half 50-59 F 3:06:44
30 Raymond Hogan Half 60-69 M 3:28:47
33 Robin Morrison Half 50-59 F 3:28:47
82 (2) Johanna Jackson Half 19-younger F 3:31:44
84 (3) Sarah Sadler Half 19-younger F 3:31:53
116 Susan Hill Half 50-59 F 3:32:49
108 Marianne Smisko Half 60-69 F 3:32:52
41 Susan Darke Half 60-69 F 3:35:05
106 Brenda Allan Half 50-59 F 4:14:54
11 Terry Faubert Half 60-69 F 4:21:01
113 Nick Anderson Half 30-39 M 5:05:31
141 Krista Cawley Half 19-younger F 5:06:41
142 Ken Cawley Half 50-59 M 5:06:41
117 Leslie Thorsell Half 50-59 F 5:07:26
118 Toni Marcinaik Half 50-59 M 5:07:26
69 Sally Kubany Half 50-59 F 5:45:01
73 Walter Kubany Half 70-better M 5:45:04
86 Jenna Adema Half 30-39 F 5:45:09
67 Nell Dragovan Half 60-69 F Custom
104 Shelley Anderson Half 50-59 F Custom
60 Tori Klassen Half 40-49 F Custom
31 Margaret Burnett 50-59 F Custom
32 Gerrimae Sepkowski 40-49 F Custom
61 Josh Stromsten 19-younger M Custom
90 William Langlands 50-59 M Custom
92 Emma Larocque 30-39 F Custom
93 Matt Larocque 40-49 M Custom
103 Carol Sellers 60-69 F Custom
119 Roberta Villeneuve 50-59 F Custom
133 Allan McMordie 60-69 M Custom
134 Doug Brown 50-59 F Custom
50 Eagle Walz 60-69 M Swept