By Times Staff
A Rossland triathlete journeyed to the coast to enter a half marathon and ended up running away with it.
Dallas Cain beat out over 600 runners in the 21-kilometre distance in the Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon on Sunday.
But more than 1,200 people crowded inside the Fort Langley National Historic Site before setting off on the seventh annual run.
Cain outpaced the field with a time of 1 hour 19 minutes 31.2 seconds, beating Surrey’s Darin Bentley who ran the event in 1:21:06.5 and Victor Mladenka with a time of 1:23:21.3.
The Langley run embraced a mix of athletics and history and covered distances ranging from five km to half a marathon.
Starting from the National Historic Site, the race followed the beautiful rural streets of Fort Langley past majestic views of mountains and farmlands to the historic Hudson’s Bay Co. “Telegraph Trail” before ending at the fort.
The women’s winners were Langley’s Suzy VanDyck in the 30-39 category with a time of 1:28:50.1, while Claudette Augert topped the 40-49 group with a time of 1:33:00.7.