Curran’s defends title at Peach City Half Marathon

Jason Curran wins 10K run, while new masters record is set in Peach City Half Marathon and 10K

Vancouver’s Jason Curran topped a wet field that competed in the 17th annual Peach City Half Marathon and 10k on Sunday.

For the second year in a row, Curran won the Giant’s Head Grind the day before and then the Peach City 10K the following day as he crossed the finish line in 37 minutes and eight seconds. Calgary’s Sharie Boyle was the 10K female winner and set a new master’s record in 39:44.  Also running were 10 performers from the Cirque du Soleil.  In the half marathon, Etienne Robert of Gatineau, Que., was the champion in 1:18:38.  Amanda Kontkanen of Penticton was the women’s champ in 1:35:36.

The event attracted 127 athletes in the half and 82 in the 10K that sloshed through the course.

Full results are available at http://www.peachcityhalf.com/results/