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While it's been busy in Whistler with non-stop events through the month of September, several locals stepped out to other events in the Lower Mainland.

In the annual BMO Grouse Grind Run on Sept. 19 - up a 2.9 km trail with 850 metres of vertical gain - Whister's Joren and Morgan Titus were fourth and sixth, with times of 28:42 and 29:33 respectively.

Kristina Rody, formerly of Whistler, was third in the pro women's race in 33:52.

From Pemberton, Trevor Van Loon was fourth in the 13 to 19 age category in 38:47.

From Squamish, Dania Codling was third in Female 12 and Under in 50:26.

Joe Codling was 12 th in Male 12 and Under in 53:48.

Emma Codling was sixth in Female 12 and Under in 1:00:22.

Steve Codling ran with her, finishing in 1:00:22.

Beth Stockley was 13 th in Female 50 to 59 in 1:21:59.

The winner was Sebastian Salas of Vancouver in an incredible 25:01, breaking his own course record by a full 23 seconds. He was almost three minutes faster than Michael Simpson (27:48), while Kris Swanson was third in 28:36.

Last weekend the fifth and final race in the B.C. 5 Peaks series took place at Buntzen Lake with half marathon, enduro and sport categories.

In the enduro race, which weighed in at 15.5 km, Whistler's Walter Wallgram was second in Male 50 to 59 in 1:20:26. Barry McClure was fourth in that category in 1:26:26.

From Squamish, Ciara McLoughlin was 11 th in Female 20 to 29 in 1:42:05.

In the 7.1 km sport race, Whistler's Tracy Jackson was 14 th in Female 40 to 49 in 48:56. Linda Dupuis was eighth in Female 50 to 59 in 52:41.

Lisa Wanless was 14th in Female 30 to 39 in 48:06.

Ralf Strub was ninth in Male 40 to 49 in 44:39.

 

WORCA AGM tonight

The Whistler Off Road Cycling Association is hosting its annual general meeting tonight (Thursday, Sept. 30) at Legends in Creekside. The event gets underway at 6:30 p.m. with reports from directors, followed by the election of a board for the 2011-2012 season. All positions are open.

There will be some food and refreshments, as well as a chance to socialize, ask questions and make suggestions for next season.

The only remaining event on the WORCA calendar is the annual Halloween Toonie Ride, which will take place on Oct. 28. More details will be posted as they become available at www.worca.com.

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