Still, Whistlers hoofers held their own in a group where the top eight runners finished in under 35 minutes.
Kristina Rody was first out of 58 women in the race and 17 th overall with a time of 35:47.
John Blok was 24 th overall and second in the mens 50 to 54 age group with a time of 37:39.
Scott Taber was 26 th overall in 37:56, but because of the strength of the field he was only seventh out of 19 runners in the mens 40 to 44 group.
Orsa Horvath was eighth in the womens 20 to 34 age category in 45:27.
Brenda Davison was third in the womens 40 to 44 race in 47:35.
Sheila MacDonald was seventh in the 35 to 39 group in 56:51.
Genevieve Bourgeois was 23 rd in the 20 to 34 race in 1:00:59.
John McBean was 17 th in the 35 to 39 race in 1:04:23.
Joanne McBean was ninth in the womens 35 to 39 group.