Coast News, March 31, 1986
Coast News, April 07, 1986
It was a small but select group of runners who participated in the Ninth Annual April Fools' Day Run from Gibsons to Sechelt.
Many of the regular participants begged off on the grounds that the co-incidence of the annual run with the school break and the Easter weekend made it impossible for them to participate.
But the 14 who started out from the Weight Room on North Road all finished and for the first time everyone finished the run in less than two hours, though it was a full kilometre longer this year.
The starting point had to be changed from the traditional Elphinstone Secondary School start-off because of the impossibility of getting into the public building to use the washrooms.
Glen Chilton of Winnipeg, on his annual visit to his parents in Sechelt, won for the second straight year finishing a full six minutes in the lead despite the determined best efforts of Steve Miles of Gibsons who for the second straight year chased the fleet-footed Winnipegger the whole way but couldn't catch him. Ken Grunenberg of Sechelt finished third a couple of minutes behind Miles.
Other finishers in order of finish were: Barry Janyk of Halfmoon Bay; Cam Mckenzie Sr. of Gibsons; Brian Romer of West Vancouver; Michael Unger, Gibsons, and Victor Neufeld, Gibsons tied for seventh; Pat Walker of Gibsons; Irene Lugsdin of Sechelt; Ken McRobert of Richmond and Sechelt; Arne Pettersen, the race's oldest competitor, of Gibsons; Lyn Christian of Granthams; and finally the gallant Darcie Young of Gibsons, finishing despite a painful bout of shinsplints.
The winner, Glen Chilton, vowed to be back again next year and was assured that if he won the Coast News Challenge Cup for three successive years he could keep it.