WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The annual Times Colonist 10k took place today, Sunday, April 28th, on the streets of Victoria, BC, under mild and mostly sunny conditions with variable winds. Kenyan, Paul Kumugul won the race in 29 minutes and 44 seconds over fellow countrymen and former two-time winners Kip Kangogo (29:48) and Willy Kimosop (30:02) as well as hometown favourite Geoff Martinson, who finished in a personal best time of 30:17.
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WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The inaugural Bob Reid's Magical Mile took place in Victoria, BC on April 13th on nearby commuter trail. This race - one of several different age-groups featured the Univeristy of Victoria Vikes athletes as well as Clifford Childs and Geoff Martinson. The main feature of this race is the format of the start, which was done in a staggered format, fastest going first, slowest going last. The out and back course allowed athletes to see each other on the return.
WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The first annual Bob Reid Magical Mile, which boasted a total prize purse of $5400, took place in Victoria, BC at 12:00 PM on Sunday, April 13th, under variable spring-like conditions. Runners of all abilities raced in a staggered start format over a schedule of nearly three hours. The event was the Pacific Northwest Championships for all age categories. “I was thrilled at the number of high performance athletes that came to the inaugural running of the (Prairie Inn) Harriers, Bob Reid Magical Mile,” said race director Bob Reid.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Comox Valley Half Marathon showing top-Canadian middle-distance runner Geoff Martinson's first half-marathon race with a Canadian master's record attempt by Jimi Finlayson. The Comox Valley Half Marathon is race number eight of the BC Timex Road Race Series and number six of the Vancouver Island Race Series
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Post race interview with Victoria's Jim Finlayson, after his attempt to break the Canadian Half Marathon master's record.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated The Comox Valley Marathon took place today, Sunday March 24th, under cool, breezy conditions with light drizzle. Five hundred and twelve runners started the race at 11:00 AM in downtown Courtney, BC. The winners were Geoff Martinson and Catrin Jones, of Victoria, BC.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Six days after Victoria's Geoff Martinson stepped off the plane in Sidney, BC, (feeling completely under the weather) to win a come-from-behind five kilometre race in 14 minutes and 32 seconds against second and third place finishers Ryan Brockerville of Vancouver and Clifford Childs of Victoria, he flew to Vancouver to pull off the trick again, at the popular St. Patrick’s Day 5k. He raced almost the same group however, this time he wasn’t feeling sick as a dog. Martinson won in 14:37.88 to Child’s 14:42.58. Third went to Nanaimo’s Forrest Simpson who finished in 14:47.65. “I was definitely feeling better this time around,” said Martinson.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Video of the Synergy Health Bazan Bazan Bay 5k. This is the fifth race of the eight event Vancouver Island Race Series.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Post Synergy Health Bazan Bay 5k video interview with Ryan Brockerville of Point Grey Track and Field Club. Brockerville finished ina virtual dead-heat with winner Geoff Martinson in the time of 14:32.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Post-race interview with winner Geoff Martinson at the Synergy Health Bazan Bay 5k. Race number five of the eight meet, Vancouver Island Race Series. See race re-cap article here.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Nine men ran under 15 minutes in the Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5k in Sidney, BC on Sunday, March 10th. The overall winner was former University of Victoria Vikes star athlete, Geoff Martinson of Victoria, BC who finished in a near dead-heat with Vancouver’s Ryan Brockerville – a Simon Fraser University grad and current member of Point Grey Track and Field Club - in the time of 14:32. Third went to former University of Victoria Vike Clifford Childs in 14:40.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Two of the best Canadian middle-distance athletes in Canada, Geoffrey Martinson and Chris Winter, are set to clash, head-to-head at the Jerome Indoor meet Saturday February 2nd in Vancouver, BC. This should be an exciting race as both athletes are coming off of excellent performances in cross-country and road racing. Martinson of Victoria competed in the 2011 Daegu IAAF World Track and Field Championships and owns a personal best time of 3:37.56 (outdoors), more recently he ran 13:50 at the 2012 Chiba Ekiden in his five kilometre leg. He then followed up that fine performance by running the ninth fastest course time at the 34th annual Pioneer 8km in Victoria, finishing in 23:49 to win the popular BC fixture on January 13th.
© Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated Natasha Fraser of Port Moody, BC demolished the field at the 34th Pioneer 8k road race today, finishing in the time of twenty-five minutes and twenty-eight seconds. Fraser set a new course record and finished sixth overall and nearly three minutes faster than the next competitor. The second and third place women were Sabrina Wilkie and Catrin Jones finishing in 28:15 and 28:26, respectively. “I even surprised myself. I looked at my split at 5k and swore out loud, I was way faster than I expected,” said an elated Fraser. She doubled down on the prize money as she earned $1000 for breaking the course record and $300 for the win. The record was previously held my Debbie Scott (Bowker) who ran 26:08 on a different, but slightly faster course in 1986.
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© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated UPDATED: March 5th, 2012. 4:15 PM PST. Sidney, BC - Sunday, March 4th 2012 - Two course records were smashed in a competitive race today at the Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5k road race in Sidney, British Columbia. The new course was positively received by the athletes.
© Copyright – 2011 – Christopher Kelsall Geoff Martinson is a Canadian Olympic hopeful and IAAF Worlds Track and Field Championships competitor (Daegu 2011). Martinson competes in middle distance events and is on the cusp of making the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 1500m.
© - Copyright – 2009 – Christopher Kelsall I WAS DOWN ON THE TRACK watching the Victoria Track Classic, wondering what's up with a particular athlete these days. I noticed Geoff Martinson holding court shortly after his 1500m win. He was with friends who were leaning over the white railing that separates the spectators from the stadium track; they were laughing, he was entertaining the troops shortly after his 1500m Invitational win. Geoff is one of the good guys of sport. He may soon qualify to run internationally for Canada, until then, he can entertain us with his comedic talents. It was an almost warm spring evening, trackiside at the University of Victoria, where Geoff with tongue firmly in cheek made mockery of the event clock's performance during his race. It was ‘off’ by a few seconds and made for good post-race fodder. As a guy with an eye often on local athletics results, I have noticed Geoff Martinson’s name, time and again, after all he is a 7-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) all-Canadian and University of Victoria Athlete-of-the-year for 2009; his final year at the University. He owns several other varsity athletic accomplishments possibly best capped by his 2008 and 2009 CIS 1500m Gold medals and 4 x 800m team Gold. Geoff’s preoccupation right now is in making the Canadian Olympic team. If he can survive running with bears when home in Prince George and find his ideal distance, be it the 1500m or the 5000m he may just do that. Currently though, he is racing in Europe for the summer. I had a chance to talk to Geoff at the UVic recently. Also the day before the Victoria Track Classic and the night of his race, followed up with a generous helping of emails.