Over 100 runners took part in the Ridge Ramble Cross Country Run Sunday October 3. This event took place at the Golf Course and began at 11 a.m. The100 athletes who took part were from around the region, including many from Tumbler Ridge. This race is a part of the Wolves Cross Country Series of races which take place in Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, Fort St. John, Tumbler Ridge and Grimshaw.
The races were incredibly spectator-friendly, ?being held on the golf course with a terrifying finish for the runners along the first hole and up the hill to the driving range,? said Charles Helm. Many came out to cheer the runners on. The restaurant was open, and the Grade 12 class was involved by selling hot dogs and other items as a Grad fundraiser.
The day started with the kids up to Grade 3 running 1.7 Kilometers. Tumbler Ridge?s Christopher McKay took first place in this race. ?Carina Helm, Laura and Natalie Sharman, Sheena Walkley and Amanda Kruse agreed that it was ?A nice race, but really tiring. We pushed the hardest we have ever pushed?. A field of 60 grade 4-9 students lined up at the start line next for a 3.4 kilometre race. ?Everett from Dawson Creek had a bad knee,? said Daniel Helm. ?He pushed me for the first half of the race. On the second lap his knee got worse and was bothering him so he said ?Go get?em Daniel?, so I went for it.? This race turned into a nail biter with Daniel Helm just barely missing out on first place to Michael Ross from Toms Lake.The adults lined up next for a run of just over 5 kilometres with Tumbler Ridge runners doing well including a first place win by Patsy Antel in the Masters womens and a second place by Linda Helm in the open catagory.
Thanks to the Golf Club for letting WNMS use their wonderful facility again. Thanks to all WNMS members who volunteered and to the Mom?s and Dad?s who helped out and are diligent in bringing their children to these races.
Grade 1-3 Boys1.7 km
Christopher MacKay Tumbler Ridge 8:28
Myles WagnerTumbler Ridge9:41
Aiden SitterTumbler Ridge10:55
Seth TreitTumbler Ridge10:58
Colter Strickland Tumbler Ridge13:39
Teyler JohnsonTumbler Ridge18:42