Anett Kralisch was the fastest woman in this year’s Grey Mountain Summer Solstice Fun Run and Walk. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Athletes take on rain for Grey Mountain Summer Solstice Fun Run and Walk

The annual Grey Mountain Summer Solstice Fun Run and Walk hosted by Athletics Yukon happened June 18.

Twenty-six people braved the rainy, overcast weather for the 10.4-kilometre roundtrip from the upper parking lot on Grey Mountain Road to the towers at the top and back.

Fastest to finish the run this year was Shane Carlos, finishing with a time of 51 minutes and 50 seconds. He was followed next by Luke Carlos in second, who had a time of 52 minutes and 19 seconds, and Ehab Alhag Hussen in third with a time of 56 minutes and 37 seconds.

The first woman to finish the race was Anett Kralisch, last year’s overall winner, with a time of 57 minutes and eight seconds. Christie Harper was second with a time of one hour, two minutes and 28 seconds, and Hayley Henderson Thur was third with a time of one hour, three minutes and 20 seconds.

In addition to the 10.4-km distance, participants also had the option of five- and seven-km distances.

Jeff Larsen had the fastest five-km time, finishing in 24 minutes and 32 seconds. Next was Lauren Whyte who finished in 28 minutes and 20 seconds, followed by Tyson Hickman who finished in 46 minutes and 15 seconds.

The seven-km distance was a dead heat between Rachel Edelman and Kate Davidson, who both crossed the line in one hour and nine minutes.

Contact John Hopkins-Hill at john.hopkinshill@yukon-news.com

Summer Solstice Fun Run and Walk results

5 km

1 Jeff Larsen 24:32

2 Lauren Whyte 28:20

3 Tyson Hickman 46:15

7 km

1 Rachel Edelman 1:09:00

1 Kate Davidson 1:09:00

10.4 km male

1 Shane Carlos 51:50

2 Luke Carlos 52:19

3 Ehab Alhag Hussen 56:37

4 Scott Gilbert 59:00

5 Alden Smyth 1:01:27

6 Robert Gillis 1:02:16

7 Wayne Smyth 1:02:57

8 David Shepherd 1:08:44

9 Ben Yu Schott 1:09:35

10.4 km female

1 Anett Kralisch 57:08

2 Christie Harper 1:02:28

3 Hayley Henderson Thur 1:03:20

4 Christina Still 1:16:30

5 Suzanne Duncan 1:18:57

6 Andrea Buckley 1:20:45

7 Karin Keeley-Eriksson 1:22:30

8 Tracey Kinsella 1:29:48

9 Angela Kiriak 1:29:50

10 Marianne Douglas 1:32:42

11 Lara Melnik 1:33:30

12 Ella Mercier 1:33:30

 

Lauren Whyte finished the five-km distance of the Grey Mountain Solstice Fun Run and Walk with a time of 28 minutes and 20 seconds. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Ehab Alhag Hussen smiles as he finishes the Grey Mountain Summer Solstice Fun Run and Walk on June 18. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News)

Just Posted

Finance employee charged with allegedly defrauding Yukon government of nearly $50k

Michael Kipkirui was arrested Nov. 12 and is facing eight criminal charges

CBC North reverses decision to replace local a.m. newscasts with ‘pan-northern’ model

Staff at CBC Yukon felt ‘shock and disappointment’ over the original plan, made public Nov. 18

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

Reclamation fund being explored in wake of Wolverine Mine receivership

The Yukon government isn’t going to require mines pay more than 100 per cent in security

Yukon Rivermen split first home series of the season

The team won its home opener 4-1 against the North Central Zone Bobcats

Yukoner Jessica Frotten racks up top 10s at World Para Athletics Championships

“I’m really putting everything I’ve got into making that Canadian team for Tokyo”

1898 Yukon gold rush photo featuring Greta Thunberg look-alike sends internet into tailspin

Jokes erupted this week after a 120-year-old photo taken by Eric A. Hegg surfaced from archives

Whitehorse biathlete Nadia Moser earns IBU World Cup spot on Canadian team

Whitehorse’s Nadia Moser will begin the biathlon season at the IBU World… Continue reading

Whitehorse Glacier Bears host swimmers from Inuvik and B.C. at Ryan Downing Memorial Invitational Swim Meet

“Everyone had a good time – it was amazing. It was a really great meet.”

City news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Nov. 12 Whitehorse council meeting

Driving with Jens: Yielding is at the heart of defensive driving

If you’re like most people, you probably think about whether you have right-of-way, not yielding

Today’s mailbox: Remembrance Day, highway work

Letters to the editor published Nov. 13

F.H. Collins Warriors beat Vanier Crusaders in Super Volley boys volleyball final

“As long as we can control their big plays to a minimum, we’ll be successful”

Most Read