Marathon Shuffle 2013 – 187 starters (86 full /101 half/other)

The 20th annual Marathon Shuffle brought out the participants like never before. A record-setting 187 participants gathered early on a crisp Sunday morning under a broken sky. Soon the rain of the previous day was forgotten as the brisk westerly blew away the remaining clouds. The Shuffle, a now popular rite of spring hosted by the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society and their friends, is a hike or a run on a 29-kilometre long section of the Sunshine Coast Trail from Malaspina Road near Lund to the Shingle Mill pub and bistro on Powell Lake.

The 12-kilometre long Half Shuffle from Wilde/Tomkinson roads proved that it has indeed continued growing in popularity. Nearly 100 set out from above the Appleton Bridge, including a baby less than a year old. Apparently 12 km is old hat to her.

Forty-five participants came from out of town, mostly from the Lower Mainland and the Island, but some from as far away as Australia and Germany. They came to see what all the buzz was about and maybe to claim some bragging rights. They found the Shuffle section of Canada’s longest hut-to-hut hiking trail technically challenging, and the local runners were stingy in giving up the top spots. In fact many had been training hard and owned the podium, in a manner of speaking. Craig Dunbar came first in the men’s divistion with a 2:45 time, and Val Smith took the women’s division with a personal best of 3:43. People were impressed with the trail, the stations, the volunteers, the refreshments and the atmosphere. We noted an interesting and welcome development: the greatest growth in attendance came from those in their twenties and thirties.

This year we began preparing three months before the start of the Shuffle. It was a busy time for the maintenance crews that accumulated just under a 1000 man-hours whacking, scraping and raking the route into tip-top shape. The crews began shuffelizing the route — clearing undergrowth two feet or more on either side of the tread, and leaving the appearance of a mossy carpet. Still more red metal squares were added this year. The advice bearing in mind when hiking it independently is that if you don’t see a marker within 15–30 seconds from the last one you must be off trail. Stop and look around. Retrace your steps and soon you will find where the trail took a turn that you missed. Also be careful when coming upon a road and carefully look around for markers.

The Shuffle organizing committee learned from last year’s comments, started early, and was excellently prepared on the day of the event. Of course they learned some more new things this year that they will adopt and implement for next year’s event to make that an even better experience. PRPAWS does appreciate getting constructive feedback that helps us improve as we strive to become a world-class destination. We have received many positive and constructive comments after the event.

Now hikers or runners can simply head out to Malaspina Road and do a Shuffle at their own leisure, or go up Wilde/Tomkinson roads to do the less strenuous, but no less equally beautiful Half Shuffle along the Sliammon Lakes and over panoramic Scout Mountain.

A Thank You ad will be published separately in the Powell River Peak newspaper, a gesture of PRPAWS’ sincere appreciation of the 30 volunteers and the numerous generous donors who helped make this year’s Shuffle yet another record-smashing success.

Please let us know if you find any mistakes, wrong times, distances, misspelled names, etc.

TimeLast NameFirst NameGenderCityEvent
2:45:36DunbarCraigmalePowell River29km
2:59:55KlassenCammaleNew Westminster29km
3:01:56SloanMarkmalePowell River29km
3:02:29ArisRyanmaleVictoria29km
3:04:00faderbyronmalepowell river29km
3:15:28MillerAlstonmalePowell River29km
3:22:21NordmanJoelmalepowell river29km
3:25:26BeiderwiedenDrewmaleNanaimo29km
3:25:36van wiltenburgjonathanmalepowell river29km
3:27:30WalshPatmalePowell River29km
3:28:17SchaubCarlosmaleLund29km
3:38:49BratsethChrismalePowell River29km
3:40:31DumasMarkmaleMaple Ridge29km
3:43:14smithvaldafemalePowell River29km
3:45:36NightingaleLarrymaleHalfmoon Bay29km
3:48:13VogelgesangLorenzomalePowell River29km
3:53:41McLeanJosephmalePowell River29km
3:54:15SullivanMelaniefemalePowell River29km
4:18:55AllenChadmaleMaple Ridge29km
4:18:55LaughtonKeithmalePowell River29km
4:19:51JacksonEanmaleNorth Vancouver29km
4:19:51PadgettCaitlinfemalePowell River29km
4:19:51PadgettTeganfemalePowell River29km
4:19:51RinasJosemaleHusum / Germany29km
4:22:11GowansSawyermalePowell River29km
4:23:29StantonBrianmalePowell River29km
4:26:34ButlerMaryfemaleMaple Ridge29km
4:26:34WalshCarriefemalePowell River29km
4:27:34WeinheimerMarlafemaleMaple Ridge29km
4:27:45BehanShannonfemalePowell RIver29km
4:34:31AndresGregmaleMaple Ridge29km
4:35:35RaftlLukemalePowell River29km
4:35:57SchrimpfPaulmaleVancouver29km
4:36:51SnowJanfemaleVancouver29km
4:45:58LaniganDougmalePowell River29km
4:56:33DickensonJanetfemaleGibsons29km
4:56:33NightingaleTeresafemaleHalfmoon Bay29km
4:59:47ShultzJimmalePowell River29km
5:04:19MelroseSeanmalePowell River29km
5:17:00OlstenSusanfemalepowell river29km
5:17:15MclellanAngusmaleVancouver29km
5:17:15WilsonShayfemaleVancouver29km
5:19:42brewerjillfemalePowell River29km
5:26:18combealexmalepowell river29km
5:29:35ReckenbergMargaretfemalePowell River29km
5:37:32IsherwoodJennyfemaleVan Anda29km
5:37:32RairieMargaretfemaleGillies Bay29km
5:54:39VeranClaudinefemalePowell River29km
6:01:08ArtiqeresRogermalePowell River29km
6:04:55StylesCharlottefemalePowell River29km
6:09:54MontagnaRichardmalePowell River29km
6:16:09MckeeMelisefemaleLund29km
6:16:09WoodGinafemaleLund29km
6:18:29LeeMichaelmaleRichmond29km
6:18:29BrownhillCraigmalePowell River29km
6:19:17HolmesTommaleMelbourne, AUS29km
6:19:17WeldrickChristinefemaleCobble Hill29km
6:19:17WalzEmilyfemalePowell River29km
6:21:21McBrideSuzannefemalePowell River29km
6:22:14LavertuMardifemalePowell River29km
6:22:56McBrideKristinafemalePowell River29km
6:22:56McBrideTommalePowell River29km
6:25:59CorsbieJoemaleRichmond29km
6:26:03KempPhilmalePowell River29km
6:26:20IsertDwaynemaleSurrey29km
6:36:03BlakeneyCharlyfemalePowell River29km
6:36:03BlakeneyJennafemalePowell River29km
6:36:03FormosaShannonfemalePowell River29km
6:42:59NormanNicolefemalepowell river29km
6:42:59YoungEmilyfemalePowell River29km
6:49:29SheldonBrittinyfemaleKelowna29km
7:07:39CooperBarbarafemalePowell River29km
7:07:39PanekAshleyfemalePowell River29km
7:11:27BirtigTormalePowell River29km
7:11:27BirtigBrandyfemalePowell River29km
7:11:27FlelloSarahfemalePowell River29km
7:11:27FlelloSamfemaleVancouver29km
7:11:27FlelloPaulmaleVancouver29km
7:11:27MacLeanJanicefemalePowell River29km
7:11:27MerloEstevaomalePowell River29km
7:34:16Elmige IsertMargritfemaleSurrey29km
7:34:17CloughBerthafemaleRichmond29km
8:32:15PrussnerPaulmalePowell River29km
8:36:52NashSharonfemalePowell River29km
8:36:52Van DelftWillmalePowell River29km
8:36:52YamauchiWillowfemaleVancouver29km
TimeLast NameFirst NameGenderCityEvent
1:21:10TaylorKyemalePowell River12km
1:34:43WatersTonymaleTrevallyn, AUS12km
1:35:02CarlsonKerrifemalePowell River12km
1:35:51ArnoldRebeccafemalePowell River12km
1:36:02HermsenJohnmalePowell River12km
1:39:18NewburyJanetfemalePowell River12km
1:39:18SickavishJillfemalePowell River12km
1:49:09BurnikellKarinfemalePowell River12km
1:51:26StricklandNicholefemalePowell RIver12km
1:58:36KeyworthDanmalePowell River12km
2:06:22HeinErikafemalePowell River12km
2:08:38Hollmann PrichardKiranmaleLund12km
2:08:38PrichardHughmaleLund12km
2:14:05DunbarDaniellefemalePowell River12km
2:14:36MorrisonNadiafemalePowell River12km
2:17:31RobertsAnnefemalepowell River12km
2:17:31StobbartMeganfemaleNanaimo12km
2:19:18ScottJudyfemalePowell River12km
2:20:30WannamakerTammifemaleMaple Ridge12km
2:20:53RiceWillmalePowell River12km
2:20:56RiceTonymalePowell River12km
2:26:11van ZwaaijRudimalePowell River12km
2:28:50TurrellFranfemaleMaple Ridge12km
2:29:15DumasTerrifemaleMaple Ridge12km
2:30:47KamonPaulmalePowell River12km
2:32:30SchultzSuefemalePowell River12km
2:32:30YuhenAmberfemalePowell River12km
2:37:39LuaifoaMichaelmalePowell River12km
2:38:46CawleyKenmalePowell River12km
2:38:46CawleyKristafemalePowell River12km
2:47:50CherniavskyPippafemaleVancouver12km
2:47:50ClarkeJuliefemalePowell River12km
2:49:00ArmitageShelleyfemalePowell RIver12km
2:49:00DendewiczJodyfemalePowell River12km
2:49:00KenningLouisefemalePowell River12km
2:49:00MedeirosKylafemalePowell River12km
2:51:13FranskeKirkmalePowell River12km
2:51:13TaplayAlifemalePowell River12km
2:53:39La HayeMichellefemaleBurnaby12km
2:58:35SmiskoRandallmalePowell River12km
2:58:35SmiskoHayleyfemalePowell River12km
2:59:41CarpentierFrancoismalePowell River12km
2:59:43VranjkovicJasonmalePowell River12km
3:04:11AdamsTarafemalePowell River12km
3:04:11CreaseyMielfemalePowell RIver12 km
3:04:11FullerLindafemalePowell River12km
3:04:11HaackeRobynfemalePowell River12km
3:04:11StobbartDonnafemalePowell River12km
3:04:23LaycroftJenfemalePowell River12km
3:04:23LuaifoaHayleyfemalePowell River12km
3:26:44McMarchieAllanmaleNorth Vancouver12 km
3:30:44MillerGregmalePowell River12 km
3:31:04MertzRobinfemaleLund12km
3:32:02SnowDuartmaleVancouver12km
3:33:43WalzEaglemalePowell River12km
3:34:58LaneWinniefemalePowell River12km
3:34:58WagnerSharonfemalePowell River12km
3:38:49BratsethChrismalePowell River12km
3:40:30bradytylermalePowell RIver12km
3:40:30darbyshirestephaniefemalepowell river12km
3:40:30palletericmalepowell river12km
3:40:30StuttErinfemalePowell River12 km
3:41:51DaveyAngiefemalePowell River12km
3:41:53DaveyBobmalePowell River12km
3:41:53HurlUlrichmalePowell River12km
3:42:53HopkinsOliviafemalePowell River12km
3:43:54MartinigLorafemalePowell River12km
3:46:13YatesShaunaleefemalePowell River12km
3:47:13JewraJJmalePowell River12km
3:47:13JewraLorrainefemalePowell River12km
3:47:19MartinigGeorgemalePowell River12km
4:03:18LeeBrianmalePowell River12km
4:03:18LeeJenniferfemaleVancouver12km
4:07:05AndersonChrismalePowell River12km
4:07:08PinchTarafemalePowell River12km
4:07:10RuedigKatiefemalePowell River12km
4:17:54RadcliffeAstridfemalePowell River12km
4:17:54RadcliffeFrankmalePowell River12km
4:20:06DeVriesGrahammalePowell River12km
4:20:06PinchAaronmalePowell River12km
4:20:31DavisJeffmaleDelta12km
5:18:26MeadeGeraldinefemaleNorth Vancouver12km
5:54:40HagerMarkusmaleBurnaby12km
5:54:40WilesBobmaleNorth Vancouver12km
TimeLast NameFirst NameGenderCityEvent
ColeCindyfemalePowell RiverCustom
HarveyWendyfemalePowell RiverCustom
HarveyPetermalePowell RiverCustom
KennedyMichaelmaleVictoriaCustom
KorosRonmalePowell RiverCustom
PeltonZoemalePowell RiverCustom
PennyMoneyfemalePowell RiverCustom
SellersRonmalePowell RiverCustom
TempleRosefemalePowell RiverCustom
VinkSabrinafemalePowell RiverCustom
curriesandyfemalePowell RiverCustom
KulakPerrymaleNorth VancouverCustom
OstensenHeidifemalePowell RiverCustom
PhillipsJohnmalePowell RiverCustom
SowerbyRobmalePowell RiverCustom
SowerbyLyndafemalePowell RiverCustom
WaddenCarliefemalePowell RiverCustom