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Event Record Holders

Caleb De Jong

1:04:18

2020

Rachel Cliff

1:12:21

2018

With a clocking of 1:04:18 in 2020, Caleb De Jong broke the event record that was formerly set by Dylan Wykes in 2012. De Jong finished 50 seconds faster than his first attempt at a Half Marathon that had him on the podium of the 2019 BMO Vancouver Marathon. Dylan Wykes ran a 1:04:21 First Half in 2012, the same year he represented Team Canada in the Marathon distance at the Olympic Games.

Rachel Cliff owns the female event record set at 1:12:21 in 2018. Just a few weeks later, Cliff would actually build on her impressive First Half to clock a 1:10:08 to break the Canadian Half Marathon record. Another former First Half champion, in 2012 and 2014, Natasha Wodak would go on to run even faster, becoming the first Canadian woman to run under 1:10:00 in the Half Marathon distance, setting a new national record at the time of 1:09:40.

In the First Half’s inaugural year of 1989 there were fast times posted by females, however, history shows that’s partly because the course actually ran shorter in distance and therefore, their times were not certified. Isabelle Dittberner was the event’s first female winner posting a time of 1:10:45 in 1989, following her win at the 1988 Vancouver Marathon. The First Half continues to build to Vancouver’s only Marathon.

Past Champions

Past Champions

Note: the 1989 course was approximately 800m short

Course Records:

Male 01:04:18 CALEB DE JONG 2020
Female 01:12:21 RACHEL CLIFF 2018

Previous Winners:

2020 - View Race Details
1 CALEB DE JONG 01:04:18  1 ANDREA LEE 01:16:13
2 JEFF ARCHER 01:04:39  2 CARE NELSON 01:18:18
3 RYAN HAYDEN 01:07:07  3 SABRINA WILKIE 01:18:31
M40 JEREMIAH ZIAK 01:09:32   F40 JEN MILLAR 01:20:01
2019 - View Race Details
1 Dylan Wykes 01:06:00  1 Robyn Mildren 01:17:43
2 Robin Watson 01:06:41  2 Andrea Lee 01:18:42
3 Anthony Tomsich 01:06:47  3 Courtney Olsen 01:19:03
M40 Jeremiah Ziak 01:11:01   F40 Marilyn Arsenault 01:20:57
2018 - View Race Details
1 ROBIN WATSON 01:06:57  1 RACHEL CLIFF 01:12:21
2 JESSE HOOTON 01:07:34  2 ROBYN MILDREN 01:16:47
3 JEFF SYMONDS 01:09:55  3 KATE GUSTAFSON 01:19:54
M40 JEREMIAH ZIAK 01:11:26   F40 MELANIE KASSEL 01:25:16
2016 - View Race Details
1 ERIC GILLIS 01:05:46  1 DAYNA PIDHORESKY 01:15:11
2 ROB WATSON 01:07:39  2 KRISTA DUCHENE 01:16:20
3 KEVIN COFFEY 01:08:21  3 ERIN BURRETT 01:16:30
M40 KEVIN O'CONNOR 01:10:10   F40 CATHERINE WATKINS 01:18:08
2015 - View Race Details
1 DYLAN WYKES 01:07:20  1 DAYNA PIDHORESKY 01:16:10
2 TREVOR HOFBAUER 01:08:56  2 ERIN BURRETT 01:16:27
3 TAKANORI HARAGUCHI 01:09:25  3 COURTNEY OLSEN 01:18:19
M40 JAMES FINLAYSON 01:09:27   F40 TINA CONNELLY 01:22:18
2014 - View Race Details
1 ROB WATSON 01:06:38  1 NATASHA WODAK 01:17:04
2 JEREMY DEERE 01:09:22  2 KIMBERLEY DOERKSEN 01:17:26
3 JIM FINLAYSON 01:09:39  3 CATHERINE WATKINS 01:18:00
M40 JIM FINLAYSON 01:09:39   F40 CATHERINE WATKINS 01:18:00
2013 - View Race Details
1 ROB WATSON 01:05:38  1 CATRIN JONES 01:17:34
2 JOSEPH GRAY 01:05:47  2 ELLIE GREENWOOD 01:18:43
3 MATT CLOUT 01:06:28  3 CATHERINE WATKINS 01:18:59
M40 JIM FINLAYSON 01:07:03   F40 CATHERINE WATKINS 01:18:59
2012 - View Race Details
1 DYLAN WYKES 01:04:21  1 NATASHA FRASER 01:16:18
2 STEVEN OSADUIK 01:07:26  2 LISA HARVEY 01:18:44
3 JEFF SYMONDS 01:07:41  3 SHAUNA SKINNER 01:19:24
M40 KEVIN O'CONNOR 01:08:47   F40 LISA HARVEY 01:18:44
2011 - View Race Details
1 DYLAN WYKES 01:04:39  1 ELLIE GREENWOOD 01:18:49
2 DAVID JACKSON 01:06:58  2 LISA HARVEY 01:21:02
3 JEREMIAH ZIAK 01:09:00  3 PAULINE MCLEAN 01:21:31
M40 DONNIE KING 01:13:31   F40 LISA HARVEY 01:21:02
2009 - View Race Details
1 RICHARD MOSLEY 01:05:42  1 CHERYL MURPHY 01:16:05
2 STEVE OSADUIK 01:07:31  2 LISA HARVEY 01:18:27
3 JASON WARICK 01:07:48  3 KRISTINA RODY 01:18:58
M40 MARK BOMBA 01:10:39   F40 NANCY TINARI 01:21:32
2008 - View Race Details
1 RYAN HAYDEN 01:06:02  1 KIRSTY SMITH 01:16:43
2 CHARLES BEDLEY 01:07:51  2 LISA HARVEY 01:19:02
3 STEVE OSADUIK 01:08:30  3 LINDSAY MCLAREN 01:20:18
M40 BRUCE DEACON 01:09:12   F40 JOAN MCGRATH 01:23:09
2007 - View Race Details
1 RYAN HAYDEN 01:04:44  1 LISA HARVEY 01:16:42
2 JEREMIAH ZIAK 01:06:13  2 LINDSAY MCLAREN 01:18:16
3 STEVE OSADUIK 01:06:54  3 JESSICA HANNAH 01:18:47
M40 NORMAN TINKHAM 01:13:59   F40 SANDRA FOWERAKER 01:28:47
2006 - View Race Details
1 STEVE OSADUIK 01:06:32  1 TINA CONNELLY 01:15:28
2 JASON LOUTITT 01:06:48  2 LISA HARVEY 01:17:27
3 NIK SOUTHWELL 01:09:23  3 LINDSAY MCLAREN 01:17:28
M40 PAUL SKARSGARD 01:15:22   F40 JOAN MCGRATH 01:22:06
2005 - View Race Details
1 JEREMY DEERE 01:07:08  1 LEAH PELLS 01:15:25
2 JEREMIAH ZIAK 01:07:29  2 LISA HARVEY 01:16:51
3 MICHAEL BOOTH 01:08:04  3 LAUREN GROVES 01:17:03
M40 NORMAN TINKHAM 01:12:43   F40 LEAH PELLS 01:15:25
2004 - View Race Details
1 BRUCE DEACON 01:06:56  1 TINA CONNELLY 01:12:47
2 NIK SOUTHWELL 01:08:46  2 LISA HARVEY 01:15:11
3 COLIN DIGNUM 01:09:13  3 LINDSAY MCLAREN 01:19:22
M40 RICHARD LEE 01:12:00   F40 NANCY TINARI 01:21:16
2003 - View Race Details
1 NEIL HOLM 01:09:55  1 JANINE MOFFETT 01:16:10
2 JORGE PARRA 01:09:56  2 JOAN MCGRATH 01:19:02
3 JAY BARBERIE 01:10:02  3 ALISON RENDELL 01:19:07
M40 RORY SWITZER 01:13:54   F40 JOAN MCGRATH 01:19:02
2002 - View Race Details
1 COLIN DIGNUM 01:08:52  1 LISA HARVEY 01:16:35
2 PAUL MCCLOY 01:10:09  2 CHRISTINA ASHBY 01:19:26
3 NORMAN TINKHAM 01:10:10  3 SANDY JACOBSON 01:20:30
M40 RICK HICKSON 01:14:43   F40 JACKIE HOLLOWAY 01:25:58
2001 - View Race Details
1 BRUCE DEACON 01:07:47  1 LISA HARVEY 01:18:08
2 NORMAN TINKHAM 01:08:23  2 NANCY TINARI 01:19:14
3 OLIVER UTTING 01:08:40  3 LORI DURWARD 01:19:21
M40 ROB REID 01:14:32   F40 NANCY TINARI 01:19:14
2000 - View Race Details
1 NORMAN TINKHAM 01:07:49  1 LISA HARVEY 01:15:42
2 COLIN DIGNUM 01:08:32  2 LORI DURWARD 01:16:40
3 BRENDAN BRAZIER 01:10:05  3 NANCY TINARI 01:19:13
M40 ART BOILEAU 01:13:58   F40 NANCY TINARI 01:19:13
1999 - View Race Details
1 COLIN DIGNUM 01:07:01  1 ERIN HEFFRING 01:19:08
2 NORMAN TINKHAM 01:07:59  2 WENDY MONTGOMERY 01:24:16
3 NEIL HOLM 01:08:26  3 NANCY TINARI 01:25:10
M40 ART BOILEAU 01:14:14   F40 LAURIE BOGUE 01:29:37
1998 - View Race Details
1 NORMAN TINKHAM 01:08:50  1 LUCY SMITH 01:14:44
2 JOHN MCCRANK 01:10:15  2 LIZ JONES 01:18:14
3 BRENDAN BRAZIER 01:11:25  3 MEGHAN O'BRIAN 01:19:58
M40 GUY SMITH 01:18:04   F40 DEBBIE COLLUM 01:26:10
1997 - View Race Details
1 PHIL ELLIS 01:04:59  1 MEGHAN O'BRIAN 01:19:29
2 CAREY NELSON 01:05:20  2 LORI BOWDEN 01:21:48
3 BRUCE DEACON 01:05:51  3 MARIE JOSEE COSSETTE 01:21:53
M40 JIM SWADLING 01:14:58   F40 BONNI WALKER 01:25:46
1996 - View Race Details
1 CAREY NELSON 01:05:13  1 TINA CONNELLY 01:17:49
2 BRUCE DEACON 01:05:22  2 KATE MASLEN 01:22:26
3 PHIL ELLIS 01:06:50  3 MARIE JOSEE COSSETTE 01:23:49
M40 BRIAN BJORNSON 01:14:26   F40 BONNI WALKER 01:26:42
1995 - View Race Details
1 PHIL ELLIS 01:06:49  1 LUCY SMITH 01:20:44
2 SEAN CLANCY 01:10:52  2 BERNADETTE DUFFY 01:23:36
3 JOHN YOXALL 01:11:37  3 SHERRY CARSON 01:24:43
M40 HERB PHILLIPS 01:17:07   F40 LAURIE BOGUE 01:30:15
1994 - View Race Details
1 ART BOILEAU 01:06:20  1 LISA WEIDENBACH 01:13:22
2 JAMES PERRY 01:09:51  2 ISABELLE DITTBERNER 01:19:00
3 HUGH TRENCHARD 01:12:05  3 TERESA NIGHTINGALE 01:22:05
M40 RUSS JONES 01:15:17   F40 NOLA PATTERSON 01:27:31
1993 - View Race Details
1 ART BOILEAU 01:08:15  1 ISABELLE DITTBERNER 01:15:35
2 DANIEL LEGOFF 01:08:20  2 TERESA RIND 01:16:14
3 LARRY NIGHTINGALE 01:09:05  3 LUCY SMITH 01:17:06
M40 NICHOLAS STARK 01:13:59   F40 BONNI WALKER 01:26:26
1992 - View Race Details
1 BRUCE DEACON 01:04:45  1 JACKIE ZAWERTAILO 01:17:26
2 ART BOILEAU 01:04:59  2 TERESA RIND 01:20:08
3 KEN BELL 01:09:51  3 BERNADETTE DUFFY 01:21:48
M40 NEIL WAKELIN 01:14:59   F40 BONNI WALKER 01:26:05
1991 - View Race Details
1 ART BOILEAU 01:05:53  1 SYLVIANE PUNTOUS 01:15:08
2 BRUCE DEACON 01:05:54  2 PATRICIA PUNTOUS 01:15:13
3 MIKE TOMA 01:09:33  3 ISABELLE DITTBERNER 01:15:26
M40 KNEALE QUAYLE 01:14:26   F40 LINDA STROLD 01:29:06

1990

1 Ashley Dustow 1:09:50   1 Carolyn Hubbard 1:??:??
2 Ian Moorhouse 1:10:30   2 Yvonne Coady 1:28:43
3 Adony Melathopoulos 1:11:57   3 Not known 1:??:??
M40 Phillip Bell 1:16:13   F40 Carol Mackinnon 1:33:30

1989

1 Peter Butler 1:04:23   1 Isabelle Dittberner 1:10:45
2 Ashley Dustow 1:??:??   2 Sylviane Puntous 1:12:11
3 Ron Sherman 1:09:15   3 Patricia Puntous 1:12:12
M40 Herb Phillips 1:12:48   F40 Marcia Winger 1:27:12

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