BAZAN BAY 5K: Team ORCA Record-Setting Sweep

The Oceanside Running Club (Team ORCA) continues its successful start to the Vancouver Island Runners’ Association Winter Series.  After gaining winning times and personal bests at the Cobble Hill 10K more medals were brought home to Oceanside at the recent Bazan Bay 5K.

Melissa Ross was the 6th overall woman finisher and first in her age division (W 30-34) with a fast time of 18:11. A superb effort, Melissa!

Faye Amos set a new course record finishing first (W 65-69) in 23:47–Wow!

Jill Davies (W 70-74) and Jim McLean (M 85-89) both took silver in their respective age divisions and Goldie Lindenbach was on the podium in 6th place (W 65-69).

Kudos to all of our ORCA competitors and support crews.  It takes time and effort to get to these VI races–you make us proud!

The Oceanside Mothers’ Day 10K Run and 5K Run / Walk takes place on Sunday May 14th. Register before March 22nd to take advantage of the early bird entry fee. For information, contact


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John Davies with his mom Jill both win gold Record-Breaking
Oceanside Mother’s Day Race

Thanks to all the competitors, volunteers, and cheerleaders who came out to enjoy themselves in the sunshine at our record-breaking Oceanside Mother’s Day event with the traditional 10K route and the new 5K route for runners, walkers, and strollers.

In total more than 400 participants joined us for the 2018 Oceanside Mother’s Day Race!

We’ll need lots of volunteers so be sure to join the ORCA Facebook Mother’s Day Race group to find out more details.

See you again in 2019.