University of Victoria runners Ben Weir and Alison Hooper were the first overall men’s and women’s finishers in Sunday’s Bazan Bay 5K race in Sidney.
A field of around 519 people took part in the event, that saw cool temperatures, but no rain, and was described as very good conditions for the mostly flat, quick course along Lochside Drive. The race is the final event in the Island Race Series 2018 calendar and was followed by a season-end awards ceremony at the Mary Winspear Centre.
Weir, who said he placed second in the event two years ago, says the course is beautiful.
“I love the races here. It’s nice and close to home. We had a pretty good crowd of guys out there,”…