Sun Run sees local entries

local runners compete at annual Sun Run in Vancouver

South Cariboo competitors in the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run included Jennifer Appleby

South Cariboo competitors in the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run included Jennifer Appleby

The 2013 Vancouver Sun Run, 10-kilometre road race, saw many entries from the South Cariboo, including recovering cancer patient Shannon Pennicott who ran with friends Jennifer Appleby and Kathy Reid.

Pennicott, 43, took up running one year ago as a way to keep fit and healthy during her cancer journey.

She finished the race in a time of 49 minutes, 54 seconds and placed 721 among 25,386 female competitors. In her 40-44 years age group, Pennicott was 67 among 2,219 women.

“I had a great run – my best 10-km run I have done, but I was told it would be easier running at sea level. Combined with the energy of everyone, it was great.”

The Sun Run took place April 21.