Sixty-six runners braved blistering temperatures to run the Heiko’s Hellish Half on Saturday.
The race has runners spanning a 25 km route, along Heiko’s trail, taking in some spectacular scenery over the three sisters.
Aaron Heidt of Vernon was the overall winner, beating the old record of 2:40:46 with a time of 2:33:17, 7 min 29 seconds quicker.
The fastest local male was Matthew Goulden with 3:18:11, and the fastest local female was Emilie Mann with 3:23:43.
Nadyia Fry of Invermere was the first female to break the 3 hour mark with 2:56:35, and finished third overall.
“I’d like to thank all of the racers, volunteers, and sponsors for making Heiko’s Hellish Half a success,” said organizer Ross Frazier. Things were down to the wire, but it all came together in the end. Thanks to the beautiful weather, racers finished with smiles and injury free.”
See the full results in this week’s Free Press.