The question was posted on the Clark County Running Club’s Facebook page:
“Is the Vancouver Lake Half still happening on Sunday?”
The first response:
“Yes. Why would it not?”
It might have been a typical cold, damp February Sunday, but yes, the Vancouver Lake Half Marathon — put on by the Clark County Running Club — went on with a full field of runners at Vancouver Lake Regional Park.
Alex Cameron, 36, of Portland, was the overall winner of the half marathon with a time of 1 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds. He broke the winning mark of 1:07:42 ran last year, which was the fastest finish since 2000.
Only two other years — 2003 and 2000 — had a runner finished under 1:08 according to the CCRC’s records of past results.
There was a tight pack for second through fourth place. Derek Wehunt, 28, of Portland was second (1:08:27), followed by Gilberty Grundy, 29, of Portland (1:08:32) and Jesse Joseph, 23, of Portland (1:08:38).
The top Clark County finisher was Evan Price, 27, of Vancouver in 1:13:16.
Amy Vantassel of Portland was the women’s winner of the half marathon with a time of 1:27:35, which was 36th overall out of the 267 total finishers.
Kristina Lachenmeier of Camas was the top Clark County women’s finisher coming in third (44th overall) in 1:29:02.
Complete race results can be found here — http://resultsdb.com/results/#HALF