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Speed Skaters prep for upcoming BC Winter Games at skate-a-thon

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
February 22nd, 2018

The West Kootenay Speed Skating Club held its annual 5000 meter skate-a-thon recently at the NDCC Arena.

June Platje finished first with a time of 17:20.97 to capture the first group race with Charlie Ludwar second with a time of 18:48.40.

In the L2T group Luke Platje, finished first with a time of 13:35.77, Tristan Phillips finished second with a time of 14:54.25, Oliver Ludwar third hird with a time of 15:15.26.

Dylan Boyes finished fourth with a time of 16:35.00. 

Berend Platje won T2T group in a time of 9:51.01 with Mercedes Phillips second at 13:35.01 and Ian Walgren third at 15:01.06.

Cameron Boyes was fourth a time of 15:02.62. 

In the Masters group Peter Plaunt of Rossland finished first with a time of 12:33.90. 

All of the skaters would like to thank the many people, family and friends who sponsored them for this 5000 m / 50 lap event. 

We wish all the best for Berend Platje and Mercedes Phillips Kamloops this weekend at the BC Winter Games.

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