Local runners shine in Chico race
March 11 — Several runners from Lassen County traveled to Chico to run in the 2014 Bidwell Classic on Saturday, March 1 and achieved impressive results.
Nine-year-old Nathan Powell (Ogburn), of Susanville, finished the 5K race in 24 minutes and eight seconds, earning him 39th place out of the 400 5K runners and fourth place in the boy’s 13-and-younger age group.
Ray Bailey, of Susanville, took 45th place overall and seventh place in the men’s ages 50 to 54 age group with a time of 24:23.
Susanville’s Desiree Bailey, age 10, completed the race in 24:32 to place 50th overall and second in the girl’s 13-and-younger age group.
Linda Powell, of Susanville, ran the race in 24:34 to place 51st overall and first in the women’s 45 to 49 age group.
Janesville’s Tim Pass placed 52nd overall and eighth in the men’s 50 to 54 age group.
In the half marathon, John Dozier placed 10th in the men’s 60 to 69 age group with a time of 2:17:30.
The Bidwell Classic is sponsored by the Chico Running Club and has been its flagship event for more than 30 years, raising money for local high school running programs. Susanville runners regularly compete in this and other races sponsored by the Chico Running Club.
For more information about the Chico Running Club, visit chicorunningclub.org.