2nd Annual Couples Run

A group of runners rounds the corner of Dorchester and Esplanade

The second annual couples run was a great success, again sold out this year. A huge thank you to race director Sonya Dicks, who put a lot of work into making this happen, along with her posse Michelle Killam, Peter Hanna, Julie Curwin, etc. A special thanks to Sonya’s soon-to-be hubby Richard and the other members of the CBRPS who came out and made things safe for us.

Man, running has gotten faster around here.  9 runners broke the 20 minute barrier, and 3 were women!  Rachyl MacPhail set a modern-day CBRR women’s 5K record, running 18:50!  Allan MacKenzie hardly broke a sweat while running 17:16 and taking an easy win.  The couples race itself was quite close this year, with Rebecca and I just edging Joey and Rachyl by 10 seconds.

Father-and-daughter couple Charlie Morrison and Leah Morrison (youngest person to complete the CBRR points series in 2011)

For individual results click HERE.

For couples results click HERE.

For Sonya’s photos click HERE.

The results were a little botched, so if we screwed anything up let us know.  See the report below from Sonya.

Nancy and Terry Kelly cross the line together - isn't that romantic that she waited for him? 😉

The second annual Onesome/Twosome run and brunch was held on Sunday, February 12th  at Governors Restaurant.  The limited race sold out with a total of 30 teams and one solo runner braving the cold to take part in this event.  Each member of the team ran the 5k course consisting of two laps of Sydney’s North End and combined their time for a 10k result.

 The top team went to Chris Milburn and Rebecca Walker with an impressive time of 36:39, followed by Joey Tetford and Rachyl MacPhail at 36:49. 

The title of Cape Breton’s “fittest couple” went to Justin Lelanne and Amy Walker with a time of 43:09.  Prizes were also awarded to the oldest team, Bernadette MacLellan and Archie McDonald, and youngest team, Cory George and Brianne MacLellan.

Thanks to my co-director, Michelle Killam, and all the volunteers who came out as well as Ardon Mofford and staff at the Governor’s Restaurant.  I would also like to thank Chris Milburn and Julie Curwin for donating the prize for the top couple as well as a number of draw prizes, Alma’s Family Hair Design, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality Winterfest, and Take the Roof of Winter campaign (www.taketheroofoffwinter.ca). 

Sonya

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