Fiddler’s 5 and 10K fun runs 2015

The Fiddler’s Fun Runs are one of the 3 big events of the year along with the Emma Run and the fall Fiddler’s Run.  They are a time for all the Learn-to-Run participants to “strut their stuff” and finish their first race.

Linda Miles looks pretty stoked as she finishes her first (? of many) races

Linda Miles looks pretty stoked as she finishes her first (? of many) races

This year, the weather cleared from rainy skies Saturday to a cool, low-humidity, sunny morning Sunday.  Perfect conditions for running!

In the 5K, 12-yr-old phenom Gareth MacKinnon held off veteran Dave Bown for a 3-second win.  Gareth won despite a problem with the turnaround resulting in running 5.4Km!  Julie Curwin suffered the same fate at the turnaround but took the W for the women, finishing 3rd overall not far behind Gareth and Dave.

The men were in for some heavy competition in the 10K.  Will Allan, graduating this June from the Coast Guard College, had family in town.  This family included brother Charlie, who has run low-15 for 5K as a collegiate runner in Ontario.  Charlie didn’t look like he was working hard, but ran 33:51, for an easy looking win.  Brother Will put the pedal down in the last few Km to outpace Justin Lalanne, who came 3rd despite a PB at 35:54.

In the women’s 10K, Kelly MacDonald has been hard to beat, and ran sub-42 minutes for an easy win.  Caden MacLeod continues to run really well, and came 2nd at 46:19, just a few seconds ahead of Stephanie MacLean.

Caden MacLeod looks great coming down the hill towards the finish.  Do her feet ever touch the ground??

Caden MacLeod looks great coming down the hill towards the finish. Do her feet ever touch the ground??

Overall, there were a lot of PB’s, and a lot of happy faces crossing the finish line.  To the first time runners:  Congratulations!!  I hope you enjoyed your very first race, and the automatic PB (personal best) that came with it.  Don’t be a one-hit-wonder!!  Sign up for another race and set a new goal!  Remember to join the CB Roadrunners (either in person at a race, or online through the link at CBtrisports.com)

John Doucette from Halifax ran his first race, finishing 13th overall in under 24 minutes.  He plans on running at the Englishtown Mussel Fest.  At 52, he could be an age group contender!

John Doucette from Halifax began running at Christmas and ran his first race here at the 5K, finishing 13th overall in under 24 minutes. He plans on running at the Englishtown Mussel Fest. At 52, he could be an age group contender!

You can access full results and photos HERE, or by going to CBtrisports.com under “results”.  Thanks to Jeris Abbass from limitlessracetiming.com for doing such a great job timing, and taking so much pressure off our race directors and volunteer crews.

For some photos from Lauchie MacKinnon, click HERE  (thanks Lauchie!!!)

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