Sunday, August 12, 2007

Source For Sports 10K - Uncle John & Linda's Wedding

Saturday, August 11, 2007
"Looped course in and around scenic Summerside, flat and fast"

It was sunny and 20 degrees and little windy.

The 10km loop course on historic Summerside.

I came in 44:16 seconds, 3 seconds off the 2004 time in this race and best time this year by 4 seconds. Finish in 16th out of 60 runners.

Stanley Chaisson and Shelly Simmons MacLeod honors for top male and top female.

Official Result: 16th out of 60
10K in 44 minutes, 16 seconds
2006 Source for Sports Run
2005 Source for Sports Run
2004 Source for Sports Run

A big wedding afternoon in Cornwall with John Bain and Linda MacDonald at Uncle John's backyard.

Dinner at The Lion Club in Cornwall with The Sizzler BBQ.

Congratulations John & Linda!
People are greatest asset

I am a longtime competitive runner who recently completed your Source For Sports 10K road race in Summerside, Aug. 11.

I am a tourist from Newfoundland who has competed in a few races on your beautiful island over the years.

I must commend Mike Cameron and the volunteers for a nice job organizing the Source For Sports race. It's an attractive course that I would like to do again.

I have done a few marathons in Prince Edward Island on the old route and now the current course, which is run in October. It is arguably one of the most appealing marathons in the whole country. The landscape, organization and overall enthusiasm surrounding this marathon is incredible. This atmosphere had a lot to do with my successfully qualifying for the Boston Marathon in this race just a few years ago.

Just to switch gears, P.E.I. has many attractive features for tourists like myself. The beaches here are second to none, the farming landscape is exquisite, but it's the people here who are extremely accommodating. In all the bed-and-breakfasts, tourist homes and other accommodations I've stayed in, and staff in restaurants and tourist chalets that I've interacted with, I've found it's the people who are your greatest asset. It's the main reason I keep coming back and will continue to do so in the future.

Well done Prince Edward Island! Barry Ploughman,St. John's, Nfld.


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Estee Klar-Wolfond said...

What a view from PEI!

jypsy said...

The view is even more spectacular in real life. This beautiful piece of land has been farmed by the Bains for generations. That's the West River in the background.