Saturday, September 1, 2007

Friendship Run for Prince County Hospital

"Scenic looped course through forest, Confederation Trail and streets of Summerside"

It was cloudy and windy from a North East and 15 degrees.

10km loop course on Summerside road and trails.

Finish in 44:58 came 17th out of 65 runners, 3rd place in jr male. I got a medal.

We lot of runners, half in the 5km and half in the 10km.

Stan came to cheer.

I came home and registered for the PEI Half Marathon in October and print my volunteer form to volunteer too.

Official Result: 17th out of 65
10K in 44:58
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Finish line photos by Deborah Mutch

And they're off!
The Journal Pioneer
This was the scene at the start of this morning's five and 10 km Prince County Hospital run,
which began at 9:15 a.m. at the Wilmot Community Centre.
Clark wins
The Journal Pioneer
Linkletter resident Scott Clark, second from right, did the expected and claimed victory in the 10 km Prince County Hospital run earlier this morning at the Wilmot Community Centre. The top female runner in the 10 km race was Shelley Simmons MacLeod. Meanwhile, Michael Peters claimed the five km men's title and former P.E.I. champion curler Erin Carmody won the women's five km race.
Clark claims 10K race
Carmody, Peters, Simmons MacLeod also win divisions

The Journal Pioneer

SUMMERSIDE — Saturday’s 10-kilometre victory in the friendship runs for the Prince County Hospital was an early birthday gift for marathon runner Scott Clark, who will turn 44 in less than two weeks.

Clark, the favourite, was never really threatened in the race, which took place in favourable weather conditions. He finished with a time of 36 minutes 45 seconds (36:45).

“For the wind I was facing, I was pretty happy,” said Clark.

Clark hasn’t had much of a chance to run shorter distances, with most of his focus on distance training in preparation for marathons.

“So I haven’t been doing a lot of speed work for shorter races,” he said.

His closest challenger, Mike MacKinnon, finished nearly a minute and a half behind at 38:04.

“I thought Mike might be closing in on me at one time, but he was coming off a couple of injuries,” said Clark. “I didn’t know what kind of shape he would be in.”

Clark added the short races are more difficult for him than some of the longer ones.

Third place in the men’s 10K, which started at the Wilmot Community Centre, was claimed by Jamie Nickerson, who brought his young daughter, Holly, along for the ride in a closed-in stroller. The two finished with a combined time of 39:02.

The top female competitor in the 10K race was Shelley Simmons MacLeod, who finished in 44:04. Simmons MacLeod, who is from Summerside, placed 15th overall among 65 competitors.

She said she was delighted with her result and planned to return next year.

Erin Carmody, skip of the 2007 P.E.I. junior women’s curling championship rink, won the women’s title in the five-kilometre race with a time of 21:55, placing fourth among 61 competitors.

She said the race was a change of pace from curling, but she was learning to appreciate running more and more.

Mikhel Peters won the men’s five-kilometre event in 18:59. He said the conditions were almost ideal for running except for a stiff wind.

Dr. Michael Irvine, one of the organizers of the event, estimated more than $1,260 was raised through registration fees for the Prince County Hospital Foundation Equipment Fund. That’s up from last year’s total of approximately $1,000.

“We’re very pleased,” he said.

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