Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Personal Best 25K - The Kensington Harvest Festival 2008

It was foggy and cloudy and 16-18 degrees.

The perfect run weather.

The Harvest Festival Run was a longest running road race in PEI.

The mile mark every mile and every 5km mark on the route.

The largest personal best time for almost 13 minutes from last year and finishes in 2:01:19 and came in 30th out of 67 runners.

Mike MacKinnon won the race and Jen Nicholson for the top female and set a new female race record from 1982 by less than three minutes.

Francis Fagan ran the Stanchel to Kensington to Stanchel to Kensington total of 75km for the most dedicated runner award.

I watching the Olympic Women Marathon on CBC tonight the race course on Beijing from square to "The Bird Nest" stadium.

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Official Result: 30th out of 67
25K in 2 hours, one minute and 19 seconds

Kensington Harvest Fest 2007
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Kensington Harvest Fest 2005
Kensington Harvest Fest 2004

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Nicholson sets new female record
At Harvest Festival Road Race
The Journal Pioneer

KENSINGTON -- Jen Nicholson of Cornwall set a new female course record in the 35th annual Community Harvest Festival 25K Road Race here Saturday morning.

The 39-year-old school teacher, who’s currently a stay-at-home mom, stopped the clock in one hour 42 minutes two seconds (1:42:02), good enough for 11th overall. She was one second shy of knocking three minutes off the previous 26-year-old record of 1:45:01 that was set by Jane Beairsto of Sarnia, Ont., in 1982.

Mike MacKinnon, 35, of Miscouche was the overall race winner in 1:32:22.

A record field of 68 runners participated.

See complete story in Monday’s Journal Pioneer.

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