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Arseneau, Parsons take first at Miramichi 10K

Twenty-five runners participate in monthly run

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
May 8, 2017

MIRAMICHI, N.B. – Spring picked a great day to arrive for Kari Parsons.
The Saint John runner finished as the top female in the Miramichi Spring 10K, with a time of 45:53. It was the first 10K of the year hosted by the Miramichi River Runners in the club’s monthly series of events.
“It was very muggy and the first day I’ve encountered any significant heat this season,” said Parsons, who was happy with her race. “I haven’t been doing a lot of distance runs, so I’m still looking to improve my speed.”

Sondra Craig, from left, presents Kari Parsons from Saint John the first place medal for winning the Miramichi River Runners 10K on Sunday, May 7 in 45:53. Second place went to Dr. Tanya Wood while Krystal Corcoran was third.

Photo by Brian Richard

The Miramichi trips have proved fruitful for Parsons, who was also top female finisher at the Miramichi 5 Mile race last month. This was her first time running the 10K route, which offers a nice, steady decline followed by flat road.
She was one of 25 runners taking part.
“The other runners were all very supportive and it’s nice to see such a wide range of ages amongst the participants,” said Parsons.
Top overall finisher was Sylvain Arseneau of Petit-Rocher, who crossed the line at the 37:31 mark.
“The weather was perfect for running today, but not a lot of people showed up,” said Arseneau. “I felt great today. I enjoyed the race.”
Coming in second behind Arseneau was Raymond Caissie at 41:09, followed by Paul Comeau at 42:06.
Second place female behind Parsons was Tanya Wood at 51:14, followed by Krystal Corcoran at 51:56.
See here for complete official results.
Next up in Miramichi will be the popular annual Miramichi Rock ‘N Run on June 25.