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Double win for Wieczoreks at Run Our Shore

More than 200 take part in annual Liverpool event

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
April 23, 2017

LIVERPOOL, N.S. – It was a great trip to Liverpool today for Halifax couple Greg and Maura Wieczorek, as they both captured top spot in the half marathon race at the annual Run Our Shore event.
The couple was among more than 200 participants in the event, marking another successful year for Run Our Shore. The event also served as the kick-off for Run Nova Scotia’s road racing and performance series.
“Maura and I were both really happy with how today went,” said Greg, who took first place overall in the half with a time of 1:13:37. “The rain let up and it was a nice cool morning for a race.”

Maura and Greg Wieczorek of Halifax finished at the top of their gender divisions in the half marathon at the annual Run Our Shore race in Liverpool today. They are shown here at the awards reception held afterwards at Queens Place.

Photo courtesy of Greg Wieczorek

The course is gently rolling with a gradual downhill for the last 5K, and is also sheltered from the wind, making it a good option for anyone looking to record a good time.
“Maura and I have been training hard all winter, so this was a good test to see exactly where our fitness was at,” he said. “Maura took a minute off her PB and I was within a minute of my PB from over five years ago, so that was a real positive for both of us.”
Finishing behind Greg was Bryan Hipson at 1:19:00, and Dmitry Shulga at 1:20:14.
Complete official results can be found at Atlantic Chip here .
Maura Wieczorek led the females in the half with a time of 1:26:48, followed by Chloe Austin at 1:31:45 and Joanne MacDonald-Burns at 1:47:17.
In the 10K event it was Thomas Gwynne-Timothy taking first place with a 39:02 time, followed closely by top female Emily Hamilton, who came in only five seconds later at 39:07. The second male finisher was Larry Shipp at 40:52, with Cory Richards coming in third at 41:22. Julia MacDonald was the second female at 47:48, while Cheryl Smith claimed third place at 48:55.
Assistant race director Steve Burns seemed pleased with the day’s events, considering the unseasonably cold temperatures being felt around the region.
“About 211 actually ran, and it was pretty crisp to start,” he said, “The reception/awards and prizes all went well, and there were a lot of great comments on the event and the venue.”