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Britt, Hourihan win
Hampton 5 Miler

Third provincial win of 2017 for Southfield speedster

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Sept. 11, 2017

HAMPTON, N.B. – It took a decade, but Barry Britt finally got his redemption at the Hampton 5 Miler.
“The last time I ran this race was 2007, and I dropped out with a mile to go,” he recalled. “So I really wanted to come out and win and get the course record.”
That’s exactly what the Hampton runner did, in his hometown race, on Sunday, Sept. 10. Britt finished with a blistering time of 24:45, securing Run New Brunswick’s provincial championship in the five-mile distance for 2017.
“It was great to run in my hometown again and see familiar faces,” said Britt, who ran even splits to hit the four-mile mark at 19:59, then hammered the last mile. “I felt strong in the race.”

Barry Britt of Hampton, N.B. ran a course record 24:45 to win the annual Hampton 5 Miler on Sunday, Sept. 10. He and Sacha Hourihan claimed the Run New Brunswick five-mile provincial championship at the event, Hourihan’s third of the year so far.

Photo courtesy of Run New Brunswick

Finishing in second place was Greg Sawyer with a time of 28:01, followed by Dean Strowbridge at 28:16.
The other big story of the day came from female winner Sacha Hourihan, whose 29:54 finish was a new personal best for her in the five-mile. It was also her third provincial championship of the year, having already secured the 5K top spot in Lameque and the 10K in Miramichi earlier this year.
“Hampton was an important one for me, as I was hoping to PB on my five-mile time,” she said. “It was a one-second PB for me.”
This came in spite of a toothache she has been fighting for the past few days, and had kept her awake the night before the race.
She thanked Rob Jackson, who ran with her for awhile and encouraged her through the race, and his wife, who his wife, who did so from the sidelines.
“The last mile was hot but I pushed myself through it for my fastest mile of the race,” said Hourihan, who said the Hampton 5 Miler is one of her favourite races. “I knew my kids were at the finish line waiting for me, so that helped me get through the heat.”
Finishing second among females was Erin Vringer at the 31:49 mark, followed by Anouk Pelletier at 32:48.
A total of 210 finishers took part in the race.
For complete official results by Atlantic Chip, visit here .