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Cote, Hoogendyk win Joe McGuire 10K

Annual Woodstock race draws nearly 200 participants

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
July 29, 2017

WOODSTOCK, N.B. – It was the first time Elizabeth Hoogendyk went into a race with the hope of finishing as the top female, and that’s exactly what she did.
The Campbellton runner finished the annual Joe McGuire Road Race with a personal best time of 44:50 in the 10K.
“The course was really nice, mostly flat, and the early morning time allowed for a shady route to keep the temperature cool,” said Hoogendyk. “There was no wind either, so it was a day for everyone to challenge for a personal best. It’s a lovely scenic course along the St. John River, nice to have something to look at, maybe as a distraction while you’re hurting.”

Runners head out for the annual Joe McGuire Road Race in Woodstock, N.B. on Saturday, July 29.

Photo courtesy of AYR Motor Centre on Facebook

She complimented the organizers for a job well done, and said she hopes to keep the momentum going with her own running.
Finishing first overall in the 10K, which was part of the Run New Brunswick Super Series this year, was Patrick Cote of Calgary, Alta., who finished with a time of 33:13. He was followed by Greg Sawyer at 34:29, and Alex Coffin at 38:13.
Sawyer said he and Cote had talked prior to the race about the possibility of running it in under 34 minutes.
“I felt a little stiff, but he managed to get a 33:15 and I’m really happy for him, since he never did a sub-34 before,” said Sawyer. “It’s a very fast course and a lot of runners did their PB on the 10K. It was well organized like every year, and the weather was just perfect also.”
Finishing behind Hoogendyk as top females were Suzanne Doucet at 45:51, and Anna Bernard at 46:59.
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In the 5K, it was Dawson Nancekievill of Somerville who took first place with a time of 18:03. It was his second time taking part in the event.
“It’s a fast course since it’s mostly flat with one downhill, so you can always expect fast times,” said Nancekievill. “Personally, I always enjoy the friendliness and camaraderie of fellow runners. The running community is always very encouraging of one another and I enjoy that about the Joe McGuire race.”
Finishing second in the 5K was Taylor Sullivan at 19:26, followed by Randy Johnston at 20:33. Top females were Maressa Cox of Woodstock at 21:04, followed by Laura Lee Mullin at 21:22, and Gabby Kozak at 22:49.
A total of 198 runners and walkers were out for the event, much to the pleasure of race director Jill Dunnett.
“Being part of the Super Series always attracts some pretty fast runners, and we definitely saw some fast times today,” she said. “Some of the young people from the community were quite impressive. We had all ages out, and some really young runners, which was so good to see.”