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Numbers up for Farmers
Helping Farmers run

Fifty-nine take part in Summerside 10-miler, 5-miler

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Sept. 24, 2017

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Farmers Helping Farmers got a little help from the Prince Edward Island running community on Saturday.
The annual 10-mile and 5-mile fundraising run was held at Three Oaks Senior High in Summerside on Sept. 23, and was declared a success by race director Mike MacKinnon.
“It was a great day, all around,” he said. “The weather was great and our numbers were up from last year.”
A total of 34 runners took part in the 10-mile race, while 25 more ran the five-miler.
“No records were broken, but I saw many new faces just starting, and some familiar faces,” he said.

Alex Bain leads the pack in yesterday’s Farmers Helping Farmers 10 Miler & 5 Miler in Summerside, P.E.I. Bain won the 10-mile race with a time of 1:07:12.

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The 10-mile race was won by Alex Bain, who crossed the finish line at the 1:07:12 mark.
Bain said he enjoyed the run, and the post-run chili.
“It was a good course, and good weather,” he said. “I like the boardwalk along the shoreline. My run was good, but I had nobody to chase or chasing me.”
Finishing in second place was Chris McCarthy at the 1:12:07 mark, followed by Peter Walker at 1:13:24. Top females were Allie Keedwell at 1:16:18, and Terri VanIderstine tied with Stephanie Barry-Benedik at 1:24:30.
In the five-mile race, it was Brett Adams in first place with a time of 37:17, followed by David Perry at 37:53, and Clarke Petty at 38:08.
Top females were Bridget Keedwell at 39:34, Ellen Sherren at 41:26, and Wendy Burns at 42:15.
For complete results, visit the PEI Roadrunners page here .
The proceeds from the event will go towards helping a school in Kenya that is “twinned” with Three Oaks, through the efforts of Farmers Helping Farmers, a global partnership between Prince Edward Island people and Kenyan farmers and families that has carried out hundreds of development projects since its inception in 1980.