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Rocky’s Run a family affair

Truro event draws just under 100 participants

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
Oct. 18, 2017

BIBLE HILL, N.S. – He’s a neurobiology professor, and she’s a lawyer. It turns out Bronwyn and Kevin Duffy are also both fast runners, as is their son Joseph.
The family was all over Rocky’s Run on Saturday, Oct. 14, finishing first in their categories and having a great time at the annual 5K event hosted by Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus athletics department.
“It is one of the tougher run courses I have raced… extremely hilly, and lots of trail,” said Bronwyn, who finished as the top female, with a time of 21:45. “It’s not a course to tackle if you are looking for a PR time, but a test of fitness and grit to be sure. I was happy with my result, and it was a great way to wind up the season.”

Bronwyn and Kevin Duffy, shown here with two-year-old son Nick, had great races at the Rocky’s Run 5K in Bible Hill, N.S. on Saturday, Oct. 14, both finishing atop their gender categories.

Photo courtesy of Rocky the Ram on Facebook

She was also happy for Joseph, who was the top performer in the 19-and-under junior category with a time of 22:12. Not bad for a nine-year-old.
The couple has been taking part in the event for a number of years, as it takes place near their home.
Kevin finished first overall at the 18:01 mark.
“Each year, since I started running, I’ve managed to improve my time on this course, though on this occasion it was only by four seconds,” he said. “Nevertheless, for me the improvement is evidence my body is still holding up to the training, despite increasing in age.”
Living close by is convenient, when runners can walk or do their warm-up run to the course. But Kevin agreed with his wife, the local race is not without its challenges.
“The course is really tough, with lots of hills and sharp turns, and with a killer hill near the end of the race,” he said. “Still, the event is very well organized and has become a family affair.”
Finishing in second place was Fraser Allen at 18:20, followed by Colin Burris at 18:26. Second among females was Dara Pelkey-Field at 22:14, followed by Madeleine von Arx at 22:53.
For complete results, visit the Run Nova Scotia page here.