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Sporting Intentions holds annual Charlottetown event

Eighty-seven runners take part in Spring Run Off

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
May 1, 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN – It was not the turnout race director Wes Slauenwhite had hoped for, but those who took part in the Sporting Intentions Spring Run Off on Saturday seemed happy with the experience.
A total of 87 runners were on hand for the annual event, with 31 running the 5K and 56 running the 10K
“We were a little disappointed in the numbers,” said Slauenwhite. “It was a beautiful day, but I guess there were some other things going on around town that may have pulled some folks, including a school run just around the corner.”

Eighty-seven participants take off for the annual Spring Run Off hosted by Sporting Intentions in Charlottetown on Saturday, April 29.

Photo by Janet Bain

Those who did take part turned in some impressive times. Vincent Merriam led the way in the 10K with a 36:38 time, followed by Alec Brown at 37:27 and Jeremy Thompson at 38:42. Top females were Kristy Newson at 40:26, Pam Campbell at 43:41 and Bev Walsh at 50:21.
Merriam said he felt strong throughout his run.
“The weather was perfect for the run as well,” he said. “It’s a SB for me this year, so I’m very pleased with that. With the spring season upon us, I’ve been training harder.”
In the 5K race, it was Dennis Gallant finishing in first place at 18:27, followed by Isaac McCardle at 18:55 and Darcy McCardle at 18:57. For the females, it was Tori Fitzpatrick turning in another first place finish with a time of 19:30, followed by Ashley Murnaghan at 21:19 and Bridget Keedwell at 21:24.
Complete results can be found at the PEI Roadrunners Club site here for the 10K and here for the 5K.