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Thirteen-year-old wins May Run for Renee

Hourihan top female for second straight month

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
May 22, 2017

QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Youth prevailed at May’s Run for Renee 5K.
Thirteen-year-old Anderson Peters finished first in the monthly event on Sunday with a time of 18:12, edging out Sacha Hourihan by eight seconds. It was Hourihan’s second straight top female finish at the race.
“Anderson and I ran together until the final stretch and then he took off to make an impressive first place finish,” she said. “I knew Jeff Queen would be hot on my heels, so that kept me pushing until the end.”

Sporting new shirts at the Run for Renee 5K on Sunday, May 21 were (from left) Jeff Queen, Dean Strowbridge, Carol Lynn Landry and Danielle Queen.

Photo courtesy of Run for Renee 5K on Facebook

Queen finished in third place with an 18:26 time, followed by John Herron at 19:02. Suzanne Doucet was the second female at 21:23, while Kari Parsons was third at 21:27.
For full results, see the Run for Renee 5K Facebook page here.
“This month’s race was warmer but had a headwind that was strong in certain areas of the course,” said Hourihan. “I am very able that I was able to lower my time from last month’s race, even with the headwind.”
Hourihan was the top female in the April race with an 18:45 time.
A total of 43 runners took part in the May run, including some newcomers, and some runners recorded their personal best times in the 5K.
“It was amazing,” said organizer Dean Strowbridge. “We had 43 runners and a beautiful day. A bit windy, but beautiful.”
The next Run for Renee 5K will take place in only two weeks’ time, on Sunday, June 4.