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Two 5K wins on same day for Lamrock

Top female at MEC Citadel and Go For the Burn

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
April 30, 2017

LOWER SACKVILLE, N.S. – Lindsay Lamrock was already having a good running day today, after finishing as the top female at the MEC Citadel Highlander 5K race in Halifax. She could have gone home satisfied.
Instead, she headed over to Lower Sackville to take part in the second annual Go For the Burn 5K Fun Run, where she finished as the top female for the second straight year. And she did it while running in the bunker gear she wears as a member of the Black Point Fire Department.
Lamrock Photography
Lindsay Lamrock was the top female finisher not once but twice today, at the MEC Race Two on Citadel Hill on Sunday, April 30.
Not bad for a girl with an injured foot.
“I am passionate about firefighting, running and supporting others, so running my bunker gear just seemed like the fitting thing to do,” said Lamrock. “I contemplated this last year, but never got the chance.”
Because of her nagging foot injury, she decided to just run and not race in Go For the Burn, which was a fundraiser for the Nova Scotia Burn Support Group.
Group representative Chris Backer seemed pleased with the event, which drew a turnout of 70 runners.
“It was a beautiful day,” said Backer. “It couldn’t have been better.”
While he will have to wait for the final numbers, Backer is hopeful this year’s event will be able to send some proceeds to the cause, after only breaking even on a snowy day last year.