On the Run Aug 15, 2018 (as it appeared in this morning’s Telegraph Journal)

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Elizabeth Seiffert, Our Person on the Run

Put on your running shoes, there are lots of choices this weekend.  On Saturday the Chipman Summer Road Race offers a 10-km Super Series race and a 5-km option.  Check it out at https://events.runnb.ca/event/chipman-summer-road-race/20909/  On the same day in Bouctouche there is another 10-km Super Series run with a 5-km option at the Course Clarence Bastarache on a beautiful waterside course, learn more at https://events.runnb.ca/event/course-clarence-bastarache/21247/ Meanwhile in Dieppe the Goodies Ball Hockey Fun Run takes place with a 1-km, 5-km and 10-km option on those great trails.  You can register at https://events.runnb.ca/event/goodies-ball-hockey-fun-run/24975/

The next day the very fast Run for Renee offers up the August 5-km.  This is always a great run for a great cause and you will certainly get a great time on that fast course.  Grab your spot before it is gone at https://events.runnb.ca/event/august-run-for-renee-5k/20497/

Last weekend was a busy one in New Brunswick.  The runners were busy all weekend long with the Marathon by the Sea.  The Marco Polo 5-km went to Steve Hanlon of Saint John in 19:55 for men and Marin MacPherson of Quispamsis for the women in 23:01.  In the 10-km the women were led by Andree Germain of Granby QC in 41:37 and the men followed Scott lee of Baxters Corner who hit 39:51.

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Shelley Doucet at Marathon by the Sea
The half marathon had a record breaking performance by Quispamsis runner Shelley Doucet who knocked the record back by over 2 minutes with a 1:19:22, that is a grand slam in the running world.  Second place went to Megan McNear of Negley OH in 1:33:28 and third to Karen Kuzik of Saint John in 1:41:10. The men were led by Jean-Philippe Deschenes of Alma PQ in 1:18:39 ahead of Michel Colford of New Maryland in 1:19:39 and Colin McQuade of Riverview in 1:21:19.
In the full marathon the men were very quick with Nicholas Bucker of Halifax on the top of the podium in 2:48:24 flanked by Matthew Fyfe of Sackville (2:49:10) in second and Trevor Funk of Saint John (2:52:14) in third. Belinda Ralph of Lavington NSW AU won the women’s marathon in 3:09:55 followed by Stella Chen of Wolfville (3:53:02) and Andrea Cameron of Toronto (3:55:32).
The triathletes contested their Provincial championships in Harvey and the men’s Olympic event went to Alexandre Boule of Oromocto in 2:02:50 followed by Martin Larose of Oromocto in 2:14:57 and Bill Lane of Moncton in 2:23:23. The women’s winner was Laura Richard of Fredericton in 2:38:41 followed by Rothesay’s Sue Watson (2:46:21) and Bathurst’s Nathalie Boivin (2:49:53).  The women’s sprint winner was Elizabeth Seiffert of Hanwell New Brunswick in 1:19:03 ahead of Addie Carten of Welshpool (1:31:20) and Lisa McCutcheon of Southampton (1:33:01).  The men were led by Satish Punna of Moncton (1:10:59) followed by Michael Roy of Moncton (1:12:04) and Philippe Levesque of Edmunston in 1:13:40.
In Caraquet Sacha Hourihan of Southfield took the 10-km in 38:04 for women and Jean-Marc Doiron was top male (34:55).  Women’s 5-km went to Patty Blanchard of Dieppe (19:53) and Jerome Theriault of Paquetville (18:55).
This week our Person on the Run goes to Elizabeth Seiffert of Hanwell.  This triathlon legend is mounting a comeback after injuries and illness and is this year’s Provincial Sprint Champion.  Great work.
Gotta run
Daryl Steeves
Weekly Running Columnist

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