Nova Scotia Keltics come out on top with gold medal win
WINDSOR, N.S. – The Nova Scotia Keltics ran into each other’s arms, laughing and smiling, as the final whistle blew of the gold medal game – They are warriors. They are champions.
Just over 100 participants in 33rd annual edition of Yarmouth's summertime 10K road race
Denise Robson approaches the finish line of the 2017 Sheila Poole 10K in Yarmouth, yet again leading all women in Yarmouth's annual summertime 10-kilometre road race..
YARMOUTH -- After initially deciding to pass up on this year’s Sheila Poole 10K in Yarmouth because of Achilles problems that hit her less than two weeks before the race, Denise Robson changed her mind, opting to give it a go.
Her coach would have preferred she sit this one out, but he also knew how much this race means to Robson, who, heading into the 2017 event, had won it 10 times, including the last five straight years.
Robson – a Cole Harbour resident and Yarmouth native – decided she would see how she felt on race morning. If she felt okay, she would run.
“I had a great warm-up,” she would say later. “I did a very, very good warm-up to make sure everything was ready to go and I just went off at a comfortable pace and I ran comfortably through the whole event. I didn’t push it.”
And now Robson, 48, is an 11-time Sheila Poole women’s champion. She posted a time of 39:34 to lead all female participants and place third among all runners in the July 15 race.
The only people finishing ahead of Robson were Bryan Hipson, 51, of Yarmouth County, who won the open men’s title for the third straight year – in a time of 36:56 – and Pierre Laberge of Bedford, who ran 39:14, second best overall and second behind Hipson in the male 50-to-59-year-old division.
Just over 100 runners participated in this year’s Sheila Poole event, including Ashley Robson, Denise Robson’s daughter, who ran 42:47 to place first in the 19-and-under female category and sixth among all runners.
“My daughter had a personal best on the course today,” said Denise Robson. “She’s getting closer (to her mother).”
Complete race results can be found on the Yarmouth Running Facebook page or by clicking here.