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Cold, windy day for Yarmouth's Boxing Day 5K

Some of the participants in the Boxing Day 5K in Yarmouth on Tuesday morning, Dec. 26. ERIC BOURQUE
Some of the participants in the Boxing Day 5K in Yarmouth on Tuesday morning, Dec. 26. ERIC BOURQUE

One-hundred finishers in 9th edition of annual holiday-season running event

In the nearly-decade-long history of Yarmouth’s Boxing Day 5K, or Turkey Run, there have been years when temperatures were on the plus side and, with little wind, the conditions were fairly comfortable. The 2017 race was another story.

The event’s ninth edition was held on a frigid, blustery morning, but the participants were dressed for the occasion and so, like last year – which was cold too but not as windy – there were lots of tuques and scarves, mittens and gloves.

Also like last year, the first runner to finish was Yarmouth County’s Bryan Hipson, who this time covered the course in 18:46.

Darcy Robbins was next in 19:38, followed by Evan Saulnier, the first under-18 male, in 23:14.

Stuart Deveau (23:36) and Claude Bourgeoise (23:53) rounded out the top five.

 Sixth went to Troy Landry (24:02) and seventh to Owen Fitzgerald (24:09), who was first among under-12 males.

Chris Nickerson (24:47) and John Bower (24:49) were eighth and ninth respectively, with Angie Saulnier (25:24) placing tenth to lead all women. Right behind her (in 25:31) was Ellie Hiltz, first among under-18 females.

There were 100 finishers, including Danica Nakpil (27:58), first under-12 female and 23rd overall; Frank Landry (28:23), first among over-60 male runners and 28th overall; and Jack-e Goodwin (30:01), first over-60 female finisher and 42nd overall.

Proceeds from the Boxing Day 5K support the Megan Corkum Athletic Fund, which helps athletes who travel to compete.

The race again was followed by a breakfast for event participants and volunteers at the Yarmouth Knights of Columbus hall.

The following are overall results for this year’s race:

1 Bryan Hipson      M            18:46

2 Darcy Robbins    M            19:38

3 Evan    Saulnier                  U18M      23:14

4 Stuart Deveau     M            23:36

5 Claude Bourgeoise     M   23:53

6 Troy Landry                      M       24:02

7 Owen Fitzgerald     U12 M               24:09

8 Chris    Nickerson              M              24:47

9 John Bower                     M        24:49

10 Angela Saulnier              F                25:24

11 Ellie Hiltz                   U18 F              25:31

12 Bryce Dauphinee  U18M                25:33

13 Katrina d'Eon            F     26:02

14 Lisa    Cole                       F                   26:13

15 Kim Rowley         F             26:17

16 Kaitlin Tan                     F                   26:18

17 Mark Hubbard                    M            26:29

18 Chad Brannen                    M            26:30

19 Nancy Goodwin                  F             27:14

20 Darcy Goodwin                  M            27:17

21 Courtney Paulick            U18 F      27:42

22 Natalie Sweeney               F              27:45

23 Danica Nakpil                  U12 F      27:58

24 Trish Nakpil      F              27:59

25 Andre d'Entremont  M  28:00

26 Alicia Blades     F              28:09

27 Jenn Hood                      F  28:22

28 Frank Landry       O60 M                  28:23

29 Candice Phibbs                F               28:42

30 Scott McGirr   M             28:45

31 Stacy Allen                    F   28:48

32 Michael Gorman             M              28:52

33 Walter Van Buskirk U18M 28:55

34 Carrie Dowling                F                28:56

35 Lisa    Lacey                 F    28:57

36 Cheryl Clayton                  F                29:13

37 Chris Durling  M              29:14

38 Angela LeBlanc               F                29:36

39 Vaughan Amirault O60 M              29:49

40 Kelley Lacroix                  F                29:50

41 Jack-e Goodwin               O60 F      30:01

42 Allison Graves                 F                30:02

43 Erin   Graves  F                30:06

44 Debbie d'Entremont F  30:36

45 Renee Malone                  F                30:41

46 Kevin Cann         O60 M 31:24

47 Amber Cleveland     F       31:33

48 Scott d'Entremont    M      31:37

49 Renie Cunningham  F   31:46

50 Declan Fitzgerald  U12 M             32:15

51 Stacey d'Entremont  F   32:16

52 Freeman Libby       O60 M               32:23

53 Tanya Van Buskkirk  F  32:24

54 Karen Bower       F            32:31

55 Laurie d'Entremont    F                   32:32

56 Sonia Robitaille                   F            32:35

57 Carloynn Tan     F            33:01

58 Karen Holmes                      F            33:22

59 Jeff     Holmes     M           33:23

60 Janice Griffin                       F            33:48

61 Wade Cleveland                 M           34:12

62 Gabrielle Hiltz                 U12 F  34:31

63 Joline Belliveau               O60 F      34:47

64 Merla Nickerson               F              34:53

65 Laura Lee McNichol   F                   34:59

66 Nicole Atwood                    F              35:15

67 Julie Moses              F        35:17

68 Jillian Muise      F        36:20

69 Janet Watson    F        36:21

70 Janaya Hiltz     U12 F   36:58

71 Andie Hiltz            U12 F                  37:03

72 Andrew Hiltz     M     37:04

73 Emma Hiltz           U18 F                  37:13

74 JoanneMacFarlene   F  37:25

75 Kelly Goudey    F              37:26

76 Lise Mood                 O60 F                37:27

77 Suzanne d'Entremont   F               37:28

78 Deanna Goodwin           F                37:29

79 Deanna d'Entremont    F               37:30

80 Terri Kitter                  F    39:23

81 Lucas Hazleton                M              40:50

82 Daphne Deveau               F                40:52

83 Marsha Deveau                F                41:59

84 Mitchael Deveay             M              42:01

85 Pam Crowell   F          42:36

86 Samantha Crowell  F     42:37

87 Amanda Maillet               F                46:35

88 Lonnie McNeill  O60M                   47:05

89 Natasha Hiltz                     F         50:37

90 Peter Sherwood               O60 M     50:38

91 Laura Sherwood               F                50:39

92 Karen Hiltz                  F    50:39

93 Pam Reardon  O60F    51:20

94 Colleen Outhouse-Tan   F   51:48

95 Tan Suan-Hoe                          M  51:49

96 Margot Judge           F    52:11

97 Peter Graves           M   52:12

98 Gabrielle Barr                  F            53:23

99 Katelyn Robichaud     F    53:24

100 Tracey Barr        F       53:25

 

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