Final weekend marked the annual Prince Edward Island (PEI) Marathon weekend. The occasion was an enormous success, and runners from everywhere in the province and nation got here out to participate in one of many many obtainable races, together with the marathon, half-marathon run, half-marathon stroll, 16K run, 10K run, and others. Often called certainly one of Canada’s high 5 Boston Qualifiers, contributors got here out to run quick and benefit from the race’s neighborhood environment. Lindsay Lamrock beat all the lads within the half-marathon, breaking the tape in a time of 1:19:12–a stellar outcome.
The Jacob Simmons Spud Run
The marathon was renamed the Jacob Simmons Spud Run in honour of Jacob Simmons, a frequent participant within the P.E.I. marathon weekend who performed the position of Tate, the Potato Board Mascot, and was named PEI Roadrunner Male Runner of the 12 months in 2019. Tragically, Simmons was killed by an impaired driver whereas biking in 2020. Runners honoured his reminiscence throughout the marathon weekend, and the renaming of the race helped cement his legacy as an lively and enthusiastic participant and neighborhood supporter.
WATCH | Runners battle by way of chilly and wind as they run within the Jacob Simmons Marathon Spud Run on Oct. 15. – one of many major races throughout the #PEIMarathon weekend. #Charlottetown pic.twitter.com/kZFgKgjrsz
— Thinh Nguyen (@thinhnguyen4291) October 15, 2023
- Lindsay Lamrock of PEI–1st total in 1:19:12
2. Jenilyn Hatt of Nova Scotia–2nd in 1:30:58 (thirteenth total)
3. Jane Hergett of Nova Scotia–third in 1:33:54 (14th total)
- Cody Cooper of New Brunswick–1st in 1:21:27 (2nd total)
2. Vincent Merriam of PEI–2nd in 1:21:56 (third total)
3. Ryan Keliher of PEI–third in 1:22:03 (4th total)
- Jeff Ratushny of Nova Scotia–2:50:36
2. Brad Crowell of New Brunswick–2:52:21
3. Marc Leclair of Nova Scotia–2:53:29
- Sandra Cottreau of PEI–3:10:40 (tenth total)
2. Shannon Brittany-Pollock of New Brunswick–3:16:28 (fifteenth total)
3. Amber Macleod of PEI–3:18:01 (nineteenth total)
Click on right here for a full record of outcomes from the marathon weekend.