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Huron Shore Run Results

Southampton | by John Divinski  

Mitchell Belford of Wasaga Beach and Hanover's Danica Metcalfe were winners.

Danica Metcalfe of Hanover and Mitchell Belford of Wasaga Beach give each other high fives after winning the Huron Shore Run half marathon race. 

The 27th annual Rotary Huron Shore Run, had perfect weather, fast runners and generous donators.

Hundreds of people took part in the half-marathon run, along with the 3, 5, and 10k runs and walks.

A few even walked the half marathon route.

When the dust cleared, a 23 year old--Mitchell Belford of Wasaga Beach--won the half-marathon event, male division with a time of 1:17:48 which is five minutes faster than last year's time.

Belford finished second,  last year.

He says he loves the event, along with Lake Huron Shoreline while raising money for a good cause.

John Miles of Hamilton finished second this year and Chris Vallieres of Port Elgin came in third.

Belford says the Huron Shore Run was a good indicator of where he is as he gets ready for a monster 80K run in Blue Mountains this summer.

In the female division, 30 year old Danica Metcalfe of Hanover topped the half-marathon event with a time of 1:30:42.

Metcalfe tells Bayshore Broadcasting News, it was a double victory for her because she not only won, but beat her personal best time by about three minutes.

Anastasia Hardwick of Tiverton came in second and Candace Shea of Toronto was third.

Real winners in the event are the Saugeen Memorial  Hospital Foundation; the Rotary clubs of Port Elgin and Southampton and the Saugeen Track and Field Club.

Organizing committee chair John Van Bastelaar says all will get a portion of the net proceeds which are not yet determined.

However, Van Bastelaar says $70,000 has been raised before expenses which is a banner year.

He says the team of volunteers, sponsors and of course, the participants made it all happen.

98 the Beach is a proud sponsor of the Huron Shore Run.

The following are the top three unofficial results in the various run categories courtesty of Enfield Timing

Half Marathon (male)
Mitchell Belford of Wasaga Beach 1:17:48
John Miles of Hamilton, 1:22:03
Chris Vallieres of Port Elgin, 1:22:35

Half Marathon (female)
Danica Metcalfe of Hanover, 1:30:42
Anastasia Hardwick of Tiverton, 1:33:17
Candace Shea of Toronto, 1:40:02

10K run (male)
Rob Vanderwerf of Owen Sound, 36:57
Mark Sterling of Toronto, 40:05
Sam Weichel of Allenford, 41:58

10K run (female)
Sara Onyschuk of Mississauga, 37:37
Janet Gamble of Owen Sound, 38:42
Elke Wouters of Port Elgin, 44:55

5K run (male)
R. J. Ross of Port Elgin, 17:30
Greg Nicol of Owen Sound, 18:21
Clint Murray of Lucknow, 18:51

5K run (female)
Maria Pese of Toronto, 21:02
Cailin McMeekin of Port Elgin, 22:11
Lisa Wardell of Chatsworth, 22:17

3K run (male)
William Weist of Ajax, 12:02
Andrew Clare-Green of Owen Sound, 12:10
David Parson of Port Elgin, 12:12

3K run (female)
Haley Lavoie of Mississauga, 12:33
Zoe Shave of Southampton, 13:05
Samara Quanz of Port Elgin, 13:06

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