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Bain takes first in Fulton Campbell half marathon

Weather affects turnout for Montague event

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
June 27, 2017

MONTAGUE, P.E.I. – The crowd was small but spirits were high for two races here on the weekend.
The Fulton Campbell Memorial Half Marathon and the Laure Lee Walsh 5K took place together in the same event on Sunday, June 25, drawing 18 and 24 runners, respectively.
“We had a bit of a low turnout, due to the poor weather, I assume,” said organizer Kurt Laird. “The runners that showed up were very enthusiastic and the volunteers were top notch as always.”

Runners take off for the annual Fulton Campbell Half Marathon and Laure Lee Walsh 5K in Montague, P.E.I. on Sunday, June 25.

Photo by j. norman-bain

Two local fitness centres, 3rd Degree Fitness and TCAP, operated three of the run’s water stations while Arbonne representative Amy Mackenzie ran another.
The event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics and the Montague Food Bank.
The PEI Roadrunners sanctioned both races, with the half marathon included in the club’s point race.
Taking first place in the half marathon was Alex Bain, with a time 1:34:17.
Bain likes the race a lot, having run every one since 204.
“It was humid but the wind and light rain cooled me down a bit,” he said. “It was my third half marathon in a month, the slowest time of the three but my best placing.”
Coming in second place was Peter Walker at 1:42:20, followed by Mark King at 1:45:26. Top females were B.J. Willis at 1:57:23, Beverley Walsh at 1:57:57, and Shanice MacDonald at 2:04:28.
For complete results, visit the PEI Roadrunners page here . For the 5K results, visit here .
Placing first in the 5K was Logan Dawson with a time of 18:56, followed by Lino Forner at 20:24, and Darren MacDonald at 20:59. Top females were Loretta Van Ekris at 25:30, Christena Visser at 26:52, and Sherri Campbell at 27:32.