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Taylor, Poirier top the field at DeltaWare 5K

More than 150 take part in annual community event

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
June 12, 2017

CHARLOTTETOWN – Erin Poirier had one final race to run before taking a month off from running, and combining it with a homecoming to Prince Edward Island turned out to be the right idea.
Poirier, who is taking time off to recover from a long-term nagging injury, was the top female finisher in the DeltaWare 5K in Charlottetown on Saturday, a sunny day that saw more than 150 runners take part.
“I wanted to go out on a happy note, and this was the happy note I needed,” said Poirier, who ran a 19:41, for ninth overall.

More than 150 runners took part in the DeltaWare 5K in Charlottetown on Saturday, June 10.

Photo courtesy of the Facebook event page

Poirier had been planning a trip to the island last weekend anyway to visit her parents, and decided to jump into the race because it was one she had always been interested in but had never been able to match up with her schedule.
“It’s a great course,” she said. “I loved running on the streets that I grew up running on.”
She complimented the organizers, volunteers and the timers at Atlantic Chip for contributing to the quality event. She was especially pleased with the lawn chairs she and Halifax Road Hammer teammate Charlotte Gardiner won for being the top two females.
“What more could we ask for on a sunny day?” she asked.
Crossing the finish line in first place was Kris Taylor with a time of 17:09, followed by Vincent Merriam at 17:44 and Alec Brown at 17:52.
“It was my second year in a row doing the DeltaWare 5K,” said Merriam. “It’s definitely a nice course, and the weather was perfect for the run.”
Top females were Poirier at 19:41, Gardiner at 20:41, and Tori Fitzpatrick at 21:03.
For the complete official results by Atlantic Chip, visit here .
Susan MacPhail, human resources manager at DeltaWare, was thrilled with the event.
“It went great,” she said. “Amazing finishing times, and it was a beautiful day for running, so spirits were high.”
Proceeds from the event will go to the P.E.I. chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.