Watson Lake’s first half marathon a runaway success

This event was a lot of fun for everyone, and the result of its success is a commitment to make it an annual event with a target date of the second weekend in June.

WATSON LAKE

This event was a lot of fun for everyone, and the result of its success is a commitment to make it an annual event with a target date of the second weekend in June.

The results of this year’s runs:

Three km fun run

Men

1st John Stubenberg

22:12

2nd Gary Bauer

22:38

3rd Ken Blewett

30:00

Women

1st Kelly Allen

21:28

2nd Emily Gee

23:28

3rd Tara Hicks

24:01

10 km run

Men

1st Brett Cross

1:04:59

2nd Chris Irvin

1:06:38

Women

1st Cindy Freeman

46:31

2nd Vicki Vanstone

1:04:57

3rd Jessica Petrlak

1:06:36

Half marathon

Men

1st Yanik Freeman

1:28:16

2nd Kevin Foley

1:34:36

3rd Herbie Sakalauskas

1:40:05

Women

1st Elizabeth Eddy

1:47:14

2nd Chelie Elsom

2:28:48

There were 54 runners in all, with one llama, Tony, participating in the fun run. The organizers would like to send a special thanks to Super A, which sponsored the spaghetti dinner on Saturday night and to the Town of Watson Lake recreation staff Amanda Brown and Alyssa Magun for their hard work. And of course, always, the many folks who volunteered their time and effort to make this first half marathon event a runaway success.

The person whose interest and idea was initially responsible for the Watson Lake Half Marathon was the departing principal of the Johnson Elementary School, Kevin Foley. Thanks, for this legacy – you will be missed. Hopefully you’ll come back to run the race again next June.

Tor Forsberg is a freelance writer who lives in Watson Lake. Her latest

book, North of Iskut: Grizzlies,

Bannock and Adventure, is

available in bookstores.

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