Blue­berry dash

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The 2012 Blue­berry Har­vest Run went ahead last week­end in Har­bour Grace. Some 90-plus adult run­ners and roughly 115 stu­dent run­ners dashed and darted in sep­a­rate three-kilo­me­tre and 10-kilo­me­tre dis­tances. Event or­ga­nizer Pat Collins called this year’s Blue­berry Run “ex­cel­lent” and he was “to­tally pleased” with the turnout. Collins said the 115 students were the most he had seen at the race. Gord Nash of St. John’s was the top over­all run­ner, fin­ish­ing with a time of 39 min­utes, 31 sec­onds. Me­lanie Irvine of St. John’s was the top fe­male run­ner with a time of 44:44.2. The top lo­cal run­ner was 15-year-old Is­sac Bon­is­teel from New Har­bour. Is­sac fin­ished sec­ond over­all with a time of 41:23.8. The Com­pass was there to cap­ture all of the ac­tion.

Pho­tos and text by Ni­cholas Mercer/The Com­pass

Col­lege of the North At­lantic in­struc­tor Pat O’Toole runs along­side Car­bon­ear’s Ali­son Somers.

Me­lanie Seaward (left) of Clarke’s Beach’s and Laura Groves of Car­bon­ear run in front of the Ro­man Catholic Cathe­dral in Har­bour Grace. In the back­ground is an uniden­ti­fied run­ner.

Some 92 adult run­ners took part in this year’s Blue­berry Har­vest Run.

The hus­band-and-wife team of Paul and Zoe Hamil­ton com­peted in the three kilo­me­tre run along with their students from Har­bour Grace Pri­mary and Davis El­e­men­tary in Car­bon­ear.

Karly Smith of Salmon Cove runs in front of the Irv­ing sta­tion in River­head. In the back­ground is the Spirit of Har­bour Grace.

Trevor Lowe fin­ished at the top of the male 40-49 age group. The Clarke’s Beach res­i­dent fin­ished with a time of 43 min­utes, 26 sec­onds.

New Har­bour’s Is­sac Bon­is­teel was in a class by him­self in the 19-and-un­der division (male). Is­sac fin­ished first in his age group with a time of 41 min­utes, 38.8 sec­onds. The time was also good for sec­ond over­all.

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