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.