A plentiful Harvest
Some scenes from the 2012 Harvest Run in Carbonear
October is the month of harvest. It is also the time for the annual Harvest Run hosted by Carbonear Collegiate at the Carbonear Recreation Complex. The 11th edition of the run was held Oct. 22. Some 1,036 runners from 30 schools galloped around the track, pounding the pavement in hopes of reaching the top of the podium. Parents and fellow students stood off to the side cheering on their peers, and in some cases, running with them in hopes of keeping the runners going. The Compass was there to capture all of the sights and sounds. Here is a collection of images.
The starting line can hold a lot of pressure, but not for these young racers. They hammed it up with friends from school on the sidelines. The students are (from left) — Amelia Legge and Jenna Greene of Acreman Elementary in Green’s Harbour, and Jamie Grimes, Jenna Mercer and Sarah Yetman of Harbour Grace Primary.
Harbur Grace Primary teacher Paul Hamilton explains some rules to his students prior to their race at the Harvest Run. Pictured are students (from l-r) Maggy White, Emily Rose O’Neill and Dylan Whelan.
Cross-country running takes a lot of effort. For evidence, see the face of Gabe Ardis, a Grade 3 student at Woodland Elementary in Dildo, as he pushes towards the finish.
Dallas Durocher (563) of Perlwin Elementary in Victoria leads this pack of Grade 4 boys runners. Next is Nicholas Antle (639), also of Persalvic, who is checking the runners behind him. They are Noah Reynolds (297) of Harbour Grace Primary and Robbie Ellis (564) of Perlwin Elementary.
These three Gradce 4 girls’ runners are in a dead heat at the Harvest Run. They are (from left) Brianna Russell of All Hallows Elementary in North River, Madison Hopkins of Tricon Elementary in Bay de Verde and Hailee Hoyles of Davis Elementary in Carbonear.
Cameron Byrne (277) of Harbour Grace Primary and Evan Murray (365) of Davis Elementary in Carbonear are caught in the back of a pack of runners which include Luke Davis (13) of St. Anne’s, and Adam Whelan (500) and Aaron Hearn (501), both from St. Bernard’s Elementary.
Proof of Kaitlyn Pike’s effort to chase down Emma Winsor of St. Anne’s Academy in Dunville is written all over Pike’s face during the Grade 3 girls’ race. Pike is a Grade 3 student at Cabot Academy in Western Bay.
Sammi-Jo Haire, a Grade 4 student at Harbour Grace Primary, pushes towards the finish line during the Grade 4 female race. Haire finished in third place.
Abigail Hurley, a Grade 4 student at All Hallows Elementary in North River, wears some unusual ear muffs during her race.
Somewhere along the race track, Noah Taylor of Acreman Elementary in Green’s Harbour ran out of his shoes and had to finish the race holding his right sneaker in his hand.