Hav­ing fun at the Blueberry Run

The Compass - - SPORTS - PHO­TOS BY TERRY ROBERTS/THE COM­PASS

The 30th run­ning of the Blueberry Har­vest Run in Har­bour Grace took place Sun­day, Sept. 15. Or­ga­niz­ers say it was a suc­cess­ful event, and fea­tured a large num­ber of lo­cal run­ners. The event in­cluded a three-kilo­me­tre race that at­tracted many young run­ners, and a more chal­leng­ing 10 kilo­me­tre road race that was won by Har­bour Grace na­tive Steven Barnes (male) and 16-year-old Anna Mont­gomery of Hant’s Har­bour ( fe­male). Here are some scenes.

Par­tic­i­pants in the three-kilo­me­tre race fea­tured mostly young run­ners — some 70-plus — from Car­bon­ear Acad­emy and St. Fran­cis School in Har­bour Grace.

Damien Coombs and his three-year-old son Isa­iah kept a watch­ful eye out for an­other mem­ber of the Coombs’ fam­ily, 10-year-old Noah.

Jackie Harvey of Car­bon­ear (right) gets a shower of wa­ter of wa­ter from run­ning part­ner Dar­lene War­ren, also of Car­bon­ear. Harvey lost 120 pounds over the past 18 months, and at­tributes much of her weight loss to run­ning.

Doug Win­sor of Spa­niard’s Bay, who turned 65 in Au­gust, was tak­ing part in his first com­pet­i­tive road race. The re­tired truck driver took up run­ning about a dozen years ago, and said it was the best de­ci­sion he’s ever made, hav­ing dropped 60 pounds and im­prov­ing his over­all health. Win­sor fin­ished the 10 kilo­me­tre course in 49 min­utes, 50.7 sec­onds, plac­ing him ninth over­all among the males and first in the 60-an­dover cat­e­gory.

Pa­trick Tar­rant of North River (left) and Steven Barnes of St. John’s set the pace from start to fin­ish. Tar­rant is just 16 years-of-age, and fin­ished sec­ond to Barnes.

Shown here are, from left, Jenny See­man of St. John’s, Ward Mercer of Co­ley’s Point, Glenn Smith of St. John’s, El­iz­a­beth Evely of Car­bon­ear, Sonya Bur­den of Car­bon­ear, and Tay­lor An­der­son of Har­bour Grace.

Six­teen-year- old Anna Mont­gomery of Hant’s Har­bour was the run­away win­ners in the fe­male di­vi­sion, fin­ish­ing nearly seven min­utes ahead of her near­est com­peti­tor.

Jamie Snow of Bay Roberts is seen run­ning smoothly along Wa­ter Street in Har­bour Grace. The 33-year-old placed third over­all in the male di­vi­sion with a time of 43 min­utes, 30.8 sec­onds.

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