Rainy, cold weather dom­i­nates Chilly Willy run

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens - – Sean Bray

Mother Na­ture pro­vided chal­leng­ing weather con­di­tions for the fourth edi­tion of the Chilly Willy run, in Wil­liamstown, though the rain and cold failed to dampen the spir­its of the 82 in­di­vid­u­als who com­pleted the event.

Sum­mer­stown’s Chris­tian Be­lair won the half marathon course, 14 min­utes faster than run­ner-up Se­bas­tian Warner. The top fe­male was Sue Du­val.

Be­lair has won the ti­tle each of the four years of the Chilly Willy.

In the 10 km race, Marie-Josee Car­di­nal pre­vailed over a field of 14 run­ners, win­ning by 10 min­utes ahead of Melissa Mader-Tardiff. The first-place male was Wen­dell Lafave.

Amongst the 5 km en­trants were Char-Lan Rebels youth hockey team mem­bers, one of whom, 12-year-old Tris­tan Bom­bardier, fin­ished first.

Sex­a­ge­nar­ian Tim Scapil­lato placed sec­ond, while 10-year-old Kira Bom­bardier was the top fe­male, 10th over­all.

Chilly Willy lead or­ga­nizer Sheila Lafave says the dreary weather con­di­tions likely de­terred some race day reg­is­trants, as num­bers were down from years past.

The fall run typ­i­cally has ap­prox­i­mately 100 par­tic­i­pants.

The grounds and newly-ren­o­vated build­ing of the Sir John John­son Manor House serve as the base for the event, with ath­letes en­joy­ing hot bev­er­ages and chili af­ter the race.

Se­lected re­sults

Half marathon top- three men: 1 Chris­tian Be­lair (1:26:39.8), 2 Se­bas­tian Warner (1:40:00.1), 3 Troy Thomp­son (1:42:20.9).

Half marathon top-three women: 1 Sue Du­val (2:12:41.0), 2 Dawn Kid­dell (2:16:36.1), 3 Sarah Poirier (2:27:48.0).

10 km top-three women: 1 Marie-Josee Car­di­nal (43:06.8), 2 Melissa Mader-Tardif (53:09.), 3 Bianca Charlebois (1:00:02.7). 10 km top-three men: 1 Wen­dell Lafave (55:10.3), 2 Bill Cham­bre (59:40.3), 3 3 Reg Des­jardins (1:02:51.2).

5 km top- three men: 1 Tris­tan Bom­bardier (20:13.3), 2 Tim Scapil­lato (21:02.4), 3 El­liot Chisholm (21:05.3).

5 km top- three women: 1 Kira Bom­bardier (24:01.0), 2 Ella Camp­bell (24:06.3), 3 Bryce Cur­rier (29:22.1).


ON COURSE: Eighty-two par­tic­i­pants braved the el­e­ments on Satur­day, in Wil­liamstown’s aptly-named Chilly Willy run. Above left, Chris­tian Be­lair com­pleted the half marathon course with a win­ning time of 1 hour, 26 min­utes, 41.4 sec­onds. Cen­tre, Marie-Josee Car­di­nal fin­ished first in the 10 km race, cross­ing the line in 43 min­utes, 10.2 sec­onds. Above right, 12-year-old Tris­tan Bom­bardier won the 5 km event, with a time of 20 min­utes, 13.3 sec­onds.

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