Foot race, heavys at the Fair
The Great Raisin River Foot Race, the 38th annual, is set for Sunday, Aug. 7, in conjunction with the Williamstown Fair.
Once again this year, the run will take place entirely outside the fairgrounds, starting and finishing from the Sir John Johnson Manor House.
There are 11 km and 5 km routes (registration required) as well as a 150 m kids fun run (no cost).
Online registration is available at http://goo.gl/wFWL38 until Aug. 4, after which early morning registration will be available on race day.
The race fee also includes admission to the Fair.
Once again, the Williamstown Fair’s Sunday schedule will include a Scottish heavyweights competition. Spectators can get up-close and personal with the athletes, who typically include a newcomer or two to the sport.
The girls championship was claimed by Shayla MacNaughton with 18 points, edging out Lee-Anne Warden (15). Dana MacDonald placed third, and Sara Hay was fourth.
MacDonald won the stone throw (24 ft. 7 in.), and Warden was first in the hammer (53 ft. 1 in.). MacNaughton claimed the other three event victories
(weight for distance 41 ft. 5 in., sheaf 16 ft., caber 2 turns).
Tying for the boys win were Liam MacDonald and last year’s victor Austin Gaspar (16 points). Hunter MacPherson was third, and Aaron Kerentjes fourth.
MacDonald won two events (caber 3 turns, weight for distance 61 ft. 10 in.). Gaspar took first in the sheaf (26 ft.) and the hammer (82 ft.). MacPherson
was tops in the stone throw (36 ft. 5 in.).
The children’s events were as popular as ever, with 137 registrants. The junior heavyweights are organized by Dave and Sonya Robertson of Bainsville.
Events included discus, hammer (tether ball), shot put, sheaf toss, and caber.
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