Although the weather outside was frightful, 81 of 121 registered runners competed in the third annual Falmouth Freezer Quarter and Half Marathon runs.
A total of 38 runners competed in the quarter marathon and 43 ran the half marathon route.
Dale Block, of Windsor, successfully defended his title during the Falmouth Freezer’s quarter marathon run.
Block, who finished in a time of 44 minutes and 39 seconds, remains undefeated in the men’s quarter marathon category.
Second place went to Iain McDiarmid, of Halifax, who finished with a time of 47:21 and third place went to Windsor’s Patrick Bourgault.
Rounding out the top 10 were: Alexander MacIntosh, of Kentville (50:13); John Mooy, of Port Williams (52:20); Stanley Sarty, of Kentville (53:30 ); Paul King, of Falmouth (56:56); Kathy Johnston, of Falmouth (58:11); Richard Kelleher, of Windsor (58:33); and Roman Aviles, of Windsor (59:22).
In the half marathon race, the top three competitors were from out of town. Halifax’s Patrick White, who had a time of 1:29:02, came in first place while Yarmouth’s Bryon Hipson came in second (1:34:43) and Lower Sackville’s Nicholas Crowe placed third (1:40:27).
Rounding out the top 10 were: Anthony Wiseman, of Hammonds Plains (1:43:10); John Melbourne, of Enfield (1:44:25); Jan Sinski, of Greenwood (1:47:52); Richard Richard, of Windsor (1:49:32); Chris Anderson, of Bayport (1:50:45); Ryan Sasaki, of Falmouth (1:52:00) and Doug Archibald, of Enfield (1:53:27).
The first woman to cross the half marathon finish line was Avondale’s Lise Charbonneau, who finished 13th with a time of 1:56:03.
The event not only draws runners from across the province, but it is well supported by emergency personnel, community groups, and many local volunteers. Full race results will be posted on Run Nova Scotia’s website: www.runnovascotia.ca.