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Friends of Community Fitness holds annual 5K and kids fun run for Guilford’s Piscataquis River Festival

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GUILFORD — Friends of Community Fitness held its 12th annual Fitness 5K, as part of the Piscataquis River Festival, on the morning of July 29 with the following results (again this year entrants ran the course against traffic).

Sixteen-year-old Dawson Smith of Gorham won the Fitness 5K for the second year in a row. In 2017 he covered the 3.1 miles in a time of 19 minutes, 55 seconds to finish first among a field of 26 entrants. Smith also bested his 2016 run by 1:46.

The rest of the participants are as follows: 2. Brendan LaBarre, age 15, 21:14; 3. Brendan Sullivan, 40, 21:24; 4. Stuart Hedstrom, 34, 21:29; 5. Matt Robinson, 14, 22:13; 6. Karl Smith, 45, 23:10; 7. Gary Larson, 72, 24:59; 8. John Lemieux, 72, 25:02; 9. Stephanie White, 34, 25:53; 10. Jon Shorey, 43, 25:56;

11. Trisha Moulton, 48, 26:07; 12. Cassady Regan, 36, 26:30; 13. Peter Devine, 68, 26:38; 14. Cara Harmon, 27, 28:03; 15. Peter Martell, 56, 28:21; 16. Korbin Cleary, 11, 30:31; 17. Jessica Smith, 34, 32:19; 18. Parker Lonesky, 12, 35:09; 19. Laura Nilsen, 66, 35:23; 20. Sara Herter, 69, 35:23;

21. Landen Lonesky, 10, 35:31; 22. Ben Higgins, 11, 35:49; 23. Sue Killam, 62, 36:28; 24. Scott Chadbourne, 11, 39:20; 25. Kim Dunham, 40, 42:52; and 26. Trudy Lonesky, 39, 42:52.

Top three men: 1. Smith 2. LaBarre 3. Sullivan.

Top three women: 1. White 2. Moulton 3. Regan.

Top three youth: 1. Clearly 2. Parker Lonesky 3. Landen Lonesky.

Top three boys high school: 1. Smith 2. LaBarre 3. Robinson.

Top women’s 20-29: 1. Harmon

Top men’s 30-39: 1. Hedstrom.

Top three women’s 30-39: 1. White 2. Regan 3. Smith.

Top three men’s 40-49: 1. Sullivan 2. Smith 3. Shorey.

Top two women’s 40-49: 1. Moulton 2. Dunham.

Top men’s 50-59: 1. Martell.

Top three men’s 60-plus: 1. Larson 2. Lemieux 3. Devine.

Top three women’s 60-plus: 1. Nilsen 2. Herter 3. Killam.

Before the 5K, boys and girls had the opportunity to run a lap inside the athletic field fence in the Kids Fun Run.

Nine-year-old Brady Gaw had the top time as he ran around the grass in 1 minute, 17 seconds.

Eleven-year-old Kamryn Merrill was the girl’s winner and second overall finisher at 1:24.

Breelyn Gaw, age 7, was third overall and the second place girl at 1:28.

Placing fourth overall and third among the girls was Reese Starbird with a time of 1:29.

The second-place boy was Patrick Sullivan, 8, at 1:30; and the third boy’s runner was Harold White, 7, at 1:35.

Alltime Fitness 5K winners (year, men’s winner and time and women’s winner and time): 2006 Jerod Hayes 20:32; 2008 Dean Hartley 21:45 and Sarah Curtis 22:53; 2009 Joe Gallant 21:02 and Jill Taylor 23:41; 2010 Jason Abbott-Dallamora 18:19 and Trisha Moulton 24:21; 2011 Abbott-Dallamora and Mike Coffey 19:15 and Rebecca Gaw 22:52; 2012 Abbott-Dallamora 18:27 and Katherine Arch 21:06; 2013 David Doore 18:14 and Katherine Arch and Mary Arch 21:01; 2014 Doore 18:53 and Moulton 25:43; 2015 Zach Doore 21:15 and Amalia Harrington 23:11; 2016 Dawson Smith 21:41 and Brenda White 23:30; and 2017 Smith 19:55 and Stephanie White 25:53.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
LAP AROUND THE FIELD — The younger runners start a lap around the inside of the athletic field fence during the Friends of Community Fitness Kids Fun Run to kick off the 2017 Piscataquis River Festival on July 29 in Guilford. Friends of Community Fitness also hosted its 12th annual Fitness 5K before the start of the Piscataquis River Festival parade.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
FIRST-PLACE RUNNER — Nine-year-old Brady Gaw won the Friends of Community Fitness Kids Fun Run on July 29 at the start of Guilford’s annual Piscataquis River Festival. Gaw covered the lap around the athletic field in 1 minute, 17 seconds.

Observer photo/Stuart Hedstrom
GIRL’S WINNER — Kamryn Merrill, age 11, was the Friends of Community Fitness Kids Fun Run girl’s winner and second overall finisher at a time of 1 minute, 24 seconds.

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