Reid, MacDonald win Harvest Festival Road Race

Jason Simmonds
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Record 85 runners tackle 25-kilometre course

KENSINGTON – There was a first-time male winner and a repeat female champion in the 41st annual Harvest Festival Road Race on Saturday morning.

Billy MacDonald of Cornwall was the overall winner in one hour 33 minutes 54 seconds (1:33:54).

The challenging 25-kilometre “Killer Course” started in Stanchel and the record field of 85 runners was cheered on by a good crowd at the finish line alongside the Alysha Toombs Memorial Park in front of Community Gardens in Kensington.

Joanne Reid of nearby Stanley Bridge won her third women’s title in a row, finishing in 1:43:23. She was seventh overall.

Mike MacKinnon (1:35:03), Alex Bain (1:35:35), Aron Croken (1:37:48) and Scott Clark (1:39:25) rounded out the top-five overall finishers.

Helga MacNeill and Allie Keedwell tied for second in the female category and 17th overall, hitting the finish line together in 1:57:39. Jennie Orr (2:00.13) and Jocelyn Peterson (2:01:50) rounded out the top five females.

 

For complete race coverage, be sure to check out Monday’s Journal Pioneer.

Geographic location: Kensington, Stanchel, Alysha Toombs Memorial Park Community Gardens Stanley Bridge

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