Last night's drive from Lovell to Harrison was quite an adventure. Rain was coming down in buckets, the wind was whipping, lighting and thunder were everywhere and the National Weather Service kept interrupting the radio program with dire warnings for western Maine. I figured that there was no way the race was going to be run.
I was surprised at the number of people who were gathered at the Harrison Town Office to register for the race. There was quite a crowd but the rain was still coming down hard and the skies were dark. Well, around 6:50, after the lighting and thunder stopped, the decision was made to start the race at its scheduled 7 pm time. The runners walked over to the start line, the police officers stopped the traffic and the race was underway.
Two residents of Shelburne, VT were the overall male and female winners. Eric Darling, 38, had a winning time of 17:14 (5:34 pace) and Sarah Pribram, 43, finished with a time of 21:10 (6:50). There were 124 total finishers which is an extremely strong number considering the weather and the small population of the friendly village of Harrison. Overall Results
A wonderful job was done be Race Director Tammy Anderson and Harrison Recreation Director Paula Holt.
Next stop on the local running circuit: Lovell's Old Home Days 5k. For more info, visit: www.Lovell5k.com