PICTOU – Dave MacLennan has been a perennial winner of the annual Run for the Lobsters 10-kilometre road race.
MacLennan did not disappoint Sunday as he won the 10-K event in 36 minutes, nine seconds.
Kevin Tulloch of New Glasgow won the 5-K run in 18:53, while Lauren Quann of Pictou took the student 5-K category in 21:40.
“It was a warm day but I finished all right,” MacLennan said.
MacLennan has not laid out any plans for other distance races this summer but plans to run the Lays-Hawboldt races on Labour Day in Westville.
It was prudent for the races to start at 9 a.m. Sunday, for it was already turning into a hot day for the nearly 400 runners who completed the three categories.
Bill MacEachern of Lorne was the second local finisher and 14th overall, while Brian Heatherington was 17th and Dylan Hiltz of Pictou was 18th.
Raylene Hill of Dartmouth was top female finisher, while Christie Hammel of New Glasgow was top local female finisher and 31st overall.
Tulloch’s run followed his recent participation in a triathlon in Halifax.
There was a strong local connection in the 5-K race, with Casey Greenwalt of Ashville, N.C. placing second overall and earning top female honours.
Greenwalt, 16, was born in Florida, but her mother Jamie grew up in Pictou in the home that now serves as the Davies House bed and breakfast establishment within site of the finish line in the carnival’s main square.
It’s the third straight year Greenwalt has been in Pictou to run the 5-K distance. Her prize for being top female was free registration for next year’s race, and she plans to honour it.
“I always want to come back,” she said.
Debbie MacDonald of New Glasgow was third overall and second female, while Kali Caulier of Bedford, N.S., whose parents grew up in New Glasgow, was third female and fifth overall.
Quann’s time gave her seventh place overall in the 5-K race.
Jason Johnston of Stellarton was 12th overall and Ethan MacDonald of New Glasgow was 14th overall and top male student finisher in the distance.
Caitlyn Christisan of Thorburn was fourth in the student category, while Sean McNeill of Pictou was fifth, Cody MacDonald of Sylvester was sixth, Breanna Sandluck of Thorburn was seventh and McKayla Symons of Lyons Brook was 10th.