Sunday, September 17, 2017

Royle & Dwyer Claim Huffin' Puffin Marathon Titles

Ian Royle defended his Capital Subaru Huffin' Puffin Marathon title yet again on Sunday, completing the scenic 2-loop 42.2 kilometer course in 2 hours 37 minutes 13 seconds in ideal conditions, and setting a new course record in the process! Rudy Riedlsperger was 2nd in 2:56:25 with Matthew Jurik 3rd in 2:58:22. In the ladies race it was Kim Dwyer 1st in 3:55:22 followed by Dianna Kane in 4:01:03 and Sharon Collins in 4:02:13.

The Half Marathon was won by Mark Greene in 1:14:14 with Will Fitzgerald 2nd in 1:17:40 and Peter Bazeley 3rd in 1:17:46. For the ladies it was Jennifer Murrin for the win in 1:18:29, repeating her win from last year and shaving more than 5 minutes off her time! Alison Walsh was 2nd in 1:24:35 with Karen Stacey 3rd in 1:26:24.

The event also features a Marathon Team Relay with teams of 4 and each runner completing 10-11 kilometers of the course. The winning team was ANE Morning Rush (Mark Croft, Don Fagan, Ed Durnford, Sheldon Marsh) in 2:43:45. 2nd place team was Runaways (Janelle Simmons, Thelma Greene, Tanya Joy, Lori Chaytor) in 3:12:26 and 3rd was RunPME (Matthew Pyne, Jeremy Eaton, Nicholas MacCallum, Andrew Pyne) in 3:17:26.

All in all some 900 participants and 250 volunteers enjoyed a beautiful early-fall (SUMMER!) day at Bowring Park, downtown St. John's and Quidi Vidi Lake!

Results are posted to

Thanks to Larry's Running Photos  for great photo albums on Facebook HERE and HERE.