With cash on the line, a course record in each distance fell on Friday and Saturday at Maritime Race Weekend.
With a course record falling in the opening event in the sunset 5K, new marks continued to be set through Saturday including both the men’s and women’s CRs in the half-marathon and marathon. The pirate-themed race weekend is held annually in Eastern Passage, N.S., just outside of Halifax.
James Murphy and Emily Hamilton won the longest of Maritime Race Weekend’s events, clocking 2:37:56 and 3:02:02, taking a combined 21 minutes off the previous course records, which dated as far back as 2014. Both winners won $500 for the win, plus an additional $100 for the course record.
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In the half-marathon, Graeme Allardice won in 1:18:22 as Rayleen Hill finished second overall, and first among women, in 1:24:05. The Tidal 15K trail race is scheduled for Saturday afternoon and makes its debut in 2017 meaning a course record is guaranteed to be set.
New course records (previous record in brackets)
5K (men): 16:27 (17:16)
10K (men): 33:04 (35:53)
15K: New event
Half-Marathon (men and women): 1:18:22 (1:20:38), 1:24:05 (1:28:38)
Marathon (men and women): 2:37:56 (2:49:33), 3:02:02 (3:11:36)
Men’s marathon winner James Murphy
Women’s marathon winner Emily Hamilton
Women’s half-marathon winner Rayleen Hill
Half-marathon winner Rayleen Hill and Graeme Allardice
Men’s marathon runner-up Ryan O’Shea
Women’s marathon runner-up Clara Lownie
Men’s marathon third-place finisher Matthias Mueller
Women’s marathon third-place finisher Beth Horne
Full results can be found here.