For the second year in a row, the Halifax Road Hammers men’s team celebrated sweet victory over the Maine-iacs (who finished second) at this year’s Cabot Trail Relay in beautiful Cape Breton, NS, and Toronto’s Black Lungs team finished third. The local favourites and defending champions finished the course in 16:10:24, cementing their dominance over the Maine-iacs, who finished in 16:19:18, as well as breaking the Maine-iacs’ course record (set in 2016) of 16:11:38. (Previous to last year, the Maine-iacs had won the race seven years in a row.) The Black Lungs’ time was 16:48:58.

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Just like last year, the first all-female team across the finish line was the Halifax Road Hammers women’s team, in 20:59:09, beating their time from last year by two minutes. (The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh-place finishers were all mixed-gender teams.) The second all-female team was Ontario’s Glory Dames, in 21:21:52, and third was the Maine Road Hags, in 22:28:27.

The Cabot Trail Relay is a 185-mile (276.33K), 17-stage relay race along Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail, starting and finishing in Baddeck, NS.

Here are the results for the winning men’s and women’s teams (scroll right to see full results):

1. 16:10:24 HALIFAX ROAD HAMMERS - MEN                        (00:57:05)
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  1  00:42:34  Justin Lalanne                            8     10  00:59:17  Calvin DeWolfe                            6 
  2  00:45:04  Gavin Hatheway                            3     11  01:00:30  Ian MacIntyre                            13 
  3  00:49:06  Corey Deveaux                             7     12  01:00:52  Paul MacLellan                            2 
  4  00:50:22  Matt McNeil                              15     13  01:03:09  Lee McCarron                              5 
  5  00:50:39  Paul MacLellan                           16     14  01:04:32  Gavin Hatheway                           17 
  6  00:51:09  Brandon Higginbotham                     11     15  01:08:05  Tyler Germani                             9 
  7  00:52:58  Michael Bergeron                         12     16  01:10:20  Greg Wieczorek                           14 
  8  00:53:58  Matt McNeil                               1     17  01:12:44  James Maclellan                           4 
  9  00:55:05  Matthias Mueller                         10
8. 20:59:09 HALIFAX ROAD HAMMERS - WOMEN                      (01:14:05)
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  1  01:01:57  Holly Barss                               7     10  01:16:21  Bea Croxen                               15 
  2  01:02:59  Courtney Barbour                          8     11  01:17:57  Morgan Hawkes                             6 
  3  01:05:21  Meaghan Strum                            16     12  01:18:11  Liz Macdonald                             9 
  4  01:05:45  Denise Robson                            13     13  01:19:01  Charlotte Gardiner                        5 
  5  01:07:04  Shannon Mason                            11     14  01:19:23  Colleen Wilson                            4 
  6  01:09:00  Anneke Funk                              12     15  01:21:25  Hilary Rawding                           17 
  7  01:09:57  Rebecca Pyle                              3     16  01:30:10  Heather Lee-Callaghan                    14 
  8  01:11:08  Kali Caulier                             10     17  01:30:20  Rachel Thibeau                            2 
  9  01:13:10  Britney Benoit

Results for each leg can be found here.

 

Most teams were from the Maritimes, Newfoundland, Maine, Ontario or Quebec this year, except for one lone team from Alberta–the aptly-named Suckers for Punishment, who finished second-to-last, in 27:42:56.

Full team results are available here.

 

 

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