Hughes, Mildren win Boxing Day 10 miler for second consecutive year

The 98th annual Boxing Day 10-miler saw beautiful temperatures and fast results

December 26th, 2018 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , ,

The 98th annual Boxing Day 10 and 4 miler took place on Wednesday morning in Hamilton, Ont. The race draws huge crowds of runners to brave the cold temperatures and run an off distance road race. 

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Among the runners were Olympics, Canadian record holders and national champions. The conditions were much better than the 2017 event, which saw temperatures as low as -22 degrees celsius. Wednesday’s event saw relatively mild temperature which hovered around zero degrees. The runners certainly weren’t wearing shorts last year. 

Olympian and Canadian 3,000m steeplechase record holder Matt Hughes took the win in the 10 mile (16K) in 48:05. Hughes also won the 2017 event. He was followed by Tristan Woodfine of Cobden, Ont. in 48:09 and Mike Tate in 48:38. Marathoner Reid Coolsaet finished fourth in 49:37. 

In the women’s race Robyn Mildren took the title for the second year in a row finishing in 55:46, second place went to Victoria Coates in 56:57 and third place to Mengistu Emebet in 59:34. 

The event also includes a four-miler which was won by Hussein Hashi in 19:48 and Colleen Wilson in 22:53. Complete results can be found here

The Boxing Day 10-Miler is one of four popular southern Ontario off-distance (not a typical race length) road races this winter. The next three include the Robbie Burns 8K, Re-Fridgee-Eighter and Around the Bay 30K.