Yesterday’s Boxing Day 10 Miler in Hamilton, Ont. saw mild temperatures and fast times, with both male and female winners, Matt Hughes and Robyn Mildren, setting new course records with their respective 48:05 and 55:46 times. (The top three men all ran faster than the course record, previously held by Rob Watson.)
Here’s a selection of photos from the event. All photos by Kevin Mackinnon.
Hughes was relentless as he pushed the pace - the first three would eventually break Rob Watson's course record of 49:05
Robyn Mildren's wire-to-wire win would also set a new course record - she broke the old record of 58:01 (Leslie Sexton) by over two minutes with her 55:46
Lisa Alaimo and Gina Jackson
Joan Chung and L Benhabib will stay warm during the run
Matt Hughes leads Mike Tate and Tristan Woodfine, followed by Reid Coolsaet
Is that our Christmas tree? Nope, just Mark Suyama keeping warm
Fred Hines dressed for the occasion, too!
The lead pack includes athletes from both races, with defending champion Matt Hughes pushing the pace at the front
Race director James Van Dyck has some last-minute instructions for the field before they start the 98th running of the Boxing Day Road Race
Hometown hero Reid Coolsaet