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Tely 10 returns to in-person racing in St. John’s

Colin Fewer and Kate Bazeley took the wins on Sunday

The 93rd iteration of Newfoundland’s best-loved road race, the Tely 10 Mile Road Race, took place in person Sunday morning in St. John’s; it was the first time the race has been run in person in more than two years. Colin Fewer of Paradise, NL and Kate Bazeley of St. John’s scored the gender-division wins, in 50:52 and 55:06, respectively, with Bazeley finishing third overall. This was Fewer’s 13th victory and Bazeley’s fourth.

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Mark Greene of St. John’s was second, in 54:37, and Dan MacDonald, also of St. John’s, was the third male (and fourth overall), in 55:11. In the women’s race, four-time winner and course record holder Anne Johnston of St. John’s was second (and fifth overall) in 55:15 and two-time winner Jennifer Murrin of Mount Pearl was third (and 10th overall) in 56:39. 

Bazeley ran the Chicago Marathon last month, in 2:36, and no doubt her marathon fitness benefitted her yesterday.

Florence Barron83, ran 1:36:32, missing her 80+ record set in 2018 by six seconds. 

The Halloween-day race had a surprise visit from west-coast trail runner and Newfoundland native Gary Robbins, who took third in his 45-49 age group in 1:00:47.  

A Newfoundland running institution, the Tely 10 has a long and storied history, with many exciting finishes and many multiple winners. Held every year since 1922 (with a few years’ gap during World War II), according to the website, it’s the third-oldest road race in Canada. The course goes from Paradise to Bannerman Park in St. John’s.