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.
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 Barron, 83, 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.
Thank you to the @Tely10NL
The friends and family that lined the course cheering everyone on
Easily the most "fun" I've ever had running on roads!
Now we want to sign up again next year ♥️ pic.twitter.com/F0R973XnSB
— Gary Robbins (@gary_robbins) October 31, 2021
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.