Published June 22, 2016
By Jennifer Thurbide
Twenty-six area residents made the trek to Winnipeg, MB this past weekend for the Manitoba Marathon. Balmertown’s Nathan Herbert completed the half-marathon distance of 13.1 miles in a time of 1.29.23 earning him 18th place in the men’s event.
Five veteran runners tackled the 42 km full marathon course including Matt Long, Candace Herbert, Jean McNamee, Tamara Tymchuk and Ear Falls resident Gord Ewald.
“The heat made things tough this year,” noted McNamee while sharing some race day stories. “The reversing of what used to be the MB Marathon route made for an interesting perspective for someone like me who was so used to the previous course. As always the event was well organized with many wonderful volunteers and cheering people who live along the way. I was even offered a can of beer at one place. I didn’t accept it because I knew I would regret it later! Us marathoners got to run through some really beautiful areas of Winnipeg.”
Each year more than 14,000 people gather together to experience the annual event that includes a full marathon, half marathon, 10 km, and 5km Super Run.
Manitoba Marathon Participant Results:
|Red Lake||Event||Finish Time|
|Chris McCann||10 km||1.05.47|
|Jacinda Brisson||10 km||1.07.06|
|Jena Brisson||10 km||1.12.48|
|Allistair McRae||10 km||1.28.31|
|Michelle Sandberg||10 km||1.33.02|
|Liam Sandberg||10 km||1.33.03|
|Kevin Sandberg||10 km||1.33.04|
|Mitch Brisson||10 km||1.42.12|
|Grazia Cianci||10 km||1.42.39|
|Barbara Van Diest||10 km||1.32.07|
|Emaya Van Diest||10 km||1.32.07|