Runners take to streets of Saint Andrews

Andrew Power photo Jacob Macphee, of Saint Andrews, finished fifth overall in the Kiwanis Father’s Day Race five-mile event.

SAINT ANDREWS – The Kiwanis Father’s Day Race returned to Saint Andrews this past weekend, with ideal running temperatures.

Race director Mike Power said in an email to the Courier numbers were about half of what they had been pre-COVID.

“We had a good day for running, overcast cool, no rain,” he said in the email. “Our numbers were down with only 75 in the five-mile race instead of the usual 150 plus.”

But, he said, numbers were strong in the children’s races, with 49 participants in two events – the 400-metre and 1 K.

In the five-mile event, Scott Lee of Baxters Corner finished first in a time of 29:48.9, just 10 seconds ahead of Peter Williams of Lubec, Maine. Caleb Macphee of Saint Andrews rounded out the top three with a time of 31:24.3.

Mary Bartlett, 54, of Fredericton, was eighth overall and the first female to finish the five-mile with a time of 33:56.4. Bartlett was also the top age graded performance recipient and took home a hand-carved crow created by local artist Timothy Griffin.

Saint John’s Paul Sands was the first to finish in the 60-69 years category, coming in at 37:45.1.

In the children’s 400-metre event, Long Reach’s Declan Kennedy crossed the finish line first, with Lorenza Drumm, of St. Stephen, coming in second and Canal’s Cora Justason placing third.

Lachlan Gregory, of Chamcook, finished first in the children’s 1 K, followed by Yiyan Matthew Xu, of Saint Andrews, and Chamcook’s Bode Gregory.

Mike Power photo Saint Andrews Mayor Brad Henderson presented Mary Bartlett, 54, with the top age graded performance award at the Kiwanis Father’s Day Race last weekend. Bartlett took home a hand-carved crow created by local artist Timothy Griffin. Bartlett was also top overall female with a time of 33:56.