Fewer, Vaughan blaze to victory

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Winners among record number of runners for the 83rd annual Tely 10 road race

Under near-perfect running conditions Sunday morning, Colin Fewer and Kate Vaughan sped to the finish line to win the 83rd edition of The Telegram 10-Mile Road Race by comfortable margins.

“I was hoping for a sub-58 minute time,” she said. “Under 57 would be a dream. So I’m really happy with sub-56.

“Only one other woman has run faster than that in the Tely 10 and the record which I thought would never, ever possibly be broken, well, now I’m thinking that it could be in sight in a year or two.”

Vaughan had finished runner-up to Harvey the past two years.

A record 2,749 runners and walkers registered for the 2010 Tely 10, with 2,625 completing the 10 miles.

Fog patches and 14 degree temperatures greeted the entrants at the McNamara Road start line in Paradise 8 o’clock Sunday morning.

Temperatures rose to about 20 degrees with sun and clouds 15 or 20 minutes into the race, making for relative comfortable conditions for runners and spectators (although those tackling the course probably would have preferred milder temperatures).

There were no mishaps on the course to speak of, said George Stanoev of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association, though a few runners had to be helped off by St. John Ambulance attendants.

“This feels great,” said Vaughan. “I’m really happy, really excited. It means a lot to win this race. All the local races are nice, but this one is certainly special with the numbers, and certainly the atmosphere and spirit and the history of the Tely 10.”

“I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, playing this scene in my mind 100 times over in the last 10 years, probably a thousand times,” said Colin Fewer.

Grant Handrigan of Marystown was second to Fewer in 51:21. Steve Boyd of Kingston, Ont. was third in 51:55 followed by Montreal’s Graydon Snider (52:33) and Dean Alyward of Port au Choix (54:58).

Harvey finished the race with a time of 59:02. Karen Stacey of St. John’s was third in 1:01.04, while Caroline McIlroy of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s finished fourth (1:02.40), ahead of Allison Hobeika of St. John’s (1:03.06).

rshort@thetelegram.com

For race results, visit:

Tely 10 Results - PDF Version

http://www.nlaa.ca/tely10/2010tely10results.php

 

 

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association

Geographic location: Harvey Road, Military Road, McNamara Road Marystown Kingston Montreal Port au Choix Portugal Cove

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