“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.”
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).
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