Paul Yates was the first of our participants to complete their run this year, with a time of 36:48. Opting to run the 5K run’s usual yearly course from the Swinging Bridge through the Androscoggin Riverwalk, he remembers how “in previous years, the Swinging Bridge really swayed with lots of runners on it,” and that this year it “got pretty lonely out there”.
Norman Morgan, who completed his run with a time of 26:45, sent along a personal anecdote with his photo and time: “My sister, Jonica, ran the race a couple of times. She passed away in February after struggling with cancer for 4 years. Since then I have taken her on all of my runs in the form of a photo button on my shirt. Dedicated this run to her. Thanks for making this year’s race happen.”