FYB#2 – Extended Report

Well, run 2 of the 3 run virtual Freeze Your Buns is in the bag. An impressive and gratifying 75 runners/walkers, young and old took part in this Covid -19 dictated virtual event.

Congrats and a big shout-out in particular to club president Brian Gartley and to secretary Liam Cullen, who with the support of the other executive members, provided this run and the whole series to the local running community.

It has certainly done much to confirm that sense of community and belonging amongst those of us who delight in the joy and sense of satisfaction of pushing our bodies from the start to the finish of the designated distance be that 5 or 10, 21.1 or 42.2K.

The results as compiled by Liam and reported by Brian have been published and posted and can be found here.

The fastest overall male time was that of Brockville native Kevin Dunbar who finished in 17:48, running a 5K course in Kingston. Kevin’s time was just 10 seconds ahead of that of the remarkably talented 14 year old, soon to be 15, Travis Gaffney, whose time was 17:58.

This  is a reversal of the positions in FBY#1, where Travis took the honours in 17:58 and Kevin was second fastest male in 19:38. Leads to a potential and fascinating series’ decider at FYB#3, March 27/28.

The male U15 5K winner was Colin Notman in 24:30.

Ian Loughrey, in the 60-69 category, ran a very impressive 20:19.

On the women’s side, repeat winner was Nicola Jones-Garvin in 20:54. The enthusiastic Christie Walker in 21:33 was second. Kim Redden in the 50-59 category finished in a very impressive 22:55. This matched Kim’s 22:26 in the Jan FYB#1, which was good for second place behind Nicola’s 21:15 in that race.

In the 1K under 13 race, the Smiths were again to the fore.This time Lucas Smith in 5:25 was first male while sister Kayla Smith took the female honours in 5:32.

Congrats to all the above and to all age category winners and indeed to all participants.

Speaking of all participants, It was nice to again see our Canton friends Peter Feickert and Toby Irven take part. I wonder if they managed to do their usual Brockville visit shopping, virtually or online?  Also, kudos to Dawn Wolfenden, who was with us again all the way from Germany.

Hope to see you all, virtually of course, at FYB#3  Saturday-Sunday, March 27 – 28.

All 3 races are in support of the Brockville and Area Food Bank.

Tony Dunbar, March 6, 2021

Photos of some finishers as posted to the group Facebook Page