Wet weather failed to dampen enthusiasm at 9th annual Trillium Run

Wet weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm in Mount Forest’s Trillium Run on May 8.

In welcoming participants, Wellington North councillor Dan Yake said, “Unfortunately the weather’s not as good as we’d anticipated, but I do have some good News … my welcome won’t be quite as long as the mayor’s would be.

With that, he wished participants the best of luck, and to enjoy the day in Mount Forest.

“Thanks for coming.”

Also braving the elements was Perth-Wellington MPP?John Wilkinson.

Wilkinson said “I know it’s raining here … but it’s snowing in Barrie. It’s only raining in Mount Forest.”

He thanked volunteers and those helping to raised funds for the community.

After reading greetings from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Wilkinson said, “We can all stand out here and freeze or get running.”

Races included:

– 10km inline skaters;

– 10 km run;

– 5km run; and,

– 5km walk.

The top three inline skaters included: Peter Doucet (first), Mississauga; Jade Pauley (second), Kitchener; and, Jesse Pauley (third), Kitchener.

In the 10km run, the top three winners were: Rich Tre­main (first), Guelph; Bevan Stevenson (second), Hanover; and, Rob McDonald (third), Guelph.

In the 5km run, the top three were: Josh Kramer (first), Guelph; Jeff Barrett (second), Owen Sound; and Benjamin Murphy (third), Orange­ville.

The 5km walk top three were: Joanne Barber (first), Owen Sound; Craig Rup­penthal (second), Owen Sound; and, Peter Vaillancourt (third), Kitchener.

Full results of those races are posted online at http://www.chiptimeresults.com