Tim Even and Sara Bradley win 2012 Harrison Recreation Department 5K Run by the Lake race

Tim Even (136) and Sara Bradley (bright green socks) among the starters of the Harrison 5K.

Tim Even wins by over a minute.

(Harrison ME)  No truth to the rumor that Tim Even stopped at the Village Tie Up during the race for a soda before heading back out to win the Harrison 5K on Wednesday night.

Tim from Stoneham, Maine easily won the 10th Annual Harrison Recreation Department 5K Run by the Lake (16:45) finishing seventy-three seconds ahead of runner-up Dan Crooker of Bethel.

Last time I saw Tim run was a week ago when he was chasing Silas Eastman down Main Street in Bridgton‘s Fourth of July race.  I jokingly asked him, before the Harrison race, where Silas was.  He told me that Silas is a friend of his (they are both connected with Fryeburg Academy) and that he would love to race him again.

Tim (recent graduate from Southern Maine) informed me that he had never run the Harrison race before and showed up because he’ll miss a race in Lovell in the near future and needed the workout.

Minus Silas to keep him company, Tim ran alone early and never let up.  I would suspect that his winning time is a course record.

Dan Crooker (17:58) finished second, Bronson Dean (18:38) third, Mark MacDougall (19:02) fourth, and Tim Cushing (19:51) fifth.

Sara Bradley of Waterford finished seventh overall

Sara Bradley (20:37 – 7th overall) took the women’s title away from last year’s winner Sarah Pribram (20:40).  And as you can tell from the times……it was close.

Abby Stratton (14) defended her 1-19 women’s title passing Virginia Cain down the stretch and winning by eight seconds.

Last year’s overall winner, Eric Darling, finished 9th.  His time of 17:41 in 2011 would have earned him second place in 2012, thirty seconds behind the winner.

The weather was splendid with temperatures in the 70s and plenty of cooling shadows.

(All of the pictures above and below enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Ben Kinnerson, Sara Bradley, Eric Darling, and Sarah Pribram

Virginia Cain and Abby Stratton

Matt and Mitchell Laracy

Jamie Toohey and family

Benjamin Sykes (8 years old)

Leslie Hayes and family

race starts

Tim Even past Harrison Landing

Dan Crooker (2nd)

Bronson Dean (3rd)

Mark MacDougall (4th)

Tim Cushing (5th)

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