The roads were filled with
yellow tees this year for the 47th running of the Wiky
Road Race 10k when 21 walkers and 63 runners headed
out on the point to point course from Kaboni to Wiky.
Mild temperatures and favourable
winds accompanied the participants along a scenic road
course. Apples on trees, fall colours, beautifull pastures
and an apreciative audience of dogs kept us entertained
along the route.
On finishing, showers were
made available at the arena across the street. The best
was yet to come when all comers were treated to a BBQ
consisting of sausages, burgers and salads. Nobody went
Congratulations to all
and especially to Rocks !! members Neil Phipps and Sara
McIltraith on their overall wins.
A big thank you to the
organizers and volunteers who did an over the top job.
This is a gem of an event and should be kept on your
See you next year on the
3rd Sunday in October.
Wiikwemkoong 10K race
numbers way up
Michael Erskine -October 23, 2019
WIIKWEMKOONG – The
47th running of the Wiikwemkoong 10K Road Race this
year enjoyed near perfect running weather that brought
out 63 runners—nearly double last year’s
count held in some pretty dismal weather.
The top male runner and
the winner of The Expositor trophy this year was Neil
Phipps with a time of 38:01, followed in second by Aurel
Fox with a time of 38:25 and then third place went to
top female runner Sara Mellraith with a time of 41:02.
Brent Walker came in fourth with a time of 41:23 with
12-year-old running sensation Lucia Salmaso rounding
out the top five with a time of 42:12.
The top male high school
runner was Julian Wemigwans, with a time of 45:25, and
top female high school runner was Sierra Pangowish with
a time of 45:40—both not that far off the top.
The top female 50+ was
Laurie Beaudin 53:16 and top male 50+ runner was Brent
Walker with a time of 41:23.
New categories for this
year included the first child and second child nine
and under to cross the finish line, those were Brayden
Wabano (1:05:03) and Lily Beaudry (1:07:40) respectively;
and first and second child 10 to 13 to cross the finish
line, won this year by the amazing Lucia Salmaso (42:12)
and Peyton Ominika (1:12:54). Lucia came in fifth overall.