Huffin Puffin Marathon 2015

2015 saw a significant change to the route of the Huffin Puffin Marathon, which was formerly the provincial marathon. Previously the route started in Mount Pearl and spent a good portion of the race in the Mount Pearl industrial park. It was a nice cool day for the runners with sunny and dry conditions at 5 degrees, but a little cool for the spectators and volunteers.

Third place men’s marathoner Rudy Riedlsperger had this to say after the race: “I thought the course layout was great – challenging, but not as slow as I feared. The first 10k are wicked fast (with the exception of Temperance street). I thought that the stretch from Quidi Vidi back to Temperance street would be very difficult (including the reverse ANE mile), but it did not feel slow at all. I think especially the half marathon finish times reflect that. Ed Durnford and Sheldon Marsh had huge PBs, for example. Now that I mentioned Temperance street twice already: The worst part was going down that hill the second time around. Cape to Cabot came to mind. So long story short, I would not change much, if anything, on the course. I’d definitely leave the start and finish in Bowering Park.

Full Marathon (Female)

1st – Caroline McIlroy 2:52:52
2nd – Alison Walsh 3:09:36
3rd – Holly Foley 3:32:15

Holly Foley – third place finisher at 3:32:15. A photo of Holly Foley was not available.

Alison Walsh second place finisher at 3:09:36
Alison Walsh second place finisher at 3:09:36
Caroline McIlroy 1st place female finisher at 2:52:50
Caroline McIlroy 1st place female finisher at 2:52:50

Full Marathon (Male):

1st – Ian Royle 2:48:54
2nd – Andrew Burgess 2:57:30
3rd – Rudy Riedlsperger 2:58:03

 Rudy Reidlsperger - third male finisher at  2:58:03
Rudy Riedlsperger – third male finisher at 2:58:03
Andrew Burgess - second place male finisher at  2:57:30
Andrew Burgess – second place male finisher at 2:57:30
Ian Royle - first male finisher at 2:48:53
Ian Royle – first male finisher at 2:48:53

RESULTS
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