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5K, 8K, mile runs held at G.I. Festival

Dozens of runners, residents and visitors alike, took part Saturday in the Gwynn’s Island Festival races sponsored for the fourth year by the Virginia Tidewater Trailrunners.

The event included a one-mile, 5K and 8K runs.

Overall winner in the 8K, which had 19 competitors, was James Cole running in the 30-39 group, covering the course in 32.44.l. Second among male runners was Samuel Lunsford, 43:13.1, and Danny Weatherly, 44:12.0.

Age group winners, male, after Cole, were Lunsford, 30-39; Weatherly, 40-49; Steve Amarillo, 50-59; Jim Gullo, 60-69; and Stuart Gibbs, 70-79.

Sandy Lauren, running in the 30-39 category, was top female, running in 45:10.0, followed by Susan Orr, 46:15, and Helen Worthington, 46:39.9. Age group winners, female, after Lauren were Leslie Coster, 30-39; Amanda Halfpenny, 40-49; Sonni Gittelman, 50-59; and Susan Orr, 60-69.

Russell Reed led the 5K course, competing with other males 20-29 and finishing first among more than 60 runners in 18:34.9. Follow...

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