The Irish Road Rover 5k was yesterday morning in Portland, and the weather was fantastic. It was a very fast race for a season opener in Maine, with a winning time of 15:44 by Ethan Hemphill. Two other folk made it under 16 minutes, Kevin Tilton and Chris Muentener. There were also 5 other people under 17 minutes; this bodes for a fast season all around. As about average for most races in Maine, despite some fast time there were only two men in their 20s in the top 10.

Christine Snow-Reaser won the women’s race in 19 minutes and 22 seconds. Mid-Coast Multisport won the corporate race.