This morning got warm quite quickly with the humidity rising fast for the start of the Lewiston/Auburn 5k Bridge Run. 353 people decided that it would be a good idea to get out and run first thing in the morning, which is almost 60 people more than last year. The race begins on Riverside Street past the Rolodome on the Auburn side of the river, and loops back and forth over the bridges between Lewiston and Back.

The lead pack took the first mile between 5:00 and 5:05; the second mile was not accurately marked.

Ethan Hemphill (15:52) repeated his performance with last year’s win, although he was a good 38 seconds shy of last year’s record setting time. The former women’s record holder, Tina Meserve (18:19) captured first place but couldn’t regain her record in the heat.

I managed to finish in a respectable 16:38 for a 3rd place finish.

(Full Results – Photos: Set 1Set 2Set 3 – set 1 not yet available – Auburn Photo Finish)