This morning held perfect cross country racing weather for fast times at the Craig Cup Run for Life 5k at Twin Brooks Recreation Center in Cumberland, Maine. 104 runners crossed the line in temperatures in the low 60s with a breeze that wasn’t strong enough to find its way into the trees.

Ethan Hemphill had some good competition midway through the race, but managed to pull ahead for an 11 second lead over Jeff Sprague (16:44) and Robert Gomez (16:48) for a winning time of 16:33.

Carry Buterbaugh had a larger lead over Christine Reaser (20:19), and was the only woman under 20 minutes with a time of 19:31. Jeanne Hackett was 3rd in 20:40.

I did not run this year, instead volunteering to help out. I did get some video footage of the race, which will be available tomorrow.

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