Doiron, Hourihan win Lameque 5K
August 5th, 2017

By Andrew Wagstaff

Maritime Runner

Aug. 5, 2017


LAMEQUE, N.B. – Sacha Hourihan continued her amazing season with her second provincial championship today, this one at the 5K de Lameque.

Hourihan finished as the top female with a time of 18:04, 16 seconds faster than her time in last year’s race. It won her the Run New Brunswick provincial championship for the 5K, barely a month after wining the 10K provincial championship at the Miramichi Rock N’ Run on June 25.

“It was a windy and hot 5K,” said Hourihan. “It’s a beautiful flat course, right along the water. I am happy with my time today.”

Making the podium among male runners at today’s 5 km de Lameque in Lameque, N.B. were (from left) Greg Sawyer (second place), Jean-Marc Doiron (first place), and Sylvain Arseneau (third place).

Photo courtesy of Sylvain Arseneau

The Southfield speedster, dubbed “The Beast” by her training partners, once again employed her strategy of sticking to the heels of Petit-Rocher’s Sylvain Arseneau, who finished third overall with a time of 17:56.

Arseneau also commented on the wind, saying those 5K races are always tough.

“It is always nice to run beside Sacha, and it is just a matter of time before I will be running behind her,” said Arseneau. “She has so much potential.”

Finishing first overall in today’s race was Jean-Marc Doiron of Moncton, who crossed the line at 16:44, followed by Greg Sawyer at 16:56, and Arseneau at 17:56.

Doiron and Sawyer battled for the first 1.5K, but the Edmundston runner said the day belonged to his opponent.

“Jean-Marc has a strong finish kick at the end, and he deserved this race,” said Sawyer. “The race was fun, with a lot of wind and heat. It’s a fast course, so you have to be ready when it starts.”

Finishing second among females was Anouk Pelletier at 20:21, followed by Amelie Cormier at 20:52.

For the complete official results by Atlantic Chip, visit here.

A total of 86 runners took part in the 5K race, while an additional six young runners took part in a 1K race.