In its 3rd year running, the Hamilton Lakes 10k went off on a windy, yet sunny Saturday afternoon, March 28th. The neighborhood was abuzz with 167 participants, and dozens of volunteers and local spectators. The start/finish was once again located right beside the picturesque Hamilton Lake, and served as an excellent home stretch for many an anguished, but blistering finish.
The first finisher to cross was Trivium veteran Shannon Scott, clocking a cool 35:59.4. Michael Stevenson held a solid grasp on 2nd place through his first and 2nd loops, bringing it home in 38:20.8. Finishing 3rd overall was the 1st overall female finisher, Elizabeth Pulliam, in a time of 38:56.8. Rounding out the male top three was Arthur Sterkenburg, another frequent competitor and friendly face at many local running races.
2nd place overall female appeared as the 19th finisher in the field, Beth Lavely, clocking a solid 46:29.3. Not far off of her scent was Kathi Coldwell, finishing less than a minute behind Beth in a time of 47:22.6.
The race wasn’t the only thing participants had to look forward to, with fresh Marco’s Pizza at the finish area. Garner’s Florist once again provided awards, this time hand-wrapped African violets and heartleaf philodendrons. Finishers also enjoyed a polyester tech race shirt, medal number two in the 5-piece super-medal, and award winners’ gift certificates, courtesy of series partner Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The Hamilton Lakes 10k is the 3rd stop on the 9-race Trivium Running Series. Trivium Racing values the Hamilton Lakes 10k as a classic gem of its series, and looks forward to bringing the same event back next year.