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Shamrock Run Draws Hundreds to Edgefield - CORRECTION
web posted March 18, 2013
EDGEFIELD – The 7th Annual
Run/Walk was held Saturday morning with events kicking off around 10 am
followed by the race at 11 am. "The weather is beautiful today," Kerri
Klein, the event's founder said as she worked a feverish pace to make
sure everything went off without a hitch - and they did. 223
participants signed up to make the 2.4 mile trek from Bi-Lo to the
Edgefield Town Square. C. Dwight Allen, 35, crossed the finish line
first with a time of 13:05 with Hammond Manly, 15, one step behind with
a time of 13:06.
Nina Yonce was the first female
fiBarbara Jolly nisher coming in 14th overall with a
time of 18:39. Bob
Mckie, 80, of Edgefield, was the last to cross the finish line with a
time of 46:18.
The record for the race is 10:38 set in 2008 by Sammy Nyomongo.
Below are the top 10 finishers by name, age, and time:
C. Dwight Allen, 35, 13:05
Hammond Manly, 15, 13:06
Ed Williams, 15, 13:25
Parker Northrop, 22, 13:48
Robert Boland, 17, 13:49 (two-time
winner, 2012, 2011)
Dustin Stewart, 18, 13:52
Brett Gossett, NA 13:55
Lawrence Carrigan, 42, 15:30
Following the race the crowd was
entertained by the Shamrock Band, face
painting, the "Leprechaun Lap" on the Town Square for children, vendors
and people lined up at the dunking booth to take a shot at dunking
Edgefield Daily's founder Roy Blackwell at noon.
"It was all in good fun," Blackwell said. "I got wet and the Edgefield
County Hospital Auxiliary got a lot of money from the short time I was
in the booth."
This year's event was held in memory of Dr. Ned Nicholson and Dr. W.G.
"Curly" Watson and all proceeds will go the Edgefield County Hospital
Total funds raised will not be available until sometime Monday as well
as individual grouping winners.
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