Friday, October 31, 2008

The Fall Frolic Oaks

Every October, Kevin Brothers and the Forestry crew host the Provincial Forest Fall Frolic in the New Harmony Demonstration Woodlot, near Souris.

Every year, runners get a great gift just for registering to run. It was a Touque this year but past years have seen First Aid Kits, Tote Bags, Lunch Cooler Bags and, of course, the Fanny Pack, made famous by the late Walter Lea.

As well, every year, runners are given a tiny little tree. Prince Edward Island's Provincial Tree is the Red Oak. Look, we have them on our flag (Click on it to enlarge it, you'll see the acorns...):

Every year they have Oak saplings and sometimes they have other varieties.
Every fall, since 2004, Alex has brought home one or two of these little babies.
Less than a dozen leaves on them they would rarely be knee high:

But they grow.

And have grown.....

.... and this time of year, when most of the leaves are on the ground, they are especially beautiful.
Those bare Sugar Maples in the background of the photo above are close to 100 years old.
I wonder what the future holds for these lovely trees,
and the runner who brought them home and planted them....

Something About Us

"This was made out of short videos and texts from many autistic contributors. It was made to counteract the negative anti-autism message from Autism Speaks, and was commissioned from Autreach (with support from ASAN) by TreeHouse, a British autism-education charity. To find out more, visit It is fine to show it whole, use it whole, copy it and distribute it whole. But if anyone wants to just use a part of it they should ask the original creator of that part for permission (each contributor can be contacted via a URL, in the credits at the end). Hopefully, the complete short movies submitted will also be uploaded in their own right - they are all on the DVD of this, under the heading About Us."

We are pleased to have contributed to
"Something About Us"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Positively Autistic Advocacy

From CBC TV "The National"
Positively Autistic
October 27, 2008 (Runs 19:00)
Is autism a disorder, or just a neurological difference?
Meet the people who are working to change the negative view of living with autism

Halloween Hustle termed a success
Halloween Hustle termed a success
First annual event attracts 80-plus runners
Mike Saulnier and his son, Caleb, approach the finish line of the Halloween Hustle five-kilometre fun run and walk in Kensington recently. Submitted photo

Mike Saulnier and his son, Caleb, approach the finish line of the Halloween Hustle five-kilometre fun run and walk in Kensington recently. Submitted photo

The Journal Pioneer

KENSINGTON -- The first annual Halloween Hustle fun run and walk has been deemed a huge success.
Overall, a total of 81 runners and walkers, not including dressed-up dogs, participated in the five-kilometre event in Kensington.
"Running and walking are activities for the entire family, including the four or five puppies who participated," commented race organizers Ronda Bellefontaine and Lynne Anne Hogan.

Overall winner
Tyler Seller, who was registered in the male 17-and-over category, was the overall race winner in 16:45. The male 16-and-under winner, Dakota Cameron, was second overall in 17:46.
In male 17-and-over, Steve Reeves was second in 19:17 and Alex Bain finished third in 19:53.
Sandy Carson-McGuire was the first female runner to hit the finish line in 21:55. She was followed by Bonnie Smith in 22:04 and Janice Ployer, who stopped the clock in 22:06. All three ran in the female 17-and-over group.
Tiffany Cameron had a time of 25:50 to claim the female 16-and-under title.

Overall, a total of $714 was raised. The IWK Health Centre and Kensington Fitplex will each receive $332 and $50 will be donated to the P.E.I. Roadrunners Association.
Bellefontaine and Hogan also recognized the Kensington Save Easy for providing post-race snacks; businesses that provided awards and door prizes; Town of Kensington for the race venue and support of its police force, and the volunteers at the water stations.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Note from the Halloween Hustle Organizers

"With 81 participants walking & running on Saturday morning we were able to raise $714.00. Funds raised will be divided between the IWK Health Centre and the Kensington Fitplex. We will also be making a small donation to the PEI Roadrunners Association for their assistance in putting on the event."

Awards were presented as follows:

  • 1st Place Female 16 & Under - Tiffany Cameron 25:50
  • 1st Place Male 16 & Under - Dakota Cameron 17:46
  • 1st Place Female 17 & Over - Sandy Carson-MacGuire 21:55
  • 2nd Place Female 17 & Over - Bonnie Smith 22:04
  • 3rd Place Female 17 & Over - Janice Ployer 22:06
  • 1st Place Male 17 & Over - Tyler Seller 16:45
  • 2nd Place Male 17 & Over - Steve Reeves 19:17
  • 3rd Place Male 17 & Over - Alex Bain 19:53

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Run for Your Life: The Fred Lebow Story

Theatrical Release Date: October 29th, 2008

Starring: Fred Lebow, Grete Waitz, Frank Shorter, and Bill Rodgers
Directed by: Judd Ehrlich

Rated: NR
Run Time: 95 Min
Genre: Documentary, Family and Faith

Watch The Trailer

Visit the Official Web Site

Buy the DVD

Synopsis: Without one eccentric first-generation Jewish immigrant from Transylvania, the New York City Marathon simply wouldn't exist. Ehrlich's fun, loving, and inspirational tribute to the late Fred Lebow shows how one man's imagination, determination, and love for running created one of the world's most popular sporting events.

The 1st Annual Halloween Hustle 5K

It was sunny and 5 degrees.

The Halloween Hustle Run at Kensington Station.

The 5K out and back course on trail.

I wore costume like vampire cape and RunMan shirt.

The first run since PEI Marathon and I came in 4th out of 79 runners in 19:53.

Tyler Sellar won the race and Sandy Carson-MacGuire for the top female and Dakota Cameron for the under 16.

Lots of costumes and Hulk won the costume contest.

Official Result: 4th out of 79
5K in 19 minutes, 53 seconds

More Photos

Friday, October 24, 2008


More than a million Canadians are runners, making it this country's most popular recreational and fitness activity. Canadians run for exercise and we run to raise money for important causes. We run alone and in groups. And every year, hundreds of thousands of us participate in organized races, from fun runs to marathons, which are growing steadily.

Until now, Canadian runners haven't had our own running magazine. But now, there's iRun, providing a uniquely Canadian perspective on the activity and the sport. Published six times a year, iRun educates, informs and inspires Canadian runners.


Through partnerships with iRun, every participant in the Ottawa Race Weekend, the Mississauga Marathon and the BMO Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon will receive a copy of the inaugural issue of iRun and a complimentary one-year subscription to the magazine. iRun will also be available at Running Room stores across Canada, at other retail outlets and through on-site distribution at running events.

Our marathon: a fall event with legsn

Our marathon: a fall event with legs
The P.E.I. marathon promotes tourism,
fitness and family fun.

The Guardian

Last weekend’s BMO Nesbitt Burns P.E.I. Marathon drew 1,600 runners — a phenonmenal turnout, and good news for at least three reasons.

One, the marathon has proven to be a highly popular event at a time of the year when P.E.I. is trying to boost its shoulder tourism season. What could be prettier than P.E.I. at the peak of its fall colours? The fact that the event has grown from 173 runners to more than 1,600, and has attracted the interest of thousands of others is proof that the idea from the beginning had legs, pardon the pun.

Two, this is an event that promotes physical fitness. It wasn’t just runners who trained and took part in the marathon. There were walkers, too. Collectively, that’s a lot of people getting off the couch and turning off the TVs and computers.

The third reason this fall attraction is good news is that it affords an opportunity for families and friends to do things together. Moms and dads ran with their kids and others who didn’t join in the run stood on the sidelines to encourage and cheer them on. That all adds up to the kind of fun that helps bond families and communities.
If there was a downside to the event, it was the traffic congestion that many motorists encountered because of the roadblocks for the runners. There’s no easy answer to this. If the Island is going to play host to such a high-profile marathon, organizers need to ensure that participants will be safe. That means certain arteries have to be blocked off for a specific period of time. But at the very least, more attention should be devoted to making sure the public knows what roads are off limits so they can arrange to take alternative routes.

PEI Marathon Photos & Certificates Now Available

TPS's Marathon photos are now ready. Go HERE and enter your bib number (enter 328 to see Alex's). Great bunch of photos there and a bunch of options to purchase yours. Bib numbers are on Atlantic Chip Timing's result pages if you want to check out your friends & relatives. As well, you can see the start photos and the awards photos by looking under "Check Here for the Event Shots" on that same page.

Also now available are the certificates:

You can find them at the top of your results page at Atlantic Chip Timing. Enter your bib number and view or download the .pdf file and print it out.

Atlantic Chip Timing's results pages:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Run for the Cure a great success


Run for the Cure a great success
The Journal Pioneer

In this time of economic uncertainty, it is touching to see the outstanding support received on Oct. 5 at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
On P.E.I., 2,000 people participated in Charlottetown to support families, friends, coworkers, neighbours and even themselves. Islanders raised more than $194,000 toward the Atlantic Canada total of more than $3.4 million.
We’re all counting our dollars carefully these days, and the same is true of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. With more than 2,000 volunteers generously giving their time all year long to co-ordinate runs in the region, we keep costs down so more money can be put toward the cause.
Our local, regional and national sponsors further contribute to the efficiency of our fundraising. In fact, CBCF’s fundraising cost is just 28 cents on the dollar – well within industry standards.
Of net money raised, 95 per cent stays here to support Atlantic Canada initiatives. The remaining five per cent supports research at the national level.
This year alone, CBCF Atlantic Region has awarded more than $1.4 million to Atlantic universities, institutions and communities. These funds support basic research, new digital mammography machines, survivor programs and much more.
In addition to this work, we are also focused on our vision: by 2010, 85 per cent of all eligible women in Atlantic Canada will be regularly screened for breast cancer. The World Health Organization states that even a 70 per cent screening rate will result in 35 per cent fewer deaths due to breast cancer.
Next spring the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Tour for the Cure will hit the road to educate Atlantic Canadians about the importance of regular screening. Our distinctive pink bus will visit more than 80 cities, towns and communities across the region and encourage women to be screened for breast cancer.
We work hard to ensure your hard-earned and thoughtfully donated dollars move us closer to a future without breast cancer. Thank you for your support.
Nancy Margeson
CEO, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic Region

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

1st Annual Halloween Hustle 5km Fun Run

1st Annual Halloween Hustle

5km Fun Run

Where: Start & Finish at the Kensington Farmers Market (by the train station)

Date: Saturday, October 25th

Registration: 8:00am

Race Start: 9:00am

Fee: $10.00 ($2 for 16 years & under)

Fundraiser: IWK & Kensington Fitplex (gym equipment)

Course Description: Flat out-and-back course on the Confederation Trail. Leaving the Kensington Farmers Market heading west towards Summerside and back.

LOTS of GREAT Door Prizes
Don't forget to wear your best Halloween Costume....

prize for the best dressed !!

For more information, please call:

Lynn Anne Hogan at 836-4348/
Ronda Bellefontaine at 886-2778/

P.E.I. School Athletic Association Cross-Country Championships

P.E.I. School Athletic Association Cross-Country Championships
Glen Stewart, Stonepark, Hernewood double winners

Novice girls crowd a path at Mill River Provincial Park during the provincial cross-country championships recently. Eric McCarthy/Journal Pioneer

Novice girls crowd a path at Mill River Provincial Park during the provincial cross-country championships recently. Eric McCarthy/Journal Pioneer

The Journal Pioneer

MILL RIVER -- The 2008 P.E.I. School Athletic Association Source for Sports provincial cross-country championships attracted 703 runners and approximately 2,000 spectators to Mill River Provincial Park recently.
The Westisle family of schools hosted the event for pre-novice to midget-aged runners.
Midget and juvenile runners competed for individual and team titles at Charlottetown Rural High School in Charlottetown on Thursday. While the weather was clear but a little cool for spectators at Mill River, it was ideal for the runners, and some very close finishes were recorded.
"We had a great bunch of responsible students from the Callaghan Intermediate leadership program," reported meet manager Paul Goguen. "These students along with many adult volunteers ran the competition with jobs from finish line officials, scorers, course marshals to parking cars. They all did a fantastic job."
A large time clock borrowed from the P.E.I. Roadrunners' Club helped spectators and runners track finish times.
PEISAA executive director Paul Steele indicated he was impressed with the runners for conquering the challenging course.
Glenn Stewart Elementary won two of the four team titles for elementary-aged runners. Hernewood (bantam and midget girls) and Stonepark (bantam and midget boys) split the four-team titles for students from intermediate schools.
Tignish Elementary won the pre-novice boys' team title and Elm Street Elementary won novice girls.
Pre-novice runners tackled a 1.5-kilometre course and Kelsey MacKinnon from Miscouche and Ryan Boswell from Eliot River had first-place times of 7:32 and 6:51, respectively.
Lydia Schurman from Elm Street's first-place team and Niall Burnett from West Kent were the first girl and boy to complete the novice runners' 2.5-kilometre course in times of 11:00 and 10:36 respectively.
The bantams ran a 3.0-kilometre course, with Maggee Fraser from Hernewood's winning girls' team and Alex Cyr from Evangeline having first-place times of 11:44 and 10:04.
Melissa Richardson from East Wiltshire was the first girl to complete the midgets' 3.5-kilometre course in a time of 15:20 while Kyle Gillis from Stonepark's championship team was the first boy to finish, in a time of 13:32.

Monday, October 20, 2008

One of the Guardian's many great photos

I really like this composite picture that was in the Guardian today. On the left, "Kilt Man" Ron MacDougall
is just cresting a hill around Mill Cove and Alex is starting his ascent. On the right, Alex's best buddies
Dianne & Elaine (seen in earlier posts with Alex's arms wrapped around them)
run together along the north shore by Dalvay.

Today's Guardian is full of great photos, articles and stats.

Alex's First Marathon in Words

It was sun and cloud and 5 degrees at start and 8 at finish. The PEI Marathon started at Brackley Beach Complex in National Park. I was interviewed by CBC about strategies for the first marathon.

The ran first 5km in 22 minutes, the 10km in 45 minutes with the wind blow on my back and 15km in 1hr and 8 minutes. The halfway split of 1:38:43 it was 12 seconds slower than my half marathon PB in Montague.

I ran on the trail as 2004 half marathon course. I got a name on the pavement from entry path.

The 25km in 1hr and 58 minutes and 30km in under 2:30 and hitting the wall within 10km to go. The first time I've done 3 hours of running. The 35km in under 3:00 and last hills of marathon course at Peter Pan Corner and University Avenue at UPEI. At 40km mark I ran with my Mom on bike. For the last two blocks to carry the PEI flag and breaking 3:30 barrier and 5 minutes off goal of 3:35.

At 12:30 in the afternoon at Charlottetown, I Made It!

I came in 3:29:29 and 45th out of 201 runners. CBC want to talk at the finish line about my greatest run of my life. I had food and drink and massage at marathon headquarters. I feel happy at the finish. The both legs are getting cramps after the run.

Mike MacKinnion won the race and Jen Nicholson for the top female under 3:00 barrier. Stan Chassion came second and Scott Clark came third.

Keaghan Rilling won the half marathon race and Jennifer Perry for the top female.

I like to thanks to Stan Chaisson for the training and everybody who cheers me on and congratulations to all the runners and everyone who qualify to Boston.

MacKinnon, Nicholson win overall titles at Prince Edward Island Marathon
Runners' world
MacKinnon, Nicholson win overall titles
at Prince Edward Island Marathon

Mike MacKinnon of Miscouche crosses the finsh line to win the overall title at the Prince Edward Island Marathon Sunday in Charlottetown. (Guardian photo by Brian McInnis)

Mike MacKinnon of Miscouche crosses the finsh line to win the overall title at the Prince Edward Island Marathon Sunday in Charlottetown. (Guardian photo by Brian McInnis)

The Guardian

Mike MacKinnon was so happy to win Sunday’s BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon that he crossed the finish line twice.

The Miscouche native was announced as a half-marathon runner as he hit the home stretch of the run on University Avenue, and no one was holding the tape at the finish line.

“That was OK, I just had to go back and run through the tape again,” laughed MacKinnon, who finished in a personal best time of two hours, 39 minutes and 28 seconds.

“Today was another personal best. There’s been a lot of people here today having PBs. These are perfect conditions.”

MacKinnon came in ahead of Charlottetown’s Stanley Chiasson, who ran the 42.2-kilometre course in 2:44:11, and Scott Clark of Summerside who finished in 2:45:53.

It was MacKinnon’s second time at the marathon and he said the conditions for the run from Brackley to Charlottetown were perfect.

“You couldn’t get any better — the wind wasn't strong, it was cool the whole way,” he said. “There was a point where I wasn’t sweating and I was wondering if I wasn’t hydrated or if it was cool enough.”

Jen Nicholson, 39, of Cornwall, was the top female finisher for the full marathon with 2:56:35.

Her goal was to finish in three hours or less, and Nicholson let out a scream at the finish line after her mother told her she met the goal.

“Last year my goal was to qualify for Boston. I found the trail really tough and I was way off my time,” Nicholson said. “Then I re-evaluated my goal, and it was to try and do it in three hours. So that was my initial goal and the people (on the course) kept saying, ‘'You’re the first female,’ and I thought, ‘OK, I can live with that.’”

Both winners posted times that would qualify them for the Boston Marathon.

While Nicholson said she would likely compete south of the border, McKinnon said he would focus on qualifying for the New York Marathon.

Sunday also featured a half-marathon, a 10-kilometre walk or run and a corporate team race.

Over 1,600 entrants took part in the events.

Keaghan Rilling of Charlottetown won the half-marathon in a time of 1:23:59, followed by Summerside’s Edwin Gillis and Dakota Cameron.

The top female finisher in the half-marathon was Jennifer Perry of Tignish in 1:35:08.

Kris Taylor of New Glasgow, P.E.I., finished the 10-kilometre run in 34:22, while the top female for the even was Olympian Kara Grant of Mermaid in 42:12.

The team from Crossfit P.E.I. won the corporate team marathon in 3:13:00, beating out the Water Dogs by almost 10 minutes.

The Island marathon course always offers up its share of challenges.

Despite posting the day’s best time, MacKinnon said the Confederation Trail portion of the race always takes its toll.

“You don’t get any up and down hills to change the way your muscles are working, so that’s tough,” he said.

“This year I said, ‘The trails aren't getting me this time,’ so I focused on training on the trails when I was tired. I think it helped a bit. When I hit the road this time I still had a bit of a step.”

(Full results at


Top overall finishers in the P.E.I. Marathon:

* 1. Mike MacKinnon, Miscouche, 2:39:28

* 2. Stan Chaisson, Charlottetown, 2:44:11

* 3. Scott Clark, Summerside, 2:45:53

* 4. Leo McCosham, Charlottetown, 2:46:59

* 5. Paul Baglole, Meadow Bank, 2:51:48

* 6. Ian Holdway, Beechville, N.S., 2:52:21

* 7. Steven Baglole, Charlottetown, 2:52:45

* 8. Mark McCosham, Charlottetown, 2:55:32

* 9. Chris Boucher, London, Ont., 2:56:11

* 10. Jen Nicholson ,Cornwall, 2:56:35

* 11. Chuck Dixon, Sackville, N.B., 2:58:38

* 12. Andrew Seeley, Eastport, Me., 3:00:07


P.E.I. Marathon events:

* Full Marathon

* Half-Marathon Run

* Ten-Kilometre Run

* Half-Marathon Walk

* Ten-Kilometre Walk

* Nordic Walk Half-Marathon

* Nordic Walk Ten-Kilometre

* Corporate/Team Relay

* Kids Spud Run
Islanders, visitors nurse aches after biggest P.E.I. Marathon

Runners race by the sand dunes in Brackley Beach Sunday at the start of the annual BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon. The Guardian was the title sponsor of the full-marathon event. The day was cool and ideal for running the 42.2-kilometre race that ended near the cenotaph in Charlottetown. The marathon was won by Mike MacKinnon of Miscouche in a time of 2:39:28. See A Thousands Words on B3 for more photos and also go to the photo gallery section of The Guardian’s website ( Guardian photo by Brian McInnis

Runners race by the sand dunes in Brackley Beach Sunday at the start of the annual BMO Nesbitt Burns Prince Edward Island Marathon. The Guardian was the title sponsor of the full-marathon event. The day was cool and ideal for running the 42.2-kilometre race that ended near the cenotaph in Charlottetown. The marathon was won by Mike MacKinnon of Miscouche in a time of 2:39:28. See A Thousands Words on B3 for more photos and also go to the photo gallery section of The Guardian’s website ( Guardian photo by Brian McInnis

The Guardian

By Stephen Brun
The Guardian
Ice packs and sore legs may be in store for many Islanders and some visitors today.
Over 1,600 runners converged on P.E.I. over the weekend to take part in the BMO Nesbitt Burns P.E.I. Marathon, with many more on hand to cheer them on.
Event co-ordinator Myrtle Jenkins-Smith said she plans on taking a bit of time before thinking about what next year’s event will hold, but is pleased every year with how far the marathon has come.
“It’s amazing to see the growth. To go from 173 to over 1,600 is massive growth and we couldn’t do it without the many sponsors that we have and the volunteers are all amazing. We have over 275 volunteers on the course today,’’ she said.
Five years ago, local businessmen Danny Murphy and George Fisher revamped the marathon that had been run on the Island for a couple of decades, hoping to make it a world-class event.
Organizers saw double the expected amount of 400 participants for the first year. The numbers — both in participation and in economic spin-offs — have grown every year since.
“We had several restaurants tell us they didn’t have any seats available (Saturday) night, so that’s a good thing. People were asking us all day what was open, and there are a lot of people here,’’ said Jenkins-Smith.
“When you look at every province, 12 states and international participants from as a far away as Amsterdam and Great Britain — they’re here for a holiday. It’s really terrific that they’re coming here and spending time and staying in hotels.’’
The weekend kicked off on Saturday with the Kids Spud Run at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Entertainment Centre.
Over 300 children and their parents came out to run a lap around the CDPEC racetrack, for the free, safe and fun family event.
“It was a lot of fun and I got some prizes,’’ said nine-year-old Payton Brown at the Spud Run. She and her parents, Eric and Karen, moved to P.E.I. from Texas two years ago. Brown bettered her time of about 12 minutes from last year, she said.
“I run cross-country and sometimes I go for a jog with my dad. I beat my time by eight minutes.’’
The Spud Run is sponsored by the P.E.I. Potato Board, with the goal of mixing the Island’s best-known product with a day of exercise, said the board’s general manager Bob Harding.
“It’s an awesome turnout,’’ said Harding. “What better way to start off the marathon weekend. It’s great for us to tie in potatoes with another healthy activity for kids.’’
Sunday’s marathon began at 9 a.m., with full marathon runners and corporate teams starting at the P.E.I. National Park in Brackley before winding 42.2 kilometres into Charlottetown by way of the Confederation Trail.
Corporate and eight-member teams participating on Sunday included runners from Parks Canada, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Ocean 100 and K-Rock, and the UPEI school of business.
Crossfit P.E.I.’s corporate team entry was the first to cross the finish line in that event, but team member Dave Whitty said a marathon isn’t the type of running the training centre normally does.
“We never run. We do a lot of weight training and cardio, but the most we ever run is probably 400 metres,’’ he laughed.
“We’re a training group and some of us have been training together since January and (a) few others have joined along the way.’’
The fastest runner of the day was Mike MacKinnon of Miscouche, who ran the full marathon in 2:39:28, a personal best.
Jen Nicholson of Cornwall was the fastest female runner, finishing at 2:56:35.
In addition to the full marathon, participants could also run a 21-km half-marathon and walk or run a 10-km track which all started at Province House in Charlottetown.
Thousands of spectators also followed the runners’ progress, along with several musical acts to energize the marathoners along the way.
“I couldn’t believe how many people were out there, it was really incredible,’’ said Jenkins-Smith.
“I think it’s really great that we have a lot of people from off-Island to bring in a fan base and we have our corporate team which brought out a lot of people along the route. Every category was up in terms of participants, and where people are coming from really is amazing.’’

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Alex's First Marathon in Pictures

(Click on photos to view larger version)

(Special Thanks to the Marathon Elf for leaving this message for Alex at the halfway point!)

45(Place) 328 (Bib #)  Alex Bain 7/14(Div. Place) M2029(Division)
34(Split Place) 1:38:44(Split time)
3:29:32(Gun Time) 3:29:29(Chip Time) 5:00(Pace/Km)

I'm currently uploading my 400+ photos. You can see some of them now HERE. The rest will all be there by tomorrow. If you see any of yourself or a loved one there that you'd like the original, higher resolution copy of, email me ( jypsy @ planetautism . com) and I'll email it/them to you. Since I was on my bike, I only have Alex's finish line photos from behind. If anyone has his finish line photos from front on, we'd love to see them.

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