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Sunday, March 21, 1999 -- Boaz
Leprechaun Run 5K

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Lottie Newton shows that you are never too young to run
Blue skies, sunshine, and a warm friendly atmosphere made sure that the Leprechaun 5k Run was fun and enjoyable for everyone involved. Coming off of a week's postponement, the weather appeared unpredictable as always, but the running conditions on Sunday were beautiful. The course went along Old River Road in beautiful Boaz, just north of Parkersburg.

In the Mens Overall, Mike Taylor(17:59), kept a consistent, steady pace and cruised to a first place finish only 21 seconds ahead of Tom Laframboise(18:20). In perhaps the closest race of the day, Tom Kramer(28:06) edged out Willis Ridenour(28:07) in a good-hearted duel for the Mens 60-64 division.

Mike Taylor takes 1st place in the race and the overall series
In the Womens Overall, it was Sharon Marks(24:03) who took first place, with Connie Hurst(24:29) and Lou Ann Cottrell(24:59) finishing a close second and third, respectively.

This was the third and final RCR Series run, and the Mens Series Champion is Mike Taylor, and the Womens Series Champion is Sharon Marks. Afterwards, everyone convened for awards and conversation, but for some the highlight of the day was the incredible chocolate chip cookies prepared for the participants. Thanks, they were great!