Alastair Morrison Had The Fast Time At Huffin' And Puffin'

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Averaging a mile every six minutes, Alastair Morrison ran his way to the championship of the inaugural Huffin' & Puffin' in the Pines race held July 12 on Payson streets.

Morrison took first in the male division of the eight-mile run covering the distance in 48:25. His ET was about three minutes faster than runner-up Jeff Garney.

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Children and adults take off in the Huffin' and Puffin' one-mile run event this past weekend.

In the eight-mile female division, Terri Antonino claimed the gold in 58:30. Her closest competitor, Karen Donmoyer, was about five minutes off the winning pace.

In the male division of the five-mile run, Nick Sanders turned in a clocking of 39:24 to take first.

Among the females, Sarah Green was top gun in 42:07.

Taylor Wallace won the male division one-mile run in 9:47 and Kayla Wallace was first among the females. She was clocked in 11:32.

The eight-mile race course included a jaunt up Airport Road hill also known as the "Summit." Some local runners compare it to the infamous Heartbreak Hill that is a demanding part of the Boston Marathon course.

All three Huffin' & Puffin" running events began and finished at Rumsey Park.

The first-ever runs were held to benefit Safeway charities, which include Easter Seals, Special Olympics, Muscular Dystrophy, Prostrate Cancer Foundation and TGen Research.

For those interested in pictures of the events, a special CD is available at the Payson Safeway store for a donation of $20.

"You can receive the entire collection of event pictures for you to duplicate, enlarge and edit as you wish," event organizer Lynne ODonnell

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