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.
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