Locals Run Well At Boston Marathon
Chatham-Kent was well represented at the 2014 Boston Marathon, which was run Monday in Boston, Massachusetts. A total of seven local runners from across Chatham-Kent competed in the race, which was the first race since last year’s bombing at the Marathon, which killed three and left hundreds wounded.
Colin Goudreau of Chatham, who crossed the finish line in 3:09:45, was the fastest Chatham-Kent runner.
Pam Taffeiren finished the race in 3:14:33, 567th among women racers, and 458th in her division, was the fastest female runner from Chatham.
Kim Wood, who also ran in last year’s marathon, finished in 3:42:03. Wood, the owner of Up & Running in Chatham posted the following on her Facebook page after the race. Wood had been dealing with an injury for the weeks leading up to the race, but was able to finish, and requalify for next year’s Boston Marathon.
“Happy to report that my foot held up ok, and I finished the Boston Marathon! Not my fastest race ever, but I think I kept it fairly steady and managed to requalify,” wrote Wood. “The atmosphere here has been amazing, and the spectators are fantastic. I was either smiling or crying throughout the entire run. So proud of all of our CK runners, and proud to call you all teammates.”
Other Chatham-Kent runners who finished the Marathon included Chatham’s Steve Moore, 3:25:44, Charing Cross’ Pete Kistulinec, 3:33:28, Chatham’s Jeni Powell, 3:59:30, and Merlin’s Renee Hartford, who crossed in 4:05:07.