The streets of Belfast were littered July 16 with more than 100 runners taking part in the fifth annual Celtic 5-Kilometer Road Race, all of whom pounded the pavement and took advantage of the perfect summer weather.

The race began at Belfast Area High School and went down Waldo Avenue to Cedar Street, before taking a turn to Penobscot Terrace and onto Northport Avenue. The course then went from Church Street to Miller Street and then to Cedar Street, before linking back to Waldo Ave and back to BAHS to the finish line.

Ryan Leighton of Trevett took first-place honors in the race, finishing with a time of 17 minutes and seven seconds. Chad Howard of Searsmont was the top local finisher, clocking in 59 seconds after Leighton at 18:32 for third place.

The race runs in conjunction with the annual Maine Celtic Celebration, which ran throughout the weekend and featured activities and music.

The individual results from the race, with a runner’s place, name, town of residence and time included, were: 1, Leighton, Trevett, 17:07; 2, Will Gochberg, Winooski, Vt., 17:33; 3, Howard, Searsmont, 18:32; 4, Pete Scheib, Camden, 19:07; 5, Christian Anders, Hope, 20:00; 6, Chris Neal, Pace, Fla.; 20:30; 7, Sean Ireland, Portland, 20:34; 8, Tom Cassidy, Winslow, 20:36; 9, Abigail Wessels, Morrill, 20:50; 10, Rudy Kelley, Mount Desert Island, 21:17; 11, Sandy Ebanks, Pace, Fla., 21:22; 12, Steven Suomi, Byfield, Mass., 21:27; 13, Peter Rubenstein, Camden, 21:29; 14, John Capen, Damariscotta, 21:33; 15, Matthew Revitte, no town listed, 21:33; 16, Tyrone Fulgham, Lewiston, 21:37; 17, George Koszulinski, Bradford, 21:41; 18, Carole Sinou, Montreal, Quebec, 21:48; 19, Tony Swebilius, Morrill, 22:04; 20, Matt Sawyer, Hampden, 22:04; 21, Jordan Bickford, Belfast, 22:05; 22, Tara Wagner, Belfast, 22:37; 23, Doug Johnstone, Camden, 22:50; 24, Greg Miller, Mansfield, Conn., 22:52; 25, Bonnie Gallagher, Camden, 22:57; 26, Zane Bielenberg, Belfast, 23:27; 27, Maria Swebilius, Morrill, 23:31; 28, Adam Higgins, Dedham, 23:40; 29, Noah Hughes, Clayton, 23:41; 30, Katherine Collins, Winterport, 23:44; 31, Risa Fox, Unity, 23:44; 32, Jordan King, Montville, 23:45; 33, Reade Brower, Camden, 23:52; 34, Lindsay Spigel, Unity, 23:57; 35, John Morey, Belfast, 23:59; 36, Dan Miller, Belfast, 24:57; 37, Douglas Fox, Unity, 24:59; 38, Seth Thompson, Rockland, 25:10; 39, Dale Curtis, no town listed, 25:14; and 40, April Lawrence, Edgecomb, 25:32.

Also, 41, Paul Sousa Jr., Georgetown, Mass., 25:54; 42, Maura Sousa, Georgetown, Mass., 25:55; 43, Halie Olzsowy, Littleton, N.H., 25:57; 44, David Lieber, Orono, 26:06; 45, Noah Howard, Searsmont, 26:08; 46, Thea Todd, Salina, Kan., 26:09; 47, Chase Pray, Lewiston, 26:12; 48, Jackson Wilson, Belmont, 26:18; 49, Greg Leather, Camden, 26:21; 50, Cipperly Good, Searsport, 26:22; 51, Greg Sullivan, Parrish, Fla., 26:40; 52, Jen Gunderman-King, Montville, 26:55; 53, Kim Spectre, Belfast, 26:57; 54, Ashley Reynolds, Morrill, 27:01; 55, Sara Brown, no town listed, 27:04; 56, Melissa Howard, Searsmont, 27:07; 57, Michelle Lillie, Langhorne, Pa., 27:19; 58, Brian Horne, no town listed, 27:45; 59, Bridget Wilson, Belmont, 27:45; 60, Cassandra Howard, Searsmont, 28:45; 61, Ron Hise, Lincolnville, 29:02; 62, Paula Rae, North Anson, 29:10; 63, Abby McCloskey, Bangor, 29:22; 64, Christina Munroe, Belfast, 29:26; 65, Lauren Francis, no town listed, 29:30; 66, Jennika Lundy, Northport, 29:31; 67, Angela Crawford, Searsmont, 29:59; 68, Megan Clark, Belfast, 30:16; 69, Kristine Colson, Swanville, 30:20; 70, Cari-Anne Higgins, Dedham, 30:39; 71, Melanie Chewning, no town listed, 30:49; 72, Richard Whipple, Belfast, 30:50; 73, Tonia Tibbets, Searsmont, 30:59; 74, Tom Savidge, Camden, 31:04; 75, Eileen Kelly, Belfast, 31:09; 76, Kathleen Berry, Belfast, 31:46; 77, Kristie Black, no town listed, 32:06; 78, Joel Krueger, Belfast, 32:07; 79, Dani Scanlon, Belfast, 32:19; and 80, Alison Russo, 32:21.

Also, 81, Arielle Bywater, Belfast, 32:22; 82, Douglas Hise, Camden, 32:39; 83, Hayden O’Connell, Bucksport, 33:35; 84, Stephen O’Connell, Bucksport, 33:36; 85, Grace Sousa, Georgetown, Mass., 33:55; 86, Barbara McLeod, Falmouth, 34:44; 87, Maeve Sousa, Georgetown, Mass., 35:53; 88, Paul Sousa, Georgetown, Mass., 35:53; 89, Rachel Osborn, Searsmont, 36:15; 90, Paul Burtchell, no town listed, 36:29; 91, Jonathan Cassidy, Winslow, 36:34; 92, Karen Tooley, Camden, 36:41; 93, Erika Meiler, Saco, 36:59; 94, Jeanne Schaker, Searsmont, 42:05; 95, Jordy Turner, Norman, Okla., 43:03; 96, Megan Turner, Norman, Okla., 43:03; 97, Julianne Turner, Norman, Okla., 43:04; 98, Jason Turner, Norman, Okla, 43:45; 99, Darra O’Connell, Bucksport, 46:28; 100, Diane O’Connell, Bucksport, 46:29; 101, Carissa Carter, Belfast, 50:22; 102, Cindy Polk, Lincolnville, 51:04; 103, Greg Polk, Lincolnville, 51:04; 104, Kathy Doyle, Arlington, Mass., 55:59; 105, Ella Doyle, Arlington, Mass., 56:00; and 106, Jane Stauffler, Searsport, 56:00.

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