Sunny weather sets up perfect 5K run

Published 10:35 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Atmore Community Hospital’s annual 5K run for Relay for Life went off without a hitch on Saturday morning.
The run officially lasted 55 minutes and eight seconds with participant Christie Varner the final person to cross the finish line.
The fastest time was posted by none other than Escambia Academy’s senior track star, Alan Ash, who posted a speedy 18 minutes and 12 seconds in the little more than three-mile run.
Kimber Smith, ACH’s Relay for Life team captain, said she was a beginner in dealing with the 5K run.
Everything from the temperature and cloudless sky to the number of runners set the tone for a great event.
Smith said that the event could only have gone better if all of the participants that had registered had been able to be there.
Finishing behind Ash in the men’s division were Brent Brown with a time of 23 minutes and five seconds, Ash’s father, James Ash, with a time of 23 minutes and 24 seconds, Patrick Bradley in fourth with a time of 23 minutes and 34 second and Austin Strehl coming in at 24 minutes and 36 seconds.
First place in the women’s division went to Kimb Chambless with a time of 26 minutes and 56 seconds.
Following Chambless were Amy Knight (29:11), Lisa Miller (31:59), Natalie Nall (32:02) and Rachel Brown (32:45).
Smith said the run was put on to help Relay for Life in its fight.

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