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Blair Morgan and Sasha Gollish take wins at Across the Bay Highway Race


The 2023 version of the Across the Bay Highway Race (ATB) was held on Sunday, and hundreds of runners took to the streets of Hamilton to race the 5K, 30K and relays. Ottawa runner Blair Morgan and Toronto’s Sasha Gollish had been the highest males’s and girls’s finishers within the 30K, each grabbing the primary ATB wins of their careers. Morgan completed in a profitable time of 1:37:46, and Gollish crossed the road in 1:48:03 for the ladies’s win and eighth general. 

ATB 30K 

Morgan took management of the race early on within the run, and by the point he recorded his opening 10K break up of 31:40, he had already constructed a lead of 1 minute over the next-closest runner. By 15K, the hole had grown even greater, and Toronto’s Romain Carette sat in second place greater than two minutes again.

Morgan handed by way of the 20K checkpoint in 1:04:07. Two and a half minutes behind him had been Carette and fellow Torontonian Eric Bang, who had been separated by just some seconds. Morgan’s lead received as much as three minutes earlier than the end, and he stopped the clock in 1:37:46. Bang put numerous time into Carette within the closing 10K, ending a minute forward of him in 1:40:40 to safe second place. Carette held on for third in 1:41:42. 

The ladies’s race was a lot tighter than the boys’s, with Gollish battling alongside Rachel Hannah of Port Elgin, Ont., for greater than half of the run. The 2 ladies lined the primary 10K in similar splits of 35:39, and so they handed by way of 15K a few seconds aside, each hovering just below 54 minutes. Over the next 5K, nevertheless, Gollish managed to drag away from Hannah, and by 20K she had a lead of about 40 seconds. 

Gollish’s lead solely continued to develop within the last 10K, and by the point she made it to the end, she was shut to a few minutes forward of Hannah. She gained the race in 1:48:03, adopted by Hannah in second in 1:50:41. Third place went to Kingston, Ont., runner Teagan Robertson in 1:58:11. 

The 5K 

Aaron De Jong of Mississauga, Ont., gained the 5K race in 15:56. He was adopted carefully by Sam Richter of Port Sydney, Ont., who completed in second in 15:59. A couple of seconds again in third place was Caleb Beland of Sudbury, Ont., who crossed the road in 16:02. 

Within the ladies’s 5K, Etobicoke, Ont., athlete Brittany Moran gained in 17:33, near a minute forward of second-place Carley Somerset of Guelph, Ont., who stopped the clock in 18:26. Not far behind Somerset was Mississauga’s Jessica Kellar, who rounded out the podum in 18:49.

For full outcomes from the 2023 ATB, click on right here.  




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